History MissingEpisode / VideoGames

16th Jul '17 3:57:21 PM Abodos
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** The BBC's website had a game that revolved around a ''allosaurus'' called "The Big Al game." It was very good for a web game. You started as a baby and had the option of staying near your mother, who moved on her own but would protect you if you were on the same tile, or venturing off. You moved one tile at a time searching for food and avoiding predators, including bigger ''allosaurus,'' and even your own mother if you spent too long away from her. The game revolved around eating to get bigger. To eat, you would find prey, then click to attack it and if the its strength bar is lower than yours you eat them and if it is higher you did damage but also got injured. You could find a pile of hidden eggs for lots of free food, but they attracted other small predators, which is actually a good thing if you found it when you were big enough to eat them (more easy food). There is also a carcass, but you died if you got too close to it because of rushing water or something. The second to last level involved searching for a sauropod migration ground and forming a pack with other ''allosaurus'' to take one down, and if you succeeded, you go to the last level, which is spent mating as many times as you could to add to your score. To mate, you had to select the correct series of actions to woo the female, get it wrong and they attack, and if you selected a certain series of actions you trigger a hidden EasterEgg; the female would ask you a random trivia question about ''allosaurus,'' mate with you if you got it right, attack you if you got it wrong. It's not known why this game was removed, but now it's gone with few knowing it ever existed. Now you are one of them.

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** The BBC's website had a game that revolved around a ''allosaurus'' called [[http://walkingwith.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Al_Game "The Big Al game." "]] It was very good for a web game. You started as a baby and had the option of staying near your mother, who moved on her own but would protect you if you were on the same tile, or venturing off. You moved one tile at a time searching for food and avoiding predators, including bigger ''allosaurus,'' and even your own mother if you spent too long away from her. The game revolved around eating to get bigger. To eat, you would find prey, then click to attack it and if the its strength bar is lower than yours you eat them and if it is higher you did damage but also got injured. You could find a pile of hidden eggs for lots of free food, but they attracted other small predators, which is actually a good thing if you found it when you were big enough to eat them (more easy food). There is also a carcass, but you died if you got too close to it because of rushing water or something. The second to last level involved searching for a sauropod migration ground and forming a pack with other ''allosaurus'' to take one down, and if you succeeded, you go to the last level, which is spent mating as many times as you could to add to your score. To mate, you had to select the correct series of actions to woo the female, get it wrong and they attack, and if you selected a certain series of actions you trigger a hidden EasterEgg; the female would ask you a random trivia question about ''allosaurus,'' mate with you if you got it right, attack you if you got it wrong. It's not known why this game was removed, but now it's gone with few knowing it ever existed. Now you are one of them.
24th Jun '17 2:08:04 AM FireCrawler2002
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* Yet another "lost video game": Despite what many fans believe, the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' video game ''Defenders of the Universe'' never got past development stage. Dialogue and graphics were already produced at that time but Creator/{{Treasure}} simply terminated the project because publisher Conspiracy continuously held off the release date from 2001 all the way up to the spring of 2002, had it been finished. According to rumors, Conspiracy had major financial troubles that led them to pushing the release date numerous times, as well as terminating many of their other planned products. The company told Treasure that "business complications" was the reason they had to wait. It was not until eight years later when an image of a prototype version was shown, and still it looked incomplete (even though the ESRB already reviewed the game at the time of termination, possibly citing that the game was ''almost'' complete). Another project, ''Scary Dreams'', was released the same year, but only in Europe (North America did not acknowledge that game's existence until ''three years later'').

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* Yet another "lost video game": Despite what many fans believe, the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' video game ''Defenders of the Universe'' never got past development stage. Dialogue and graphics were already produced at that time but Creator/{{Treasure}} simply terminated the project because publisher Conspiracy continuously held off the release date from 2001 all the way up to the spring of 2002, had it been finished. According to rumors, Conspiracy had major financial troubles that led them to pushing the release date numerous times, as well as terminating many of their other planned products. The company told Treasure that "business complications" was the reason they had to wait. It was not until eight years later when an image of a prototype version was shown, and still it looked incomplete (even though the ESRB already reviewed the game at the time of termination, possibly citing that the game was ''almost'' complete).complete. The leaked ROM of the prototype being completely playable and able to be finished with every character being unlockable and surprisingly few glitches also supports the theory it was almost complete). A ROM of the prototype was eventually leaked soon after, and can be played on a PS2 emulator or burned onto a disc and played on a modded PS2 or PS3. Another project, ''Scary Dreams'', was released the same year, but only in Europe (North America did not acknowledge that game's existence until ''three years later'').
20th May '17 10:04:32 AM nombretomado
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* Many computer games, after their initial publishing run, suffer from a problem somewhat unique to the medium. As ScienceMarchesOn, it can be quite rewarding to produce a VideoGameRemake or UpdatedRerelease especially designed for newer computers, except that the source code and other assets of many commercial games are rarely held onto. For example, when the ''[=xu4=]'' and ''[=Exult=]'' projects wanted to make source ports of ''{{Ultima}} IV'' and ''VII'', Origin admitted that it had lost everything. And when ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'' was under development just a few years after the previous ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' game had been released, it turned out that virtually all of the original game's [=3D=] assets had been lost, and nearly all of it ended up being remodeled.

