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24th Mar '17 10:23:25 PM Exusia
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** ''Saints Row: Money Shot'' was a rail shooter tie-in to ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', for Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] but also, interestingly, the [=3DS=]. It entered DevelopmentHell in 2011 when THQ closed its studio in Phoenix; later it was announced that the game would be free-to-play on the Playstation Network, but nothing has come of that (and probably never will as THQ has been bankrupt since 2013). A mostly-complete version of the game has been leaked, but otherwise the game only lives on the form of a DLC pack for ''The Third''.

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** ''Saints Row: Money Shot'' was a rail shooter tie-in to ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', for Xbox 360 and [=PS3=] but also, interestingly, the [=3DS=]. It entered DevelopmentHell in 2011 when THQ closed its studio in Phoenix; later it was announced that the game would be free-to-play on the Playstation Network, but nothing has come of that (and probably never will as THQ has been bankrupt since 2013). A mostly-complete version of the game has been leaked, but otherwise the full game only lives on will never see the form light of a DLC pack for ''The Third''.day.
15th Mar '17 6:47:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''Break Shot'', a billiards game by {{Creator/Konami}} for the {{MSX}}2, was [[http://bifi.msxnet.org/msxnet/konami/breakshot/ advertised]] but never released.

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* ''Break Shot'', a billiards game by {{Creator/Konami}} for the {{MSX}}2, {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}}, was [[http://bifi.msxnet.org/msxnet/konami/breakshot/ advertised]] but never released.
13th Mar '17 9:26:38 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* Askiisoft's ''VideoGame/PoliceTeamKazuo'', supposedly a 2D tactical strategy game that was announced in 2014 and still "coming soon". The [[http://askiisoft.com/games/police-team-kazuo/ official site]] is empty, Askiisoft's site doesn't mention it and all its social media page ([[http://greyradian.deviantart.com/journal/Announce-POLICE-TEAM-KAZUO-527389377 found here]]) are similarly void of any content. It's safe to say it has quietly been cancelled.
11th Mar '17 1:48:03 PM john_e
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** The officially licensed ''Star Trek'' for the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum (not to be confused with its various ports of the StarTrekTextGame) became a RunningGag in magazines like ''Sinclair User'' for its persistent failure to be released. It never did make it to the Spectrum, though as ''[[http://www.mobygames.com/game/star-trek-the-rebel-universe Star Trek: The Rebel Universe]]'' it did show up on the Commodore 64, Atari ST and PC.

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** The officially licensed ''Star Trek'' for the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum (not to be confused with its various ports of the StarTrekTextGame) VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame) became a RunningGag in magazines like ''Sinclair User'' for its persistent failure to be released. It never did make it to the Spectrum, though as ''[[http://www.mobygames.com/game/star-trek-the-rebel-universe Star Trek: The Rebel Universe]]'' it did show up on the Commodore 64, Atari ST and PC.
11th Mar '17 1:46:54 PM john_e
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** The officially licensed ''Star Trek'' for the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum (not to be confused with its various ports of the StarTrekTextGame) became a RunningGag in magazines like ''Sinclair User'' for its persistent failure to be released. It never did make it to the Spectrum, though as ''[[http://www.mobygames.com/game/star-trek-the-rebel-universe Star Trek: The Rebel Universe]]'' it did show up on the Commodore 64, Atari ST and PC.
10th Mar '17 2:23:20 AM SwordsageRagnar
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** While we're on the topic of ''[=MechWarrior=]'' let's talk about ''[=MechWarrior=] Tactics'' Another "free to play", though given its Closed Beta status, requiring either winning a free Beta key via Lottery pick, or paying money for a founders package for instant access, it was an AllegedlyFreeGame, from Infinite Games Publishing (who published ''Online'' with Piranha Games as Developers). They assigned it to 3 different development teams. (Roadhouse Interactive, ACRONYM Games, who both worked togther, then were sacked, replaced with Blue Lizard games). All news for the game ended in January of the 2014, with the beta stagnating. Then the game, and website went down on August 18th, 2014, citing Extended server maintenance and hardware upgrades, which lasted more than the listed time frame of 72 hours. Questions began being asked, and it was found out that Blue Lizard Games had also left quietly from making the game back in December of 2013. A month latter, in September 2014 after the game went down, IGP ''finally'' replied admitting the truth everyone already knew about there being no developers, while at the same time, now informing everyone the game had no servers now to run it. Despite the fact that fans had pieced together the fact that IGP was looking to close its doors for good, what with its CEO leaving to start ''video game consulting firm'' and that 90% of IGP had been fired, let go, or quit, they [[BlatantLies that Tactics was "Still in development" and that they were looking to get a 4th development team, and new servers to continue the project]] as an excuse as to why they wouldn't refund angered customers money they spent for founders packages or on the C-bill premium transaction store during Beta, (also claiming that the "money had already been spent" despite failing to deliver on their end). On November 26th, the final truth has come out, as both Infinite Games Publishings website, and [=MechWarrior=] Tactic's website were both quietly shutdown, with still zero updates on either Facebook pages, and a sale of remaining assets was posted online. The game was supposed to be launched in 2012, according to IGP's own marketing, even claiming it had already been a successful launch on its website.

