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THE DEADLY DOG
11-23-2012, 06:10 PM
http://gfxuploader.com/images/5xtplgxm88r093v2k0x.png

Please feel free to contribute games that no longer have their servers up. We are looking for servers where you could gain achievements and those not related to achievements. Here are the different steps utilized in an effort to maximize the efficiency of the thread. They are as follows:

1. Complete list of all games that have shut down servers. -- Completed.
2. Link all games on this list. -- Completed.
3. Create a legend for depicting games that had multiplayer, achievements linked, leaderboards, or any combination of the prior. --Completed.
4. Create a subsection of games that are in the crosshairs of shutdown. --Completed.
5. Go through Arcade games and find out which are no longer available. --Future plan.

Legend:

No color game names- Only multiplayer/leaderboards effected.
Red color game names- Achievements linked to online servers.
Magenta color game names- Game is no longer available for purchase/download.
Multicolor game names- Game is both no longer available as well as has achievements linked to its shutdown/de-listing (multiplayer specific).


#:
-1 vs 100 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/1-vs-100/overview/)

-2006 FIFA World Cup (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/2006-fifa-world-cup/overview/)
-2010 FIFA World Cup (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/2010-fifa-world-cup/overview/)

A:
-All-Pro Football 2008 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/all-pro-football-2k8/overview/)

-America's Army: True Soldiers (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/americas-army-true-soldiers/overview/)

-Apples To Apples (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/apples-to-apples/overview/)

-Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

-Army of Two (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/army-of-two/overview/)
-Army of Two (EU) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/army-of-two-eu/overview/)
-Army of Two (JP) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/army-of-two-ntscj/overview/)

B:
-Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/battlefield-2-mc/overview/)

C:
-Chromehounds (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/chromehounds/overview/)

-Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/colin-mcrae-dirt-2/overview/) DiRT net is down.
-Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (PC) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/colin-mcrae-dirt-2-pc/overview/) DiRT net is down.

-College Hoops 2K6 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/college-hoops-2k6/overview/)
-College Hoops 2K7 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/college-hoops-2k7/overview/)
-College Hoops 2K8 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/college-hoops-2k8/overview/)

-Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/crackdown-2-project-sunburst/overview/)

-Create (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/create/overview/)

D:
-Def Jam Rapstar (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/def-jam-rapstar/overview/)
-Def Jam: Icon (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/def-jam-icon/overview/)

E:
-EA Sports Active 2 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ea-sports-active-2/overview/)
-EA Sports MMA (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ea-sports-mma/overview/)

F:
-FaceBreaker (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/facebreaker/overview/)

-Family Game Night (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/family-game-night/overview/)

-FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/fifa-06/overview/)
-FIFA 07 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/fifa-07/overview/)
-FIFA 08 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/fifa-08/overview/)
-FIFA 09 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/fifa-09/overview/)
-FIFA 10 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/fifa-10/overview/)
-FIFA 11 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/fifa-11/overview/)
-FIFA Street (http://www.xboxachievements.com/game/fifa-street/overview/)
-FIFA Street 3 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/fifa-street-3/overview/)

-Fight Night Round 3 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/fight-night-3/overview/)

-Forza Motorsport 2 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/forza-motorsport-2/overview/) - Only auction house servers + "Car Broker" achievement are unavailable.

-Frontlines: Fuel of War (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/frontlines-fuel-of-war/overview/)

G:
-GH Tunes for all Guitar Hero games are questionable at best.

H:
-

I:
-

J:
-

K:
-

L:
-Live Draft Tracker (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/live-draft-tracker/overview/)
-Live Score Tracker (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/live-score-tracker/overview/)

-Lord of the Rings: Conquest (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/lotr-conquest/overview/)
-Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth 2 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/lord-of-the-rings-bfme-2/overview/)

-Lucha Fury (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/lucha-fury/overview/)


M:
-Madden 2006 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/madden-nfl-06/overview/)
-Madden 2007 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/madden-nfl-07/overview/)
-Madden 2008 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/madden-nfl-08/overview/)
-Madden 2009 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/madden-nfl-09/overview/)
-Madden 2010 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/madden-nfl-10/overview/)
-Madden 2011 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/madden-nfl-11/overview/)

-Major League Baseball 2K6 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mlb-2k6/overview/)
-Major League Baseball 2K7 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mlb-2k7/overview/)
-Major League Baseball 2K8 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mlb-2k8/overview/)
-Major League Baseball 2K9 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/major-league-baseball-2k9/overview/)
-Major League Baseball 2K10 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/major-league-baseball-2k10/overview/)

N:
-NASCAR 08 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nascar-08/overview/)
-NASCAR 08 (EU) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nascar-08-eu/overview/)
-NASCAR 09 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nascar-2009/overview/)
-NASCAR 09 (EU) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nascar-2009-eu/overview/)


-NBA 2K6 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-2k6/overview/)
-NBA 2K7 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-2k7/overview/)
-NBA 2K8 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-2k8/overview/)
-NBA 2K9 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-2k9/overview/)
-NBA 2K10 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-2k10/overview/)
-NBA 2K10:Draft Combine (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-2k10-draft-combine/overview/)
-NBA 2K11 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-2k11/overview/)
-NBA 2K12 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-2k12/overview/)

-NBA Jam (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-jam/overview/)

-NBA Live 06 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-live-06/overview/)
-NBA Live 07 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-live-07/overview/)
-NBA Live 08 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-live-08/overview/)
-NBA Live 09 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-live-09/overview/)
-NBA Live 10 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-live-10/overview/)

-NBA Street Homecourt (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nba-street-homecourt/overview/)

THE DEADLY DOG
11-23-2012, 06:12 PM
-NCAA Basketball 09 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ncaa-basketball-09/overview/)
-NCAA Basketball 10 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ncaa-basketball-10/overview/)

-NCAA Football 07 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ncaa-football-07/overview/)
-NCAA Football 08 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ncaa-football-08/overview/)
-NCAA Football 09 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ncaa-football-09/overview/)
-NCAA Football 10 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ncaa-football-10/overview/)
-NCAA Football 11 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ncaa-football-11/overview/)

-NCAA March Madness 07 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ncaa-march-madness-07/overview/)
-NCAA March Madness 08 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ncaa-march-madness-08/overview/)

-Need for Speed: Most Wanted (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/need-for-speed-most-wanted/overview/)
-Need for Speed: Pro Street (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/need-for-speed-prostreet/overview/)

-Nexuiz (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nexuiz/overview/)

-NFL Head Coach 09 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nfl-head-coach-09/overview/)

-NFL Tour (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nfl-tour/overview/)

-NHL 07 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nhl-07/overview/)
-NHL 08 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nhl-08/overview/)
-NHL 09 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nhl-09/overview/)
-NHL 10 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nhl-10/overview/)
-NHL 11 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nhl-11/overview/)

-NHL 2K6 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nhl-2k6/overview/)
-NHL 2K7 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nhl-2k7/overview/)
-NHL 2K8 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nhl-2k8/overview/)
-NHL 2K10 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nhl-2k10/overview/)


O:
-

P:
-Phantasy Star Universe (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/phantasy-star-universe/overview/)


-Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PES 2009) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/pes-2009/overview/)
-Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 US (PES 2009 US) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/pes-2009-us/overview/)
-Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PES 2010) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/pes-2010/overview/)
-Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 US (PES 2010 US) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/pes-2010-us/overview/)
-Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (http://www.xboxachievements.com/game/pes-2011/overview/)

-PGR 3 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/pgr-3/overview/) - Currently the servers are still active, although Gotham TV is gone making an achievement unobtainable.

-Pure Futbol (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/pure-futbol/overview/)

Q:
-

R:
-

S:
-Section 8 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/section-8/overview/)

-Skate (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/skate/overview/)

-Spare Parts (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/spare-parts/overview/)

-Star Wars: Battle for Hoth (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/star-wars-battle-for-hoth/overview/)

T:
-Test Drive Unlimited (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/test-drive-unlimited/overview/)

-The BIGS (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/the-bigs/overview/)

-The Godfather (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/the-godfather/overview/)
-The Godfather II (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/the-godfather-ii/overview/)

-The Saboteur (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/the-saboteur/overview/)

-The Simpsons (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/the-simpsons/overview/)

-Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/tiger-woods-pga-tour-06/overview/)
-Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/tiger-woods-pga-tour-07/overview/)
-Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/tiger-woods-pga-tour-08/overview/)
-Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/tiger-woods-pga-tour-09/overview/)
-Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/tiger-woods-pga-tour-10/overview/)
-Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/tiger-woods-pga-tour-11/overview/)

-

U:
-UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/uefa-champions-league-2006-2007/overview/)
-UEFA Euro 2008 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/uefa-euro-2008/overview/)

-UFC 2010 Undisputed (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ufc-2010-undisputed/guide/#)

-UFC Undisputed 3 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/ufc-undisputed-3/overview/)

V:
-

W:
-WWE '12 (http://www.xboxachievements.com/game/wwe-12/overview/)
-WWE All Stars (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/wwe-all-stars/overview/)
-WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 (http://www.xboxachievements.com/game/wwe-smackdown-vs-raw-2011/overview/)

X:
-

Y:
-Yoostar on MTV (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/yoostar-on-mtv/overview/)
-Yoostar 2: In The Movies (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/yoostar-2-movie-karaoke/overview/)

Z:
-

THE DEADLY DOG
11-23-2012, 06:16 PM
http://gfxuploader.com/images/zg7ax0zkstux25nq7t4z.png

The following games have been either marked or hinted at server shutdown in the near future.

Age of Booty (http://www.xboxachievements.com/game/age-of-booty/overview/) --- May 31, 2014. (SOURCE (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/12/capcoms-gamespy-plan-for-lost-planet-3-age-of-booty-more))

Flock (http://www.xboxachievements.com/game/flock/overview/) --- May 31, 2014 (SOURCE (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/12/capcoms-gamespy-plan-for-lost-planet-3-age-of-booty-more))

THQ List: All have online achievements.
Arcade:
Apples to Apples
Elements of Destruction
Merv Griffin’s Crosswords
Nexuiz
Red Faction: Battlegrounds
Rocket Riot
Screwjumper!
Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Retail:
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Game Time
BAJA: Edge of Control
Dance Paradise
Frontlines: Fuel of War
Homefront
Jeopardy!
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (PC)
MotoGP '07
MX vs. ATV: Alive
MX vs. ATV: Reflex
MX vs. ATV: Untamed
Red Faction: Armageddon
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Red Faction: Guerrilla (PC)
Saints Row
Saints Row (Japan)
Saints Row (German)
Saints Row 2
Saints Row 2 (German)
Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row: The Third (German)
Stuntman: Ignition
Tetris Evolution
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
The Outfit
uDraw Studio: Instant Artist
UFC Personal Trainer
UFC Undisputed 2009
UFC Undisputed 2010
UFC Undisputed 3
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Wheel of Fortune
World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars
You Don't Know Jack

THE DEADLY DOG
11-23-2012, 06:40 PM
Reserved for more space.

