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Battle for Middle Earth 2 Electronic Arts will be conducting a massive purge on a wide number of older games. You’ll still be able to purchase them somewhere, but their online components will be shut down. EA is doing this so that it can use more resources to support recent games. I mean, are you really still playing NCAA Football 07 anyway?

Among the games that will soon be offline are games from The Lord of the Rings series and several sports games. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II, and The Rise of the Witch-king expansion for Xbox 360 will be shut down on January 11, 2011.

On January 17, 2011, The Sims Carnival website will be shut down. Anything you may have created on the website will be gone in addition to any links leading to the site.

The latest shutdown will occur on March 1, 2011 for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 for the Wii. EA said on its website that only 1% of its EA Sports online audience will be affected by the shutdowns.

The online functionality from the following games will be shut down on February 8, 2011.

  • FIFA 07 for Xbox 360
  • FIFA 08 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • FIFA 09 for PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • FIFA Street 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • EA SPORTS™ FIFA Manager 10 for PC
  • EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Madden 09 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • Madden 10 for PlayStation Portable (all regions), PlayStation 2 and Wii
  • NBA LIVE 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NBA LIVE 09 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • NCAA® Basketball 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Basketball 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 07 for Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NCAA® Football 10 for PlayStation 2
  • NFL Head Coach 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL® 08 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • NHL® 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • UEFA EURO 2008™ for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup™ for PlayStation Portable and Wii
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

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  • carnavalskleding

    Luckily the internet will provide most of all the answers. Still I think support should be granted with the games that were released just 1 year ago.