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Mippy
01-01-2010, 09:54 AM
On Tuesday February 2nd EA will be shutting down many of their servers. What that means is that after that date one can no longer get the online achievements. Here's the list:

February 2, 2010 Online Service Shutdown
UEFA Champions League 07 PC and x360
Facebreaker x360 and PS3
Fantasy Football 09 x360 and PS3
FIFA 07 PSP, PS2, PC
Fight Night Round 3 PS2
Madden 08 Wii
Madden 08 PC
Madden 09 Xbox1
Madden 09 Wii and PSP
March Madness 07 x360
NBA 07 PSP, x360
NBA 08 PS2, PSP, Wii
NBA 09 Wii - Europe only
NBA Street (2007) PS3 and x360
NCAA Football 08 PS2
NCAA Football 09 PS2
NASCAR 08 PS2
NASCAR 09 PS2
NASCAR 09 PS3 and x360 - Europe Only
NFL Tour PS3 and x360
NHL 07 PSP and x360
NHL 08 PC
Tiger Woods 07 PC
Madden 09 x360 and PS3
Madden 07 Xbox 360

So all the people who want to complete these games better do it before February 2nd.

By the way, does anyone know what Fantasy Football 09 is? Or what game are they referring to?

And it looks like they're giving us one last chance to get the 1000 people online achievement in NBA Live 07. Better start getting it organized as soon as possible.

Here's the link: http://www.ea.com/2/service-updates (http://www.ea.com/2/service-updates)

xM4N1CM3NT4L3Rx
01-01-2010, 10:24 AM
February 2, 2010 Online Service Shutdown
UEFA Champions League 07 PC and x360
Facebreaker x360 and PS3
Fantasy Football 09 x360 and PS3
FIFA 07 PSP, PS2, PC
Fight Night Round 3 PS2
Madden 08 Wii
Madden 08 PC
Madden 09 Xbox1
Madden 09 Wii and PSP
March Madness 07 x360
NBA 07 PSP, x360
NBA 08 PS2, PSP, Wii
NBA 09 Wii - Europe only
NBA Street (2007) PS3 and x360
NCAA Football 08 PS2
NCAA Football 09 PS2
NASCAR 08 PS2
NASCAR 09 PS2
NASCAR 09 PS3 and x360 - Europe Only
NFL Tour PS3 and x360
NHL 07 PSP and x360
NHL 08 PC
Tiger Woods 07 PC
Madden 09 x360 and PS3
Madden 07 Xbox 360



Damn already !!! those games are pretty recent WTF !!!

BadBoyKillah89
01-01-2010, 10:25 AM
Was it really necessary for EA to throw NBA Street Homecourt in the mix there? As if there's a new installment every year. Damn, looks like I'm going to have to pick that one up really soon.

Graivul
01-01-2010, 10:27 AM
Oh it's that time again, some more games to add to the "Impossible to 1000" list:/

Phate
01-01-2010, 11:52 AM
NBA 07? So... Is that NBA 2k7 or NBA Live 07? I severely hope it's the former.

Lazermatt
01-01-2010, 12:01 PM
EA never fail to fail.

Euvel
01-01-2010, 12:22 PM
I believe that EA tells you that they reserve the right to terminate servers after the course of 1 month prior to the announcement. It was inevitable. Though many of those seem far to recent to be shutting down servers for this early with their installments but if the game is costing them money and isn't supporting anyone then there is no point for them to keep them up.

Good luck getting those achievements.

wicked5
01-01-2010, 12:29 PM
This is why I stopped buying EA games...

WackFiend
01-01-2010, 01:41 PM
NBA 07? So... Is that NBA 2k7 or NBA Live 07? I severely hope it's the former.

NBA Live 07. NBA 2K7 is done by 2K Sports.

Anyone want to help me boost Facebreaker achievements?

Phate
01-01-2010, 02:05 PM
NBA Live 07. NBA 2K7 is done by 2K Sports.