Dog Face
11-23-2012, 06:56 PM
I just missed deleting some of the extra letters.

Styckmord
11-23-2012, 07:02 PM
FaceBreaker

THE DEADLY DOG
11-23-2012, 07:14 PM
Many thanks Styck.

DecadentBeaver
11-23-2012, 08:13 PM
Excellent idea Deadly Dog. This will help a lot for people thinking of getting a game that's. Got server closure syndrome. Should get a sticky! Could always just add all EA games to date to be on the safe side haha.

THE DEADLY DOG
11-23-2012, 09:08 PM
Excellent idea Deadly Dog. This will help a lot for people thinking of getting a game that's. Got server closure syndrome. Should get a sticky! Could always just add all EA games to date to be on the safe side haha.

Haha I was thinking the same thing.. Good ol' EA front loading the shutdown list.

I will continue to update after I'm done playing some History Channel: Legends of War Patton. :p

Crimson Ridley
11-23-2012, 09:10 PM
You may want to note that it's just the GH Tunes that has been shut down on Guitar Hero World Tour, and not the whole server.

sm182
11-23-2012, 09:23 PM
The uploading achievement in NHL 2k10 is no longer obtainable.

Delow317
11-23-2012, 09:25 PM
Funny how they are mainly just EA games... and this is just one of the many reasons why I despise EA and Dice in general. Apparently dedicated servers arn't all that they are cracked up to be when they can be taken down on a whim without any notice.

Sony pulls this crap too with their first party titles that all run on dedicated servers.. Just as bad as EA not giving a crap imo.

Anyhow thank god there is only one game on that list that affected me and that was Phantasy Star Universe.

Tsaako
11-23-2012, 09:28 PM
Cool topic, could be handy to know if a games server is offline.

Crimson Ridley
11-23-2012, 09:31 PM
Test Drive Unlimited's server was closed in September.

Dog Face
11-23-2012, 09:50 PM
Anyhow thank god there is only one game on that list that affected me and that was Phantasy Star Universe.
With PSU the original 1000 is still obtainable while the DLC is not.

Just throwing that out there.

Delow317
11-23-2012, 10:07 PM
With PSU the original 1000 is still obtainable while the DLC is not.

Just throwing that out there.

Yeah I know that. I already got the 1000 (it was once a completed game lol) but we all know far too well what happens when DLC is released. Anyhow I have no one to blame but myself for that. :(

Thanks for the reply.

THE DEADLY DOG
11-24-2012, 12:11 AM
Test Drive Unlimited's server was closed in September.

Thank you, added.

You may want to note that it's just the GH Tunes that has been shut down on Guitar Hero World Tour, and not the whole server.

Fixed.

The uploading achievement in NHL 2k10 is no longer obtainable.

Will get to it. Thanks sm.

THE DEADLY DOG
11-24-2012, 12:34 AM
Fuck you do not need to go to every single forum and create the same topic saying the servers are shut down.

Seriously it's worse than spambots.

Well if it serves no purpose or it is deemed improper they will all be deleted and I will be told not to post similar topics anymore.

But if they even help one person from deciding not buy a game when they want to get 1000G and there are multiplayer achievements involved--well then my time spent researching and compiling will be worth it.

Until that time, I'll keep posting, and keep creating threads.

Thanks.

Nozza XBA
11-27-2012, 03:25 PM
Saw the thread about games with serves that are shut down and the desire to have a nice source of shutdown(ness)

missing and 'r' in there. ;)

Also, I think this thread will best serve its purpose in the 'Games' forum? Maybe the title could also be "360 Server Shutdown List"?

These little things may just help it stick out a little more.

CyberPunch83
11-27-2012, 03:37 PM
Noticed that as well. However given the fickle nature of both the misspell and the English nature in general, I originally thought it meant games that need to be served a shutdown, as in a game with so few people they might as well shut down the servers for the game.

THE DEADLY DOG
11-27-2012, 03:47 PM
missing and 'r' in there. ;) --- Done. Many thanks.

Also, I think this thread will best serve its purpose in the 'Games' forum? Maybe the title could also be "360 Server Shutdown List"? - - - -Fixed and will ask Creech.

These little things may just help it stick out a little more.

Thanks Nozza.

Noticed that as well. However given the fickle nature of both the misspell and the English nature in general, I originally thought it meant games that need to be served a shutdown, as in a game with so few people they might as well shut down the servers for the game.

Fixed some confusion. :p Hopefully it doesn't come off as that.

Jakez123
11-27-2012, 03:49 PM
Haha I was thinking the same thing.. Good ol' EA front loading the shutdown list.

I will continue to update after I'm done playing some History Channel: Legends of War Patton. :p

I like this idea also.

Burnout x360a
11-27-2012, 03:49 PM
It was quite a shock going to new posts and seeing several 'Servers shut down' threads :p

They'll drop off the new posts soon so it's really no biggie.

THE DEADLY DOG
11-27-2012, 03:51 PM
It was quite a shock going to new posts and seeing several 'Servers shut down' threads :p

They'll drop off the new posts soon so it's really no biggie.

Yeah I'm sorry for flooding the forums, but they serve a purpose and will become just another part of the boards in no time.

I made sure that I wasn't breaking any sort of rule before I continued on, and ontop of that--I believe I got to every game.

If anything new comes up please let me know of the game.

I like this idea also.

Jake have you played it?

Nozza XBA
11-27-2012, 03:55 PM
Noticed that as well. However given the fickle nature of both the misspell and the English nature in general, I originally thought it meant games that need to be served a shutdown, as in a game with so few people they might as well shut down the servers for the game.

Same. I read through it a few times before I posted to make sure I wasn't getting it wrong.

Thanks Nozza.

Fixed some confusion. :p Hopefully it doesn't come off as that.

Nice problem buddy!

THE DEADLY DOG
11-27-2012, 03:57 PM
Same. I read through it a few times before I posted to make sure I wasn't getting it wrong.



Nice problem buddy!

Ahh just one more quick question as I can't seem to find out where. I only changed the title of the first post, how do I go back and change the title of the thread?

Burnout x360a
11-27-2012, 03:59 PM
Ahh just one more quick question as I can't seem to find out where. I only changed the title of the first post, how do I go back and change the title of the thread?

I thought you couldn't change a threads title, well us regular members couldn't. Though I have never tried.

Nozza XBA
11-27-2012, 04:00 PM
Ahh just one more quick question as I can't seem to find out where. I only changed the title of the first post, how do I go back and change the title of the thread?

Seems to be a thing that even though you can technically edit the thread title through 'Advanced Edit'. It doesn't actually change the forum version of it, just the thread one.

That'll have to be done by a Mod. Even though they go and do it via the same process, it seems to fix both sides? :confused:

Edit: And 1min later, the title and forum have changed!

THE DEADLY DOG
11-27-2012, 04:04 PM
Seems to be a thing that even though you can technically edit the thread title through 'Advanced Edit'. It doesn't actually change the forum version of it, just the thread one.

That'll have to be done by a Mod. Even though they go and do it via the same process, it seems to fix both sides? :confused:

Edit: And 1min later, the title and forum have changed!

*Cough* Creech. Lol.

Nozza XBA
11-27-2012, 04:10 PM
*Cough* Creech. Lol.

He is a sneaky one!

THE DEADLY DOG
11-27-2012, 05:13 PM
He is a sneaky one!

Ain't that the truth.

On a side note, I'll begin construction on the other steps tomorrow, feel free to add more games to our list as they appear.

Nozza XBA
11-27-2012, 05:15 PM
I think Creech has started on the list and followed through on closing all the trading threads relating to them.

I don't know of any other servers closing, but this mainly because I don't know how to find out plus I don't play these old game.

THE DEADLY DOG
11-27-2012, 05:22 PM
I think Creech has started on the list and followed through on closing all the trading threads relating to them.

I don't know of any other servers closing, but this mainly because I don't know how to find out plus I don't play these old game.

It's fine, I'll keep my ears pinned to the sources to hear of more server shut downs.
well thats a shame

Lol which one? There are many shames here.

A Scary Demon
11-27-2012, 05:28 PM
Ghost recon advanced warfighter 2?

Floorkiller
11-27-2012, 05:50 PM
GH Tunes is down on all Guitar Hero games, not just World Tour.

THE DEADLY DOG
11-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Ghost recon advanced warfighter 2?

Alrighty I'll take a look at it tonight when I get home.

GH Tunes is down on all Guitar Hero games, not just World Tour.

I'll take a look at it tonight, although I may need to request a few more posts be added to my original 2 so I can expand on the games an the aspects I wanted to.

Jakez123
11-27-2012, 06:40 PM
Jake have you played it?

Lol, sorry for the miscommunication, just meant I loved the idea of this thread. But to answer your question: No, I haven't played it.

THE DEADLY DOG
11-27-2012, 06:44 PM
Lol, sorry for the miscommunication, just meant I loved the idea of this thread. But to answer your question: No, I haven't played it.

Oo! Well that may even be better than the game itself. =p Glad you like it.

THE DEADLY DOG
11-28-2012, 03:22 PM
Just updating the thread we have the following:

Objectives 1 and 2 are complete and up to date as far as I know.

We now need to move to creating a legend upon which we can decypher which games had no multiplayer achievements linked to them, which had some, which games are no longer available, ect.

The next step would be to find out by lurking the web to see which games are being targeted for impending shut down and get them on here as well. I'll begin work on these aspects sometime either tonight or tomorrow.

As always, all contributions, comments, questions, and concerns are absolutely welcomed.

Kairi
11-28-2012, 09:30 PM
I also love the idea of this thread! Nice job so far! =)


We now need to move to creating a legend upon which we can decypher which games had no multiplayer achievements linked to them, which had some, which games are no longer available, ect.
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=299871
^ That thread mentions if they are unachievable achievements due to server shutdowns so that might help with that part! :) And maybe you could color code the games or maybe put symbols by them or something?

THE DEADLY DOG
11-28-2012, 10:24 PM
I also love the idea of this thread! Nice job so far! =)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=299871
^ That thread mentions if they are unachievable achievements due to server shutdowns so that might help with that part! :) And maybe you could color code the games or maybe put symbols by them or something?

With the legend I planned on infact color coding games. Coming soon. =p

ShadyChicano
12-08-2012, 11:33 PM
Add Ghost Busters: The Video Game

THE DEADLY DOG
12-08-2012, 11:46 PM
Add Ghost Busters: The Video Game

Many thanks.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ghost+busters%3A+the+video+game+servers&rlz=1C1ASUT_enUS461US461&oq=ghost+busters%3A+the+video+game+servers&aqs=chrome.0.57j62.5178&sugexp=chrome,mod=2&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Added.



