Obviously, Sarien.net — the online portal that let you play Sierra On-Line classics for free in your browser — couldn’t stand forever. IP owner Activision simply wasn’t going to stand for it, and it was just a matter of time before the legal dogs came barking at the door.
Sarien.net is no more.
“While we appreciate your dedication to the Sierra classic library and understand that you are a fan of these games, Activision has not authorized the development or distribution of these games via your Website. Accordingly, we must demand that you immediately cease any further distribution or exploitation of the Sierra Games on your Website,” read the letter sent from Activision’s legal team.
As Joystiq points out, Sarien.net has been active since April of 2009, but it looks like the (amazing) support for iPhone and iPad pushed the big-A over the edge. Hope you enjoyed it while it lasted.
Unauthorized Sierra adventure games portal Sarien.net ceases upon Activision order [Joystiq]