Anyone want to help me boost Facebreaker achievements?

Fuck. That basically denies any plans to get 1000 Online. Fuck.

adriano28
01-01-2010, 02:14 PM
there are no online achievements for NFL tour, are there?

SirBigRig
01-01-2010, 02:26 PM
NBA Live 07. NBA 2K7 is done by 2K Sports.

Anyone want to help me boost Facebreaker achievements?

yes.... although ive had the game since xmas, and played it for about 5 mins.... and am clueless

add me on xbl Sir big Rig 69

TheChupacabra10
01-01-2010, 02:37 PM
So they are shutting down Madden 09 servers but not 08? this makes little sense

Mister Buds
01-01-2010, 02:53 PM
didn't facebreaker just come out a couple months ago? i was thinking of getting it. wonder if i pick it up now if i'll be able to get the achievements before the shutdown.

jimi_stephen
01-01-2010, 04:33 PM
NBA 07? So... Is that NBA 2k7 or NBA Live 07? I severely hope it's the former.

There is an NBA 07 and 08. (http://www.us.playstation.com/NBA08/)

Q ipoddy Q
01-01-2010, 05:00 PM
Doesn't surprise me that EA would do this tbh.

PureDescent
01-01-2010, 05:06 PM
10/10 for EA for this mistake i can see there forums being full of complaints if they go ahead and do it

True I Skill
01-01-2010, 05:10 PM
I think its BS That they are alloud to do this, Microsoft should Tell them they cant Make any games for Xbox360 Unless they Keep the Online servers open, Or atleast not make Online acheivments.

The only game from the list i liked was Facebreaker, Which i was planning on getting once i got arround a few games to play against my brother Online, The other games i dont really care about. But it still annoys me that they can do this and get away with it.

$RebelG
01-01-2010, 05:11 PM
Do they always shut down servers to games at the beginning of a new year? It doesn't make any sense to close Madden 09 yet keep 08 open...Although there isn't any online achievements with 09 so I guess that's okay. Quite glad they decided to keep open Madden 10 since I'll be getting it through the post in a couple of days.

Still pretty stupid.

Shelton
01-01-2010, 05:52 PM
I think this (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2008/06/ea-steps-up-fantasy-football-support-with-online-tools-madden-2009.ars) is what they are referring to when they say Fantasy Football 09. None of these closures affect me personally, but I still believe it is unfair. If achievements are involved, leave the servers up, or allow P2P.

Capn Doug
01-01-2010, 06:44 PM
Just to play Devil's Advocate here, when was the last time that you played any of these games that are being shut down? Yes it is not the ideal situation, but when was the last time you played the game? My best guess is that it was not recent. You didn't 100% it so you are gonna bitch, or you never played the game but you have an outlet to bitch, but seriously, when was the last time you played the game? And if you played it online right now, would you have a hard time finding an opponent?

That is why EA shuts these servers down. They are not gonna be able to keep everyone happy without spending a great deal of money to support every single game in their archive. If you want to prevent a server from being shut down in the future, PLAY THE GAME! Play it often, get your friends to do the same. NHL 08 is not on that list, it is the only sports game I have, and I never have any trouble finding an opponant. An opponent that is not a fucktard, a little harder, but I never have to wait long to find an opponent, even with a very restrictive search. So I ask again, all these games, when was the last time you played them? If it was before the start of the latest season, quit bitching because you caused this.

xtye
01-01-2010, 07:49 PM
Maybe they're making room for games that aren't shitty sports games...

bapae
01-01-2010, 07:59 PM
All sports games so doesn't effect me. Since i don't like sports games.

Schism
01-01-2010, 08:11 PM
Just to play Devil's Advocate here, when was the last time that you played any of these games that are being shut down? Yes it is not the ideal situation, but when was the last time you played the game? My best guess is that it was not recent. You didn't 100% it so you are gonna bitch, or you never played the game but you have an outlet to bitch, but seriously, when was the last time you played the game? And if you played it online right now, would you have a hard time finding an opponent?