Edit: P.S.

I know I am slacking keeping up with my updates, but finals started up and will go through next week. Once I get through this I promise I will get all of what I've set out for myself and more. Stay tuned!

milecoupe
12-09-2012, 04:04 AM
Pgr 3 servers are still up.All they took down was gothem tv which only affects 1 achievement for being on it.

Iceskater101
12-09-2012, 05:12 AM
Add Ghost Busters: The Video Game

This makes me so sad.. :/

Yunder
12-09-2012, 05:33 AM
This makes me so sad.. :/

Indeed. Especially after the year and a half they spent to get the patch up and running so everyone could get their achievement. However, if you think about it, if another company were to find out that the had a glitch in the system, they wouldn't have given two shits and closed the servers 6 months or even a year earlier.

Hats off to them.

Capn Doug
12-09-2012, 06:47 AM
Yoostar 2 and Yoostar on MTV are both down, meaning that videos can no longer be uploaded or downloaded.

The GHTunes for most games seems glitchy but not down. I was able to get on GHTunes for Metallica but not Smash Hits on Thursday. The Hero Feed for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is definitely down, though.

THE DEADLY DOG
12-09-2012, 01:15 PM
Pgr 3 servers are still up.All they took down was gothem tv which only affects 1 achievement for being on it.

Alright this I will edit to reflect the correct information.

Yoostar 2 and Yoostar on MTV are both down, meaning that videos can no longer be uploaded or downloaded.

The GHTunes for most games seems glitchy but not down. I was able to get on GHTunes for Metallica but not Smash Hits on Thursday. The Hero Feed for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is definitely down, though.

Those I will add Doug.

As far as GHTunes I've been getting conflicting reports about servers being up then down then up then behind then glitchy ect. For now I will put them as questionale at best.

mcnichoj
12-11-2012, 02:40 AM
Someone seriously needs to investigate the Overlord servers. PS3 user reported that Overlord 2 servers were down and got official word from Codemasters.

THE DEADLY DOG
12-11-2012, 02:46 AM
Someone seriously needs to investigate the Overlord servers. PS3 user reported that Overlord 2 servers were down and got official word from Codemasters.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=156419

From Codemasters:

"Thank you for submitting your recent request to Codemasters Customer Services concerning Overlord.

Due to the age of the game, Overlord will shortly be no longer playable using the in-game browser for multi-player, unfortunately.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused"
.

Added to the list.

Mightymango
12-12-2012, 03:03 AM
I would hold off on adding Overlord. The original Overlord had server shutdowns as well, but it did not include the 360 version of the game. Given that Overlord II runs on the same servers as the first one (gamespy i believe?) I'm going to bet the 360 version will not be affected.

I'm going to be testing it tonight to confirm.


Also your link is for the original Overlord and 3 people got one of the longer online achievements in the last week


1 FN Phenomenal 10 Dec at 05:27
2 SN0WYP0LARBEAR2 08 Dec at 13:56
3 I Am Wallbanger 08 Dec at 13:52

So I'm guessing no worry on those.

THE DEADLY DOG
12-12-2012, 03:08 AM
I would hold off on adding Overlord. The original Overlord had server shutdowns as well, but it did not include the 360 version of the game. Given that Overlord II runs on the same servers as the first one (gamespy i believe?) I'm going to bet the 360 version will not be affected.

I'm going to be testing it tonight to confirm.


Also your link is for the original Overlord and 3 people got one of the longer online achievements in the last week


1 FN Phenomenal 10 Dec at 05:27
2 SN0WYP0LARBEAR2 08 Dec at 13:56
3 I Am Wallbanger 08 Dec at 13:52

So I'm guessing no worry on those.

Alrighty. So let's get this cleared up. Overlord should be moved to the new section coming up for games in the crosshairs of shutdown. But with the second half of your information regarding tied in servers we may not see it get shut down at all! (Good news for fans of that game for sure!) Please keep me up to date on any changes. Until then I shall take it off the list.

Also;

Please feel free to call me out if a game's servers actually still work. Most of this information is from second hand sources as I have experience mainly only the sports servers being shut down. You won't be an ass telling me a game still works! You'll be helping us all!

Nozza XBA
12-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Here's some new ones from EA buddy!

January 11, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown


FIFA Soccer 11 for PC, PS3, Wii & Xbox 360
FIFA Soccer 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360
Madden NFL 11 for PS3, Wii & Xbox 360
Madden NFL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360
NBA JAM for PS3 & Xbox 360
NBA LIVE 10 for PS3 & Xbox 360
NCAA Football 11 for PS3 & Xbox 360
NHL 11 for PS3 & Xbox 360
NHL 11 Ultimate Team for PS3 & Xbox 360

Thanks to Rage66 - http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=407308

THE DEADLY DOG
12-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Here's some new ones from EA buddy!



Thanks to Rage66 - http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=407308

Ugh.. I need to get on this list for games in the crosshaires. *Sigh* When I get home from class then nothing else until I get this list made.

Mightymango
12-12-2012, 04:16 PM
Oh I wasn't trying to be dickish, I was just trying to help. :) Some folks around here really need proof so that is why I posted.

Confirmed I was able to create and play a ranked match last night in overlord.

THE DEADLY DOG
12-12-2012, 05:05 PM
Oh I wasn't trying to be dickish, I was just trying to help. :) Some folks around here really need proof so that is why I posted.

Confirmed I was able to create and play a ranked match last night in overlord.

No No I didn't take it as an insult at all! I don't have many of these games so we need actual proof to be able to justify putting games up or taking them down.

Let me know how it goes when the new one does its business. If they are on the same server I highly doubt the first will be shut down though. :p

Nozza XBA
12-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Sorry buddy. Was looking through the list and my OCD kicked in. My problem not yours :p

Needs a paragraph space.
G:
-GH Tunes for all Guitar Hero games are questionable at best.
-Ghost Busters: The Video Game

Double paragraph instead of one.
N:
-NASCAR 08
-NASCAR 08 (EU)
-NASCAR 09
-NASCAR 09 (EU)


-NBA 2K6
-NBA 2K7
-NBA 2K8
-NBA 2K9
-NBA 2K10: Draft Combine
-NBA Live 06
-NBA Live 07
-NBA Live 08
-NBA Live 09
-NBA Street Homecourt

LOVE YOOOOU!

THE DEADLY DOG
12-12-2012, 05:27 PM
Sorry buddy. Was looking through the list and my OCD kicked in. My problem not yours :p

Needs a paragraph space.


Double paragraph instead of one.


LOVE YOOOOU!

Edited and changed. Also check the reason for editing. :p

mcnichoj
12-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Previously I had reported the servers were down for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Today they are back! I didn't try matchmaking, but the leaderboards (required for 2 achievements), and the friend feed items are up (required for TRACKER OF DEEDS). Better hurry though if you don't have the game complete, just in case they do get shut down again!

Also: The GH Tunes seem to all be available. There are several songs you can download created by other users to make the "point" related achievements MUCH easier.


Good to hear about Overlord. The PS3 version server shutdown got me scared, guess our XBL subscription money isn't wasted.

sm182
12-12-2012, 08:28 PM
The Ghostbuster servers are still up.

Barad
12-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Just saw all the 11 games from EA sports are shutting down, gutted.

THE DEADLY DOG
12-12-2012, 08:53 PM
The Ghostbuster servers are still up.

I'm getting conflicting reports on this. I'll leave it up on the list until we get something solid.

Just saw all the 11 games from EA sports are shutting down, gutted.

Indeed. More games I will never be able to play.

Barad
12-12-2012, 08:57 PM
I'm getting conflicting reports on this. I'll leave it up on the list until we get something solid.



Indeed. More games I will never be able to play.

To be fair though I would have never played these games anyway, not just because of EA but I hate sports games.

THE DEADLY DOG
12-12-2012, 11:31 PM
To be fair though I would have never played these games anyway, not just because of EA but I hate sports games.

Alls fair in achievements and gaming. :p

Barad
12-13-2012, 11:38 PM
^This is true lol.

So I just read on TA that the Ghostbusters servers aren't shutting down afterall?

THE DEADLY DOG
12-13-2012, 11:40 PM
^This is true lol.

So I just read on TA that the Ghostbusters servers aren't shutting down afterall?

Mind linking me that? Way too busy with finals and other do-dads going on right now.

Barad
12-13-2012, 11:41 PM
Mind linking me that? Way too busy with finals and other do-dads going on right now.


Here ya go (http://www.trueachievements.com/n11724/ghostbusters-the-video-game-servers-not-closing.htm)

THE DEADLY DOG
12-13-2012, 11:55 PM
Here ya go (http://www.trueachievements.com/n11724/ghostbusters-the-video-game-servers-not-closing.htm)

Mmhm.. Off the list she goes.

Thanks B A

Nozza XBA
12-14-2012, 04:32 PM
DOG!!!

Seems that the 360 version of Ghostbusters isn't due to close yet.

http://www.trueachievements.com/n11724/ghostbusters-the-video-game-servers-not-closing.htm

Though the PS3 one's have be closed without any warnings. So I'm 99.9 sure the 360 one's will close, but when I'm not sure!

Edit: Maybe I should read the posts above be I go off on one...

THE DEADLY DOG
12-14-2012, 04:34 PM
DOG!!!

Seems that the 360 version of Ghostbusters isn't due to close yet.

http://www.trueachievements.com/n11724/ghostbusters-the-video-game-servers-not-closing.htm

Though the PS3 one's have be closed without any warnings. So I'm 99.9 sure the 360 one's will close, but when I'm not sure!

Edit: Maybe I should read the posts above be I go off on one...

Yessir. Got the memo and was bombarded with people informing me that the list was WRONG IDIOT WRONG?!?!?!Ufhurhu23rh2hr2

Rage moment. Got it Nozza, Ghostbusters--at least for now is not going to be shutdown for the 360. I live for the day I get to put it back up on the list. >=p

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Edit: I will take this post to also let people know that I have not forgotten about working on color coding everything. This is finals week and I have papers to write that are making anything but the occasional post unthinkable.

Bare with me until I get through next week and then we will see a "finished" Shutdown list.

Nozza XBA
12-14-2012, 04:39 PM
Are you going to make a "Due for Shutdown" section?

THE DEADLY DOG
12-14-2012, 04:41 PM
Are you going to make a "Due for Shutdown" section?

Yup. I titled it "In the Crosshairs" but essentially it is the same thing. I think it will go either at the top of the list or at the bottom, haven't quite decided yet.

