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Unbound Saga – Going Digital (plus free codes!)

Mike Kennedy's Avatar + Posted by Mike Kennedy on Jul 29, 2009 // Senior Producer, Vogster Entertainment

Ah, the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. John M Richardson Jr once said “When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” We at Vogster would like to think of ourselves as part of that second camp, The Makers, not to be confused with THE MAKER, the mysterious omniscient entity responsible for the misadventures that plague Rick Ajax and Lori Machete in Unbound Saga for the PSP, available now for download exclusively on the PlayStation Network.

See what I did there? Bridge quotes about the future to a reference to Unbound Saga, which then leads to the topic of digital distribution? Yes, Unbound Saga is available for download only. You can’t walk into Gamezoinks, or wherever else you typically buy your disc-based gaming fix, and walk out with a plastic box full of brawling Unbound goodness. You can, however, buy this game from the comfort of your own home, while still in your bathrobe and bunny slippers. Click-click-clack, simple as that. Super easy, and all you need is an internet connection and a PlayStation Network account. And a PlayStation device to play the game on, of course.

Unbound Saga

But why would Vogster, or any other publisher for that matter, buck the trend and do something as radical as bypassing brick-and-mortar? What do we have against the good people at Gamezoinks? Nothing at all, I assure you (In fact, we just made that name up.). But the benefits of digital distribution cannot be overlooked. For the consumer, digital download offers unparalleled convenience. If you want it, you can have it NOW, regardless of weather, bus schedules, gas prices, etc. RIGHT NOW. In fact, I just bought the first three seasons of Dexter from the PlayStation Store while writing this. My fingers barely left the keyboard. How convenient is THAT?? It also guarantees availability. It would have stunk to drive all the way to the mall for that set of DVDs only to find they were sold out. Well, the internet is never sold out, and it is open 24-7. How ‘bout them apples?

Digital distribution is good for the developer, too. It is easier to get the product onto the market, cheaper to manufacture and distribute, and it bypasses the growing used- and rental- markets that eat into sales. The traditional model makes it that much harder for smaller companies to compete, even those with amazing new ideas and talent. Wouldn’t you rather have more good games to choose from? Going digital gives developers a viable stage to present their products for the gameplaying market to enjoy.

We certainly haven’t turned our back on the tactile satisfaction of holding something groovy and colorful in your hands. That’s why we’re hard at working producing spiffy Unbound Saga comics and sweet, sweet action statuettes to adorn your desktops and Unbound Saga shrines (Check out our Facebook Fan page some nifty pix.). And as DLC becomes available, you’ll be able to hop into the new content instantly, thanks to the uber-convenience of it all!

So yes, the digital download method is relatively new, and sometimes new can be scary. But you survived the change from 8-bit to HD, from 2D to 3D, from cartridge to CD to DVD to Blu-ray. I think we will not only survive the change from disc to digital, but we’ll all benefit from the process. And if you don’t believe me, here’s a rock-solid offer to try it for yourself: FIVE FREE CODES FOR YOUR OWN COPY OF UNBOUND SAGA! (codes are for North America only — sorry Lost Continent of Atlantis!)

Wait, what? FREE?? You bet, but because downloading digital content to your PSP is so darn easy (signed in from the PlayStation Store, select “Redeem Codes”) , we decided to throw in a little extra challenge just to emphasize how easy the actual process is WITHOUT the silly contest challenge. Here are the codes — all you have to do is guess the missing characters. (And yes, there is a pattern related to this posting…)

Have at it, junior G-men!

2F7I-GRB8-*K64
8H*2-EGBE-6XPT
XACJ-8IBI-M2E*
*F9P-5IB2-HAJ8
JIPD-I*BI-38PA

//Add Your Own

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+ dinkin-flicka on July 30th, 2009 at 10:16 am said:

@72 There are only a few PS3 full game downloads available on PSN. I was thinking of games that may someday become DD, like MGS4? or FF XIII? I was thinking more along the lines of the capacity of a Blu-ray and how that would be difficult to translate into digital download in sizes that are easily accepted by most users.

Anyways, I’m pro-digital downloads as an option. I’m not proposing to eliminate physical media completely, but that they can both coexist. Steam and Direct2Drive are good examples of services that offer digital download of games that are also available in stores physically. Not too many people complain about those services.


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+ dk3dknight on July 30th, 2009 at 10:23 am said:

Disc to digital.. hmm well I think they both have a presence in the world.

