Disaster In Japan Prompts Game Developers To Shut Down Servers


After the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Northern Japan on March 11th, those in the country’s gaming industry have taken the necessary steps to help conserve electricity. Konami has shut down it’s servers for it’s online game, Metal Gear Online, until further notice. Square Enix has also done the same with their mmorpgs Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV. In SE’s case they expect the servers to be online in a week. There will be no chargers for FFXI’s April pay cycle as a result. Click here to find out how you can help the victims of this disaster.


Written by: Sakinah - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Beastxjason on March 13th, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    It brings me comfort knowing the xbox 360 monster hunter servers are down. 2012

  2. #2 by jscar2000 on March 13th, 2011 [ 50 Points ]

    I wonder how many people are gong to be more worried about their MMO’s getting back up and running than they are about the people of Japan getting back on their feet after this….

  3. #3 by Luke on March 14th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    Watched some of the footage, pretty damn scary. @Tosh don’t you have a friend in Japan?

  4. #4 by Tosh on March 14th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    I do, got a reply from them. All is ok.

  5. #5 by pedro on March 14th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Same here, relieved my friends in Japan are all fine.


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