DeadbyMidnite92
12-16-2012, 01:07 PM
Great help, thanks so much :)

THE DEADLY DOG
12-16-2012, 04:02 PM
Great help, thanks so much :)

Sure thing! My pleasure and my free time going to good use. Still working on updating the game, sorry for my slowness it's finals week.

THE DEADLY DOG
12-19-2012, 03:57 AM
Put in some more work on color coding the games on the list. Any word on those 2011 games? Is it still early Jan?

Deadsea 18
12-21-2012, 09:30 PM
Bye bye Guitar Hero I Tunes. So much for my 17 songs I made offline. My songs were a hell of a lot better then the devs created songs. I play guitar in real life for two music projects,so I know what to do. I created awesome guitar riffs,bass grooves,and drum beats for all those songs in Guitar Hero 5 and no one will ever get to play/hear them. Thanks a fuckin lot Activision.

Iceskater101
12-22-2012, 02:20 AM
Yay I have time to get the Ghostbusters online achievements :)

THE DEADLY DOG
12-22-2012, 02:34 AM
Yay I have time to get the Ghostbusters online achievements :)

Yep yep. Postponed indefinitely.

Iceskater101
12-22-2012, 03:18 AM
Yep yep. Postponed indefinitely.

That makes me happy. :)

THE DEADLY DOG
12-24-2012, 02:58 AM
Step #3 is done. Moving onto Step #4.

THE DEADLY DOG
01-04-2013, 04:51 AM
A big thank you is going out to Gackt for the new images to help spruce up the look of the list.

I am in your debt good sir.

A Twisted Gnome
01-06-2013, 12:10 PM
not happy that tdu servers are off i loved that game

Iceskater101
01-06-2013, 05:20 PM
^This is true lol.

So I just read on TA that the Ghostbusters servers aren't shutting down afterall?

This makes me so happy! I have some time to get the achievements :D

KarmaRevenge
01-07-2013, 01:56 AM
I loved phantasy Star Universe :( The 10 dollar fee was stupid though. Other than that, the online play i thought was amazing.

THE DEADLY DOG
01-10-2013, 02:13 PM
Can someone link me any list of the upcoming 2011 sports games being shut down? I want to add it to the list but am extremely busy.

Yunder
01-10-2013, 02:15 PM
Can someone link me any list of the upcoming 2011 sports games being shut down? I want to add it to the list but am extremely busy.

Not entirely sure about games other than EA, but here is there shutdown list.
http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

THE DEADLY DOG
01-10-2013, 02:25 PM
Not entirely sure about games other than EA, but here is there shutdown list.
http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

Thanks Yund.

eragon3443
01-15-2013, 12:56 PM
So I guess I have plenty time more Medal of Honor still.

Masterdebator88
01-15-2013, 04:06 PM
This is proof that EA hates us and should charge less for their games because in 3 years the online portion will be shutdown.

Floorkiller
01-17-2013, 09:54 PM
Halo 2 (PC) servers will be shutting down 2/15/2013

THE DEADLY DOG
01-17-2013, 11:18 PM
Halo 2 (PC) servers will be shutting down 2/15/2013

Mind providing me with a link?

Floorkiller
01-17-2013, 11:39 PM
Mind providing me with a link?

Sure, sorry about that.

Last paragraph of "Next Weeks Matchmaking Playlist Update"

http://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2013/01/16/The-Halo-Bulletin-11613.aspx

"To switch gears ever so slightly, we’re sad to report that the service end-date for Halo 2 PC Multiplayer will be February 15, 2013. We’ve been monitoring the population for months, and it’s been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less. Those that own this game can continue to enjoy Multiplayer over LAN after that date; however our network services will be turned off at that time. We love you, Halo 2 PC, and you will live forever in our hearts."

THE DEADLY DOG
01-17-2013, 11:44 PM
Sure, sorry about that.

Last paragraph of "Next Weeks Matchmaking Playlist Update"

http://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2013/01/16/The-Halo-Bulletin-11613.aspx

"To switch gears ever so slightly, we’re sad to report that the service end-date for Halo 2 PC Multiplayer will be February 15, 2013. We’ve been monitoring the population for months, and it’s been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less. Those that own this game can continue to enjoy Multiplayer over LAN after that date; however our network services will be turned off at that time. We love you, Halo 2 PC, and you will live forever in our hearts."

Tragic..

Thanks for the link and the quote. Will add it to the crosshairs list. Know if any achievements are linked to it?

Edit: There are multiplayer achievements linked to it. Beware.

Barad
01-18-2013, 12:29 AM
Tragic..

Thanks for the link and the quote. Will add it to the crosshairs list. Know if any achievements are linked to it?

Edit: There are multiplayer achievements linked to it. Beware.

Already ordered the game and preparing for sessions! :p What a surprise though Halo 2..

THE DEADLY DOG
01-18-2013, 12:32 AM
Already ordered the game and preparing for sessions! :p What a surprise though Halo 2..

I may have to pick it up myself.

OttomanC3N9
01-18-2013, 01:16 AM
S:
-Section 8 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/section-8/overview/)



Please tell me, that this is not for pc users :S

THE DEADLY DOG
01-18-2013, 01:22 AM
Please tell me, that this is not for pc users :S

I do believe this refers to the Xbox 360 only. If you want to get on and check PC too that would be stellar!

OttomanC3N9
01-18-2013, 01:27 AM
I do believe this refers to the Xbox 360 only. If you want to get on and check PC too that would be stellar!

Well, i installed it a week ago, but i can't start the game, and i am looking to make it work, just as my other GfWL games..but i hope i can get an answer soon.

Felonious Monk
01-18-2013, 01:30 AM
Edit: There are multiplayer achievements linked to it. Beware.
Multi require LIVE or can be done through LAN?

THE DEADLY DOG
01-18-2013, 01:32 AM
Multi require LIVE or can be done through LAN?

Good question. I am assuming it must be LIVE because of the nature of the achievements themselves probably being tracked by the online servers. Again I'm not 100% sure but that would be where my money lies.

sm182
01-18-2013, 10:39 AM
Good question. I am assuming it must be LIVE because of the nature of the achievements themselves probably being tracked by the online servers. Again I'm not 100% sure but that would be where my money lies.

Someone on TA said they got them over a private server they created so it maybe OK after the 15th.

xsoenx
01-18-2013, 04:01 PM
Well, i installed it a week ago, but i can't start the game, and i am looking to make it work, just as my other GfWL games..but i hope i can get an answer soon.
Sadly both the xbox and Pc servers are down because of license problems :(

OttomanC3N9
01-18-2013, 06:49 PM
Sadly both the xbox and Pc servers are down because of license problems :(


When will this happen? :/

Floorkiller
01-18-2013, 07:13 PM
When will this happen? :/

They have been down for some time now.

Son of Kyuss
01-19-2013, 03:07 AM
Someone on TA said they got them over a private server they created so it maybe OK after the 15th.

Highly doubt it, hosting a private server still uses the service provided by 343i and since they're shutting down said service then that means that there'll be no more server browser to be able to join these servers.

That's why they said that you can still play MP via LAN if you can round up some buddies for a LAN party since that only requires your network and nothing else on their part.

InfernoFrY
01-19-2013, 11:02 PM
Please add uDraw: Instant Artist to this list and it has a 50G achievement which is now locked as a result.

edit: false alarm, sorry for the bad info it wasnt working for an hour earlier but just got it

THE DEADLY DOG
01-19-2013, 11:24 PM
Please add uDraw: Instant Artist to this list and it has a 50G achievement which is now locked as a result

Very good. Thank you for the update Inferno.

InfernoFrY
01-19-2013, 11:28 PM
false alarm, sorry for the bad info it wasnt working for an hour earlier but just got it

THE DEADLY DOG
01-19-2013, 11:55 PM
false alarm, sorry for the bad info it wasnt working for an hour earlier but just got it

Was gonna say, I've been searching google like a mad dog trying to find a source. =p

OttomanC3N9
01-20-2013, 12:21 PM
They have been down for some time now.

So i can't get the online achievements?

THE DEADLY DOG
01-20-2013, 06:07 PM
So i can't get the online achievements?

No sir it appears not.

RedstoneFanatic
01-25-2013, 05:41 PM
Lists like these always annoy me, because nobody ever really gives a way for the achievements to be unlocked once the server shuts down.

They could also just not have MP achievements, right?

master_shake_350
01-25-2013, 05:54 PM
Lists like these always annoy me, because nobody ever really gives a way for the achievements to be unlocked once the server shuts down.

But once the servers go down there is no legit way of getting them.

THE DEADLY DOG
01-25-2013, 06:12 PM
Lists like these always annoy me, because nobody ever really gives a way for the achievements to be unlocked once the server shuts down.

They could also just not have MP achievements, right?

The games are marked with those that have achievements linked to MP and those that don't.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-01-2013, 03:00 AM
Anyone find anything new shut down or in the crosshairs soon?

Barad
02-01-2013, 03:06 AM
Anyone find anything new shut down or in the crosshairs soon?

I keep checking the EA site every day to see the inevitability..

Xmoda
02-01-2013, 04:52 PM
lol at all the EA games

Mr Snict
02-02-2013, 12:27 AM
Too Human will be shut down very soon I believe.

Here's (http://kotaku.com/5977350/too-human-wiped-from-existence-on-xbox-live)a link to the article. Decided for yourself

THE DEADLY DOG
02-02-2013, 12:50 AM
Too Human will be shut down very soon I believe.

Here's (http://kotaku.com/5977350/too-human-wiped-from-existence-on-xbox-live)a link to the article. Decided for yourself

I heard about this. About to pick up a copy of Too Human myself.

PlanetBlaze
02-10-2013, 04:28 PM
Thanks for the info!

THE DEADLY DOG
02-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Just four days left to get the multiplayer achievements for Halo 2 (PC) until the servers are down.

Barad
02-11-2013, 03:40 PM
Just four days left to get the multiplayer achievements for Halo 2 (PC) until the servers are down.

Doesn't look like I'll be starting that game after all, not sure why but I think I can let this one slip. :p Really can't be bothered with it right now and I'm pissed. XD Shit..

THE DEADLY DOG
02-11-2013, 03:52 PM
Doesn't look like I'll be starting that game after all, not sure why but I think I can let this one slip. :p Really can't be bothered with it right now and I'm pissed. XD Shit..

Wish I didn't have so much on my plate with work and school otherwise I would have slaved through it.

Barad
02-11-2013, 08:08 PM
Wish I didn't have so much on my plate with work and school otherwise I would have slaved through it.


Tell me about it, and you know what? I can't even connect to GFWL the past couple of days (behind on GTA boosting) so this is all pointless and very frustrating anyway!

THE DEADLY DOG
02-11-2013, 10:59 PM
Tell me about it, and you know what? I can't even connect to GFWL the past couple of days (behind on GTA boosting) so this is all pointless and very frustrating anyway!

