updated 11:59 pm EDT, Thu April 3, 2014
Game matching, servers shutting down on May 31
The venerable GameSpy game hosting service will shut down after 17 years in operation. A brief posting by parent company Glu Mobile noted that "effective May 31, GameSpy will cease providing all hosting services for all games still using GameSpy. Thanks for a great ride!" Hundreds of games on nearly every platform are affected by the closure, including popular titles on OS X, iOS, Android, Windows, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.
Notable titles that will lose multiplayer support, and in some cases, CD key authentication are Civilization IV, Halo: Combat Evolved for Windows and OS X, Dungeon Defenders on Playstation 3, Gotham City Impostors, and Red Dead Redemption.
Most of the titles involved were published in 2010 or earlier. GameSpy no longer accepted new games after 2013. Glu reports that 800 developers and publishers still use its service.