But this idea to replace disc with digital is well to me a very bad choice of words, in your case this is a good business model but that word goes beyond your business model into the real world.

As a blu-ray enthusiast and a supporter of Higher quality Audio and video “them are fighting words.”

As that thinking has already set back music through the use of low quality ITune music which allowed higher quality super audio to cough not make it in the market..

Sending signals to lower the quality of any product to the business is never a good thing for us to do…

Thankfully video did not suffer the safe fate, and blu-ray is becoming more and more accepted format, we are blessed with higher quality movies and games…

We should never settle for second best always champion for technology to improve not diminish, never accept diminishing quality as technological improvements, and champion higher quality.

In my mind that is what we the consumer should send, through again I say they both have a place in this world, as long as quality is not diminished let the content flow.


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+ triple_lei on July 30th, 2009 at 10:29 am said:

People, this is a PSP game we’re talking about, and backing it up is extremely easy. You just need to copy the contents in the PSP\GAME and PSP\LICENSE folders. And I do have them self-contained; I have a folder with a game’s title (prefixing it with terms like “PSOne Classic” or “PSP UMD Legacy”), and in that folder I have a single folder called “PSP”. Then in that folder I have two more folders, “GAME” and “LICENSE”, and they contain nothing but the files for that one game.

When I want to play a game or demo, I just open my main folder, then drag and drop that ONE “PSP” folder on the root of my memory stick. Done and done.

I currently archived over 4 GB of games and demos on one DVD-R – you know, the same media your hardcopy PS2 games are on! They aren’t going away, and if I feel I’m not as safe as I could be with just ONE backup, a few clicks of the mouse makes me another one, for pennies.

And a big kudos to EzraBones! Seriously, there’s no point worrying over the end of the world, but if there was even the SLIGHTEST rumor that the PSN servers went down, WE WOULD KNOW ABOUT IT, and make our 2nd or 3rd backup copies.


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+ Mike Kennedy on July 30th, 2009 at 11:05 am said:

Wow. We really kicked the beehive this time! Who knew there were such strong opinions here about so many things! You guys are passionate!
Let me start off by apologizing for:
A) not giving everyone a free code (which would sorta neutralize the point of a ‘contest’ ), and
B) unintentionally offending anyone who loves their physical media. Believe me, that was never any intention — I’m one of you! I love my discs too, and will continue to buy LE’s and SE’s of PS3 titles for years to come.
We’re not trying to kill the disc; we’re just trying to give you guys a bargain deal that’s easy to grab. Going the route of UMD, we would have had to spend twice as much on materials and goods, which would have taken longer to produce and distribute, with a much higher price point for the final game. And frankly we were much more interested in giving it to you faster and cheaper, so you could have instant fun for barely a couple bucks more than seeing a movie. It is not unlike the other great DLC that is frequently offered for your other favorite games (and if you’re avoiding those items as well, you’re really missing out on some stuff).


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+ Mike Kennedy on July 30th, 2009 at 11:06 am said:

You guys are absolutely right — DD will not replace disc content overnight. In fact, it has been around for years already, growing more and more secure with each new venture. Protecting your account and purchase history is a top priority for digital providers (such as Sony), so your worries are covered by the newest account management systems. So much of our daily lives are contained on digital servers — bank accounts, cell phone records, utility systems, airplane tickets, etc — but yet we trust that data to be managed consistently and accurately every day. If those systems went down, I’d be worried too! (Oh man, now I’m scaring myself…) Sony knows you value your purchases, and regaining lost content is a routine thing.
Its also really cool to hear how much you guys value physical media and packaging, and its a very encouraging argument for us to offer a physical backup option, should the sales demand justify the investment. We would LOVE to put Unbound Saga in a box, and maybe if it does well enough, we can make that offer with some groovy new incentives. (So tell your friends to buy it today!)


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+ Mike Kennedy on July 30th, 2009 at 11:07 am said:

One last thought: The concern of purchased content disappearing from servers or becoming obsolete is totally fair and accurate, and I’ve got boxes of awesome old PC games that I would love to play again. Unfortunately hardware specs and operating systems have changed so much they’ve become little more than 5.25″ coasters. (Can you even buy 5.25″ floppy drives any more?) But Sony has you guys covered there, too. They’re very intent on supporting their software dating back two full generations – 15 years! — which is AWESOME. The fact that you can still play PS1 games today makes me very confident that we’ll be able to play PSP downloaded games 15 years from now.