Alas another game slips through my grasp.

xsoenx
02-11-2013, 11:51 PM
Tell me about it, and you know what? I can't even connect to GFWL the past couple of days (behind on GTA boosting) so this is all pointless and very frustrating anyway!
Pretty much no one can join live over GFWL, they have problems with the servers since friday or thursday

AmbaLaBamba
02-12-2013, 01:16 AM
Didn't know TDU's servers were shutdown, glad I haven't managed to pick that title up then as of yet... spoils some of the fun when you can get some of the achievements.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-12-2013, 01:23 AM
Didn't know TDU's servers were shutdown, glad I haven't managed to pick that title up then as of yet... spoils some of the fun when you can get some of the achievements.

Makes me drive the complete opposite direction when I hear that a game no longer has the ability to grab achievements. I'm just sad I have games where this has already happened and haven't finished em.'

StayonTarget
02-12-2013, 01:30 AM
For those interested, a handful of us are trying to get together to knock out all the Halo 2 achievements on Wednesday.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=422386

BinaryRuse
02-12-2013, 06:29 AM
I have all of them but I may be able to get on and help if needed.

Barad
02-12-2013, 08:07 PM
Oi Dog..

Halo 2 PC servers extended till June 2013! (Cheers Callum)

https://twitter.com/DavidEllis/status/301374494252101632

THE DEADLY DOG
02-12-2013, 09:43 PM
Oi Dog..

Halo 2 PC servers extended till June 2013! (Cheers Callum)

https://twitter.com/DavidEllis/status/301374494252101632

I may have to pick it up then. Maybe next time I do a gold box deal I'll just pick up it up along with the good deals.

mcnichoj
02-16-2013, 10:39 AM
I didn't bother to check in here because I figured it was set in stone and no one cared about a GFWL title, guess I underestimated the Halo fanbase once again.
Praise be to the Forerunners.

AmbaLaBamba
02-16-2013, 11:55 AM
Makes me drive the complete opposite direction when I hear that a game no longer has the ability to grab achievements. I'm just sad I have games where this has already happened and haven't finished em.'

I was contemplating buying/renting that game too, oh well, shame.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-16-2013, 12:51 PM
Wellp I bought Halo 2 for PC. Time to grab some multiplayer when it comes. Here here for early planning.

Slowhunt
02-17-2013, 05:00 PM
Anyone know what's going on with the Homefront servers? Keep getting the message that servers are not available (Feb. 17), and after looking around at other forums it has been like this for a few days now.

Yunder
02-17-2013, 05:31 PM
The Homefront servers are offline on all platforms.
http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/8/t/464146.aspx

Jmocox
02-17-2013, 06:12 PM
I'm sure they'll come back but hopefully stats aren't reset. I just have a few vehicles to finish off for expert of war.

Donnymite
02-17-2013, 10:53 PM
I just hope Take Two doesn't shut down any of the older Smackdown Vs Raw games, I still need to snag the online ones in 08 and one in 07.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-17-2013, 11:46 PM
Keep me updated on the Homefront servers. From what I'm reading it appears to be a maintenance / swap over related shut down of the servers with what seems to be possibility of coming back online.

Like I said keep me updated.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-19-2013, 04:19 PM
Just a quick update folks on a game most racers have heard of, if not love.

Forza 2 is officially shutting down the servers for the auction house on March 15 2013. This means that the achievement "Car Broker" buy or sell 10 cars on the auction house will go unobtainable post-March 15, 2013.

Link to the announcement is here. (http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/forums/thread/6000002.aspx).

CyberPunch83
02-19-2013, 04:38 PM
The Auction House for Forza Motorsport 2 going offline, while perfectly understandable in any sense, is still a shame to hear about. Microsoft has been very good in keeping servers online before, and I'm sure the decision was only agreed upon after much consideration and discussion with all relevant parties.
Also, it must have been a relief to more than a few players to find out that the Halo 2 PC servers will remain online and operational into June of this year. Less pressure to get those elusive achievements is always welcome. However, I don't see the servers remaining online until the end of this year. Perhaps there will be an announcement of Halo 3 PC once the Halo 2 servers are down?

AmbaLaBamba
02-19-2013, 05:23 PM
Just a quick update folks on a game most racers have heard of, if not love.

Forza 2 is officially shutting down the servers for the auction house on March 15 2013. This means that the achievement "Car Broker" buy or sell 10 cars on the auction house will go unobtainable post-March 15, 2013.

Link to the announcement is here. (http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/forums/thread/6000002.aspx).

Not even started that game either, damn, going to have to get that done beforehand fosho.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-19-2013, 05:35 PM
Not even started that game either, damn, going to have to get that done beforehand fosho.

We have quite the boosting group going for it right now. I'm hoping to get someone to do a nice deal with me to grab the achievement quickly and then find someone who is willing to give away some of those hard to get cars.

Will1981
02-25-2013, 03:50 AM
By The Looks Of It NHL 2K10 Servers Has Closed Too


2K Sports Server Status10/01/12
RSSFacebookDel.icio.usDiggTwitter
Here are all the games that will be functional online as of 11/1/2012:

NBA 2K13

MLB 2K12

For the latest up-to-date information, continue to check back here.

Have other concerns with your game? Please visit support.2k.com to check out our NBA2K knowledge base or submit a request for help.

Not Sure Bout Top Spin Series Bout I Found This On 2K Forums

THE DEADLY DOG
02-25-2013, 04:02 AM
By The Looks Of It NHL 2K10 Servers Has Closed Too


2K Sports Server Status10/01/12
RSSFacebookDel.icio.usDiggTwitter
Here are all the games that will be functional online as of 11/1/2012:

NBA 2K13

MLB 2K12

For the latest up-to-date information, continue to check back here.

Have other concerns with your game? Please visit support.2k.com to check out our NBA2K knowledge base or submit a request for help.

Not Sure Bout Top Spin Series Bout I Found This On 2K Forums

Should post some links for these games you suspect are shut down / shutting down.

Edit: Did some searching. Added the following games:

All-Pro Football 2008
Major League Baseball 2K10
Major League Baseball 2K11
NBA 2K10
NBA 2K11
NBA 2K12
NHL 2K10

sm182
02-25-2013, 09:47 AM
Should post some links for these games you suspect are shut down / shutting down.

Edit: Did some searching. Added the following games:

All-Pro Football 2008
Major League Baseball 2K10
Major League Baseball 2K11
NBA 2K10
NBA 2K11
NBA 2K12
NHL 2K10

NHL 2k10 states that it shouldn't be functional as of 1st of November yet I got the online achievements on the 11th of November.

A lot of the 2K series have online features removed but still retain the ability to play multiplayer and unlock achievements. NBA 2K12 is the exception to this and will like happen again with 2K13.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-25-2013, 12:56 PM
New additions: ---Source (http://www.oxm.co.uk/48822/ea-to-shut-down-fifa-11-servers-next-week-fewer-than-1-of-players-affected/)----

NBA Live 10

Matt36
02-26-2013, 11:54 AM
Sad thread this. Games on this list I would still want to play.

Floorkiller
02-26-2013, 03:43 PM
While there was no official announcement, the servers for "Tom Clancy's Endwar" are down. On Ubisofts official website, there are quite a few people rallying to have them turned back on.

Matt36
02-26-2013, 04:05 PM
Its even worse when they dont even announce they're closing a server, and just do it.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-26-2013, 05:10 PM
While there was no official announcement, the servers for "Tom Clancy's Endwar" are down. On Ubisofts official website, there are quite a few people rallying to have them turned back on.

Shoot I would like to hear more about this. Keep me updated in their status as I need to finish the game.

Floorkiller
02-26-2013, 05:17 PM
Shoot I would like to hear more about this. Keep me updated in their status as I need to finish the game.

After I heard about it, I've been trying to connect with no luck. Someone called Ubisoft, and appearently they said if 1000 people would request it, they would bring the servers back up. All that's on Ubi's forums, along with their phone # to call. People were ticked because there was no announcement. Ubi is pretty good about keeping servers up, so it was kind of a suprise.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-26-2013, 06:33 PM
After I heard about it, I've been trying to connect with no luck. Someone called Ubisoft, and appearently they said if 1000 people would request it, they would bring the servers back up. All that's on Ubi's forums, along with their phone # to call. People were ticked because there was no announcement. Ubi is pretty good about keeping servers up, so it was kind of a suprise.

Mind posting that in here so I could sucker in some support?

Floorkiller
02-26-2013, 07:28 PM
Mind posting that in here so I could sucker in some support?

Phone # 919-460-9778
You can also contact them via their website :)

I never touched the MP on this game, so it would be nice if it were to come online again, at least for a bit.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-26-2013, 10:22 PM
Phone # 919-460-9778
You can also contact them via their website :)

I never touched the MP on this game, so it would be nice if it were to come online again, at least for a bit.

So we need to call them in order for them to consider bringing back the servers? If that's the case it may be a bit more difficult.

Mind posting me the link to the forum where you are reading this delicious goodness?

Many thanks mate.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-27-2013, 02:58 PM
With PSU the original 1000 is still obtainable while the DLC is not.

Just throwing that out there.

Making the full completion unobtainable hence why the game is on the list.

THE DEADLY DOG
02-27-2013, 06:28 PM
New addition to our shutdown list:

Nexuiz (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nexuiz/overview/).


And link here. (http://www.facebook.com/NexuizShooter/posts/540576459297748)

Barad
02-27-2013, 06:30 PM
New addition to our shutdown list:

Nexuiz (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nexuiz/overview/).


And link here. (http://www.facebook.com/NexuizShooter/posts/540576459297748)

Just read about this on TA, the whole game is multiplayer too. :L

THE DEADLY DOG
02-27-2013, 06:33 PM
Just read about this on TA, the whole game is multiplayer too. :L

Always a sad day when we lose another game though.

Floorkiller
02-27-2013, 06:47 PM
So we need to call them in order for them to consider bringing back the servers? If that's the case it may be a bit more difficult.

Mind posting me the link to the forum where you are reading this delicious goodness?

Many thanks mate.

Appearently PS3 players were able to convince Ubi to turn the servers back on for them, but they are still down for Xbox.

http://forums.ubi.com/forumdisplay.php/276-End-War-General-Discussion?

THE DEADLY DOG
02-27-2013, 07:10 PM
Appearently PS3 players were able to convince Ubi to turn the servers back on for them, but they are still down for Xbox.

http://forums.ubi.com/forumdisplay.php/276-End-War-General-Discussion?

So it seems we'll have to rally the chaps together in order to get this done. Do you know how many achievements are multiplayer related?

zbrc
03-02-2013, 04:44 AM
Dang, I wish the Skate servers were still open, I was hoping to replay skate again on this newer GT... ah well.

