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 PostPost subject: To all preservationists...        Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:59 pm 
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Many of you may know that the game outlet Game is filing for chapter 7 (bankruptcy). This weekend they have (at least here, but should be the same everywhere) a 70% off of everything in store. For those of you that live in a country and city where Game exists should take a look and see if you can pickup anything interesting.

For the sake of preservation I picked up the following original games:

  • Bionic Commando
  • Tom Clancy's HAWX
  • Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
  • Homefront
  • Dead Island: Riptide
  • Painkiller: Hell And Damnation Uncut
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood
  • Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl
  • Bulletstorm (Limited Edition)
  • Red Faction: Armageddon

Update:

  • Darkspore (Limited Edition)
  • Prince Of Persia
  • Two Worlds (Epic Edition)
  • Sim Ant (CD-ROM Edition)
  • Spore: Galactic Adventures
  • FUEL
  • Call Of Duty 2
  • Singularity
  • The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter
  • Dragon Age Origins: Awakening

I picked up all of them for less than 60 euros in total. A great deal imho.

All these titles will be properly dumped, scanned and preserved here on BetaArchive. Many of these (those with activation codes etc) will be offered here to members as well (I will make separate posts about it) as I have no personal need for the games (I have them all already on Steam).

So, if you got some spare change and want to find something interesting to contribute with then I suggest you head to Game and see if they got anything interesting. I will most likely head back before the end of the weekend and pickup a few more. Remember, it's not only abandonware and betas you can contribute, even your brand new game can be uploaded as we will save it until it's ready for release. Every title counts!

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 PostPost subject: Re: To all preservationists...        Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:02 pm 
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I'm guessing that Game is a game retailer in the United Kingdom?

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 PostPost subject: Re: To all preservationists...        Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:10 pm 
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Yes, but they also exist in Scandinavia and possibly other countries. I am not sure if the entire chain went bankrupt of only the scandinavian branches. But here in Sweden it's closing down for good.

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 PostPost subject: Re: To all preservationists...        Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:02 pm 
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Please try to find some of the older Call of duty titles, I would love to have original dumps of them.
(I've already contributed COD 1 to BA)

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 PostPost subject: Re: To all preservationists...        Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:57 pm 
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Well they did have CoD 2 in the store, didn't pick it up tho since it wasn't the original disc but some kind of "Classics" re-release. I will check tomorrow again and see if there are more titles worth getting.

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 PostPost subject: Re: To all preservationists...        Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:26 am 
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Got myself another 10 games today, 2 hours before the final shutdown. I've updated the main list with the new games.

There were probably another 40-50 games I'd like from GAME, but I couldn't warrant the total cost. Also, I am not supposed to single handed archive every PC game there is :).

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 PostPost subject: Re: To all preservationists...        Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:21 pm 
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Would be fantastic to get these on the FTP. Game sure isn't closing in the UK, I can say that for sure.

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 PostPost subject: Re: To all preservationists...        Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:29 pm 
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All of them will end up on the FTP, and become available once each becomes abandonware.

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