Who are they?
Dead Game News (DGN) is a group dedicated to reporting games which are no longer available to consumers, or which are under the risk of becoming unavailable. Games that are dying or dead, as it were.
What do they do?
DGN is rather unique among preservation communities, being geared towards recent or ongoing events. You can expect them to report offline games being delisted, or servers shutting down for multiplayer games.
Beyond reporting dying games they also work to spread awareness on issues in the games industry which hurt to lifespan of many games. These include addressing pitfalls in DRM (Digital Rights Management) tools and “games as a service” practices.
How do they do it?
They are most active on their Discord server which is a hub for exchanging news and fostering discussion.
Occasionally they might tweet notable dying games on their Twitter account. Rarely, you might see a DGN video on Accursed Farms, where DGN first originated.
How do I sign up?
Just hop on board their Discord Server! Or if you would like to just follow the most important headlines give @deadgamenews a follow.
So what are you waiting for? Become a Game Mortician, today!
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