DecadentBeaver
03-07-2013, 03:18 PM
Just an update for you Dog, Corrupt x360a posted in the PES 6 forum about the servers being closed a day after I got the last achievement for the online. I can't do links on my phone but I will update and checo the game shortly.

THE DEADLY DOG
03-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Just an update for you Dog, Corrupt x360a posted in the PES 6 forum about the servers being closed a day after I got the last achievement for the online. I can't do links on my phone but I will update and checo the game shortly.

Sounds good. When you get that info for me let me know.

sm182
03-07-2013, 10:15 PM
Just an update for you Dog, Corrupt x360a posted in the PES 6 forum about the servers being closed a day after I got the last achievement for the online. I can't do links on my phone but I will update and checo the game shortly.

He posted that at the beginning of Febuary and TA shows people still unlocking online achievements as of a few days ago.

THE DEADLY DOG
03-07-2013, 10:19 PM
He posted that at the beginning of Febuary and TA shows people still unlocking online achievements as of a few days ago.

Very good. Thanks for the confirmation that they are still up and running.

THE DEADLY DOG
03-08-2013, 03:38 AM
Just did some cleaning and added Army of Two (JP) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/army-of-two-ntscj/overview/).

Edit: Also added both versions of DiRT 2 as the DiRT net is down making one of the achievements impossible to obtain.

Rymt
03-08-2013, 04:13 AM
A shame Test Drive Unlimited's servers were closed. That game was so much fun to play with friends since it had an enormous atmosphere. At least we have Test Drive Unlimited 2 though.

DecadentBeaver
03-08-2013, 03:05 PM
He posted that at the beginning of Febuary and TA shows people still unlocking online achievements as of a few days ago.

That's good to know. Maybe the will be closing soon then. Worth looking into though.

THE DEADLY DOG
03-08-2013, 03:36 PM
That's good to know. Maybe the will be closing soon then. Worth looking into though.

I'll probably take a look into it this weekend to see if I can find some info.

THE DEADLY DOG
03-14-2013, 12:42 PM
Last day to grab Car Broker in Forza 2!

Tomorrow the game becomes unobtainable to 100%.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/forza-motorsport-2/overview/


Edit: 3/17.

Forza 2 is no longer available to 100%.

THE DEADLY DOG
03-28-2013, 08:55 PM
Got some falty information on MLB 2K11. The only one which had its servers taken down was NBA.

Fixing the list to reflect the other title as "in the crosshairs."

THE DEADLY DOG
03-29-2013, 03:24 AM
I wonder if they will ever shut down cod 4 servers lol

On one hand I never want them to, but the game is infected so heavily with hackers I will never jeopardize my stats and gold cross playing in public games.

Rymt
03-29-2013, 03:26 AM
Even still, I love CoD 4. I never have been a big CoD fan but it was the only CoD I ever actually liked. I've always been a Halo person.

THE DEADLY DOG
03-29-2013, 02:57 PM
Even still, I love CoD 4. I never have been a big CoD fan but it was the only CoD I ever actually liked. I've always been a Halo person.

CoD4 for me was the only one I could sit down and enjoy playing by myself without having to have friends play with me.

All the others drive me nuts if I don't play with mates.

mcnichoj
04-02-2013, 04:17 PM
New addition to our shutdown list:

Nexuiz (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/nexuiz/overview/).


And link here. (http://www.facebook.com/NexuizShooter/posts/540576459297748)Waste of 200MSP.

Can anyone check the UFC games?

Edit: Reason I ask is because I couldn't find the UFC 3 Online Pass on the site and then I found this old URL which is dead:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/UFC-3-Online-Pass/adb86aae-70e0-41d4-9390-2264aa639e33

Blind x360a
04-02-2013, 07:14 PM
Waste of 200MSP.

Can anyone check the UFC games?

Edit: Reason I ask is because I couldn't find the UFC 3 Online Pass on the site and then I found this old URL which is dead:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/UFC-3-Online-Pass/adb86aae-70e0-41d4-9390-2264aa639e33

Was wondering about these as I have some that need to be finished from years ago.

THE DEADLY DOG
04-02-2013, 09:30 PM
Waste of 200MSP.

Can anyone check the UFC games?

Edit: Reason I ask is because I couldn't find the UFC 3 Online Pass on the site and then I found this old URL which is dead:
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/UFC-3-Online-Pass/adb86aae-70e0-41d4-9390-2264aa639e33

Was wondering about these as I have some that need to be finished from years ago.

I will take a looksie around.

Edit: I looked feverishness and could not find any hints toward servers that were down with reference to UFC games. There was a lot of talk about servers down temporarily but nothing concrete.

THE DEADLY DOG
04-04-2013, 04:04 AM
Lucha Fury (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/lucha-fury/overview/) added.

Felonious Monk
04-04-2013, 06:13 AM
With the closing of LucasArts we need to keep an eye on Fracture. I'm boosting it as fast as I can.

THE DEADLY DOG
04-04-2013, 04:41 PM
With the closing of LucasArts we need to keep an eye on Fracture. I'm boosting it as fast as I can.

Awesome call Monk. Adding it to the crosshairs list now.

aspa
04-13-2013, 06:15 PM
So are the servers for C&C: Red Alert 3 dead too? I'm trying to get my final 3 co-op missions done, but I can't get connected to the ea servers.

/edit: That's been since last weekend..

THE DEADLY DOG
04-14-2013, 12:43 AM
So are the servers for C&C: Red Alert 3 dead too? I'm trying to get my final 3 co-op missions done, but I can't get connected to the ea servers.

/edit: That's been since last weekend..

I'll take a look and report back.

Edit: The servers may be dead, but there is no official EA statement regarding the servers being down. I suggest sending them a ticket.

mcnichoj
04-14-2013, 03:21 AM
With the closing of LucasArts we need to keep an eye on Fracture. I'm boosting it as fast as I can.They just won't be making any new games, Disney will keep the servers/game content up.

aspa
04-14-2013, 07:39 AM
I'll take a look and report back.

Edit: The servers may be dead, but there is no official EA statement regarding the servers being down. I suggest sending them a ticket.

I know, I've looked around the web and I couldn't find any info about a server closure. Could you tell me how to send them a ticket? Never had to deal with ea before. :/

/edit: lol (http://answers.ea.com/t5/Command-Conquer-The-Ultimate/C-amp-C-Red-Alert-3-Xbox-360-Servers/m-p/1012750#M2268)

THE DEADLY DOG
04-14-2013, 01:27 PM
They just won't be making any new games, Disney will keep the servers/game content up.

Good to know. Definitely will alleviate some stress hairs.

I know, I've looked around the web and I couldn't find any info about a server closure. Could you tell me how to send them a ticket? Never had to deal with ea before. :/

/edit: lol (http://answers.ea.com/t5/Command-Conquer-The-Ultimate/C-amp-C-Red-Alert-3-Xbox-360-Servers/m-p/1012750#M2268)

Let me find out how. I'll probably get back to you tonight.

aspa
04-14-2013, 04:10 PM
Let me find out how. I'll probably get back to you tonight.

Thanks man, looking forward to it. In case that no one noticed, there's a link hidden in the edit of my post above. Check it out, Ea's support at its best, lol.

Felonious Monk
04-14-2013, 05:10 PM
They just won't be making any new games, Disney will keep the servers/game content up.
Uh, sure. You have a source for that, because Day 1 Studios was acquired by a different studio earlier this year on top of this acquisition.

ChickenDoughnut
04-17-2013, 05:37 PM
Is there anywhere on here I can look to boost achievements on some of my games? PM me or reply here if you can help, thanks! :D

THE DEADLY DOG
04-17-2013, 05:57 PM
Is there anywhere on here I can look to boost achievements on some of my games? PM me or reply here if you can help, thanks! :D

I would go to each individual game's forum to find ones that you need help boosting.

aspa
04-19-2013, 10:03 AM
The servers for C&C: Red Alert 3 are back online! :)

THE DEADLY DOG
04-19-2013, 10:37 AM
The servers for C&C: Red Alert 3 are back online! :)

Good to hear mate.

mcnichoj
04-20-2013, 06:13 AM
Uh, sure. You have a source for that, because Day 1 Studios was acquired by a different studio earlier this year on top of this acquisition.Before I go into details, where's your evidence that it will shutdown?

Absence of evidence isn't the evidence of absence.

Midway got shutdown, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 servers are still up among other Midway titles.
Atari got shutdown, it's servers and games remain up.
Relic was bought before the THQ shutdown and Space Marine remained intact.
Mentioning THQ, only Homefront servers got shutdown (Nexiuz is 50/50 related) and it's mostly speculated because Crytek is going to put up its own servers.
Arkedo got shutdown and yet Sega kept Death Rabbit up and its even on sale right now.

Yes I would get any and all these games done while you still can but it's nothing to flip out about.
It costs more to shutdown servers and remove content then it does just leaving it up.

Felonious Monk
04-20-2013, 05:23 PM
Absence of evidence isn't the evidence of absence.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h241/4acesup/The%20Boondocks/Riley_and_Rummy_2.jpg

It costs more to shutdown servers and remove content then it does just leaving it up.http://www.insightoutlifecoaching.com/io_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/CalvinandHobbesLaughing.jpg
Please. Pull the other one.

I'm not into your speculation. I said "We need to keep an eye on it." not "it's closing and prove me otherwise". You're saying that it's definitely not on the chopping block. I'm saying back it up. Otherwise you can shut the fuck up. You can pull the Rummy card all you want, but please note that he's caricature of a character anyway; using "the absence of evidence" argument as your argument as to why I say it needs to have an eye kept on it just reinforces what a buffoon you are.

kaleido42
04-20-2013, 07:15 PM
It costs more to shutdown servers and remove content then it does just leaving it up.

Sorry for busting in mid conversation, but what? Keeping servers up requires maintenance, there's bandwidth cost, not to mention physical floor space and related costs (cooling). A single server might not seem like much to a multi-billion dollar corporation, but when they've shut down dozens of servers, like EA, it keeps a lot of money in their pockets. The cost to actually shut them down can't be much more than what they pay hourly to the intern that walks down the hall to pull the power.

Felonious Monk
04-20-2013, 08:05 PM
Sorry for busting in mid conversation, but what? Keeping servers up requires maintenance, there's bandwidth cost, not to mention physical floor space and related costs (cooling). A single server might not seem like much to a multi-billion dollar corporation, but when they've shut down dozens of servers, like EA, it keeps a lot of money in their pockets. The cost to actually shut them down can't be much more than what they pay hourly to the intern that walks down the hall to pull the power.
Thanks for the reinforcement on that. It was such an absurd assertion that I didn't even feel it merited addressing; just laughing at.

