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User Info: OSB95

OSB95
3 weeks ago#1
The Satellaview BS Zelda games. I own reproduction cartridges of those two, yet when I add them it says I can't because they were only digital. Yeah, well by that logic no one can own them since those games are impossible to own in any official way whether that is digital or physical.

User Info: MorbidEngel

MorbidEngel
3 weeks ago#2
It makes sense that you can't; reproductions aren't official in any capacity, with rare exceptions (like that Street Fighter 2 one from a year or so back).

At any rate this isn't a petition either.
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(edited 3 weeks ago)

User Info: Devin Morgan

Devin Morgan
3 weeks ago#3
Yep, we only support official release data, not reproductions and other unofficial/bootleg products.

User Info: ohnoitschris

ohnoitschris
3 weeks ago#4
Devin Morgan posted...
Yep, we only support official release data, not reproductions and other unofficial/bootleg products.
Gotta make your own if the OGs aint.

TECHNICALLY you could own a physical copy of the Satellaview Zelda BS games if you've got an original Satellaview cart with the data of those games saved, since there's no official way to rewrite it anymore. So it's for all intents and purposes a hard copy, though I don't think those even work without calling home anyway. Since, you know, the copies floating around online are hacked copies made from salvaged BS carts. Though that's really, really stretching the definition of owning a hard copy.
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/1488-free-games

User Info: ohnoitschris

ohnoitschris
3 weeks ago#5
Silliness aside, there are a number of games which I own an original, authentic hard copy of that I can't add as owning the physical release. I actually do own the original boards and equipment for these games:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/arcade/926455-pump-it-up-exceed-2

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/arcade/564306-sega-bass-fishing

I could even photograph them for you if you like. You can't really just own a digital copy of an arcade game, since, well, they're arcade games. They don't have storefronts like consoles do.

Newer ones that would even fall into the digital camp are closer to being subscriptions than anything, since like for example, Dance Dance Revolution machines now update entirely OTA and overwrite the old version, just, directly on the machine. You can't actually own a hard copy of any new version of Dance Dance Revolution since the 2013 mix, I think.
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/1488-free-games

User Info: ohnoitschris

ohnoitschris
3 weeks ago#6
And while I'm at it, Arcade1Ups are for all intents and purposes custom-fit arcade machines that run at home. Their controls use the same interfaces as authentic arcade machines, and the software is the real thing, just, running in an emulator on a SOC running Sunxi Linux. They're classified as plug-and-plays here on GameFAQs, though the plug-and-play category implies something you use your own TV for. They're dedicated machines, so, I'd say they count as arcade machines. Just purpose-built for the home.
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/1488-free-games
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