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** While we're on the topic of ''[=MechWarrior=]'' let's talk about ''[=MechWarrior=] Tactics'' Another "free to play", though given its Closed Beta status, requiring either winning a free Beta key via Lottery pick, or paying money for a founders package for instant access, it was an AllegedlyFreeGame, from Infinite Games Publishing (who published ''Online'' with Piranha Games as Developers). They assigned it to 3 different development teams. (Roadhouse Interactive, ACRONYM Games, who both worked togther, then were sacked, replaced with Blue Lizard games). All news for the game ended in January of the 2014, with the beta stagnating. Then the game, and website went down on August 18th, 2014, citing Extended server maintenance and hardware upgrades, which lasted more than the listed time frame of 72 hours. Questions began being asked, and it was found out that Blue Lizard Games had also left quietly from making the game back in December of 2013. A month latter, in September 2014 after the game went down, IGP ''finally'' replied admitting the truth everyone already knew about there being no developers, while at the same time, now informing everyone the game had no servers now to run it. Despite the fact that fans had pieced together the fact that IGP was looking to close its doors for good, what with its CEO leaving to start ''video ''[[RefugeInAudacity video game consulting firm'' firm]]'' and that 90% of IGP had been fired, let go, or quit, they [[BlatantLies insisted that Tactics was "Still in development" and that they were looking to get a 4th development team, and new servers to continue the project]] as an excuse as to why they wouldn't refund angered customers money they spent for founders packages or on the C-bill premium transaction store during Beta, (also claiming that the "money had already been spent" despite failing to deliver on their end). On November 26th, the final truth has come out, as both Infinite Games Publishings website, and [=MechWarrior=] Tactic's website were both quietly shutdown, with still zero updates on either Facebook pages, and a sale of remaining assets was posted online. The game was supposed to be launched in 2012, according to IGP's own marketing, even claiming it had already been a [[BlatantLies successful launch on its website.website]].
*** The issue with ''MW Tactics'' left fans so disgusted, that when Harebrained Schemes[[note]]which was founded and is led by one the creators of the [=BattleTech=] franchise, Jordan Weisman[[/note]] launched their Kickstarter campaign for VideoGame/BattleTech, they felt the need to apologize to fans of ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' and ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' for the sheer incompetence and lies of Infinite Games Publishing, despite the fact that they had nothing to do with Infinite Games or MW Tactics.
9th Mar '17 4:32:20 PM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/TetrisTheGrandMaster 4: The Masters of Round'' was unveiled in 2009, but cancelled in 2010 after frustration over free-to-play Tetris clones. A similar game was shown off in 2015, reusing assets from the 2009 version, but very little has been said about it since.
8th Mar '17 10:43:24 AM nombretomado
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** A new ''MechWarrior'' game was announced to much rejoicing from the fans along with a spectacular looking trailer, in 2009. Then, news surfaced of a lawsuit by Harmony Gold, and nothing had been heard since. Fans had already resigned themselves to another MechWarrior-less decade. Then, [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell the game resurfaced as]] ''[[MechWarrior [=MechWarrior=]: Online]]'', a free-to-play game set to go live in August of 2012. WordOfGod in 2011 was that were was no lawsuit, but rather a cease and desist order aimed at {{IGN}}, where the original trailer was first posted. The real issue was being unable to scare up a major publisher for what would have been a MechWarrior 5.
** While we're on the topic of ''MechWarrior'' let's talk about ''[=MechWarrior=] Tactics'' Another "free to play", though given its Closed Beta status, requiring either winning a free Beta key via Lottery pick, or paying money for a founders package for instant access, it was an AllegedlyFreeGame, from Infinite Games Publishing (who published ''Online'' with Piranha Games as Developers). They assigned it to 3 different development teams. (Roadhouse Interactive, ACRONYM Games, who both worked togther, then were sacked, replaced with Blue Lizard games). All news for the game ended in January of the 2014, with the beta stagnating. Then the game, and website went down on August 18th, 2014, citing Extended server maintenance and hardware upgrades, which lasted more than the listed time frame of 72 hours. Questions began being asked, and it was found out that Blue Lizard Games had also left quietly from making the game back in December of 2013. A month latter, in September 2014 after the game went down, IGP ''finally'' replied admitting the truth everyone already knew about there being no developers, while at the same time, now informing everyone the game had no servers now to run it. Despite the fact that fans had pieced together the fact that IGP was looking to close its doors for good, what with its CEO leaving to start ''video game consulting firm'' and that 90% of IGP had been fired, let go, or quit, they [[BlatantLies that Tactics was "Still in development" and that they were looking to get a 4th development team, and new servers to continue the project]] as an excuse as to why they wouldn't refund angered customers money they spent for founders packages or on the C-bill premium transaction store during Beta, (also claiming that the "money had already been spent" despite failing to deliver on their end). On November 26th, the final truth has come out, as both Infinite Games Publishings website, and [=MechWarrior=] Tactic's website were both quietly shutdown, with still zero updates on either Facebook pages, and a sale of remaining assets was posted online. The game was supposed to be launched in 2012, according to IGP's own marketing, even claiming it had already been a successful launch on its website.