That is unless the Electromagnetic Wars of 2019 don’t send us all back to the stone age…. Oh man, I’m scaring myself again…

(heh, hoping I’m not pushing the rules with a 3-part reply…. :)


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+ Naquiel on July 30th, 2009 at 11:19 am said:

Mr Kennedy, i would worry about it to much. Some ppl that are die hard on things will eventuly change over. It was the same from changing from 8track’s, to cassets, to cd’s, to music downloads.

Things change, it just takes time for some to accept change.


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+ Naquiel on July 30th, 2009 at 11:20 am said:

Arg i wish i the blog had a edit button. I ment to say I WOULDNT worry about it much.


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+ triple_lei on July 30th, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

Sony supporting software for generations gives even MORE of a reason to buy DIGITAL. Do you really think the successor to the PSP will bother to include those expensive UMD drives? No doubt I’d be able to play my downloaded PSP games that much easier on a future Sony handheld simply because they’re digital – no need to worry about supported (physical) formats.

Thanks to PSOne Classics already being digital and not on UMD, I get to play them on my PS3 *and* my PSP… and likely on the PS4 and PSP2.


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+ dinkin-flicka on July 30th, 2009 at 11:38 am said:

You hit the nail on the head. We’re all pretty passionate about our gaming and gaming habits.

Great reply. It’s nice to see the 3rd party perspective, especially on topics such as digital downloads.


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+ Mike Kennedy on July 30th, 2009 at 11:39 am said:

@Naquiel – Thanks! (If only LIFE had an edit button…..)

It is a very interesting topic tho. If the thread is still active, it would be interesting to hear what you guys think of the following questions:

1) If you are against DD content, what is it that most turns you off? A) nothing tangible to hold, B) the thechnical DL process, C) concern about recovering lost/corrupted content, D) inability to resell the game, or E) other?

2) Do you download other content available on PSN — add-ons, wallpapers, videos, etc?

3) Would you purchase a box and manual, even if the content were still digital download? (Ie. the box contains a download code, along with a manual or other incentive?) Would you pay more for this?

Really interesting stuff, guys!


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+ Fleidermaus on July 30th, 2009 at 12:00 pm said:

I buy digital content on PSN all the time, but I do have to say that longevity bothers me somewhat.

I still have a working Atari 2600 and an Intellivision, a working NES that I have been periodically repairing myself, two broken SNES and one working, one broken PS1 and a PSOne that still works, a PS2 v2 which works, and my PS3 and PSP.

I’m concerned that the increasing failure rate of consoles due to their increasing complexity means that in 20-25 years, I may not be able to play Bionic Commando Rearmed or Unbound Saga, even though at that time my Legend of Zelda cartridge and my Adventure cartridge will still be working just fine.

The games I have that were made in 1979 and 1980 are frequently made by companies which don’t really exist anymore. My old PC games made in the 1980s are impossible to replace should I lose my backups of them, as the companies that once owned them don’t have copies anymore.

My chief fear about digital downloads is essentially that DRM is preventing us from ever resurrecting this content in lieu of any official channel for playing them (emulation, backups, etc).


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+ Fleidermaus on July 30th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

NB I know this isn’t actually your problem, but it might help explain some of the reticence to discard physical media in favor of digital download. With digital download, you’re only ever really leasing the software.


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+ emiru69 on July 30th, 2009 at 12:23 pm said:

Personally I like the DD. The only thing that I find frustrating is when the DD has the same price than the DD, meaning no box, no instructions, no UMD, it supposed to be cheaper right? Either way I think Unbound Saga has a reasonable price.


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+ emiru69 on July 30th, 2009 at 12:24 pm said:

“when the DD has the same price than the DD”
hahaha my bad I mean “physical nedia”


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+ xaos on July 30th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

For me, I like DD just for the convenience, taking up less space and being able to carry around a chunk of my library at all times without having to lug UMDs as well. As an avid gamer who has been in the hobby for a while, having the opportunity to get more games without consuming more physical space is pretty appealing.

My main problem is on the PS3, even after swapping in a 500 GB drive, with all the games and video content I’ve downloaded, it’s almost full. Hopefully, the 1 TB USB external drive I have arriving today will let me offload and alleviate some of that pressure, at least until 1 TB+ SATA drives are available for the PS3 :)


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+ Snoozey on July 30th, 2009 at 12:46 pm said:

1) If you are against DD content, what is it that most turns you off? A) nothing tangible to hold, B) the thechnical DL process, C) concern about recovering lost/corrupted content, D) inability to resell the game, or E) other?

