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Popular mirror and download site FileFront today revealed that it will "indefinitely suspend" site operations on March 30, 2009 due to current economic conditions. The sited urged users to download and archive any files they may want before that date.

While owner Ziff Davis recently sold the bulk of its video game-related sites, which also resulted in the closure of print magazine EGM, buyer UGO was reportedly uninterested in FileFront. The site continued operations as part of Ziff's PCMag Digital Network.

"We would like to give a warm thank you to all of you who have been part of the FileFront communities we have built together," reads FileFront's farewell. "Your support has had a meaningful impact for all of us here at FileFront. Again, we want to give you a sincere 'thank you' for your support over the years and wish you all the very best."
Source: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57854

Dear FileFront User:


We regret to inform you that due to the current economic conditions we are forced to indefinitely suspend the FileFront site operations on March 30, 2009. If you have uploaded files, images or posted blogs, or if you would like to download some of your favorite files, please take this opportunity to download them before March 30th when the site will be suspended.


We would like to give a warm thank you to all of you who have been part of the FileFront communities we have built together. Your support has had a meaningful impact for all of us here at FileFront. Again, we want to give you a sincere “thank you” for your support over the years and wish you all the very best.


Keep gaming alive,

FileFront Management and Team.

[email protected]
Source: http://farewell.filefront.com/

April 02, 2009 Update:

FileFront has been acquired by the original founders of the site and will NOT be suspended as previously announced. This is NOT an April Fool's Joke.

After learning about Ziff Davis Media's plan to shut down FileFront at the end of March, the original founders of FileFront made the decision to buy it back from Ziff Davis Media.

We're happy to announce to the gaming community that as of today, April 1st, 2009, FileFront is a completely independent company again and is no longer part of Ziff Davis Media. All previously suspended services should be active and working again. We thank Ziff Davis Media for their cooperation and willingness to keep the site and community alive.

Due to the very unfortunate timing of this event and related announcements on March 24th and April 1st (April Fool's Day), we'd like to make it perfectly clear that:

1) The March 24th announcement about FileFront shutting down was NOT an early April Fool's joke and Ziff Davis Media had every intention of shutting down FileFront by the end of March.

2) This announcement about the original founders buying back FileFront from Ziff Davis Media is also NOT an April Fool's joke.

3) We're making this announcement on April 1st because the deal was completed today and we want to bring all services back online immediately.

4) We would NEVER shut down FileFront as an April Fool's joke.

5) We are happy to be back!

FileFront has existed in one form or another (originally as FileLeech and Voodoo Extreme's downloads) since 1997. In the last 12 years, FileFront has become the gaming community's most comprehensive and trafficked library hosting millions of files for thousands of games while requiring no registration and providing uncapped download speeds. We look forward to improving FileFront and serving the gaming community for years to come.

Welcome home. Game On!

Email us, [email protected]
Source: http://welcome.filefront.com/
 
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Does this mean the forums are going bye-bye until we find a new host?
 
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I would just like to say one thing regarding the matter of filefront.

**** **** **** **** ****

Ill miss them :cry:
 
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what about these forums
 
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Skyrider should shed some light on that.

BTW aside from this forum. With esf-world down the only remaining site that hosts ESF files "hl2files" will allso go down.
 
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well i hope sky finds somewhere soon
 
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One of my favorite sites.. :/
 
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That's a shame. I usually defaulted to FileFront when I felt like picking up a demo or a mod on an impulse.

I will, however, made do with the loss. There are plenty of other file distributors out there, and I'm sure Sky will work around the obvious hosting issue with all due diligence.
 
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well he has 5 days to do so lol but still i mean i hate the economic fail it sucks sucks sucks
 
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R.I.P. FF
Also, Sky, if you don't find a host, YOU will R.I.P. too ^^
 
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We are currently not even hosted on FF's server. But eventually, yes. Even the esf.filefront.com host goes down. But since as I mentioned above we are not hosted on it, and atm on DJ's/Skizer's server. No reason for concern.

R.I.P. FF
Also, Sky, if you don't find a host, YOU will R.I.P. too ^^
*cough*.. aread above.
 
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thankgood ness for skizer and dj 3 cheers for dj and skizer for beaing there
 
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I'm disappointed / sad though FF goes down. I've worked my ass off on it >_>.
 
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then fight to keep it up also i carnt acsess my files on there since last month for some reason
 

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I loved Filefront. It was by far the best files site on the net.

This sucks.
 
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The economy is even effecting the internets now :/. That sucks. I did not use it often, but when I did, it had exactly what I wanted.
 
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Sky. Talk to Tour. Maybe TeamRaD will host the Forums for you.
 
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Don't worry about it, we'll find a host ourselves.
 
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I mean if not found by then, use it till you find one.
 
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Our forums aren't hosted on FileFront Deathshot..
 
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