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** A new ''MechWarrior'' ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' game was announced to much rejoicing from the fans along with a spectacular looking trailer, in 2009. Then, news surfaced of a lawsuit by Harmony Gold, and nothing had been heard since. Fans had already resigned themselves to another MechWarrior-less [=MechWarrior=]-less decade. Then, [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell the game resurfaced as]] ''[[MechWarrior [=MechWarrior=]: Online]]'', ''VideoGame/MechWarriorOnline'', a free-to-play game set to go live in August of 2012. WordOfGod in 2011 was that were was no lawsuit, but rather a cease and desist order aimed at {{IGN}}, where the original trailer was first posted. The real issue was being unable to scare up a major publisher for what would have been a MechWarrior [=MechWarrior=] 5.
** While we're on the topic of ''MechWarrior'' ''[=MechWarrior=]'' let's talk about ''[=MechWarrior=] Tactics'' Another "free to play", though given its Closed Beta status, requiring either winning a free Beta key via Lottery pick, or paying money for a founders package for instant access, it was an AllegedlyFreeGame, from Infinite Games Publishing (who published ''Online'' with Piranha Games as Developers). They assigned it to 3 different development teams. (Roadhouse Interactive, ACRONYM Games, who both worked togther, then were sacked, replaced with Blue Lizard games). All news for the game ended in January of the 2014, with the beta stagnating. Then the game, and website went down on August 18th, 2014, citing Extended server maintenance and hardware upgrades, which lasted more than the listed time frame of 72 hours. Questions began being asked, and it was found out that Blue Lizard Games had also left quietly from making the game back in December of 2013. A month latter, in September 2014 after the game went down, IGP ''finally'' replied admitting the truth everyone already knew about there being no developers, while at the same time, now informing everyone the game had no servers now to run it. Despite the fact that fans had pieced together the fact that IGP was looking to close its doors for good, what with its CEO leaving to start ''video game consulting firm'' and that 90% of IGP had been fired, let go, or quit, they [[BlatantLies that Tactics was "Still in development" and that they were looking to get a 4th development team, and new servers to continue the project]] as an excuse as to why they wouldn't refund angered customers money they spent for founders packages or on the C-bill premium transaction store during Beta, (also claiming that the "money had already been spent" despite failing to deliver on their end). On November 26th, the final truth has come out, as both Infinite Games Publishings website, and [=MechWarrior=] Tactic's website were both quietly shutdown, with still zero updates on either Facebook pages, and a sale of remaining assets was posted online. The game was supposed to be launched in 2012, according to IGP's own marketing, even claiming it had already been a successful launch on its website.
6th Mar '17 5:35:56 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* Golgoth Studio is a French developer founded in 2008 that started with pretty ambitious projects: HD [[VideoGameRemake remakes]] of ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'' and ''VideoGame/{{Toki}}'', both supposed to come out in 2010 as you can [[http://www.empirestategamer.com/esg-interviews-golgoth-studio-part-2/ read here]]. Every mention of ''Joe and Mac'' was quickly removed from their site after nothing more than a couple of character designs was shown, and the Toki remake as of now (2014) is still in DevelopmentHell. The only game they ever released was the mediocre ''Magical Drop V'' for Windows.

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* Golgoth Studio is was a French developer founded in 2008 that started with pretty ambitious projects: HD [[VideoGameRemake remakes]] of ''VideoGame/JoeAndMac'' and ''VideoGame/{{Toki}}'', both supposed to come out in 2010 as you can [[http://www.empirestategamer.com/esg-interviews-golgoth-studio-part-2/ read here]]. 2010. Every mention of ''Joe and Mac'' was quickly removed from their site after nothing more than a couple of character designs was shown, and the Toki remake as suffered the same fate: after about five years of now (2014) is still in DevelopmentHell.promises, they just pulled the plug and removed their whole website. The only game they ever released was the mediocre ''Magical Drop V'' for Windows.
3rd Mar '17 3:47:11 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* ''VideoGame/{{Omori}}'' is a RPG Maker surreal psychological horror title in the vein of ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' and ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' being developed by artist Omocat and a small team of developers. A Kickstarter for the game was opened in early 2014 and was met with a resounding success, but then updates on the project became rather scarce. As of early 2017, a new trailer was shown, but [[http://omori-game.com/#updates the updates page]] on the official site mention a change in the game's engine, and also reworking of several story and graphics elements, without even a tentative release date. This does not bode well for the game's release.
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