History KeepCirculatingTheTapes / VideoGames

7th Nov '17 3:09:43 PM REV6Pilot
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** Want to play ''Heretic II'', the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'', or the expansion to ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}'' II titled ''Portal of Praevus''? Good luck finding a copy!

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** Want to play ''Heretic II'', the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'', or the expansion to ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}'' II titled ''Portal of Praevus''? Praevus'' ExpansionPack to ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}} II''? Good luck finding a copy!
24th Oct '17 2:15:48 PM Mario1995
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* Creator/{{Atari}} Games' tie-in game for ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. Creator/WarnerBros owns the game code and the rest of Atari Games' catalog, but the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' franchise is owned by Lucasfilm[=/=]Creator/{{Disney}}. Fortunately, Warner Bros. has a video game publishing deal with Disney, so it could get rescued in the near future.
18th Oct '17 5:44:12 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''[=BeatStream=]'', unlike other Franchise/{{BEMANI}} games that have been discontinued, required a connection to the [=eAMUSEMENT=] server to start up, and additionally did not get an offline-enabling update like ''[[VideoGame/DanceMasters DanceEvolution]] Arcade'' and ''Miraidagakki [=FutureTomTom=]'' did. The game was taken off the network on September 1st, 2017, effectively disappearing from the face of the planet.

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** ''[=BeatStream=]'', ''VideoGame/BeatStream'', unlike other Franchise/{{BEMANI}} games that have been discontinued, required a connection to the [=eAMUSEMENT=] server to start up, and additionally did not get an offline-enabling update like ''[[VideoGame/DanceMasters DanceEvolution]] Arcade'' and ''Miraidagakki [=FutureTomTom=]'' did. The game was taken off the network on September 1st, 2017, effectively disappearing from the face of the planet.
10th Oct '17 5:37:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'' has been MIA since the mid-Nineties and copies are quite scarce. [[http://www.facebook.com/NeverhoodMobile This statement]] has mentioned that a rerelease on mobile platforms is in the works... if ElectronicArts (the current rights holder) collaborates, which has not been the case. EA apparently doesn't recognize the profits of releasing the CultClassic on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} either.

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* ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'' has been MIA since the mid-Nineties and copies are quite scarce. [[http://www.facebook.com/NeverhoodMobile This statement]] has mentioned that a rerelease on mobile platforms is in the works... if ElectronicArts Creator/ElectronicArts (the current rights holder) collaborates, which has not been the case. EA apparently doesn't recognize the profits of releasing the CultClassic on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} either.
3rd Oct '17 8:59:23 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''[=BeatStream=]'', unlike other Franchise/{{BEMANI}} games that have been discontinued, requires a connection to the [=eAMUSEMENT=] server to start up, and additionally will not be getting an offline-enabling update like ''[[VideoGame/DanceMasters DanceEvolution]] Arcade'' and ''Miraidagakki [=FutureTomTom=]'' did. The game will be taken off the network on September 1st, 2017, effectively disappearing from the face of the planet.

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** ''[=BeatStream=]'', unlike other Franchise/{{BEMANI}} games that have been discontinued, requires required a connection to the [=eAMUSEMENT=] server to start up, and additionally will did not be getting get an offline-enabling update like ''[[VideoGame/DanceMasters DanceEvolution]] Arcade'' and ''Miraidagakki [=FutureTomTom=]'' did. The game will be was taken off the network on September 1st, 2017, effectively disappearing from the face of the planet.
1st Oct '17 2:32:13 AM SpaceKABOOM
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* A fangame of ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' wound up with this fate, courtesy of being ScrewedByTheLawyers. When Bomber Games released ''Streets of Rage [[FanRemake Remake]]'', a non-profit modernized compilation of all three original games with several extra features, they were hit with a C&D order that forced them to stop developing it at version 5. But that was too late: the game is already entirely functional, and though Bomber Games doesn't distribute it on their site anymore, there are many other places that host both v5 and previous versions.

