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Dr. Mario's about to lose his medical license

Dr. Mario's about to lose his medical license

It looks like all those pills Dr. Mario was prescribing willy-nilly have ended his career. Nintendo has announced that Dr. Mario World isn't long for this world, and so the game will be shut down on November 1st. Starting today, the title's in-game currency (Diamonds) are no longer being sold. Oddly enough, your play history will remain available after Dr. Mario World is shut down, which will be moved to an accessible web page once the servers are offline.

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Tom Clancy's Elite Squad isn't even a year old and Ubisoft is already shutting it down

Tom Clancy's Elite Squad isn't even a year old and Ubisoft is already shutting it down

Well, this hardly comes as a surprise, but Ubisoft has announced that its free-to-play action RPG Tom Clancy's Elite Squad is shutting down. Today marks the last update for the title, and its servers will be shuttered on October 4th. Ubisoft says the game is no longer sustainable, which basically means it wasn't making any money. Perhaps this has to do with the heavy pay-to-win mechanics shoved into the title, or maybe it's because of the gacha that didn't offer any waifus? Either way, the game is dead less than a year from its release, which is why it's never a good idea to invest in free-to-play cash-grabs from Ubisoft.

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Square Enix will shut down Mobius Final Fantasy globally on June 30

Square Enix will shut down Mobius Final Fantasy globally on June 30

Square Enix has just announced that it will be shutting down Mobius Final Fantasy, a free-to-play RPG originally released in 2016. The game's servers have been offline in Japan since December, and as of this morning, the studio has made it clear that the global version will be shut down on June 30, 2020. Updates and in-game events will still take place in the coming months, including the conclusion of the Warrior of Despair story, though Magicite (purchasable in-game currency) sales will end in March.

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Square Enix will shut down Star Ocean: Anamnesis on November 5

Square Enix will shut down Star Ocean: Anamnesis on November 5

It's been a little over a year since Square Enix released Star Ocean: Anamnesis in the West, and it would appear that the collection-based RPG hasn't been doing that well. Early this morning, Square Enix announced on Twitter that it will shutter the game on November 5th. In-app purchases are already disabled, though the game will remain playable for free up until the announced shutdown date.
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Avocado, the messaging app for couples, is closing its doors

Avocado, the messaging app for couples, is closing its doors

It's a sad time when couples decide to split - the end of an era. It's even sadder when an app that was specifically meant for couples announces it's shutting down. And yet that's exactly what's happening to Avocado, the messaging app aimed at two humans who have a close relationship.

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After Being Bullied By Twitter, Twitpic To Close Down September 25th

After Being Bullied By Twitter, Twitpic To Close Down September 25th

Twipic has been hosting images on Twitter for years now. Even though competitors have cropped up and Twitter has introduced its own native picture storage option, the service remains a well-known means of hosting images for use on the social network. Its official Android app, which popped up several years after the service gained wide adoption, still managed to accumulate hundreds of thousands of downloads.

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But alas, the party couldn't last forever. The service is set to shut down on September 25th. Twitpic's founder has explained in a blog post that Twitter contacted the company a few weeks ago demanding that it abandon its trademark application request.

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Google Is Shutting Down Orkut, Its Oldest Social Network, On September 30th

Google Is Shutting Down Orkut, Its Oldest Social Network, On September 30th

Parents are supposed to love all of their children equally, but that isn't always the case. Google+ just turned three a few days ago, and my oh my how that toddler has grown. The site has picked up over half a billion users, and the Android app now looks drastically more appealing than just a few months ago (and let's not forget how it looked back when it took its first steps). Some of Google's other social networking offspring aren't so fortunate. Now the company is giving up on Orkut - its first attempt at social networking, and one that has been around for ten years now - on September 30th.

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After Over 15 Years Of Service, Winamp Will Cease To Be Available For Download Starting December 20th

After Over 15 Years Of Service, Winamp Will Cease To Be Available For Download Starting December 20th

Winamp has been around since 1997, and though it has amassed a large and faithful following in the years since, the good times are coming to an end. The software will cease to be available come December 20th. Anyone who visits the download page is now greeted by a message warning that they better grab the goods while they're still available, because they won't be a month from now.

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The page doesn't explicitly mention the Android version, and there isn't yet a warning on either the Play Store or the app's website. Regardless, fans should still be able to use the latest version of the app and the most recent desktop release for as long as they are capable of running.

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