AlexSan der Move wrote:
And wath about ELITE and OLDERGAMES who made POWERSLIDE and OnSide Soccer???? Whare you say about this????????!!!!!
ELITE ended up SELLING the rights
to make copies of those games. OlderGames did turn out to be scamming as he was a middle-man and Good Deal Games was the one who had paid
for the rights to sell them.
As for abandonware, it is a grey area, and it can hurt companies. You could claim it's ok to download Turbografx-16 games or NEO-GEO games because the console is no longer being supported however
the games from those consoles are being re-released, sold and the companies are making money on them again... on the Wii! Not to mention all the classic arcade games like PAC-MAN, Centipede ect. get put on multi-pacs all the time. Some of these companies still make money on some of these games.
Maybe because people download ROMs instead of buying an "Arcade Classics" CD for a current system the company's profit margin would dip, little Billy's dad would get laid off and they would have to sell his 360 just so they can eat.
I'm not saying that all
roms are bad and shouldn't be made available, I'm saying people can still get into deep sh*t because of them and we don't want that on our forum.