Jagex's multiplayer arena combat game Transformers Universe launched in open beta on July 4 of this year. On January 31 it's shutting down for good. That was fast.
Remember back in 2011 when Activision's ambitious online service dedicated to the Call of Duty franchise and its players was going to be the best thing ever? It's shutting down forever on February 28. That's skull logo has never been more appropriate.
The makers of Ratchet and Clank turned their attention to Facebook last year, creating Outernauts, a hip, Pokémon-style battle game with absolutely splendid art design. Today Insomniac revealed plans to shut down the game's web presence on January 31, focusing on making a mobile version more people might play.
In America, we're 12 days into our government shutdown, and apparently everyone is cool doing without frilly things like benefits to military survivors or food inspections, because assigning blame for this stupid temper tantrum is terribly uncivil. But we draw the line when it affects our right to bear Pokémon, right?!
Today in Dumb Yet Hilarious Publicity Stunts, here's online gaming store Good Old Games honoring the U.S. government shutdown with a special sale.
Despite a strong brand name, positive early buzz, and the implementation of a new free-to-play model back in August, the massively multiplayer LEGO Universe will be closing its doors on January 31, 2012, the day imagination died.