Power isn't free, either. Our Xserve racks at the office cost a good $70 a month to run if our meter is to be believed. That isn't much to a corporation, sure, but come time to trim the fat, old servers will always always always be shut off if they're not contributing in some way.

We're not buttcoin miners. If my boss came to the conclusion that a machine in service was costing more than it was generating, either directly or indirectly, it's plug gets pulled.

Fracture's servers being up has merely been goodwill on the part of LucasArts and Day 1 Studios/Wargaming.net, considering that no new units have been moved for a solid couple of years and the game was released in, what, 2008? 5 years is a good run and our expectations shouldn't be too high unless someone is willing to organize for 3rd parties to host orphaned games as I've said all along.

For mj to come in here and say "you've got nothing to worry about" when there's something to worry about is a douche move.

The same, I'll be boosting this game until it's gone. Just got my 1000G on it today on my account, have a silver queued up to help on another box if someone needs to wrap up today/tomorrow.

killer297
04-21-2013, 02:58 AM
Errm I don't know if it has already been mentioned but I am pretty sure that Turning point: fall of liberty has no servers any more or at least for a long time anyways. Sorry if it seems an 'old' game but I just thought that I would share what I know although I think that you might have to do a little checking but I am pretty sure.

THE DEADLY DOG
04-21-2013, 12:24 PM
Errm I don't know if it has already been mentioned but I am pretty sure that Turning point: fall of liberty has no servers any more or at least for a long time anyways. Sorry if it seems an 'old' game but I just thought that I would share what I know although I think that you might have to do a little checking but I am pretty sure.

Do you have the game and have tried to log into the servers unsuccessfully?

mcnichoj
04-22-2013, 04:30 AM
You're saying that it's definitely not on the chopping block. I'm saying back it up. Otherwise you can shut the fuck up.1. Every game is ALWAYS on the chopping block. How many games have closed out of nowhere with no notification or real reason?
2. I did back it up by giving examples of multiples studios that have gone under and maintained servers which was a direct counter to you saying that just because the studio was gone that so would the server.
3. I did back it up with several examples to your one, so I don't see why I need to "shut the fuck up".

The cost to actually shut them down can't be much more than what they pay hourly to the intern that walks down the hall to pull the power.Whatever cartoon image you have in your head of a guy strolling into a room with a bunch of monitors and flashing lights with a giant red button labeled "SERVER SHUTDOWN" isn't entirely accurate.
Things like this need to go through dozens of people for approval among a few other things.

For mj to come in here and say "you've got nothing to worry about" when there's something to worry about is a douche move.Sure, calling me offensive names doesn't seem like a unrational reaction to telling people to not be stressed over a video game server going down with only pure speculation that's easily countered by several examples of servers not going down under the same if not worse sircumstances.

Not sure why you feel threatened by me and have to continuously attack me.



Can someone check the MX vs ATV games?
People at the sister site are reporting Reflex is down.

kaleido42
04-22-2013, 05:17 AM
Whatever cartoon image you have in your head of a guy strolling into a room with a bunch of monitors and flashing lights with a giant red button labeled "SERVER SHUTDOWN" isn't entirely accurate.
Things like this need to go through dozens of people for approval among a few other things.

I've been to a handful of data centers, I'm quite well aware of the lack of a big red button.

A decision to take a server down is just as much of a decision to keep it up, there's no real reason to factor that in as a cost. Companies like EA would likely have set up fairly streamlined for deciding when to shut down servers, they frequently comment on a certain active user population being the main reason.

Besides if it really costs more to keep servers up than to take them down like you claim, then why the hell does EA, 2K, Microsoft, etc shut down their servers? These companies have a goal of making money, and they shut down older servers to do so.

Thanks for the reinforcement on that. It was such an absurd assertion that I didn't even feel it merited addressing; just laughing at.

Power isn't free, either.

No problem. Can't believe that I remembered the cost of power for cooling but forgot power required to run the servers. :(

mcnichoj
04-22-2013, 05:49 AM
A decision to take a server down is just as much of a decision to keep it up, there's no real reason to factor that in as a cost. Companies like EA would likely have set up fairly streamlined for deciding when to shut down servers, they frequently comment on a certain active user population being the main reason.

Besides if it really costs more to keep servers up than to take them down like you claim, then why the hell does EA, 2K, Microsoft, etc shut down their servers? These companies have a goal of making money, and they shut down older servers to do so.You guys are thinking of this way too small.
Yes a dollar you save today is a dollar you have tomorrow but you saving a dollar doesn't impact thousands to millions of consumers.
When you close a server that negatively impacts the brand and companies involved with the game.
If you close one Halo server then nothing is stopping you from closing more Halo servers which is why the announcement about Halo Wars going down had such severe backlash and ended up staying.
Companies like EA can afford to close servers because the people that get mad at a yearly sports franchise server closing is heavily outweighed by those that will buy the new version every year.
EA actually closes servers as a way to force people to buy the new version.
Same reason 2K does it.
Same reason with Sega and Phantasy Star Universe so they can sell PSO2.

MS is actually surprisingly good at keeping servers up. Not sure why you mentioned them.

kaleido42
04-22-2013, 07:33 AM
You guys are thinking of this way too small.
Yes a dollar you save today is a dollar you have tomorrow

Any cost associated with a shut down is a one time cost. The cost of keeping servers running is continuous. Shutting down a server isn't just about the money their saving that day, it's the enormous amount of future savings.

Companies like EA can afford to close servers because the people that get mad at a yearly sports franchise server closing is heavily outweighed by those that will buy the new version every year.
EA actually closes servers as a way to force people to buy the new version.
Same reason 2K does it.
Same reason with Sega and Phantasy Star Universe so they can sell PSO2.

EA has shut down servers long past the point that it would affect sales of newer games (Burnout Revenge) and also on games without sequels (LoTR: Conquest). Running a business efficiently doesn't just require pushing for high revenue, it also requires reducing your monthly expenses (AKA: servers).

MS is actually surprisingly good at keeping servers up. Not sure why you mentioned them.

They ceased complete support for the original xbox. A more current example would be the Halo 2 PC shut down coming in June. And just recently we saw the shutdown of the Forza 2 auction house. Not saying they're as bad as some of the other publishers, but they've got some of the most recent and surprising examples.

THE DEADLY DOG
04-22-2013, 01:34 PM
Every time I get a notification that this thread has been posted in I get all excited that someone found another game.

*Goes back to lurking.*

mcnichoj
04-23-2013, 12:51 AM
Every time I get a notification that this thread has been posted in I get all excited that someone found another game.

*Goes back to lurking.*Excited?
I figure most people have mini-heart attacks.

More games that need to be checked:
WWE All Stars
UFC 3, everything but player matches
50 Cent BotS?

THE DEADLY DOG
04-23-2013, 12:58 AM
Excited?
I figure most people have mini-heart attacks.

More games that need to be checked:
WWE All Stars
UFC 3, everything but player matches
50 Cent BotS?

Ahh that's right. I knew I was missing something between the giddieness of a new email and the shock and horror of another game I possibly can not complete.

Nozza XBA
04-23-2013, 12:21 PM
Just read on a TA feed that SKATE 3 upload and rate website side of things is due to be taken down on April 29th.

Looking into it, but can't find anything yet. Maybe because it's not server related. Though if it does close, it'll mean a few achievements will be unobtainable unless it can still be done via the game... Not sure what's linked to what.

haag1978
04-23-2013, 12:25 PM
Many Thanks

leviathan937
04-26-2013, 02:17 PM
Excited?
I figure most people have mini-heart attacks.

More games that need to be checked:
WWE All Stars
UFC 3, everything but player matches
50 Cent BotS?


I've been playing 50 Cent BotS online up untill a week or so ago without a problem. I'll check it again and get back to you.

mcnichoj
04-27-2013, 03:35 AM
I've been playing 50 Cent BotS online up untill a week or so ago without a problem. I'll check it again and get back to you.When you report back can you state if it's the international or Japanese version?

THE DEADLY DOG
04-28-2013, 01:22 PM
Just added Star Wars: Battle for Hoth (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/star-wars-battle-for-hoth/overview/) today, found it in my search for threads that need to be stickied.

Game has been gone for a while with no achievements linked to any servers/multiplayer although the 12 achievements linked to the game itself cannot be earned unless the game was once in your download list.

leviathan937
04-29-2013, 09:11 AM
When you report back can you state if it's the international or Japanese version?

Was able to test it out tonight, working fine, my brother was able to join and play in my game no problem.

I only have the international version of the game though, so cannot speak for the Japanese version. (I would be interested to find out about the Jap. version because i have been thinking about getting it for the stackable G's)

Cheers,
Matt

Deific Aberrant
04-30-2013, 11:03 PM
C:
-Chromehounds (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/chromehounds/overview/)

-Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/colin-mcrae-dirt-2/overview/) DiRT net is down.
-Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (PC) (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/colin-mcrae-dirt-2-pc/overview/) DiRT net is down.


DiRT 2 & DiRT 3 are on sale right now through Steam. I'm downloading them atm; however, for DiRT 2, people are saying that they still play online... I'll be able to verify that once I'm finished downloading though.

Just wanted to give a heads up in case DiRT 2 (PC) still does have online servers/achievements.

THE DEADLY DOG
04-30-2013, 11:59 PM
DiRT 2 & DiRT 3 are on sale right now through Steam. I'm downloading them atm; however, for DiRT 2, people are saying that they still play online... I'll be able to verify that once I'm finished downloading though.

Just wanted to give a heads up in case DiRT 2 (PC) still does have online servers/achievements.

Yes but what about Dirt.net? I think it's different than that of the online servers for DiRT

Deific Aberrant
05-01-2013, 03:35 AM
You're right - Dirt.net is down. I saw the 'red' lettering for the game which means no more online achievements. Figured if there is still online play then the achievements should still work; however, Dirt.net was what kept the tournaments (from what I read so far) so the achievements are affected :(

I still wonder if the non-tourney online achievements will pop though, but they seem a bit lengthy. I'll update you if there's any luck on some online achievements popping when I can...

Sorry about that!

THE DEADLY DOG
05-01-2013, 01:03 PM
You're right - Dirt.net is down. I saw the 'red' lettering for the game which means no more online achievements. Figured if there is still online play then the achievements should still work; however, Dirt.net was what kept the tournaments (from what I read so far) so the achievements are affected :(

I still wonder if the non-tourney online achievements will pop though, but they seem a bit lengthy. I'll update you if there's any luck on some online achievements popping when I can...

Sorry about that!

No need to be sorry man. The only way this list stays current and relevant is if people play games and check games. Cheers to you for hitting that up--would have been nice to be able to take those two down off of the list.

mcnichoj
05-03-2013, 03:36 AM
Here's a news story about WWE All Stars servers:

http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/04/wwe-all-stars-online-servers-shut-off/

Still someone should check to be completely sure.

