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Mick-LuciferPosted: 04/09/2014 01:37 PMStatus ::
Online Service Closures to Hit Mortal Kombat - GameSpy, GFWL [Updated]

2014 may pose challenges to online gaming across multiple Mortal Kombat platforms as disparate services formally cease operation. GameSpy announced their impending closure last week; while Games for Windows Live was put on the chopping block by Microsoft in the middle of last year.

As reported by Polygon; the GameSpy online multiplayer and matchmaking platform used for Mortal Kombat (2011) will cease function May 31st.

GameSpy Technologies has remained autonomous since being acquired by Glu Mobile in August 2012, operating independently to the GameSpy website bought and shut down by Ziff Davis in 2013. Unrelated; GameSpy Technologies ceased software licensing in January 2013, having shut down multiple online servers -- a sign of the direction to come.

Joystiq reported speculation [January] that Games for Windows Live function will cease July 1st. Marked for death last year; Windows Live Marketplace lead the coming closure, ceasing operation last August. The GFWL shut down will affect online function for Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection.

Update (May 12): Mortal Kombat (2011) for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC has begun migration to new online servers. A statement was released via the Official Facebook:

We are currently in the process of migrating Mortal Kombat 9 (for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC) from Gamespy’s servers and expect things to go smoothly. During the transition, players may experience an interruption of online play and matchmaking and we ask for your patience during this time. Players will not experience interruptions to offline play throughout this process.

After May 31, Mortal Kombat 9 for PS Vita will only support ad-hoc multiplayer.

Mortal Kombat Online has contacted NetherRealm Studios for comment. Rumors strongly suggest developers are working on a solution, but to date we cannot report any official updates. Share your connection status and make plans for last chance online matchmaking in either game on the forums.

NecromorphiliacPosted: 04/03/2014 05:40 PMStatus ::


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GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

Just read that the GameSpy servers are shutting down in May, does anybody know if Mortal Kombat on PS3 will be affected?

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lebronjamesPosted: 04/03/2014 07:32 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

http://www.poweredbygamespy.com/pricing/#
Unfortunately that is the case. How sad and awful this news are for so many of us :'(

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NecromorphiliacPosted: 04/03/2014 08:30 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

The article on IGN that I read stated that some devs were working on switching servers or whatever to keep their games up, any word on whether or not Netherrealm will do the same with MK? Somebody with twitter hit Ed Boon up or something lol.

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ErmaScoPosted: 04/04/2014 01:03 AMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

Man did they take their time to die.

Hate GameSpy !

Kabal20Posted: 04/09/2014 02:26 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

This sucks for those affected.

Not to start a console war over this, but it just goes to show why it makes more sense with XBL or for a game developer to operate a game' servers. NRS and WB have no control over this. Hopefully they can make some kind of arrangement to take over the servers to keep the game's online still running, although at this point it probably doesn't make sense with how old the game is and since we're on the cusp of a new MK game being announced.

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ShoeUnitedPosted: 04/09/2014 02:31 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

Difficult to make a PC vs. Console or even Console vs. Console argument when all versions use Gamespy for multiplayer.

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KungLaodoesntsuckPosted: 04/09/2014 04:47 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

Goodnight, sweet Prince.

But you're shitty netcode and terrible disconnects will not be missed.

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Kabal20Posted: 04/09/2014 06:04 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

ShoeUnited Wrote:
Difficult to make a PC vs. Console or even Console vs. Console argument when all versions use Gamespy for multiplayer.


I could have sworn the 360 version doesn't rely on game spy servers for match making. I don't ever recall seeing the logo when the game booted up.

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KoRnKombatPosted: 04/09/2014 11:03 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

Ever more reason to re-release MK 2011 on PS4. Give it new serves, And while they are at it they can actually make it a true Komplete Edition this time!

TemperaryUserNamePosted: 04/10/2014 01:14 AMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

KungLaodoesntsuck Wrote:
>But you're shitty netcode and terrible disconnects will not be missed.

Gotta disagree. As bad as the netcode was, I had a lot of fun playing MK9 online. Even for offline players, it was a great way to learn matchups.

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ShoeUnitedPosted: 04/10/2014 01:30 AMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

Kabal20 Wrote:
ShoeUnited Wrote:
Difficult to make a PC vs. Console or even Console vs. Console argument when all versions use Gamespy for multiplayer.




I could have sworn the 360 version doesn't rely on game spy servers for match making. I don't ever recall seeing the logo when the game booted up.


I remember distinctly at launch the message of the day said "Welcome to Gamespy!" on the 360 version. Unless it was patched out later, it still runs on gamespy servers.

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KungLaodoesntsuckPosted: 04/10/2014 11:04 AMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

TemperaryUserName Wrote:
KungLaodoesntsuck Wrote:
>But you're shitty netcode and terrible disconnects will not be missed.


Gotta disagree. As bad as the netcode was, I had a lot of fun playing MK9 online. Even for offline players, it was a great way to learn matchups.


Too much lag killed it for me. And 9/10 times it would disconnect when I got to the character select screen. At least Injustice was playable.

Here's hoping MK10's servers aren't trash.

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Kabal20Posted: 04/10/2014 08:37 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

ShoeUnited Wrote:
Kabal20 Wrote:
ShoeUnited Wrote:
Difficult to make a PC vs. Console or even Console vs. Console argument when all versions use Gamespy for multiplayer.






I could have sworn the 360 version doesn't rely on game spy servers for match making. I don't ever recall seeing the logo when the game booted up.




I remember distinctly at launch the message of the day said "Welcome to Gamespy!" on the 360 version. Unless it was patched out later, it still runs on gamespy servers.


Sorry to burst your bubble, but it wasn't. I own both version of the game and just took these pics of both boxes:

PS3:


Xbox 360



The 360 version clearly lacks a "Powered by Gamespy" logo on the back of the box.

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LordSkarletPosted: 04/27/2014 11:35 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

Player matches just shut down about an hour ago on 360.

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Mick-LuciferPosted: 05/12/2014 10:42 PMStatus ::


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RE: GameSpy shutdown and PS3 servers?

Servers were migrating today. Original story updated [top] with info.

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Darklurkr23Posted: 05/13/2014 02:29 AMStatus ::


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RE: Online Service Closures to Hit Mortal Kombat - GameSpy, GFWL

Your welcome entire MK community XD

Human-Sub-Zero-4-everPosted: 05/13/2014 05:55 PMStatus ::


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Mortal Kombat 9 Online Support Still Going

Well rest easy for online is here to stay

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/13/mortal-kombat-9-to-continue-online-support-following-gamespy-closure

Mick-LuciferPosted: 05/13/2014 06:15 PMStatus ::


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RE: Mortal Kombat 9 Online Support Still Going

That "rumor" checked out, huh? Fancy that.

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Metalhead666Posted: 07/28/2014 03:46 PMStatus ::


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RE: Mortal Kombat 9 Online Support Still Going

SO for the Vita, MK is no longer online after all?
That's lame. I just got a ps vita to play MK on the go and I heard that online was significantly better than the ps3 and 360 versions. Oh well, at least it's still fun as hell to play MK anywhere, anytime against the cpu.

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