Atomicgamer and its hosted sites are shutting down some time in July 2015.
Schbirid is in contact and trying to archive it all. They are supportive but it is a slow process. Schbirid has access to the Atomicgamer files and will see to get them archived. -> https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A"atomicgamer"&sort=-publicdate is getting populated step by step
The total of everything is about 9 Terabytes.
There is currently no official shutdown notice yet, only unofficial communication.
Hey all, I'm a guy from TF / AG. I don't have much to add really that Linguica hasn't already laid out.
- The main reason we're shutting down is, of course, money.
- The secondary reason is that the passion is gone for my brother and I and has been for awhile so fighting to keep it alive sounds exhausting. It has been 17 to 18 years.
- The end date isn't finalized yet. It's not days, but it's not months either. The sooner the better.
- We're willing to help out as reasonable to make the transition not suck. I don't think there's any particular asshole-ish desire to keep our hosted sites' domain names from them.
Even if the lights did switch off tomorrow, we do own the physical servers and I'm sure we could find someway to get the data back into your hands in this sort of worse case scenario. We could mail a tape backup over or something. :p
Sites in danger
http://www.atomicgamer.com/ Game database, reviews, big file database with lots of ancient files. Schbirid's old scripts might still work but for now we are trying to get permission for direct access to the files: http://pastebin.com/3wzgy0Kr & http://pastebin.com/BHm3kRft
Linked on http://www.atomicgamer.com/network.php:
http://www.curmudgeongamer.com/ seems hosted elsewhere
http://www.liberatedgames.com/ should be simple to grab
http://www.legendofzelda.com/ seems hosted elsewhere
http://www.nma-fallout.com/ seems hosted elsewhere
http://www.zeldadungeon.net seems hosted elsewhere
http://www.beyondunreal.com/ safe, the admin is maintaining it elsewhere
http://www.inside3d.com/ (Should be safe, Schbirid is closely connected)
http://www.toybattle.com/ seems to be by one of the owners
Subdomains to grab
http://sleague.civfanatics.com/index.php/Main_Page mediawiki, use wikiteam's tools
http://modiki.civfanatics.com/index.php/Main_Page mediawiki, use wikiteam's tools
http://old.civfanatics.com/ big but simple wget
http://heretic.linuxgames.com/ simple wget, archivebot?
http://civcomm.civfanatics.com/ looks simple, might by kinda big