And why should we rely on doing something illegal in order to preserve an art form? It's hard for me to explain this, but I feel that it is selfish and asinine that companies or even people who own the rights to games let them stay locked up forever instead of doing something with them. And with the availability of digital download services like Steam and GOG.com, there is absolutely no excuse to never re-release these titles.
This is one of the reasons why I support Night Dive Studios who are doing what I think all companies should do. Their stance that video games should be treated like music and film and should be re-released is what everyone should believe. They even managed to re-release System Shock 2, a game that had one of the most complex rights issues in the history of video games. And now they are working on No One Lives Forever. That is deserving of respect and support.
The Pickfords own the rights to a few games that I would love to see re-released on GOG.com, Steam, PSN, Nintendo eShop, XBLA, etc. Honestly, if they want my support, they would have to put effort into supporting video games as an art form and preserving the ones they own in such a way that many people would get to experience them. If they decide to make a Patreon campaign that helps them get games like Plok and Wetrix up on these services, I'll be first in line to give them my support. In the mean time, I feel a comic of one of their IPs is only teasing us and should not be their only method to garner support.
Comment by Brad Silvia, added Wed, 21 May 2014 16:44:08 GMT