Game Buoy Podcast Episode 79 – Derezzed: A Look at the Lost Games of the Digital Age

Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Sunday, May 10, 2015, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss the effects of delisting digital games.

FOLLOW-UPS

Silent Hills has officially been canceled.

The release order for Mega May has been revealed.

League of Legends is bringing back its tribunal council to deal with griefers.

Nintendo acknowledges they have failed to meet the demand of amiibo.

Batgirl DLC details have been revealed for Batman: Arkham Knight.

The Last of Us DLC episode “Left Behind” is being released as a standalone title.

Mario Kart’s producer will be in charge of mobile game development in Nintendo’s partnership with DeNA.

The first details have emerged about Rock Band 4!

RELEASE DATES

Attack on Titan 3DS hit on May 12 in the west!

Mighty No. 9 will be released for PC and home consoles on September 15.

OMG NEWS

D4 Season 1 will hit PC on June 5 for $14.99

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4: The Final Chapter has been announced.

Sega’s latest free to play mobile game is a plot driven RPG!

Banjo-Kazooie’s spiritual successor, Yooka-Laylee, has already surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter.

Chip’s Challenge 2 will finally see release after 24 years.

Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars has officially been announced.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is in development!

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is now available on PSN.

Gamestop will be distributing a Level 55 Dragonite.

Nintendo is working to bring iconic characters to Universal Studios theme park attractions.

DOOM AND GLOOM

Spark Unlimited has closed down.

World of Warcraft is down to 7.1 million subscribers, dropping about 3 million since November’s release of Warlords of Draenor.

SOOOOOOO CONTROVERSIAL

A GamerGate meetup was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in.

ArenaNet publicly stripped, skilled, and banned a character’s player after finding out he was cheating in PVP.

People are getting banned in Dark Souls II.

Sega is pulling mobile titles that don’t meet its standards.

DISCUSSION

In light of P.T.’s removal from the PS4 store, the Podcast Pirates examine the ongoing concerns of removing digital games from the storefront. Whether these games are still available to download for previous owners, or to the extreme of actually being removed from gamer’s computers, delisted games throw a wrench into the efforts of game preservation. Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick discuss reasons why companies choose to delist games, some examples of games that were notably delisted, and what this could mean for the future of gaming.

RUMOR HAS IT

Koji Igarashi dropped hints about a new Metroidvania game…what a wonderful night to have a KS.

A Tales of Zestiria PS4 port has been outed by Best Buy’s online store.

SMASH!! (new title pending)

– The Case of the Disappearing Video Games (EuroGamer)

Simon Parkin’s January 2014 post about delisting games takes on a new relevance with this episode’s topic.

Why Silent Hill Mattered (Boingboing)

With Silent Hills canceled, and the franchise’s future in limbo, Leigh Alexander discusses the importance of the series to gaming at large.

WHAT’S UP

Captain Spike  has been playing Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Chroma Squad, as well as the Splatoon Global Testfire and SWTOR (empire side) with First Mate Slagkick. First Mate Slagkick decided to pick up Dedede on a whim in Smash and is enjoying it!

SOCIAL LINKS

This week, with PT in mind, we’re talking about the lost gems of the digital age. Do you have any ‘delisted’ games? Are there any delisted titles that you wish you had gotten to in time?

EXITLUDE

Qoopa Klub, an award-winning* Nintendo-centric LGBT podcast (*award is from their moms)

Orange Lounge Radio, where EVERY gamer has a voice

Video Game Realness, serving up a weekly dose of gaming chit chat among friends

Game Over Take Over, your one-stop shop to “GO TO” for geekery galore

Nintendo Fun Club, a podcast about platformers, positivity, and pop-punk

Gayme Bar, the podcast that “fills your brain with hours of gay video game commentary”

Horde House, the show about all things online gaming but NEVER too seriously

Girls Gone WoW, for a female perspective on the world’s most popular MMO

La Palanca Podcast, podcast por y para gay gamers latinoamericános en español

X-Nation, an awesome podcast focusing on Marvel’s Mighty Mutants

The Starboard Power Coupling Podcast, a Star Trek podcast you hope doesn’t fail

Tables, Ladders, & Podcast, a professional wrestling podcast for the common man

MultiTap Podcast, a discussion in the round about gaming then and now

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