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 Post subject: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:14 pm 
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Home of the Underdogs is no more, has ceased to be, it's an ex-dog, has expired and has gone to met its creator. :(

What do you think about it? It's a tragedy parallel to the loss of the library of alexandria, or it was just another site that bites the dust? I personally visited more Mobygames for games info, but I think I'm going to miss it, just like so many others pages I have enjoyed that have shutted down these years.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:35 pm 
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damn. :eek Oh well....... there's always mobygames!

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:18 pm 
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Over half the games weren't available anymore anyway and it was always really slow. I never went there.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:34 pm 
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WHAT? No! :eek
Awww I got to hear about and try so many good games because of them!
Like Larry Vales. Aw man. :(


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:28 am 
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Yea, that was a really worthwhile site. What happened, did the lady who ran it just get too busy to actually take care of it?

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
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The hosting site went bankrupt.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
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The site was as abandoned as the games it hosted, I'm surprised it managed to survive so many years (I think the last update was from 2003). Still, kind of sad. :(

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:08 pm 
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It's a real pity. Still, life goes on and perhaps someone else shall create a HOTU v2 site in memoriam.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
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WTF!? How did I not even know about this website the whole time?

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:32 pm 
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Quest For Glory Fan wrote:
WTF!? How did I not even know about this website the whole time?


Lol, the website was a classic! (if there ever was such a thing as a classic website lol) ;)


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:37 pm 
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It's true (on the classic comment). Even searching for info on an adventure game you were usually directed to the Underdogs, I'm not sure how you could have missed it!


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:19 am 
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always went to moby games. didn't even know there was an alternative.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
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THEY'RE ALIVE!!

Technically, they're two new versions not directly affliated with the original site (or even each other). There's also a revival project on Google Groups.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:38 pm 
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That's exciting! The first link must have something going on with the original though, they have the exact same layout and design.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
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Lady Pyro wrote:
That's exciting! The first link must have something going on with the original though, they have the exact same layout and design.


Yea the one I clicked on even had blog posts from 04 or 06. Unless they just copied the whole site exactly. I remember it years ago actually having the games for download, that doesnt seem to be the case now, which is a good and a bad thing, although most of the really old ones can't be bought anywhere anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Home of the Underdogs
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I think the first link is still going to have the downloads, they're just not up yet.


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