Edit: User BOOBWHACKER confirmed they're gone.

lethalerror
05-06-2013, 01:11 PM
not surprised to see how many are ea games

Miramax7000
05-07-2013, 07:10 PM
Thanks for creating this thread. Been looking for something like this.

Apart from the worst offenders EA who give a bit of notice on their server shutdown page, do the other developers/publishers normally let you know in advance? (and with sufficient time to buy the game and complete the achievements?)

I always seem to find out randomly for non EA games that are shutting down and miss out half the time.

THE DEADLY DOG
05-07-2013, 07:16 PM
Thanks for creating this thread. Been looking for something like this.

Apart from the worst offenders EA who give a bit of notice on their server shutdown page, do the other developers/publishers normally let you know in advance? (and with sufficient time to buy the game and complete the achievements?)

I always seem to find out randomly for non EA games that are shutting down and miss out half the time.

I would say yes most devs give some fair warning before they 'cut the cord' so to speak.

anthonyd46
05-08-2013, 05:45 AM
Here's a news story about WWE All Stars servers:

http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/04/wwe-all-stars-online-servers-shut-off/

Still someone should check to be completely sure.

Edit: User BOOBWHACKER confirmed they're gone.

nice of them to give notice

THE DEADLY DOG
05-08-2013, 02:22 PM
New addition:

WWE All Stars (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/wwe-all-stars/overview/)

Source:
http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/04/wwe-all-stars-online-servers-shut-off/

Thanks to
mcnichoj (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=43449)

Looter1
05-08-2013, 05:44 PM
New addition:

WWE All Stars (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/wwe-all-stars/overview/)

Source:
http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/04/wwe-all-stars-online-servers-shut-off/

Thanks to
mcnichoj (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=43449)


Damn - the online ones are the only ones I'm missing for this game *sigh*

THE DEADLY DOG
05-09-2013, 05:15 PM
Well another announcement--possibly much to the dismay over DCC lovers everywhere.

Doritos Crash Course (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/doritos-crash-course/overview/) has been removed from the XBL marketplace.

Couple important points:
1) You can still buy the DLC and play it.
2) You can still download the game so long as you previously downloaded it before.
3*) I am unsure about the validity of this statement, but to the best of my knowledge the servers for DCC have not been dropped meaning you can still grab the achievements with friends.

Ash Abe Add
05-26-2013, 10:57 PM
Is there a way to host a server? I would enjoy playing some game and even getting some missed achievements.

kaleido42
05-26-2013, 11:11 PM
Is there a way to host a server? I would enjoy playing some game and even getting some missed achievements.

No

Felonious Monk
05-27-2013, 12:12 AM
Well another announcement--possibly much to the dismay over DCC lovers everywhere.

Doritos Crash Coursew (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/doritos-crash-course/overview/) has been removed from the XBL marketplace.


It's because they don't want people looking back, comparing the two and wondering what happened.

kaleido42
05-27-2013, 01:19 AM
It's because they don't want people looking back, comparing the two and wondering what happened.

Then why is both it and the DLC available again ;)

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Doritos-Crash-Course/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410a71

THE DEADLY DOG
05-27-2013, 01:36 AM
Aha! Doritos has returned. Off the list she goes.

Djangolulu
05-29-2013, 04:09 AM
No surprise that a high percentage of these games are sports games...

Ninja Eagle
05-29-2013, 05:16 AM
No surprise that a high percentage of these games are sports games...
And EA games.

supadryz
05-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Just wondering if anyone knows if The Club servers are closed?

Felonious Monk
05-31-2013, 02:53 PM
Just wondering if anyone knows if The Club servers are closed?
I'll double check when we get the 360s running in 20 min but I think matchmaking is just super dead.

Jackx289
06-01-2013, 06:42 PM
UFC 3 servers appear to be down. I tried a week or so ago with no luck and no luck again today...I was halfway done with the ranked wins. I hope it's temporary.

Galarzaa90
06-04-2013, 02:35 AM
I think PGR4 servers were shutdown too, PGR on demand has been unavailable for a while now

THE DEADLY DOG
06-04-2013, 02:52 AM
I think PGR4 servers were shutdown too, PGR on demand has been unavailable for a while now

UFC 3 servers appear to be down. I tried a week or so ago with no luck and no luck again today...I was halfway done with the ranked wins. I hope it's temporary.

I don't have either of these games. Anyone mind confirming?

supadryz
06-05-2013, 06:40 PM
I'll double check when we get the 360s running in 20 min but I think matchmaking is just super dead.


Did you find out if the servers are still working

Felonious Monk
06-05-2013, 06:43 PM
Did you find out if the servers are still working
Yeah, I was able to get on. Want to test to see if you can connect to a match I host?

I won't be able to actually do anything achievement wise at the moment because I'm working, but I'll do it to put your mind at ease.

EDIT: I see why you're asking; you've not even played it yet. It is allowing me to host, though, and I don't believe it'd give me that ability if the LIVE tracker was down on it.

I don't have either of these games. Anyone mind confirming?
PGR on Demand in PGR4 may be down just like the PGR3 PGRTV or whatever, just like tournaments are inaccessible because it was a feature that a Bizarre employee would have to physically deploy and couldn't be automated. But actual ranked servers were still working as of two days ago.

EDIT: Ranked multiplayer definitely working, joined a match just now, quit. Mostly people playing Bulldog, though. May pop it back in to check tourney stuff if I have time.

EDIT2: Do not have any UFCs in the store. Someone else will have to check it.

THE DEADLY DOG
06-05-2013, 06:52 PM
Yeah, I was able to get on. Want to test to see if you can connect to a match I host?

I won't be able to actually do anything achievement wise at the moment because I'm working, but I'll do it to put your mind at ease.


PGR on Demand in PGR4 may be down just like the PGR3 PGRTV or whatever, just like tournaments are inaccessible because it was a feature that a Bizarre employee would have to physically deploy and couldn't be automated. But actual ranked servers were still working as of two days ago.

Thanks Monky.

mcnichoj
06-07-2013, 01:57 AM
UFC 3 servers appear to be down. I tried a week or so ago with no luck and no luck again today...I was halfway done with the ranked wins. I hope it's temporary.Sorry but they're gone for good. The online passes have been down for a while and THQ no longer have the UFC license.

Deadly I don't think you need any more verification, Jack has over 170k gamerscore and has recently played the game. He's pretty reliable.

THE DEADLY DOG
06-07-2013, 02:45 AM
Sorry but they're gone for good. The online passes have been down for a while and THQ no longer have the UFC license.

Deadly I don't think you need any more verification, Jack has over 170k gamerscore and has recently played the game. He's pretty reliable.

Rodger that. UFC 3 is now on the list.

mcnichoj
06-07-2013, 02:51 AM
Rodger that. UFC 3 is now on the list.You should also remember to remove DCC.

THE DEADLY DOG
06-07-2013, 03:12 AM
You should also remember to remove DCC.

Coulda swore I did, but clearly I did not. Thanks for keeping ontop of it.

supadryz
06-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Yeah, I was able to get on. Want to test to see if you can connect to a match I host?

I won't be able to actually do anything achievement wise at the moment because I'm working, but I'll do it to put your mind at ease.

EDIT: I see why you're asking; you've not even played it yet. It is allowing me to host, though, and I don't believe it'd give me that ability if the LIVE tracker was down on it.


Yep! Not picked it up yet, I played it on my old gamertag & loved the game. Looking to pick 2 copies up so I can get the 10,001 kills using 2 xbox's.

might just order it anyway as you can pick it up for about 3.00. But from what you say it's still working.

natsu92dk
06-15-2013, 01:31 PM
aww man, i i just bough Army of Two, to get the story refreshed and to get the achievements in that game :(

anthonyd46
06-21-2013, 07:07 AM
Hey why are all the sports 2k games on this list?

The only thing that is down on those is league servers. You can still do matchmaking. Or is this list basically a list of games you can't get 1000G in cause of the servers?

Regardless you should take MLB 2k9 off the list the servers might be shut off but no achievements are tied those servers you can still get 1000/1000G in that game.

THE DEADLY DOG
06-21-2013, 11:22 AM
Hey why are all the sports 2k games on this list?

The only thing that is down on those is league servers. You can still do matchmaking. Or is this list basically a list of games you can't get 1000G in cause of the servers?

Regardless you should take MLB 2k9 off the list the servers might be shut off but no achievements are tied those servers you can still get 1000/1000G in that game.

If you read the description of this thread you noticed this is for any game that has shut down servers regardless of whether or not achievements are tied to it.

mcnichoj
06-22-2013, 06:54 AM
Hey why are all the sports 2k games on this list?

The only thing that is down on those is league servers. You can still do matchmaking. Or is this list basically a list of games you can't get 1000G in cause of the servers?

Regardless you should take MLB 2k9 off the list the servers might be shut off but no achievements are tied those servers you can still get 1000/1000G in that game.Some games don't require multiplayer but multiplayer makes it easier.
Another thing is it shows the track record for companies/game series. So old games may not have had online achievements but newer ones might.

anthonyd46
06-22-2013, 07:27 PM
If you read the description of this thread you noticed this is for any game that has shut down servers regardless of whether or not achievements are tied to it.

thats fine but your list says mlb 2k9 achievement that the onlines are tied to the server they are not


Red color game names- Achievements linked to online servers.

They aren't

THE DEADLY DOG
06-22-2013, 09:32 PM
thats fine but your list says mlb 2k9 achievement that the onlines are tied to the server they are not


Red color game names- Achievements linked to online servers.

They aren't

Guide says otherwise.
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/major-league-baseball-2k9/guide/

Overview:
Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 4/10 (9/10 without adjusting stats)
Offline: 48 (930)
Online: 2 (70)
Step 3: Online Play
There are only two online achievements in this game, but one of them can be a supreme pain in the neck. Go to the Xbox Live menu and play a Quick Ranked Match. In finishing the game you will get the I Could Have Been a Contender achievement, but Team 2K is considerably more difficult. To get that, you need to win a 9 inning game against someone that has the achievement. It took me 12 games or so to get this, because the people I beat didn’t have it, and those that did, quit early. If you are really hunting, just check the opponent’s gamertag before hand to see if they have it and back out of the game if they don’t. Eventually you will get it, it just may take a while. If you want, check the FORUM to see if there is someone with the achievement willing to throw the game in exchange for cards. Human players are craftier, too, so it is likely that you will find an opportunity to get the Ya Can’t Get Fooled Again achievement, since some players will run on two strikes. The good news is, you can unlock cards in ranked games, so you are at least making progress there if it takes a while to get Team 2K.