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Thanks again to friend of the site, FallenRyan, for the tip on a pair of Asia-specific server closures happening soon! Most immediate is Neverwinter, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC MMO whose Hong Kong servers will be shutting down in 10 days on June 27th. The game’s PlayStation Store page offers only the simplest of confirmations, stating:
This game will close the server at 2019/6/27. For more information, please check the official website announcement or pay attention to the WeChat subscription account.
We couldn’t find an official post on the English language homepage or social media feeds about the closure but apparently the word was spread via in-game messages that also confirm customer and forum services in the territory will end on December 31st.
The next title being shut down is the Asia-exclusive, free-to-play, PlayStation 4 shooter, Operation7 Revolution. The news was announced on May 16th but the ability to purchase DLC was just terminated a few days ago. Existing players and newcomers alike can continue to play the base game until the servers are shut down on September 16th. Here’s the official statement:
Greetings from Operation7 Revolution. Thank you to all players who have loved and enjoyed for 2 years. Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that Operation7 Revolution will be ended to service on Sep. 16, 2019. You can play and enjoy the game until Sep. 16, 2019. We’ll come back and show you better game and service, soon. Thank you.
The Telltale Games saga just continues to get stranger. As of May 31st all digital versions of the Minecraft: Story Mode series were confirmed delisted worldwide with the ability to re-download previous purchases being removed on June 25th. That’s a respectable window to allow owners a chance to download all their purchased content but an unexpected wrinkle arose in regards to the Xbox 360 edition. On June 14th, the Minecraft Story Mode Facebook page sprang back to life with the following announcement:
“As you may have heard, Minecraft: Story Mode games will no longer be supported via the necessary game servers on June 25th, 2019. All of Minecraft: Story Mode content was removed from sale on each digital storefront ahead of that happening. In the process of removing these items for sale, on the Xbox 360 platform only, existing Minecraft: Story Mode players became unable [to] download their remaining episodes. From working with the Xbox 360 platform, the only solution to this situation is to re-list the downloadable content for purchase.
So, to assist existing customers, all the downloadable Episodes for the two Minecraft: Story Mode titles are temporarily re-listed but, to deter new purchases, they will be re-listed at a very high price! The price shown is a real list price, please do not buy the content, if you do, you will be charged the amount shown. This is simply the only mechanism available to facilitate players being able to download their remaining episodes prior to servers shutting down.
Hopefully this will help existing Xbox 360 players get the downloadable Episodes they are entitled to. When the game servers are switched off on June 25th, the content will once again be removed from sale, upon which downloads will again become blocked.”
The current asking price? $99.99 per episode. Youch. That’s a steep price but one that I feel still isn’t beyond the reach of some dedicated (obsessed?) digital collectors. Anyone daring enough to click the Buy button on these episodes? You’ve only got about week to decide.
I sure wasn’t expecting any delisted news to come out of E3, especially not the return of one of our most often-lamented losses: the 1989 arcade brawler Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Of course, it isn’t coming back in the most affordable package ever but later this year you will technically and legally be able to buy the fan-favorite beat ’em up from Arcade1Up.
The tiny cabinet makers announced two new offerings at E3; their first-ever four-player cabinet featuring both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) and TMNT: Turtles in Time for $349, and a Marvel X Capcom triple-pack with Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men: Children of the Atom, and The Punisher for $299.
Keen eyes will notice that the Konami logo on the TMNT cabinet has been replaced by Nickelodeon’s. While the artwork may not be final and there’s a chance Konami is credited somewhere in the game, it might suggest that more affordable home versions of these titles are on the way from Nickelodeon. Say, in collaboration with a publisher who is also bringing their past Nickelodeon titles back from the dead?
Hopefully these arcade cabinets are just the beginning. We’ll be back with more from E3 if details surface.
Online multiplayer in Uncharted 2 has been such a long-supported feature that I — even being the one running this very site — honestly forgot that it would ever have to end! But as with all things digital, time won’t last forever and the day has come for Naughty Dog to announce the end of service for all of their PlayStation 3 titles. On June 5th, Community Manager Scott Lowe broke the news to the internet on the Naughty Dog blog:
“After nearly 10 years of operation, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 [5:00 PM PT] we will be bidding farewell to the multiplayer servers for Naughty Dog games on the PlayStation 3, including Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, The Last of Us, and The Last of Us Left Behind. It’s bittersweet to say the least. Uncharted and The Last of Us multiplayer on the PS3 are defining entries in Naughty Dog’s history and we’ve been honored to support the passionate communities that have grown around them for almost a decade. We have so many fond memories from playing alongside you throughout the years.”
