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Wario64
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(08-06-2012, 07:30 PM)
This was mentioned briefly on the last PS Blogcast but I kinda forgot to post it last week. It's being delisted tomorrow. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
LiK
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(08-06-2012, 07:32 PM)
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curse you Irem
BHK3
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(08-06-2012, 07:32 PM)
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Why is it being delisted?
Absoludacrous
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(08-06-2012, 07:33 PM)
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Anyone who didn't already own Delta was making a huge mistake.

Is anything happening to Dimensions on XBLA?
Wario64
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(08-06-2012, 07:34 PM)

Originally Posted by BHK3

Why is it being delisted?

From last year:

http://andriasang.com/comx5u/irem_psn/

Act soon if you want to download Irem games from PlayStation Store. The troubled publisher announced today that on August 11, it will pull the following product from the shop:

R-Type Tactics (PSP)
Mousukesu based on Carton-kun (PSP)
Bumpy Trott Beagle Battle Tournament (PSP)
Ikuze! Gensan Yuyake Daikou Monogatari (PSP)
R-Type Tactics II Operation Bitter Chocolate (PSP)
Sengoku Esatsu Yugi Hototogisu Ran (PSP)
Sengoku Esatsu Yugi Hototogisu Dairan (PSP)
Narisokonai Eiyuutan: Story of the Sun and Moon (PSP)
R-Types (Game Archives)
R-Type Delta (Game Archives)
Gussun Paradise (Game Archives)
Irem Arcade Classics (Game Archives)

All demos, download content, videos and custom themes relating to these games will also be pulled from PSN on the same day.

On PlayStation Home, Irem will close many of its lounges on September 1. The company has a number of lounges, covering everything from Doki Doki Suikoden to Spelunker.

Irem did not say why it's taking these steps.

[Via Game Jouhou]

Correction 7/24: This story originally miswrote that Irem is closing all its lounges. It looks like some lounges may not be closing. As noted by Mao in the comments below, lounges for Pachipara and Dokidoki Suikoden are not listed in Irem's list of closures.

double jump
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(08-06-2012, 07:37 PM)
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in the future will I be able to redownload them if they already have been purchased ?
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(08-06-2012, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by double jump

in the future will I be able to redownload them if they already have been purchased ?

I believe so. You can still redownload stuff like GT HD which was pulled years and years ago.
double jump
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(08-06-2012, 07:39 PM)
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also I was having problems saving the game in rtype delta. Do I need a ps1 memory card or something ?

thanks in advance to who ever answers this.
corrosivefrost
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(08-06-2012, 07:41 PM)
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No way to purchase PSOne games without a PS3, right?
My PS3 is dead and being serviced, so all I have is a Vita at the moment.
SappYoda
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(08-06-2012, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by corrosivefrost

No way to purchase PSOne games without a PS3, right?
My PS3 is dead and being serviced, so all I have is a Vita at the moment.

Use Media Go: http://mediago.sony.com/enu/features
corrosivefrost
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(08-06-2012, 08:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by SappYoda

Use Media Go: http://mediago.sony.com/enu/features

Giving this a try.

R-Types was some sort of PSX collection, right?
Does it have "Super R-Type"?
Pyrrhus
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(08-06-2012, 08:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by corrosivefrost

Giving this a try.

R-Types was some sort of PSX collection, right?
Does it have "Super R-Type"?

Sort of. Super R-Type was a modified version of R-Type II, which is included in R-Types.
corrosivefrost
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(08-06-2012, 08:27 PM)
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Not seeing them in Media Go. :(
AndyMoogle
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(08-06-2012, 08:31 PM)
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What about Europe?

EDIT: They were never released here to begin with. :( At least I still have my PS1 copy of Delta, so I guess it doesn't matter much to me.
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Tain
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(08-06-2012, 08:37 PM)
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this reminded me to go buy physical Delta

thank you!
TheFLYINGManga_Ka
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(08-06-2012, 08:38 PM)
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Maybe I should grab R Type Tactics. But to every SHMUP fans, Delta is a must-have!
brooklyniteOne
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(08-06-2012, 08:50 PM)
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Oh damn. How much is R-Type Delta in the US Store?
TheFLYINGManga_Ka
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(08-06-2012, 08:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by brooklyniteOne

Oh damn. How much is R-Type Delta in the US Store?

I think it's like $6, but I may be wrong.
corrosivefrost
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(08-06-2012, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheFLYINGManga_Ka

I think it's like $6, but I may be wrong.

I think both Types and Delta are $6, but I can't confirm. :(
mrklaw
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(08-06-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by AndyMoogle

What about Europe?

EDIT: They were never released here to begin with. :( At least I still have my PS1 copy of Delta, so I guess it doesn't matter much to me.

