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PS Preservation Team explained in better detail here.

While I'm glad that PlayStation is getting into preserving their back catalog with this preservation team, I don't understand why Nintendo isn't doing the same thing?

I wouldn't consider a sparsely updated game subscription service that has a substandard expansion pass as preserving games.



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I read the link. We don't even know what this means for game preservation yet. It doesn't guarantee that older games will become readily available for customers. For all we know, it could just mean that PlayStation will do a better job at preserving old code.

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burninmylight said:

I read the link. We don't even know what this means for game preservation yet. It doesn't guarantee that older games will become readily available for customers. For all we know, it could just mean that PlayStation will do a better job at preserving old code.

Well Nintendo should do that anyway. Might give use an actual quality equivalent of NSO in the future.



We don't even know what it is yet. Chill. Ted Turner's idea of preserving old films was bad colorization. George Lucas' idea of preservation was changing the originals. WWE's idea of preservation is editing out content they don't like. Sony has already been shown to be censoring Japanese games. For all, we know this will be streaming-only (which would make the concept of preservation laughable) and makes changes to games.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:

We don't even know what it is yet. Chill. Ted Turner's idea of preserving old films was bad colorization. George Lucas' idea of preservation was changing the originals. WWE's idea of preservation is editing out content they don't like. Sony has already been shown to be censoring Japanese games. For all, we know this will be streaming-only (which would make the concept of preservation laughable) and makes changes to games.

I'm trying to be optimistic here for once, I didn't need that shit. *hits Leynos with several magnets to short him out*



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Game preservation seems like such an odd thing to care about.



Chrkeller said:

Game preservation seems like such an odd thing to care about.

Keeping media around in order to understand history better, for game design purposes, for the sake of knowledge alone, is a worthy cause.

Just talk to any fan of oldschool films. Apparently, of the thousands of early silent films released by major studios, about 75% are completely lost, and another 11% only exist with compromised quality. That means maybe 1 film in 7 from that era is left intact for future generations to enjoy. And from the early era of sound films from the mid-20's to 1950, about half of theatrical films released in the USA are lost.

In the world of music, we have no records of Mozrt's Cello Concerto in F or Trumpt Conerto, Beethoven's original version of Ode to Joy, and various pieces by Bach.

And according to the Lost Media wiki, there are over 670 Lost video games. Sure, a lot of these are unreleased prototypes or whatever. But a lot of lost or seemingly lost games were fairly complete projects of some quality, or at least are important for historical reasons (Legend of Zelda on Satellaview, Radical Dreamers, Resident Evil for the Game Boy Color, Sonic X-treme, various early mobile games, etc).



Love and tolerate.

Salnax said:
Chrkeller said:

Game preservation seems like such an odd thing to care about.

Keeping media around in order to understand history better, for game design purposes, for the sake of knowledge alone, is a worthy cause.

Just talk to any fan of oldschool films. Apparently, of the thousands of early silent films released by major studios, about 75% are completely lost, and another 11% only exist with compromised quality. That means maybe 1 film in 7 from that era is left intact for future generations to enjoy. And from the early era of sound films from the mid-20's to 1950, about half of theatrical films released in the USA are lost.

In the world of music, we have no records of Mozrt's Cello Concerto in F or Trumpt Conerto, Beethoven's original version of Ode to Joy, and various pieces by Bach.

And according to the Lost Media wiki, there are over 670 Lost video games. Sure, a lot of these are unreleased prototypes or whatever. But a lot of lost or seemingly lost games were fairly complete projects of some quality, or at least are important for historical reasons (Legend of Zelda on Satellaview, Radical Dreamers, Resident Evil for the Game Boy Color, Sonic X-treme, various early mobile games, etc).

^THIS!!!!!



Salnax said:
Chrkeller said:

Game preservation seems like such an odd thing to care about.

Keeping media around in order to understand history better, for game design purposes, for the sake of knowledge alone, is a worthy cause.

Just talk to any fan of oldschool films. Apparently, of the thousands of early silent films released by major studios, about 75% are completely lost, and another 11% only exist with compromised quality. That means maybe 1 film in 7 from that era is left intact for future generations to enjoy. And from the early era of sound films from the mid-20's to 1950, about half of theatrical films released in the USA are lost.

In the world of music, we have no records of Mozrt's Cello Concerto in F or Trumpt Conerto, Beethoven's original version of Ode to Joy, and various pieces by Bach.

And according to the Lost Media wiki, there are over 670 Lost video games. Sure, a lot of these are unreleased prototypes or whatever. But a lot of lost or seemingly lost games were fairly complete projects of some quality, or at least are important for historical reasons (Legend of Zelda on Satellaview, Radical Dreamers, Resident Evil for the Game Boy Color, Sonic X-treme, various early mobile games, etc).

Stuff like all the original Dr Who episodes are lost forever due to a fire. Didn't have copies. I love playing old games but many of these great games never been ported to modern systems and these 80s and 90s consoles are aging. Less and less of them out there. Some systems are still difficult to emulate properly.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:
Salnax said:

Keeping media around in order to understand history better, for game design purposes, for the sake of knowledge alone, is a worthy cause.

Just talk to any fan of oldschool films. Apparently, of the thousands of early silent films released by major studios, about 75% are completely lost, and another 11% only exist with compromised quality. That means maybe 1 film in 7 from that era is left intact for future generations to enjoy. And from the early era of sound films from the mid-20's to 1950, about half of theatrical films released in the USA are lost.

In the world of music, we have no records of Mozrt's Cello Concerto in F or Trumpt Conerto, Beethoven's original version of Ode to Joy, and various pieces by Bach.

And according to the Lost Media wiki, there are over 670 Lost video games. Sure, a lot of these are unreleased prototypes or whatever. But a lot of lost or seemingly lost games were fairly complete projects of some quality, or at least are important for historical reasons (Legend of Zelda on Satellaview, Radical Dreamers, Resident Evil for the Game Boy Color, Sonic X-treme, various early mobile games, etc).

Stuff like all the original Dr Who episodes are lost forever due to a fire. Didn't have copies. I love playing old games but many of these great games never been ported to modern systems and these 80s and 90s consoles are aging. Less and less of them out there. Some systems are still difficult to emulate properly.

This is why we need to preserve old games, and why Nintendo should have a game preservation team just like PlayStation!!