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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:18PM Addfwyn said

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Wow, that may be one of the shortest lived online games I've seen 0.o

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 3:06PM aurickle said

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I believe it is actually the shortest-lived MMO in history.

The previous record, far as I know, was held by Seed which launched on May 2, 2006 and was canceled on September 28 of the same year. 149 days of life.

APB launched on June 29, 2010 and today is September 16. 80 days of life!

When a game lasts just over half as long as the previously shortest-lived MMO you KNOW there's a problem!
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 4:06PM (Unverified) said

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Actually I think that title (still) belongs to Auran's Fury.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6195434.html?sid=6195434&part=rss&subj=6195434
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 5:38PM aurickle said

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According to that article, Fury went into administrations after just a couple months but the servers continued to operate for quite a while. The article announcing the server shut-down was written in August and Fury had launched the prior October.

Here's a good article: http://www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/loadFeature/2952/The-Four-Shortest-Lived-MMOs.html

Fury is listed as the #2 shortest. Seed was #1. Now they've both been bumped by APB.
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Posted: Sep 17th 2010 5:48PM Arsinek said

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Not surprising. Seemed like the most boring game ever. What was the point of it anyway?
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:17PM (Unverified) said

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Omg...

Hahahahhahaha

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 1:32PM CCon99 said

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For someone who's a fanboy of MO, you shouldn't be so cocky because that terrible game is likely in for the same fate.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:17PM darthinfamous said

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Could this be considered the most short-lived MMO to date?

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:50PM (Unverified) said

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I don't know. Fury was pretty short lived as well...
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 2:38PM Noah K said

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I didn't even know it had been released yet!! LOL.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 4:02PM (Unverified) said

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well, that's sad to hear.

Didn't like the game, but my favorite MMO was shut down.... if even one person called this their MMO home then my thoughts go out to them.

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:18PM (Unverified) said

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Well this sucks!

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:20PM wcanyon said

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I'm really surprised they didn't go F2P first. Maybe the game isn't item-based enough to pull that off.

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:39PM Issmir said

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Once they were in administration, they wouldn't have been able to go free to play unless someone the game first.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:19PM kaion said

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So much for the patch from the article two hours ago.

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:25PM (Unverified) said

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I honestly didn't see that coming. They were going to do an update today for pureskill servers and now the game is being shut down. How odd.

Oh well, I should have seen the writing on the wall. Only a few hundred people were playing during prime time. Hopefully there is another game like this in the future as I had a blast.

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:20PM Syesta said

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Oh my word...
3 Months? Really?

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:23PM wcanyon said

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That's only 33 million per month, whadayou complaining about?
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Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:21PM Thac0 said

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That was quick. I'm not surprised though; no content and just a lot of running around brainlessly shooting. How long can you keep people hooked on that, there are real FPS games out there that did it better minus the customization..... customization doesn't make a game.

Posted: Sep 16th 2010 12:22PM mttgamer said

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I remember posters at gamestop for APB....and now it's closing up shop.

This game was like a Supernova, burned brighter and brighter until it just collapsed into a black hole.....

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