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#181 n8rockerasu

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

EA maintains their own servers anyway. So, the XBL sub has nothing to do with it. Now, if we're arguing "online pass" games, then yeah...it's horseshit. But the only way to stop it is to vote with your wallets. As long as people keep supporting the product, you're just telling them how much you like it and to do it harder.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:28 AM

EA maintains their own servers anyway. So, the XBL sub has nothing to do with it.

NBA 2K11 is not an EA game. It's barely a year and a half old.

But the only way to stop it is to vote with your wallets. As long as people keep supporting the product, you're just telling them how much you like it and to do it harder.

No argument there.

#183 jdawgg76

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:01 AM

When the xbox was a fledgling console about to be born unto the gaming world, EA threatened to withhold it's games from the new console. Because Microsoft knew the xbox wouldn't survive without one of the biggest if not the biggest publisher, they caved and let EA run it's own servers, despite the fact that Microsoft would be running servers for nearly everyone else (see below). EA used precedence from the fact that they had control of PS2 servers to some degree. I don't know if they completely ran PS2 servers or if they just could decide when games wouldn't be supported on them anymore, but they definitely had the ability to shut them down like when they got the ESPN rights and immediately shut down the NFL2k5 servers. Or when they routinely shut down certain games such as they do now. EA also has control of PS3 servers.

There are only two other companies with some sort of involvement with servers. Sega/2k had some sort of control and 2k closes servers of games once they get a couple years old (usually) or are replaced with a new version (closing servers on the Bigs sometime after The Bigs 2 comes out). Also, Sega closed the servers for Chromehounds. Since 2k left Sega, Sega has not closed down another game so maybe that ability left with 2k? 2k also has control of PS3 servers, I don't know of any Sega games shut down on PS3 servers.

Also, supposedly, THQ has control over some ranked servers for certain games, but not all servers meaning unranked servers are not affected. Google Frontlines to see what random people on the interwebs say.

Of course, Sony shuts down games on PS3 servers as well. I remember The Show 2008 being closed pretty early.

#184 n8rockerasu

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:31 AM

NBA 2K11 is not an EA game. It's barely a year and a half old.


I know. This thread is largely for EA games though. I didn't realize your question was specifically about 2K11. Sports games are pretty much just a wild card. I've seen 2K shut down servers as soon as the next game came out though. At the end of the day, companies will do whatever they can get away with.

#185 jdawgg76

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:13 AM

Anyone mind helping or need help with NBA 2K11 hit me up,

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I'll send you a FR.

Also, luckily no console games affected by this list, but I figured I'd post it anyway. Do windows phone games have achievements?


May 28, 2012 -- Online Services ShutdownConnected features for the following products will be discontinued May 28, 2012:
  • Bejeweled™ for feature phones
  • Bejeweled™ for Android
  • BOGGLE for Palm
  • BOOM BLOX™ for feature phones
  • CONNECT 4 for Palm
  • JAMDAT™ Bowling 2 for feature phones
  • Pictionary® for feature phones
  • Rock Band® for Android, iPhone, Palm and feature phones
  • Spore™ for iPod and feature phones
  • Tetris® for feature phones
  • The Sims™ DJ for feature phones
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09 for feature phones
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 11 for feature phones
  • YAHTZEE™ for Palm

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#186 jdawgg76

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:26 AM

Unfortunately, this one slipped by. On July 16th 2K posted that NBA2k11 servers would go down on July 30th. I tried last night and all online features stated that the server was not available except ranked online games. Found an opponent and played a full game. I don't know if the ranked wins achievements still work though since I lost.
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#187 Dthib87

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:53 PM

So you can't play teamup anymore? They said only roster updates and those features would to down not the game modes. Won't be buying 2k13 if that's the case.

#188 jdawgg76

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:08 AM

So you can't play teamup anymore? They said only roster updates and those features would to down not the game modes. Won't be buying 2k13 if that's the case.

I didn't try team up. My impression was that only basic games work, but I don't know for sure.



BURNOUT REVENGE SERVERS ARE BACK UP!!!

Apparently, the servers for Burnout Revenge went back up a few weeks after the shutdown. I just tried an online match and I got on the servers. Noone was online of course, but hey it works so if you need one of those chevos, get em quick. I still need the crash mode, win 50 races and 100 revenges. I'm pretty close on the first two. Can't believe this went under the radar so long.
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#189 KaneRobot

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:40 AM

...of course I sold Burnout Revenge as soon as I heard the servers were going down. Ugh. Now I'll buy it again and they'll take them down for good a week later or something.
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#190 jdawgg76

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:52 AM

I didn't think Atari had the capability to shutdown servers, but here it is straight from litepink on trueachievements.com. If anybody wants to boost these, I need them as well and hope to knock them out before Borderlands 2 comes out.

