Telstra Shuts Down GameArena, The Servers And The Website

It’s the end of an era. Telstra has informed its users that it will be shutting down GameArena. As of October 20 both the website and the gaming servers will be shut down.

“After careful consideration,” reads a statement on the site, “the decision has been made to close the GameArena website and online servers from 20 October 2014.

“We would like to thank you for your patronage over our site’s long history serving online gamers in Australia.”

The website itself hasn’t been fully functional for a while now, but it’s sad to see the final nails being put into the coffin. I think most of us reading this site have, at one time or another, played games using GameArena’s servers. I know I have.

An email sent to Telstra through retail communications stated that “no longer fits in Telstra Media’s strategy”.

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