FileFront Comes Back

FileFront Comes Back

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FileFront, which announced in late March that it was suspending operations at the end of the month, has made a comeback.

The site has been acquired by its original founders from previous owner Ziff Davis, which had bought FileFront in 2005 but more recently has been struggling with financial difficulties. Following the sale of 1Up to UGO, ZD said it would continue to operate FileFront for as long as it could but it was clear the site was on shaky ground and on March 24 an announcement was made that the plug was being pulled.

But a last-minute reprieve has given FileFront new life. A new message on the site says, "We're happy to announce to the gaming community that as of today... 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."

Pains have also been taken to assure readers that despite the timing, the announcement of the shutdown was not an early April Fool's joke; Ziff Davis had "every intention" of terminating FileFront at the end of March, and the deal to transfer ownership to the founders just happened to be completed on April 1.

"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," the announcement continues. "We look forward to improving FileFront and serving the gaming community for years to come."

Good news indeed.

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Hooray!

Awful timing don't you think?

Huzzah!!

This is good news indeed. Whenever I needed a mod for a game, filefront was the first site I turned to.

Fantastic news. I hate having to login to that ridiculous FilePlanet.

Sweet! I didn't use it all that much... but perhaps I'll have to start using it now!

Wow, miracles do happen.

Im now a believer!

Yeah, I was about to say because I was still able to download files yesterday even though the site was supposively closed.

Yay, hail Filefront!

... I think I just channeled something :/

Cool. Nice to see that a good sites still running. Just a shame about the timing :D.

Wootah!

dekkarax:
Awful timing don't you think?

gah, hurgh *clutches heart* blea... *death*

 

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