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* Many computer games, after their initial publishing run, suffer from a problem somewhat unique to the medium. As ScienceMarchesOn, it can be quite rewarding to produce a VideoGameRemake or UpdatedRerelease especially designed for newer computers, except that the source code and other assets of many commercial games are rarely held onto. For example, when the ''[=xu4=]'' and ''[=Exult=]'' projects wanted to make source ports of ''{{Ultima}} IV'' ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'' and ''VII'', ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVII VII]]'', Origin admitted that it had lost everything. And when ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'' was under development just a few years after the previous ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' game had been released, it turned out that virtually all of the original game's [=3D=] assets had been lost, and nearly all of it ended up being remodeled.
17th May '17 6:32:56 AM Benbeasted
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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', however, does reference several concepts that would have been part of Van Buren, specifically Caesar's Legion, the Van Grafs and Hoover Dam. It's no coincidence that [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment the development team for New Vegas]] was comprised of many former members of Black Isle.

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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', however, does reference several concepts that would have been part of Van Buren, specifically Caesar's Legion, the Van Grafs Graffs and Hoover Dam. It's no coincidence that [[Creator/ObsidianEntertainment the development team for New Vegas]] was comprised of many former members of Black Isle.
9th May '17 8:45:32 PM shooterboss
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** When GarfieldGames.com shut down, many exclusive flash games disappeared along with it. While some are available on Garfield's official website, others like ''Go Fish!'', the most polished Go Fish! game on the Internet, weren't so lucky.

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** When GarfieldGames.[=GarfieldGames=].com shut down, many exclusive flash games disappeared along with it. While some are available on Garfield's official website, others like ''Go Fish!'', the most polished Go Fish! game on the Internet, weren't so lucky.
9th May '17 8:45:09 PM shooterboss
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** When GarfieldGames.com shut down, many exclusive flash games disappeared along with it. While some are available on Garfield's official website, others like ''Go Fish!'', the most polished Go Fish! game on the Internet, weren't so lucky.
5th Apr '17 9:31:58 AM EndurableGoshawk
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* The Eyewitness series of educational video games has one of these, if it ever was made. There is an Eyewitness Virtual Reality Shark game referenced to in the others, but no physical copies exist. Not even torrents. It's likely that this one game never was made.

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* The Eyewitness series of educational video games has one of these, if it ever was made. There is an Eyewitness Virtual Reality Shark game referenced to in the others, but no physical copies exist. Not even torrents. It's likely that this one game never was made. There's also evidence that there was an Eyewitness Virtual Reality Jungle game planned as well, but even less is known about it.
19th Mar '17 4:11:34 AM KBABZ
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* In-universe example in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'': after [[spoiler:[[FakeUltimateHero Captain Qwark]]'s DisneyDeath aboard [[BigBad Dr. Nefarious]]'s ship above Zeldrin]], Big Al finds the unreleased fifth entry in the Qwark [[ShowWithinAShow vid-comic]] series, which unlike the other entries is narrated by [[FriendInTheBlackMarket Slim Cognito]] and reveals what happened between Qwark and Nefarious after Qwark's victory in the fourth entry.

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* In-universe ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' has this with ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingMobile'', a side-scrolling adaptation of the gameplay made in 2004. As the name suggests it was a mobile title, but like the ''Metal Gear Solid Mobile'' title above it was made for old number pad-style phones, not as a smartphone app. The primary way to get it was to text "CLANK" to a specified number, which no longer works. The only way to play today it is to download a Java file and an accompanying phone emulator.
** An in-universe
example exists in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'': after [[spoiler:[[FakeUltimateHero Captain Qwark]]'s DisneyDeath aboard [[BigBad Dr. Nefarious]]'s ship above Zeldrin]], Big Al finds the unreleased and classified fifth entry in the Qwark [[ShowWithinAShow vid-comic]] Vid-Comic]] series, which unlike the other entries is narrated by [[FriendInTheBlackMarket Slim Cognito]] and reveals what happened between Qwark and Nefarious after Qwark's victory in the fourth entry.
1st Feb '17 2:48:31 PM Everdream
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* Many fan made animals for the ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'' games have been lost as sites have gone down, such as the [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Umbreon]] mod.

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* Many fan made animals for the ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'' games have been lost as sites websites have gone down, such as the [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Umbreon]] mod.
1st Feb '17 2:29:48 PM Everdream
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* Many fan made animals for the ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'' games have been lost as sites have gone down, such as the [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Umbreon]] mod.
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