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Collectible card game Battleforge being closed after four years
Posted: 07.09.2013 17:51 by Comments: 13
Free-to-play virtual collectible card game Battleforge will be shuttering on the 31st October, which is unsurprising with the closure of developer EA Phenomic.


On the official site, the following announcement was made:

Skylords,

Today we bring sad news to the world of Nyn as the rift between our worlds is coming to a close, and with this we come to the unfortunate retirement of BattleForge.

The decision to retire older games is never easy. We hope you’ve enjoyed playing BattleForge as much as we enjoyed making it and we wish to extend our sincerest thanks to all of our passionate and dedicated players for supporting BattleForge over the past 4 years. Those of you who still have a balance of in-game currency are encouraged to spend it before the game is shut down on October 31st and is no longer available for play.


Battleforge was launched in 2009 to mixed reviews.
Source: Battleforge
Related games: BattleForge (PC)

Comments

By Mindrax (SI Core) on Sep 07, 2013
Mindrax
Rest in peace.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2013
danfreeman
Aaaand this is why i don`t like online games,eventually they die and you will NEVER be able to play them again.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2013
JonahFalcon
How is that different than single player games that can't be played on modern systems like Grim Fandango?
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Sep 08, 2013
Gale47
It is very much different. Singleplayer games can always be emulated. Plus, if you invested a lot of money and time in an online game that's shutting down soon, tough luck. SP games, on the other hand, are a one-time buy and you don't need to worry about anything else.
Emulation FTW ^^
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Sep 08, 2013
danfreeman
Hey Jonah,i still have the original Septerra Core cd from ages ago and guess what? It still works just fine.Stop asking stupid questions and remember we are pc gamers,while console gamers bow down and accept the fact that they have to re-buy a game that they played just a console generation ago,with nothing added to them mind you,they`re just made to run on the new console,we make shit work.There are sites dedicated to making old games run on new sistems,GoG is all about that and you know what,they are doing a hell of a job at it.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 08, 2013
nocutius
Exactly, emulators are quite easy to use so that's a non issue for the PC crowd.

This really is a big negative point for the always online games in general, you don't buy them instead you basically only rent them for whatever duration the other side deems fit.

Still didn't stop me from funding MechWarrior Online :).
As long as you are aware that you're not actually buying anything that's fine.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Sep 08, 2013
Gale47
GoG rules!
My copy of "Beneath A Steel Sky" is from that site.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 09, 2013
herodotus
And I've been planning on playing this for years now, and now it folds (get it? Like a deck of cards? oh forget it....).
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Sep 09, 2013
Mindrax
LOL :)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 09, 2013
SirRoderick
Oh that's funny Jonah, I just happen to be looking at my brother next to me playing Grim Fandango. Wonderful example!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 11, 2013
FoolWolf
Well, don't blame Jonah - he still believes we are on win 3.1 ;)

@Hero LOL! :D

Hehe, I guess that's the cue to start wrapping up the work day and get something less serious done - if anything at all. :)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Sep 11, 2013
SirRoderick
I was slightly paranoid for a second there, thought he had a camera in my house. But then I realised he would have made a different argument x3
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 13, 2013
herodotus
Camera in your house? That's a bit pervy...and a tad paranoid. Next you'll be seeing Aussie Drop Bears in the trees. Then again, they do get around so watch it walking at night.