Atari has revealed that the online severs for Test Drive Unlimited will be going out of commission on September 29th, 2012. This leaves you with about three and a half weeks to participate in multiplayer races and obtain the game’s several online only achievements. Those achievements are:


Posted ImagePosted ImageThe MULTIPLAYER VIC. - LEVEL 1 achievement in Test Drive Unlimited worth 21 pointsTake 3 victories in multiplayer races. Only RANKED MATCHES are counted.



Posted ImagePosted ImageThe MULTIPLAYER VIC. - LEVEL 2 achievement in Test Drive Unlimited worth 48 pointsTake 15 victories in multiplayer races. Only RANKED MATCHES are counted.



Posted ImagePosted ImageThe MULTIPLAYER VIC. - LEVEL 3 achievement in Test Drive Unlimited worth 75 pointsTake 30 victories in multiplayer races. Only RANKED MATCHES are counted.



Posted ImagePosted ImageThe SHARING CUSTOM CHALLENGES achievement in Test Drive Unlimited worth 21 pointsShare 3 custom challenges in the Drive-Ins.



Posted ImagePosted ImageThe CUSTOM CHALLENGE VICTORIES achievement in Test Drive Unlimited worth 27 pointsTake 2 victories in the custom challenges of the Drive-Ins.



Posted ImagePosted ImageThe CLUB MEMBER achievement in Test Drive Unlimited worth 15 pointsCreate a Club or become a member of an existing Club.



Posted ImagePosted ImageThe CLUB RACE VICTORIES achievement in Test Drive Unlimited worth 30 pointsTake 3 victories in Inter-Club races.



Posted ImagePosted ImageThe TRADE achievement in Test Drive Unlimited worth 14 pointsBuy or sell a vehicle from/to another member on TRADE.



There are several other achievements that are obtainable online but can be accomplished in single player as well; the above achievements require an online connection and therefore will be unobtainable at the end of the month.

Test Drive Unlimited was originally released six years ago in September 2006. Test Drive Unlimited 2 was released in February 2011, and will be unaffected by this server closure.

#191 jdawgg76

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:27 AM

9-5 again: Did some more digging and found that there is another closure in a few days: Phantasy Star Universe servers will close September 7th 2012. This does not affect the achievements from the main game, just all of the achievements from the now free DLC. You must have a paid subscription to play the DLC, but any active subs will be refunded in a prorated fashion.


Also, apparently Konami runs its own servers for more recent PES games. Just found out the PES 10 and 09 are shut down, however, PES games from before are still up since those servers are run by Microsoft.

#192 jdawgg76

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:45 PM

Just bumping as a reminder that the phantasy star universe servers close today.

#193 jdawgg76

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:25 AM

EA Server Closures:
October 11, 2012 -- Online Services Shutdown
  • EA SPORTS PGA TOUR Golf Challenge for Facebook
  • Tee Shot Live for iPhone and iPod Touch
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360


#194 jdawgg76

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:26 AM

Another one bites the dust soon:

November 1, 2012 -- Online Services Shutdown

  • The Sims 3 Pets for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Doesn't seem to have any online cheevos...

#195 The Dord

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:45 AM

Another one bites the dust soon:

November 1, 2012 -- Online Services Shutdown

  • The Sims 3 Pets for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Doesn't seem to have any online cheevos...


My mother won't like this one.. :lol:


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#196 GLOCKGLOCK

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Looks like 2K sports screwed us over again on Nov 1st:

http://www.2ksports....ws/2ksports/416

Only servers they are keeping active are NBA 2K13 and MLB 2K12. That means NBA 2K12 was barely supported for a year.
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#197 Vendetta_x360

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:06 AM

Looks like 2K sports screwed us over again on Nov 1st:

http://www.2ksports....ws/2ksports/416

Only servers they are keeping active are NBA 2K13 and MLB 2K12. That means NBA 2K12 was barely supported for a year.


Apparently a few other ones still work.

http://www.trueachie...ality-again.htm

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#198 jdawgg76

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

I can vouch for College Hoops 2k8 and All Pro Football 2k8 still working and they look fairly active for older games. I joined a league in both so they are still fully operational and they haven't shut down all but online matching which is the norm. If anyone wants to boost those, Top Spin 2 & 4, Don King Boxing, The Bigs 2 and Virtua Tennis 4 (isn't that 2k still?) let me know as I would rather knock them out now than miss out the chance later.
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#199 GLOCKGLOCK

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

Apparently a few other ones still work.