Shit, really? That means the copy of delta I have on my ps3 must be a US one. Which means it won't transfer to my UK vita when they eventually bring PSone support :/
BioHazard
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(08-06-2012, 09:26 PM)
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thanks for heads up. I will buy them tonight
Zee-Row
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(08-06-2012, 09:28 PM)
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What about the R-Types on the U.S virtual console?
Slermy
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(08-06-2012, 09:35 PM)
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Oh yeah, isn't there like a "Rebirth" one or something? Or was that Gradius?
GrumpyAlien
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(08-06-2012, 09:36 PM)
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Thank you for the reminder! I guess I need to get Delta now or else...
AndyMoogle
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(08-06-2012, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Slermy

Oh yeah, isn't there like a "Rebirth" one or something? Or was that Gradius?

That was Gradius. I'm pretty sure that R-Type Final was the last R-Type shmup.
CecilMcW00t
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(08-06-2012, 09:43 PM)
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Ugh... I had a feeling this was gonna happen when I noticed Hammerin' Hero had suddenly disappeared. I have both R-Type games on disc but I have been meaning to get them so I could play on the go. Thanks for the heads up.
corrosivefrost
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(08-06-2012, 10:30 PM)
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After some hassle, I can confirm that I was able to buy both Delta and R-Types via Media Go. Now I just need my PS3 back or PSOne support on Vita.
PixyJunket
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(08-06-2012, 11:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zee-Row

What about the R-Types on the U.S virtual console?

They were pulled earlier in the year along with all other Irem stuff.

I don't think they made any announcement for the VC side, but I grabbed Ninja Spirit and Legend of Hero Tonma (both for TG16) just in case (and I was right).
Zee-Row
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(08-06-2012, 11:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket

They were pulled earlier in the year along with all other Irem stuff.

I don't think they made any announcement for the VC side, but I grabbed Ninja Spirit and Legend of Hero Tonma (both for TG16) just in case (and I was right).

Damn it I have R-Type 3 and R-Type Turbo Grafix 16 but never got Super R-Type.
Jazzem
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(08-07-2012, 12:25 AM)
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Thanks for the heads up! Just grabbed Delta from the US store despite being in the UK (it is possible!). Really sad what happened to Irem :(
@MUWANdo
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(08-07-2012, 12:29 AM)
How is pulling their games off the shelf gonna help Irem? Assuming they still own the R-Type IP outright, wouldn't it be better for them, us and everyone else to keep the games up there?
SkyMasterson
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(08-07-2012, 12:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

How is pulling their games off the shelf gonna help Irem? Assuming they still own the R-Type IP outright, wouldn't it be better for them, us and everyone else to keep the games up there?

They'll probably get more sales in these next few days than they've had all year.
Ravidrath
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(08-07-2012, 12:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

How is pulling their games off the shelf gonna help Irem? Assuming they still own the R-Type IP outright, wouldn't it be better for them, us and everyone else to keep the games up there?

They're going out of business - they don't have anyone to receive the money, manage the accounts, pay the taxes, etc.
@MUWANdo
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(08-07-2012, 12:36 AM)

Originally Posted by Ravidrath

They're going out of business - they don't have anyone to receive the money, manage the accounts, pay the taxes, etc.

They're actually, formally closing? I thought they were still around in some administrative capacity, a la 3DR.
SPE
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(08-07-2012, 12:40 AM)
Question: Once it's been delisted, will I be able to still re-download it from my download history?

I have it installed on my PS3, but will need to get the install bubble back to move it to my Vita after the glorious, life changing, Summer 2012 of love update.
Ravidrath
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(08-07-2012, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

They're actually, formally closing? I thought they were still around in some administrative capacity, a la 3DR.

I don't know what the full story is, but... as I see it, the only reason to pull things down is because they no longer have the capability to administrate.

I will say this - I have a friend that worked at IREM and is now at Granzella. He didn't paint a good picture of things at IREM before ZZT4 was canceled, and the entire development staff was let go afterwards. And that was over a year ago.

So I'd say they've been in the administrative phase ever since ZZT4 was canceled, and now it's time to wind that down, too.
Last edited by Ravidrath; 08-07-2012 at 01:58 AM.
isual
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(08-07-2012, 02:05 AM)
This can be quite scary. Will the same policy occur in the future with any other companies' forclosure ?

Is this is true, then that means all bought digital games will be a hindrance for people to re-download.
Arc
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(08-07-2012, 02:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by double jump

also I was having problems saving the game in rtype delta. Do I need a ps1 memory card or something ?

thanks in advance to who ever answers this.

You need to create a virtual memory card in your PS3.

