#1 Posted by 1nfinitum (200 posts) -

I had totally forgot about the gamespy server browser until today. What other gaming related services were popular back in the day, but suffered from a sharp dropoff and went forgotten?

#2 Posted by jimmyfenix (3688 posts) -
#3 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (566 posts) -

MSN Gaming Zone.

Ah, the days of playing Age of Empires on a 56k modem.

#4 Posted by gsquirrelgo (47 posts) -

@jimmyfenix: I just watched that whole god damned video, thank you for making me stupider.

#5 Posted by bemusedchunk (583 posts) -

QuakeNet.

#6 Posted by envane (1157 posts) -

KALI yo

THE ZONE

uh .. i cant think of anything that was decent

QSPY (precursor to gamespy)

does kongregate count or do ppl still use that ?

#7 Posted by Village_Guy (2410 posts) -

Apply C4 to forehead... BOOM!

Simple, done, next.

#8 Posted by Sweep (8545 posts) -

Battlenet.

Yeah, that's right. I went there.

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#9 Posted by MX (219 posts) -

xfire?

#10 Edited by Willin (1269 posts) -
#11 Posted by aurahack (2229 posts) -

The only online service I can think of that's basically dead now is Capcom NET or whatever it was called. It was the online service used in Auto Modellista to play online on the PS2. It was poop from a butt.

@jimmyfenix said:

Fuckin' Psi-Ops was so rad.

#12 Posted by 1nfinitum (200 posts) -

@jimmyfenix: Are you kidding? I never forgot about that.

@bemusedchunk: Quakenet IRC is still alive and kicking, in fact a bunch of us PC duders have a channel on there.

#13 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (653 posts) -

Alucard spelled backwords is Dracula.

#14 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -

If 2+2=4, and 4+4=8, then who was phone?

#15 Posted by csl316 (7392 posts) -
@jimmyfenix
More Psi-Ops please!
#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (34654 posts) -

1+1=1.

#17 Posted by Hamst3r (4345 posts) -
#18 Edited by Franstone (1057 posts) -

@Hamst3r said:

Dwango?

Yessssss!

Played Doom on a 14.4k modem on D.W.A.N.G.O.

Was actually my first or second PC upgrade ever, went from a 9600 baud modem (which only allowed me to chat) to 14.4k to play.

#19 Posted by ajamafalous (11592 posts) -
@Willin said:

Anyone remember Darkspore?

My friends and I actually played a ton of Darkspore this spring/summer (after Diablo III came out and failed to deliver). Game's fun for what it is, which is a cut-rate Diablo clone with a few interesting gimmicks.
#20 Posted by JCTango (1354 posts) -

@Zomgfruitbunnies said:

MSN Gaming Zone.

Ah, the days of playing Age of Empires on a 56k modem.

Played so much Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2 on that. Also, MPlayer and Heat.net went bye bye back then as well.. used to play so much on those things..

#21 Posted by warley (39 posts) -

@Zomgfruitbunnies: Gaming Zone was the first thing I thought of. Played Jedi Knight, Outlaws, and Quake on it quite a bit.

#22 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

Well the 5 in Deadmau5 is actually an S so it's pronounced Deadmaus and not Deadmaufive

#23 Edited by ShaggE (5999 posts) -

TEN. I was so disappointed when the TEN website became a porn hub after the service went under/turned into Pogo.

Also, looking up TEN just now, I am reminded that WarHeads SE was a game. A goddamn awesome one, at that.

Also also: INN (ImagiNation Network).

#24 Posted by TheHT (10318 posts) -

There's a website that was fucking FULL of all kinds of PC game demos I used to frequent in my youth. It was named something obvious, but I can't remember exactly what. Black backgroud with purple font and a fat list of PC game demos.

I wonder what happened to it. Not enough to search for it though. :P