Nothing intangible to hold onto and the concern of recovering lost/corrupted content. Even with utility bills, cell phone bills and credit card bills, you never know when your bank servers might go down. It’s always nice to have physical copies of your personal data in which this case is a physical copy of the game. I always make hard copies of my bills even if I do e-banking for records sake.

Why do double amount of the work when you don’t have to? Buy a physical copy of your game in the first place then you won’t have to backup your game. If you go digital, you fear the loss of your game either by frying your HDD or the PSN server going down, it doesn’t matter if Sony tells us in advance. It’s still double the work and a waste of time.


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+ drdre74 on July 30th, 2009 at 12:58 pm said:

Is there away for the blog to post a PDF file for the games manuals that are only downloadable? I love disc and I love downloads but sometimes I just like to read a move list. I should have to find a game site that someone made to figure out the controls of a game. So can Sony at least make printable manuals for the games that we can download and print?


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    + Mike Kennedy on July 30th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

    Hey Drdre – I believe there is (should have been?) a digital manual included with Unbound Saga that lists all of the controls and moves.
    If you\’re curious or wondering about those.
    :)
    I believe it is accessible from the Triangle menu when you have the game selected on the XMB.


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+ dinkin-flicka on July 30th, 2009 at 12:59 pm said:

As far as lost/corrupted content goes, I believe Sony offers the ability to redownload the purchased games as many times as you like on 5 different devices attached to your account ID. The wasting of time is relative for most people. It’s not like you’re going to sit and watch the download meter every minute and second as it approaches completion. You can always do something more productive while simultaneously downloading content. Besides, how often does ones HDD fail?

The fear of Sony’s servers going down I guess can be countered with the same fear that your house can potentially burn down and all your valuable games go with it. It’s more psychological than anything.

I just hope Sony realizes as customers, most of us want both forms of media distribution as an option.


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+ Djryuzaki on July 30th, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

Mr. Kennedy

DLC for Unbound Saga is coming? I am excited! Any hints on what we might be getting?

Also, there’s a weird sound bug in your game. If you are playing the game, and then put the PSP into Standby, when you turn the PSP back on, the sound is all messed up. Try it, you’ll see what I am talking about. Anyways, I love DD, and keep up the great work!


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    + Mike Kennedy on July 30th, 2009 at 2:44 pm said:

    Heheh, well, would a bug fix counts as DLC?
    ;)
    Just kidding, but we are definitely HARD AT WORK investigating that sleep issue, I assure you!


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+ BG808s on July 30th, 2009 at 1:13 pm said:

1) If you are against DD content, what is it that most turns you off? A) nothing tangible to hold, B) the thechnical DL process, C) concern about recovering lost/corrupted content, D) inability to resell the game, or E) other?

Actually I think a lot of people including myself already answered this question, but to me it’s clearly A, C and most importantly D.

It would be very easy for Sony (or any other DD reseller like Steam and Direct2Drive) to incorporate a feature to ‘transfer’ your rights to a different account for example, which would solve a lot of the problems with DD not being able to trade, sell och even give it away to a friend or familymember, but will they ever do that?

No. Because in their mind they would be “losing” money on assumed used sales, never mind the fact that A people only have so much money they’re willing to spend on games and B a lot of people (including myself) completely IGNORE DD because of this very reason.


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+ BG808s on July 30th, 2009 at 1:13 pm said:

2) Do you download other content available on PSN — add-ons, wallpapers, videos, etc?

Sure, anything. As long as it’s free. I’m not paying for something only to lose 100% of its value after you take it out the door. And people complain about used cars losing value ;-)

3) Would you purchase a box and manual, even if the content were still digital download? (Ie. the box contains a download code, along with a manual or other incentive?) Would you pay more for this?

Umm, I really don’t see why I would want to do this? If I get the box and the manual, why would I want to have some code that I need to download instead of a proper disc?


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+ Dutch_Rootsman on July 30th, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

Mike!!!

Unbound Saga is still not available on the Australian PSN Store…. :(

Will we ever get it? Please respond!!


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    + Mike Kennedy on July 30th, 2009 at 2:48 pm said:

    Dutch!!!
    Yow, let me check on that…. I\’m not BizDev, so I don\’t want to make a claim without proof, but we definitely SHOULD BE WORKING ON IT if we AREN\’T YET!


