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.
DOOM AND GLOOM
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
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.
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!
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?
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