Sonic Fan Games HQ was shut down for reasons unconfirmed on Tuesday – whereas SFGHQ owners were unavailable for comment, the problem has been revealed by fans of the website.
Visit SFGHQ and a visitor is greeted with a page including the text: “For a ‘lose lose’ situation, it sure feels like I won…”. As dubious and confusing as it sounds, regular IRC #SRB2 Channel member Gerbilsoft (speaking to us yesterday at the TSS IRC Chatroom) has revealed to SONIC NEWS some information that may shed some light on the situation:
“Smidge [the current maintainer of SFGHQ] took the site down… some guy threatened to hack it unless Smidge either gave him ops in #srb2 or made him a mod on SFGHQ and apparently Smidge decided to just take down the site.“
Whether or not the decision is a permanent one remains to be seen. Check SONIC NEWS for updates on this story, Fan Game fans.
UPDATE: The writing of this news story was Tuesday, when Secrets of Sonic Team was offline. Since publication of this article, SOST has returned online, but the opening sentence contained claims it was still closed. This has been corrected, and we apologise for any inconvenience.