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+ triple_lei on July 30th, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

“Buy a physical copy of your game in the first place then you won’t have to backup your game.”

Yeah, and if it gets lost or stolen, or scratched, or stuck in the PS3, all you have to do is get ripped off on eBay for some other pissed-on scratched copy. And that’s assuming your DISC DRIVES still work! My old PS2 no longer reads CDs and I, amazingly, am still considering buying ANOTHER PS2, all while hoping it reads CDs at least a little longer than the last one. I’ve already read enough topics in other forums where people complain about their broken UMD drives in their PSPs.


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+ triple_lei on July 30th, 2009 at 1:17 pm said:

And since you never really addressed this the first time, I’ll pose it again: PS3 games get features added all the time, and not just through paid DLC. If all you wanted was to be able to “start fresh” with Blu-ray versions should the PSN servers be gone, you’d still be stuck on version 1.0 of any game. You wouldn’t be able to download the latest updates, right? That means no custom soundtrack support for echochrome, or Fury add-ons for WipEout HD. And who knows how much was added to Pain – if it came out simultaneously on Blu-ray and DD, AND the servers went down AND your hard drive fried AND you didn’t make any DD backups, your theoretical Pain hardcopy would hardly be worth the BD it was pressed on. So stop worrying about doomsday scenarios that won’t ever happen.


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+ J1Dopeman on July 30th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

1) My two biggest problems are not having the game in the future due to DRM and not being able to bring it over a friend’s house. There’s only 5 other machines I can use my psn id on, also I might not want to put my id on the ps3 of some guy I don’t know that well. Fighting games especially, co-op games, even single players I like to play with other people. Online multi is a great addition, but it doesn’t hold a stick to real in-person human contact and digital games right now are not easily ported. Although they definitely could be if the console/company supported it as flash drives are already large enough and dropping in price.


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+ J1Dopeman on July 30th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

2) I download things from the psn store but mostly free items like the wallpapers, themes, and especially demos which are a great addition that definitely led to me buying some games I otherwise would have passed on. I’ll rarely buy some small games knowing that I can lose them because for $10 it’s not so bad and they’re not exactly keepers anyway. For a full $60 game that completely changes. If they dropped the price for the digital limited(in a bad way) version then that might be a suitable compromise for some games but definitely not all of them and probably not for me. The games I buy are the ones I want to keep, otherwise I would rent. Maybe a digital rental, I think that would work.

3) If I was getting a digital download I wouldn’t want the box with a manual.


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+ ChocoDK on July 30th, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

Sorry but there is many reasons Digital Download does NOT read the future.

First of all not everybody has broadband internet connection, not to some countries still only have dial-up or our to poor to afford broadband connections.

The second reason is bandwith limits. Many ISP Companies such as the one I am using have an Ineternet Bandwith Limit and once you exceed it you must pay extra for each GB up to a certain amount. Downloading games especially if you want to say in the future something over 10GB will kill peoples bandwith. Plus the speeds are to slow.

Then finally we have the people such as myself who want to own an actual copy of the game. Not have a digital copy which techinically isn’t yours. Once the servers go down for the game then bye bye game.


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+ Snoozey on July 30th, 2009 at 2:19 pm said:

Then don’t get it lost/stolen/scratched or stuck on a PS3 drive. Take care of your property, learn to not leave it anywhere and just safeguard it. When placing disc inside the PS3, carefully hold the outer rim of the blue ray disc and insert it gently. A fine method to not getting your disc scratched. :)) And never ever buy launch consoles from Microsoft and Sony ever again ;D.

Pain, Wipeout HD, echochrome? I could care less.


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+ triple_lei on July 30th, 2009 at 3:59 pm said:

The phrase is “couldn’t care less”… because if you had room to care, you obviously didn’t hit rock bottom. Just saving you from future embarrassment!

But the greater point was that since pretty much every PS3 game relies on the PSN for *mandatory* updates, it stands to reason that, yes, folks, it’s okay to rely on the PSN for games. Unless you’re okay with any and all bugs in a perpetually 1.0 version of a Blu-ray title.

And so much hostility towards DD is based on ignorance, like these comments:

“There’s only 5 other machines I can use my psn id on, also I might not want to put my id on the ps3 of some guy I don’t know that well.”

If you go to your friend’s house and sign in your account, then before you leave make sure to deactivate your game content and then sign out. You won’t ever go near your 5-activation limit.

