For this week’s show, Rob and I talked about industry topics, and had a lengthy conversation about how licensing can impact games and preservation.
Today’s Industry Insight looks into the problem of abandonware, or when a game is no longer able to be played. I talked about my thoughts on the matter and the importance of game preservation. I also brought up the topic of piracy and when I feel that piracy is in fact warranted.
Last week, another game has been removed from digital store shelves due to an outside issue. Alan Wake can no longer be bought due to the copyrighted music’s licenses running out. This isn’t the first game nor the last to no longer be available, but just another reason why we need to take greater steps for game preservation.
This week on the cast, I got to talk to the director and founder of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment or the MADE: Alex Handy, about the museum and preserving video games to be enjoyed and studied.