In a surprisingly generous move, Naughty Dog has released one final DLC pack for each game that includes ALL of their multiplayer content, absolutely free. From costumes and animations to weapons and gear, the last few months of multiplayer is going to be a wild time for these games.
The announcement continues, “we wanted to make sure we gave multiplayer on PS3 a proper send-off. From now until September 3, 2019 all multiplayer services will remain intact and we’re making all multiplayer DLC for Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, and The Last of Us on PS3 totally free. Just fire up PlayStation Store and look for our new free Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, and The Last of Us multiplayer DLC bundles, which include all gameplay and vanity items. Whether you’re an active player or want to play a few rounds for old time’s sake, there’s never been a better time to experience the full breadth of Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, The Last of Us, and The Last of Us Left Behind multiplayer on PS3.”
“Thank you to everyone who has played Uncharted and The Last of Us multiplayer on PS3 and for all of your incredible enthusiasm, feedback, and support.”
Be it reliving memories of last-gen or hunting for soon-to-be-unattainable Trophies, are you planning on getting back into these classic Naughty Dog titles before September?
Like clearing 4 lines in one drop, a whole lot of Tetris has disappeared from the web. Tetris Online Inc., the online licensee of the Tetris brand across the Western world, shut down on June 1st after thirteen years in operation. The company was founded by some heavy hitters including Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris godfather Henk Rogers, and Nintendo’s Minoru Arakawa.
For much of its existence Tetris Online was creating and publishing titles for browsers and Facebook including Tetris Friends, Tetris Battle, and Tetris Stars as well as original games like Feevo, Lost Trails, and Monster Fantasy. “Please be advised,” the brief disclaimer on tetrisonline.com begins. “Tetris Online will be closing its operations, effective May 31, 2019. All browser-based products will no longer be available after this date.” As of June 1st the TetrisFriends.com site was replaced with a more personal farewell:
“Hard to believe it’s been 11 years since the first Tetriminos dropped on this site, but time flies when you’re having fun! We’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to the many billions of Tetris Line Clears throughout this journey.”
What falls under our purview are the few titles released by Tetris Online for the Nintendo Wii, DSi, 3DS, and the Xbox 360, most of which have already been delisted:
Tetris Splash (Xbox 360. Still available! [AU, EU, US])
So, why is Tetris Online shutting down now? The writing has been on the wall for a while. In March of 2013 the company reportedly laid off 40% of its staff, likely due to the burst in the money-making Facebook games bubble. Through 2014 the company focused only on bringing Tetris to Amazon Fire and Roku devices as well as the Ouya.
Since 2014 it seems The Tetris Company — the rightsholder to the Tetris brand — has chosen to move away from internal development through Tetris Online Inc. and focus on fewer exclusive Tetris licenses. Sega, Ubisoft, Enhance, and Nintendo themselves are among the few companies to release a Tetris title over the last 5 years. You can still see Tetris Online’s roster of titles on their homepage and read much more on Wikipedia.
Thanks to Aipompous for submitting this news to the site!
Last day to re-download Minecraft: Story Mode June 25, 2019
All seasons and episodes were removed from sale in May but Minecraft.net pointed out that the ability to re-download content, even for those who had previously purchased it, would be removed today. Read More
Ouya, Forge TV, MadCatz MOJO services shutdown June 25, 2019
Razer announced in May that online services and digital storefronts would be shut down for all three platforms. Downloaded titles will remain playable after the shutdown happens today. Read More
Neverwinter Hong Kong server shutdown June 27, 2019
While other territories are seemingly doing fine, the Hong Kong version of Neverwinter is shutting down today. Read More
TENTATIVE: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning June 30, 2019
After announcing in September of 2018 that THQ Nordic had acquired the entire Kingdoms of Amalur property, I added this tentative date for the original release, Reckoning, because it was published by Electronic Arts and will likely be delisted in place of a remastered re-release. Read more
StarBlood Arena shutdown July 25, 2019
Removed from sale early in 2019, the game's multiplayer servers are being shut down today. Read more
Burnout Paradise server shutdown August 1, 2019
After 11 and a half years, the online servers for the 2008 versions of Burnout Paradise are shutting down today. Read more