And this:

“Once the servers go down for the game then bye bye game.”

Uh, no. Remember that system you activated back in 2009? If the servers went down, it would STILL be activated, so you could STILL play your DD games. And backups are easy (not to mention possible). What’s the problem?


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+ Snoozey on July 30th, 2009 at 4:18 pm said:

“The phrase is “couldn’t care less”… because if you had room to care, you obviously didn’t hit rock bottom. Just saving you from future embarrassment!”

Thanks for correcting me, never late to learn.

You can always bypass those mandatory updates :P. I’m not 100% against digital distribution, heck I bought Final Fantasy 7 even when I have the physical copy. I just would like the option of having a hard copy of my games. :)


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+ Dutch_Rootsman on July 30th, 2009 at 4:22 pm said:

Thanks Mike,

If and when it shows up, consider it purchased.

You’re a champion.


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+ Azzriel on July 30th, 2009 at 4:58 pm said:

Wellllllll, here is another game I won’t be buying. To answer your questions Mike:

1) A) nothing tangible to hold, C) concern about recovering lost/corrupted content, D) inability to resell the game.

2) Yes.

3) No.

I would, however, consider purchasing a retail box and manual that included the game on a Memory Stick. Simply putting a code for the download inside the box would not cut it.

I have always loved my PSP and had very high hopes for it untill the last year or so when talk of DD became commonplace. Now, after the announcement of the new PSP Go, I have pretty much lost faith in Sony’s handheld. Totally Digital is a big mistake, in my opinion, and I will be casting my ecconomic vote by not purchasing any media for the PSP that is only released digitally.


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+ KiDroboto on July 30th, 2009 at 5:12 pm said:

Mr. Kennedy, I believe when earlier someone brought up Steam and I believe they have a very good solution for hard copy fanatics and/or those who are worried about having their games years later.

Now this is not necessarily something you guys would have control over, but would be something Sony should think about:

The way Steam (Valve’s digital distribution) system works is by allowing you to purchase and download your game to your PC, which is similar to any other digital distribution model. The difference lies in the ability to create a dvd or a set of dvds containing any Steam games you have installed on your PC.

In doing this, you have the games on a disc. The only restriction is to install Steam onto the target PC, log in with your Steam ID (just as if you’re logging into the PlayStation Network), and then you insert the disc and install from the disc. BOOM! Problem solved! We can then still download our games digitally, have hard copies of them and retain some ownership/independence that is very important for a good amount of the gaming community.


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+ KiDroboto on July 30th, 2009 at 5:13 pm said:

Sony did address this somewhat in making the Media Go software, with the ability to back up your videos and games to your hard drive, which in turn means you can save that data to discs and save the Media Go installer for a set to ensure longevity.

I am however Pro-DD and see it as a means to fix a lot of things wrong with the gaming community. I understand wanting a solid disc, but in all honesty I prefer being able to purchase and download my game. I’m hoping that these rumors of a PSP app store are true and we’ll be getting some useful and some fun/quirky cheap apps/games to complement the games that only PSPs can run so well.

In closing, I would like to say keep up the great work, I have not gotten the chance to play this game yet but it is on my list of games to get after I get caught back up with life.

(Had to do this in 2 posts it was too long hehe…)


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+ wwe_15s on July 30th, 2009 at 6:22 pm said:

i want this game , but i cant find the code for download , please give me the code for download the game , i waaaaaaaaannnnnn iiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttt¡


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+ Snoozey on July 30th, 2009 at 6:42 pm said:

I want my DVD’s/CD’s/Blue Ray Discs to have images on them. I do not want “Memorex or Fujitsu,” on the top of my physical media!

Death to DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION!! :DD


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+ afdgsfdgnb on July 30th, 2009 at 8:11 pm said:

@137 Amen

>”Going the route of UMD, we would have had to spend twice as much on materials and goods, which would have taken longer to produce and distribute, with a much higher price point for the final game.”

I’d rather have waited and spent the extra to get a disc.

@111 I don’t like other people having control over content that I buy. See the recent kerfuffle with Amazon deleting books from people’s Kindles without their permission.

Sony can delete the game from servers anytime they want, and if my copy goes funny, I won’t be able to replace it.

That option is unacceptable.


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+ Naquiel on July 30th, 2009 at 9:20 pm said:

Well look at it this way. The day sony lowers the price of DD games to reflect that you cant pass the game to others when done with them, then the physical disk lovers might accept the DD. Or even having something in place to transfer a DD game to another account might be acceptable.

