Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games

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Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games

Post by MrFlibble » April 10th, 2015, 3:40 pm

ESA blocks attempt to improve legislation concerning video game archiving and preservation efforts:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/v ... d-archives

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Re: Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games

Post by developertn » April 10th, 2015, 9:00 pm

As a producer of over a dozen freewares I, Nguyen Khoa Tien, give without restriction the right to use my programs as you see fit. I just ask if you see me in trouble in anyways to help me out.

Being a pirate myself at one point in time I know full well the value "free" is. These people make great movies, softwares, and such. Some of us are on disability and cannot afford to care for our love ones on limited income. So, Thank you for all your support.

In return for your support, so help me God, I am producing free softwares for all who are interested.

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Re: Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games

Post by pseudocoder » April 10th, 2015, 10:20 pm

That is sort of scary; I wonder what would become of the game editors that some retail games included - Ghost Recon comes to mind. Would it affect used game sales like Amazon, Ebay, Gamestop? Technology... gotta love it. :|

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Re: Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games

Post by developertn » April 11th, 2015, 1:09 pm

Well, I guess it gives me job security since the old versions are lost since no archiving is allowed.

That means we need more programmers to reproduce the old games.

At least there is an adaptation to it anyways.

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