A term used in a few small circles that usually refers to a website that has been taken down due to illegal content, like a warez site or something along those lines. Probably originated from the character of Fox Mulder on the X-Files, who was a FBI agent, thus becoming a shorthand way to say, "The Feds busted this site straight out the water."

A term that came about as a result of fox entertainment shutting down an Aliens vs. Predator modification (or 'mod') for quake 2.

fox - v. (derived from 20th Century Fox Corporation, the first recorded company to cause a game's cancellation)
  1. To cancel, recall, remove, or cease development of a video game project (particularly amateur video game "modifications") due to illegal and extensive (if not critical) use of well-known copyrights and trademarks.
  2. To cause the cancellation, recall, or removal of a video game due to copyright infringement.

-- foxed (adj.)

Foxed (?), a.


Discolored or stained; -- said of timber, and also of the paper of books or engravings.


Repaired by foxing; as, foxed boots.


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