But when some ppl dont have a way to sell off a sucky/finished games, then they will flat out not buy a DD games that will not get some recoopment of funds back.

So when DD games cost more then $20 then ppl will be more carefull on what they get.


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+ Naquiel on July 30th, 2009 at 9:28 pm said:

As for me, im all for DD games. I have a good internet connection and the HDD capasity to hold lots of back up content.

Not everyone has the same ability to get downloads, but then again we have to really get to see the data sony collects that shows what the majority of the psp customer base has for internet connectivity and how many ppl that are currently purchasing the games live in areas that have no problems. If ppl here see that data then we would have a better understanding of why sony is pushing for more DD games.


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+ Naquiel on July 30th, 2009 at 9:33 pm said:

Oh BTW. For ppl complaining that your internet providers are putting caps on your internet or charging crazy prices for internet, You really need to talk to your local goverment to have them change things or have the local goverment get more choices for isp in your area with better options.

Where i live we have over 5 isp’s and all have different things to offer.

I have Comcast and i dont have to worry about the 250gb cap they have and the $45 a month bill for the 15mbits conncetion i have.

Get enough ppl to complain to the local goverment does help change things.


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+ afdgsfdgnb on July 30th, 2009 at 10:10 pm said:

@You really need to talk to your local goverment to have them change things or have the local goverment get more choices for isp in your area with better options.

Complaining to government *never* changes things.


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+ BG808s on July 31st, 2009 at 1:07 am said:

The way Steam (Valve’s digital distribution) system works is by allowing you to purchase and download your game to your PC, which is similar to any other digital distribution model. The difference lies in the ability to create a dvd or a set of dvds containing any Steam games you have installed on your PC.

In doing this, you have the games on a disc. The only restriction is to install Steam onto the target PC, log in with your Steam ID (just as if you’re logging into the PlayStation Network), and then you insert the disc and install from the disc. BOOM! Problem solved! We can then still download our games digitally, have hard copies of them and retain some ownership/independence that is very important for a good amount of the gaming community.

Sorry, but that does not solve the problems with DD at all. The game is still tied to your account, so no reselling or trading is possible, and if Steam goes the way of the Dodo you can kiss that game goodbye if you need to log in to your Steam account to be able to install the game.


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+ pody on July 31st, 2009 at 2:59 am said:

“Wha? me Am not TrolL! Me LIKE discs! Especially on oniOn roll!

I’m sorry if you were somehow insulted by the post, guy with random-letter-name.”

Laughed so hard!! :D Funny guy! I want this game, but dont have psp!


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+ ASB_JATT on July 31st, 2009 at 10:16 am said:

cn i ply pple frm da usa becuz all my friends r frm there


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+ dk3dknight on July 31st, 2009 at 12:22 pm said:

Now understand I respect your right to release the game in whatever manner you think is best.

“I say they both have a place in this world, as long as quality is not diminished let the content flow.”

And that is where I stand, and always shall.


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+ triple_lei on July 31st, 2009 at 3:46 pm said:

It’s amusing to see how “BE RESPONSIBLE!” is the catch-all response whenever people (like me) bring up issues of stolen / scratched discs and systems that no longer read those discs, but when people say that their game will disappear if the servers ever disappear, these same people can’t ever “BE RESPONSIBLE” enough to make a backup?

Oh, and 138, I’m pretty sure 137 was being sarcastic. Because, damn, that’s an even stupider reason to prefer hard copies.


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+ triple_lei on July 31st, 2009 at 3:58 pm said:

(131) “You can always bypass those mandatory updates”

No, you can’t – I wasn’t talking about firmware updates. If you ever want to play a PS3 game online, you’re going to have to sign in, and if there’s an update for the game, you’ll be forced to quit and install.

So if you’re worried about the PSN ever going down and you losing your downloaded games, you should also be worried about losing everything that patches add to PSN *and* Blu-ray games – bug fixes, new modes, custom soundtrack support…


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+ Tjoeb123 on July 31st, 2009 at 4:06 pm said:

Speaking of downloads and bug fixes, I’d also like to see some sort of always-on PSN connectivity (once you’ve signed in, like the PS3) so that supported games can be patched.


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+ htfrgd on August 2nd, 2009 at 3:42 pm said:

I got the email on the 31st, and the codes are done already. whats up with that? I would have liked to have this game….

:(


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