http://www.trueachie...ality-again.htm


Yea, I was thinking that some of the random servers would stay up since the 2K announcement was so vague. I was actually unable to connect to the servers in NBA 2K12 Saturday morning and started searching around online and found that announcement. Giving NBA 2K12 barely a year of support is pretty poor, especially considering how popular the game is. Didn't they try to pull this last year and 2K pushed back the server closings for a few months after people complained about it? I guess with no lockout this year they didn't feel compelled to support the game. I know they want to get people to move to 2K13, but the games usually sell well so I'm not sure that brute forcing people to upgrade is the way to treat a loyal customer-base. It is pretty sad when a game that includes a year in its title doesn't even support online play for that entire year. :hot:
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#200 jdawgg76

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

The retail Ghostbusters is supposed to be down for good, but some people still seem to be able to play online for the time being. Thanks for no warning. Cheves seem too buggy to be worth trying I think.

Ghostbusters STILL works. The press release included the 360 version, but it did not get shut down like the PS3 and PC versions. Could be a foreboding warning for 360 servers though.

Edited by jdawgg76, 16 January 2013 - 10:17 PM.

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#201 jdawgg76

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

Oops. I thought this was posted here already, but this is probably too little too late:

January 19, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown
  • Trenches II for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
January 14, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

  • The Sims 2 for PC/MAC and TheSims2.com
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
January 3, 2013 -- Online Services Shutdown

  • FIFA Manager 11 for PC
Included the non-360 stuff just in case it affected anyone who checks here. My bad on the sports games that ended on the 11th.

#202 jdawgg76

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Not quite a 360 game, but figured I would post it here since it affects achievements.
From eurogamer.net:
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Microsoft will switch off Halo 2 PC multiplayer next month.

15th February will mark the service end date for Halo 2 PC multiplayer. There are multiplayer Achievements for the game. After Halo 2 goes offline, they will be unobtainable.

"We've been monitoring the population for months, and it's been peaking consistently at approximately 20 players or less," explained Halo Waypoint's Jessica Shea.

"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.

"#singletear."

Halo 2 launched on PC in May 2007, two-and-a-half years after it released on Xbox.

Meanwhile, Microsoft revealed more information on new Spartan Ops episodes (the second half of Season One premieres next Monday), the Majestic Map Pack (due out late February) and new specialisations.

Next week two new Specialisations will be released for all Halo 4 players. Pioneer introduces a Fast Track armour mod that allows players to rank up more quickly, and Pathfinder includes the Gunner armour mod, which decreases the time of weapon overheat when occupying a vehicle weapon position, and increases player speed while carrying a detached turret.

Anyone know where I could get a copy at a decent price?

Edited by jdawgg76, 17 January 2013 - 05:55 PM.

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#203 Vendetta_x360

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Yay for Halo 2 PC getting extended to June 2013.

Rather than wait and put it off, my buddies and I decided to do it last night. Got all the online done. Now to play the campaign :D

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#204 jdawgg76

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

Holy crap! All of it that quick? Did you get a deal on Halo 2? I've been looking for it for awhile now.
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#205 TimboSliceGB

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

i hate how EA shuts servers down. I understand the games are 2 years old but really they are two years old i still play nhl 11 because i don't see a need to upgrade. I pay money for a product it should not be allowed to shut online servers down.

#206 The Ebbtide

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:39 AM

Did you get a deal on Halo 2? I've been looking for it for awhile now.

NewEgg has it for $17.49 with free shipping. Amazon's price jumps around that same area, but if you lack Amazon Prime you need more items to get free shipping.

#207 jdawgg76

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:22 AM

From Mechberg's Week In Review posted today on the Forzamotorsport Forums:

Forza 2 servers decommissions coming March 15
A quick heads up for Forza Motorsport 2 players: On March 15, we will be shutting down the Forza 2 servers. What does this mean for you? Essentially it means that auction house and gifting functionality will no longer be available. Players will still be able to race online in Forza Motorsport 2 via Xbox LIVE and the leaderboards will continue to function as normal.

Apparently, only one achievement will be affected:

Car Broker37 (20)
Buy or sell 10 cars online in the Auction House.
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#208 David Hibiki

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

All Pro Football doesn't work AFAIK. My friend Ryan said the servers were shut down so we are going to look for Blitz The League 2 copies.

#209 MSUHitman

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

All Pro Football doesn't work AFAIK. My friend Ryan said the servers were shut down so we are going to look for Blitz The League 2 copies.


Good luck, extremely hard to find at GameStop and I think that game sells for around $30 used now.

Edit: $36 shipped from Go Hastings Amazon page.

#210 jdawgg76

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Basic gaming in all pro football should work. It should only be league and tournament stuff that doesn't work.

Also, I just found out Dirtnet has been shut down for Dirt 2 on xbox, ps3 and PC meaning two achievements are dead. Racing online is still possible though.
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