Just go to the Game tab in XMB and select "Memory Card Utility".
MaverickHunterX
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(08-07-2012, 02:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

This was mentioned briefly on the last PS Blogcast but I kinda forgot to post it last week. It's being delisted tomorrow. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.


Thanks wario, man. I'm glad that someone actually pays attention to shit like this (fucking missed capcoms fate delisting two months ago)

I guess wario does what game journalismdon't

(I did send this page to joystiq, and finally they put the news up. Sorry wario, they just credited the forum and not the man)
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/06/ps...-games-on-psn/
Wario64
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(08-07-2012, 02:29 AM)

Originally Posted by ddp72984

Thanks wario, man. I'm glad that someone actually pays attention to shit like this (fucking missed capcoms fate delisting two months ago)

I guess wario does what game journalismdon't

(I did send this page to joystiq, and finally they put the news up. Sorry wario, they just credited the forum and not the man)
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/06/ps...-games-on-psn/

It's cool, not looking for credit. But if you followed my Twitter account, you would have known this the instant the Blogcast ep was up :)

https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/231179928337526784
To Far Away Times
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(08-07-2012, 02:35 AM)
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It's really sad that IREM is closing up shop. R-Type was one of the very best games of the 80's and it's still really good to this day. I played through it not to long ago and I was playing in 4 to 6 hours a day for several days. I got really, really hooked on it. =)

The level design is some of the best ever. In any genre.
Akkad
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(08-07-2012, 02:38 AM)
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I wish they would release R-Type Final as a PS2 classic on PSN, but I guess that ain't happening now. I loved that game.
BomberMouse
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(08-07-2012, 02:40 AM)
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Wow I didn't know irem was closing down, I really liked their disaster games and bumpy trot
MikeE21286
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(08-07-2012, 02:40 AM)
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what do these bad boys cost on the US PSN store?
CecilMcW00t
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(08-07-2012, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by MikeE21286

what do these bad boys cost on the US PSN store?

$5.99 each
Yuterald
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(08-07-2012, 02:42 AM)
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God damn, digital distribution is such garbage sometimes. Glad I still own my physical Delta. I'll need to buy a physical R-Types one day too. This kind of news always depresses me. =(
@MUWANdo
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(08-07-2012, 02:47 AM)

Originally Posted by Ravidrath

I don't know what the full story is, but... as I see it, the only reason to pull things down is because they no longer have the capability to administrate.

I will say this - I have a friend that worked at IREM and is now at Granzella. He didn't paint a good picture of things at IREM before ZZT4 was canceled, and the entire development staff was let go afterwards. And that was over a year ago.

So I'd say they've been in the administrative phase ever since ZZT4 was canceled, and now it's time to wind that down, too.

Oh, damn. RIP Irem. Hopefully someone with half a clue can resurrect R-Type someday.


Originally Posted by SPE

Question: Once it's been delisted, will I be able to still re-download it from my download history?

I have it installed on my PS3, but will need to get the install bubble back to move it to my Vita after the glorious, life changing, Summer 2012 of love update.

I don't know how it'll work on PSN or with the Irem stuff in particular but I know that people who purchased the delisted Wii VC games can delete and re-download them without any hassles, and the same is true of some other delisted XBLA/PSN games too, IIRC.
Kai Dracon
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(08-07-2012, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yuterald

God damn, digital distribution is such garbage sometimes. Glad I still own my physical Delta. I'll need to buy a physical R-Types one day too. This kind of news always depresses me. =(

People who bought copies can still redownload the files.

The real problem here is licensing and rights issues, why these games have to be taken off services as far as new sales go.

Physical copies don't last forever either, and don't get re-printed when they're scratched, broken, etc. There is no perfect solution to collecting stuff.
Eusis
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(08-07-2012, 03:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kaijima

People who bought copies can still redownload the files.

The real problem here is licensing and rights issues, why these games have to be taken off services as far as new sales go.

Physical copies don't last forever either, and don't get re-printed when they're scratched, broken, etc. There is no perfect solution to collecting stuff.

Digital Distribution works best when all companies are healthy, not getting into disputes, and don't feel the need to manipulate availability for marketing reasons. And thankfully stuff like this so far seems to be the exception rather than the norm, but it's still a shame every time it happens, and it does seem more likely to happen with titles that weren't mega popular in the first place. Still, at least for physical copies it's more a matter of the laws of physics being a bitch, rather than something more arbitrary.

Also it seems usually if we have availability actively manipulated it's stuff like, say, pulling Sonic 2006 from XBL. A move I object to out of principle, but scrap that away and it's almost cause for celebration instead.
MikeE21286
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(08-07-2012, 03:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by CecilMcW00t

$5.99 each

thanks

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