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* A fangame of ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' wound up with this fate, courtesy of being ScrewedByTheLawyers. When Bomber Games released ''Streets of Rage [[FanRemake Remake]]'', a fan remake]] named ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRageRemake'', a non-profit modernized compilation of all three original games with several extra features, they were hit with a C&D order that forced them to stop developing it at version 5. But that was too late: the game is already entirely functional, and though Bomber Games doesn't distribute it on their site anymore, there are many other places that host both v5 and previous versions.
29th Sep '17 4:09:28 AM Aipom14
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* You can still buy UsefulNotes/WiiWare games on the UsefulNotes/WiiU... except the 22 that have been delisted (plus the two that were Club Nintendo-only). If crackers hadn't figured out how to turn them into [=WADs=] (no, [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} not those]]), they would have been lost forever.

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* You can still buy UsefulNotes/WiiWare games on the UsefulNotes/WiiU... except the 22 that have been delisted (plus the two that were Club Nintendo-only). If crackers hadn't figured out how to turn them into [=WADs=] (no, [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} not those]]), they would have been lost forever. Nintendo discontinued the Wii Shop Channel service entirely in 2019 (with the ability to buy shop points revoked after March 2018), meaning any games on it that weren't ported to another system will also have to be obtained with [=WADs=].
22nd Sep '17 4:05:08 AM jormis29
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* After Creator/DataEast went bankrupt in 2003, their back catalog of games was divided up between several companies; while some of their old games were rereleased on ''Data East Arcade Classics'' and various download services, others, including ''Midnight Resistance'', ''Karnov'' and ''Vapor Trail'', are currently unavailable, as are all of Data East's games for the TurboGrafx16[=/=]PC-Engine, which were pulled from the UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole in March 2012. The situation is worse for games like ''Night Slashers'', ''The Great Ragtime Show'' and ''Thunder Zone'' (aka ''Desert Assault'', the spiritual successor to ''Bloody Wolf'') that weren't ported to consoles either, so they can only be played through illegal emulation.

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* After Creator/DataEast went bankrupt in 2003, their back catalog of games was divided up between several companies; while some of their old games were rereleased on ''Data East Arcade Classics'' and various download services, others, including ''Midnight Resistance'', ''Karnov'' ''VideoGame/MidnightResistance'', ''VideoGame/{{Karnov}}'' and ''Vapor Trail'', ''VideoGame/VaporTrail'', are currently unavailable, as are all of Data East's games for the TurboGrafx16[=/=]PC-Engine, which were pulled from the UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole in March 2012. The situation is worse for games like ''Night Slashers'', ''The Great Ragtime Show'' and ''Thunder Zone'' (aka ''Desert Assault'', the spiritual successor to ''Bloody Wolf'') that weren't ported to consoles either, so they can only be played through illegal emulation.
16th Sep '17 12:42:02 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' games ''[[VideoGame/TacticsOgreTheKnightOfLodis The Knight of Lodis]]'' and ''Legend of the Zenobia Prince'' for GameBoyAdvance and Neo Geo Pocket Color can't be had on current consoles.

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* The ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' games ''[[VideoGame/TacticsOgreTheKnightOfLodis The Knight of Lodis]]'' and ''Legend of the Zenobia Prince'' for GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and Neo Geo Pocket Color can't be had on current consoles.
3rd Sep '17 7:02:52 PM wolftickets1969
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* The arcade version of ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' was rereleased on UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade for a while, until Empire Interactive went bankrupt, also erasing hopes of a rerelease of the second game. Good luck finding the arcade machines, or you can illegally play them on MAME. Similarly, all of Midway's XBLA rereleases were delisted when they folded and were purchased by Creator/WarnerBros.

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* The arcade version of ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' was rereleased on UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade for a while, until Empire Interactive went bankrupt, also erasing hopes of a rerelease of the second game. Good luck finding Luckily, there's now the arcade machines, or you can illegally play them on MAME. Similarly, all of Midway's XBLA rereleases were delisted when they folded and were purchased by Creator/WarnerBros.UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} CompilationRerelease ''Double Dragon Trilogy''.
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