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An index for online video games that are no longer officially supported

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Proposed By:
Pichu-kun on Dec 13th 2017 at 9:13:20 AM
Last Edited By:
Pichu-kun on Feb 25th 2018 at 5:27:33 PM
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It happens to many video games. With the rise of online gaming and Web Games, at one time or another they'll eventually stop being supported by their creators. The servers will go down or the game itself will be removed. Sometimes, fans will create new servers or they will outright remake the game from the ground-up, but many games fall through the cracks due to cease-and-desist orders, a lack of fans, or several other reasons.

This index is for online games that are no longer officially supported. Whether they are supported by fans or not is unimportant.

Compare to Abandonware, Missing Episode, and Canceled Video Games. Related to Temporary Online Content, where game content is made available online for a limited amount of time, and can no longer be obtained after it is taken offline.


Feedback: 15 replies

Dec 13th 2017 at 12:13:53 PM

Star Wars Galaxies, Dragon Ball Online.

Dec 13th 2017 at 1:35:52 PM

The Matrix Online - don't know the dates

Dec 13th 2017 at 8:56:04 PM

All games that were using the Nintendo servers for the DS or Wii. Which was nearly all of them.

Dec 14th 2017 at 7:15:31 AM

^ Are there any that required an internet connection?

Dec 14th 2017 at 10:22:03 AM

    Fighting Games 

Dec 15th 2017 at 4:22:03 AM

Compare Canceled Video Games, which also have their own pages despite not being playable.

Dec 15th 2017 at 5:21:03 AM

Club Penguin. Don't know when it started, but it ended either this year or last year.

Dec 17th 2017 at 1:08:34 PM

Only games with mandatory online should count.

Dec 21st 2017 at 6:08:59 AM

Not an example, but I found this, maybe this can help the index

Feb 25th 2018 at 1:19:49 PM

Launching soon since there doesn't seem anything else to do here.

Feb 25th 2018 at 2:08:13 PM

Add this to the end of the description:

Related to Temporary Online Content, where game content is made available online for a limited amount of time, and can no longer be obtained after it is taken offline.

Feb 25th 2018 at 2:13:21 PM

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena has a "Shut down MOBA" section, and pretty much all of the games listed there would qualify since they're, well, multiplayer online games.

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