That is why EA shuts these servers down. They are not gonna be able to keep everyone happy without spending a great deal of money to support every single game in their archive. If you want to prevent a server from being shut down in the future, PLAY THE GAME! Play it often, get your friends to do the same. NHL 08 is not on that list, it is the only sports game I have, and I never have any trouble finding an opponant. An opponent that is not a fucktard, a little harder, but I never have to wait long to find an opponent, even with a very restrictive search. So I ask again, all these games, when was the last time you played them? If it was before the start of the latest season, quit bitching because you caused this.
yes i agree with you but i think what people are trying to get across is that some of the games just came out last year. They are not that that old. Lets say Gears of War shuts down their servers...part 2 at that...you know how many people would go bananas???!! Im just saying...if EA is going to include online...they should at least be able to keep it up. Its really simple though...EA wants money....they see these games not making them money...they shut the server down? Its sad...but its the truth people. But i agree with you all the way...its funny though.. people seem to be mad at the fact that they wont get certain achievements...doesnt seem like they give a shit about the online...SOOOOO that just shows why EA would shut them down yes?

lenny m
01-01-2010, 08:19 PM
thanks for the heads up

lenny m
01-01-2010, 08:19 PM
they are probably making a crap game like EVERYBODYS GOLF 2

J.Waddo
01-01-2010, 09:03 PM
EA are a fucking joke. Simple as that.

dakisbac
01-01-2010, 09:08 PM
The only games that affect me are NBA Live 07, NBA Street Homecourt, and NHL 07. I'll be able to get the latter two done by then, and I just PM'd Webb with this link so that he can hopefully start the final 1000 people attempt

Cyburn360
01-01-2010, 09:10 PM
Probably another reason the previous games in the series are dirt cheap

e.g FIFA 09 preowned - 5-7 FIFA 10 preowned 25-30

Mr Magic
01-01-2010, 09:22 PM
We should hurry and get people together fo NBA Live 07

Spawn Man
01-01-2010, 09:27 PM
Lol, epic fail by EA, but meh - I'm not phased - I don't play their games.

CaptainSpanner
01-02-2010, 02:46 AM
I really hate EA. Why not shut down FIFA? They may aswell, there shutting down all they're other good games servers...

quickhhh
01-02-2010, 03:04 AM
I'm surprised that they haven't closed Battlefield Modern Combat 2 servers yet...

xxJUSTINxx
01-02-2010, 03:16 AM
I'm surprised that they haven't closed Battlefield Modern Combat 2 servers yet...

It still has a player base. I can usually always find a server and its a FPS. I've never seen them close one.

sleepydumbdude
01-02-2010, 03:26 AM
Ughh off to my sports pile to see what I need to boost. Thats messed up about Facebreaker being on there. I am glad I didn't pick it up a couple weeks ago for 9.99 on sale.

Evil Demon55
01-02-2010, 04:01 AM
Day killer...

This group here has been around, I guess if you want to look for people for NBA 07, join this social group. Worth a try.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/group.php?groupid=234

Dennoman
01-02-2010, 09:59 AM
I'm one of less than 90 people (I think) to 1k FaceBreaker worldwide and it looks like it'll stay that way :p

twister844
01-02-2010, 08:22 PM
I'm surprised that they haven't closed Battlefield Modern Combat 2 servers yet...

It just recently became one of the Games On Demand, so maybe it got a new fleet of players.

Kairi
01-02-2010, 08:36 PM
Wow, they are shutting down a lot of game servers! Luckily I don't have any of those. Im suprised with the more recent games on there though.

ZonaBoy89
01-02-2010, 08:42 PM
Damn now i gotta finish that crappy Facebreaker game now? Ive been putting that off for months.