I just came across news that IGN is doing a migration (IGN merged with Gamespy who runs all the planet sites) and they are going to wipe all Planet fan sites on August 31, 2009 or sometime thereafter.
I also read they were going to start to charge for hosting. This of course is sending searching for a way to access the site because to be honest it’s been so long I can’t even remember how. This site and the forums luckily are on my own hosting, but there’s still so much I have to move over.
IMO, the Planet site community has gone downhill when it comes to hosting. Gamespy was originally a grass roots game design fan based setup that seemed to care about games and building a community. Then they started getting corporate and merged with IGN which from what I’ve seen is a total mess and not at all advantageous for fansites. I get that they want to make money. I do. I guess they way they’ve changed over the years has left a bad taste in my mouth. They could barely centralize information for fansites or get their add code right when it was just Gamespy. Add IGN to the mix and kaboom.
Anyhow, I hope I can get all of the files from the old site because I’ve got quite a lot there that I’d rather not lose. I’ve contacted tech support at Gamespy. We’ll see.e-mail | print