PCGames Download net is shutting down, here's the reason

Himanshu Arora Himanshu Arora Dec 27, 2018 News

Games download website PCGames-Download – popular for offering cracked games – has announced it’s shutting down.

In an announcement post on the website, the owner says it’s no longer possible for them to continue managing the site, so they have decided to shut it down.

Take a look at what they said

The team members have taken other paths. as a result. as you have probably noticed already. we upload the games with a little delay in recent months. We removed the notification of updates also a few months ago, because we can no longer provide 20-30 updates every day as before. There are also a lot of dead links on the site not fixed for weeks.

I do most of the work, alone for months. I can no longer insure it for personal reasons.
I made that decision a few months ago. I would rather close the site and leave you with nice memories than leave the site in this state

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The owner says they will pull the plug on the last day of this year – 31 Dec 2018. So users have a few days at hand to download stuff they want.

We’ll give you a few days to continue downloading until, 31.12.2018 the server will be closed on this date, so hurry up !

Not only that, the owner also cautions people about similar but fake sites that may crop up after PCGames-Download gets shut down.

Clone sites may appear to take advantage of the disappearance of the site in order to trap you with viruses or other things.if you see a site that looks like this site, run away. it’s a fake. There will be no other site. It’s really the end

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Users can be seen expressing their disappointment regarding this shutdown across the online discussion platform Reddit.

RIP PCGames-Download from Piracy

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R.I.P PCGames-Download :( from PiratedGames

PCgames-download.com, one of the world's biggest PC games website, to shut down on new years eve. from DataHoarder

It’s worth mentioning that while pcgames-download.com is closing shop, there’s no such news about macgames-download.com. For those who aren’t aware, earlier this month, another similar games-focused website GoodOldDownloads also called it quits.

All we can say is, farewell PCGames-Download.

Update:

The shutdown indeed left users complaining.

https://twitter.com/sternen__meer/status/1081231164847865857
https://twitter.com/nikkaaachuuu/status/1083285328570417152

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.