Viewing Author : ShawnS

Delisted Games 2018 Site Recap

It’s that time of the new year again. Well, ok, it’s a little past time for a 2018 recap but I’ve been busy adding more games to the site, taking a work-sponsored vacation, and continuing to deal with our first house. But enough about me, here’s some year-end figures for the site:

    • We created 256 game pages and news posts in 2018. Umm, wow!

    • By December 31st we had 403 full-featured games on the site. That’s 403 game pages with release data, archival links, descriptions, YouTube videos, and as much backstory as we could dig up!

    • The site welcomed 46,368 visitors and over 130,000 page views in 2018. That’s more than doubled from 2017! Hello New Visitors, I hope you found something useful on the site.

    • Our wonderful readers submitted 65 games to the site. Most of those were titles that I wouldn’t have easily found on my own; you can thank those readers, and all submitters, for the diversity of game pages on the site! Special thanks to T87, GamerFirebird90, and Lorath for their numerous submissions in 2018.

 

The Most Beloved Games
Despite all those new game pages, some familiar titles continued to be the most viewed in 2018. Take note Ubisoft, Konami, and Electronic Arts, there’s a lot of love here, and a lot of folks who’d like to see these games return! The Top Five game pages for 2018 were:

I was also hoping to have some stats for you on the Community Forums but the only figure worth mentioning is the absurd number of spam accounts I’ve had to delete. Don’t worry, none of that junk makes it onto the site, it’s all held for review. I’d love to see the forums take off in 2019 so if you’re tired of social media vitriol come hide out on our forums and let’s chat about games we can’t play anymore.

 

2019 Home Improvements
I hope to clean up the ‘Games’ menu in 2019. The lists of “all games” for each platform are getting a little unwieldy while also getting more and more views. I’d also like to clean up the Get Your Games Back pages as Microsoft, for one, made the process a little harder last year. This may result in some quiet periods for new content on the site but rest assured, I’m still whittling away behind the scenes.

Thanks again to everyone who found their way to Delisted Games in 2018!

Digital Release:PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
April 07, 2015 (US)
August 05, 2016 (EU)
January 27, 2017 (AU)

Xbox One
February 05, 2016 (US)

Steam
August 04, 2016
Delisting (approx):No later than December 16, 2016 - Xbox One
December 2016 - PlayStation 3, 4, Vita (US)
Developer:Ilusis Interactive Graphics
Publisher:Funbox Media Ltd
Available On:Digital:
Steam
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita (AU, EU)
Links:Xbox.com page
PlayStation.com page
SteamDB page

The creator of Unreal PT is pulling the game offline next week

P.T., the much-loved, Playable Teaser for what would’ve been a fresh start to Konami’s Silent Hill franchise, might as well be as cursed as the characters in the game. After Silent Hills was abandoned, Konami announced that P.T. would be removed from the PlayStation Store and fans have been fighting to keep it alive ever since.

Previous attempts to recreate the game on PC have either petered out of existence or been forcibly removed by Konami. But just as the latest offering — Unreal PT — is blowing fans away with its accuracy and rekindling the community’s passion for the mysterious project, its creator has chosen to take it down himself.

In the latest update to the game’s itch.io page, creator RadiusGordello finishes out the changelog of bug fixes with the following announcement:

I’ve got school starting up again soon. With the work-load that’ll give me, as well as another project I’d like to start working on, I’ll have a lot of other stuff to keep me occupied. With that said, I’ll be officially taking down Unreal PT next week. This has blown up far more than I expected, but now that it’s finished, I would like to move on and start work on something original.

Thank you all for playing!

Given the game’s cursed history and Konami’s tenacity at protecting its IP, it’s not hard to read into this announcement and dream up some clandestine conspiracy. Whatever you choose to believe, there isn’t much time left for Unreal PT though. Go ahead and grab the free download this weekend because “next week” starts awfully soon!

Digital Release:PlayStation 3, PlatStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
December 01, 2015 (AU, EU, US)

Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
December 01, 2015 (US)

Steam
January 06, 2016
Delisting:January 01, 2019 - PlayStation 3, PlatStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
Developer:Vicious Cycle
Publisher:Little Orbit
Available On:Digital:
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Steam

Retail:
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wii U
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Links:SteamDB page
Nintendo.com page (3DS, Wii U)
PlayStationStore page
Xbox.com page