This is actually somewhat of a grey area. The game is from '93, which is okay by us. The dub is much much more recent, however, buuut... the dub itself isn't technically a game, erego loophole. In plain English, I'm inclined to let this slide on account of a technicality.
Indeed. Furthermore, this really wouldn't hurt the PSP game's sales. The people who would've bought it, have bought it by now. The people who haven't bought it, would probably just buy it used anyway, which is as good for Konami as never having bought it in the first place.
Steam seems to be the future; while the downside is the fact that there aren't typically physical copies produced for such titles -- and that they are "owned by your computer" (effing stupid if you ask me) -- the developers don't have to worry about the sale of "used copies" -- which means more pocket change.
I really wanted my project to be sold in physical form. :\
Post by Raison D'etritus on Nov 10, 2011 14:58:38 GMT -5
Maggot, not completely true: I didn't even know an English PSP version existed! And after seeing some footage of the enhanced visuals, I think I'll definitely pick it up if I ever get around to the PSP.
As for downloadable, yeah. The corporeal medium is really dying out, albeit slowly. It's not just games, either. Ebooks outsell printed literature, and the the entire industry feels the pressure. Movie streaming is rising in popularity to the point netflix wants to fuck over phase out their old client base. It's only a matter of time till we're downloading our food, like in Star Trek. Just jack the nutrients straight into your bloodstream. You'll need an illegal neurojack to pirate the flavor, though.
wyrdwad, it was closer to a month, but I do see your point. . . but Rex has proven himself anything but rude, making that comment more than a bit ironic. The intention wasn't, "Let's deprive XSEED of money. Mwahaahaahaaha!" but rather, "let's provide people who already own the game with the option to play it in English. . . Mwa ha ha?"
What you have to remember is that most consumers don't take the time to consider the symbiotic or parasitic nature of their distributors' inter-relationships. Those who know the economical aspects understand why you'd think of Falcom as a sort of ironic competition, but the average gamer is going to think, "I own this game in one format, why should I buy an (arguably) inferior version (and possibly console) to play it in English." A touch parochial, maybe, but certainly not malicious. --this is not an invitation for argument; I will not respond to any response. I just felt obliged to defend the allegation of rudeness.
He who gets screwed by tentacle monsters should see to it he does not become one.
Post by Raison D'etritus on Nov 10, 2011 15:02:23 GMT -5
DOUBLE POST TUTORIAL TIME:
Since the game's legit by forum policy, and the translation has been verified as an acceptable variable, I'm going to go ahead and give a brief tutorial for anybody who lacks the game or the system. --without a PCE you'll need the magic engine emulator, which can be found here: www.magicengine.com/uk_index.php?sessid=CFPJOEoCNAswy7_hs-z8ogOl3jyw The full version is commercial, but the unscrupulous can find all kinds of things with google. --Just a random comment, irrelevant to this post.
1. Download the patch from P-Dragon's post. Get yourself the ISO/WAV/CUE patch.
3. Now, the files have got a bunch of useless MP3s in it, and those are going to need converting. Bunch of programs can serve that purpose; or just use this: www.mediafire.com/?uzj5dg0nnum As the readme in the game says, be sure to convert at 44100Hz. Important.
After that, delete all those MP3s and the MP3 cue sheet. (you can kill off anything that isn't a wav, iso, or cue file, too)
Physical is becoming rarer, but it's far from dead. There will ALWAYS be a place for physical games!
I think the PSPgo proved that.
On a lighter note, I prefer physical media, & loathe teh digital stuff. Now, that's not to say I don't own digital games. I own all the Falcom/Xseed releases in both formats, & I do own a few games on PSN. Some, like Beyond Good & Evil, do have an older physical release, so, that slightly appeases my need physical ownage. Others like Explodemon & Rush n Attack, fully digital.
Cave Story will finally be available in physical form on the 3DS, & that particularly interests me, with the exception that it's in 2.5D, but, I'll live.
Steam.....is something I'll never fully embrace. It'll be a necessary evil if you will. For instance, if the only way to get the rest of the TitS is thru Steam....then sadly, so be it, I'll bite.
IIRC, it looked like Vita games will have different pricing, with the digital versions being cheaper, atleast in Japan. I'll gladly grab a physical copy in that case, but, probably alot of people will bite for the lower price.
While my family was up in Mammoth a few weeks ago, 1 of my friends up with us beat the 1 game he brought with him(I kidded him about "roughing it" with his 360......but ofcoarse, I had my PSP, so who am I to talk?) so he downloaded Force Unleashed 2. This partially appalled me....for lack of a better word, as surely he could find a physical copy somewhere, probably for cheaper too! But, he's a yung'n(22, 23? Somewhere around there, while I'm 35), he's more used to that kind o' stuff. It just didn't seem to bother him at all, so I assume that's fastly becoming the norm.