Family Guy Online ends in January

It appears FOX's attempt to turn Family Guy into an online MMO wasn't the success it had hoped. The online game is being shut down on January 18th.

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It appears FOX's attempt to turn Family Guy into an online MMO wasn't the success it had hoped. Launched in open beta earlier this year, the self-described "MMLOL" was a free-to-play browser-based massively multiplayer game set in Quahog. Apparently, it didn't win over a significant fan base, as the online game is being shut down on January 18th.

In addition, any real-money purchases made within Family Guy Online since October 22 will be refunded. The official site notes that "once the game is closed on January 18, 2013, you will no longer be able to access your Family Guy Online account or your Family Guy Online profile." So, be prepared to say goodbye to forever. If you want to see how the game looked back in July, we recommend perusing through this Massively write-up.

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    December 27, 2012 1:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Family Guy Online ends in January.

    It appears FOX's attempt to turn Family Guy into an online MMO wasn't the success it had hoped. The online game is being shut down on January 18th.

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      December 27, 2012 1:34 PM

      Wait what??? Are you serious they are dropping this already? It's good of them to refund their money I didn't see that coming... They need to port it to a real game engine because it did lag a lot on browsers so it's almost their own fault for losing players.

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      December 27, 2012 1:38 PM

      Wait, this was a real game?

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        December 27, 2012 2:10 PM

        Yup! It was pretty awful, but funny at rare times.

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          December 27, 2012 2:51 PM

          So exactly like the show!

          I actually still like Family Guy alot, but I wanted to be first to make that joke.

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      December 27, 2012 2:21 PM

      i had absolutely no idea this was even a thing. maybe that has something to do with it.

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      December 27, 2012 2:54 PM

      haha man i wouldve played this if it was f2p and knew it even existed.

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      December 27, 2012 3:29 PM

      I never even knew that it existed.

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      December 27, 2012 3:47 PM

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      December 27, 2012 3:51 PM

      Serious question... Im waiting to get off work to go find out for myself..

      Are they still allowing you to make purchases? If they are refunding all purchases made after Oct 22nd, im going to go throw down $20 and see if the full scale of this game can offer me a day or two of fun before getting a full refund :)

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      December 28, 2012 12:50 AM

      Family Guy MMO? What?

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      December 28, 2012 6:44 AM

      What?! I didnt even knew this game existed...

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      December 28, 2012 7:04 AM

      For the "endgame", they should have all the characters trip over something, smash their knee into the ground, and then wallow around in pain, going, "AAAHHHH!!... sssssss... AAAAAHHH!... ssssss.... AAAAAAHHH!!" endlessly. After about 5 minutes of this, shut down the servers.

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      December 28, 2012 7:12 AM

      TIL that a Family Guy MMO existed.

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      December 30, 2012 7:31 AM

      signed. didnt know it ever existed

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