#SuikodenOnSteam Campaign Arises to Push for PC Release of Classic RPGs

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The Suikoden Revival Movement is one of the most die-hard groups of fans of the Suikoden role-playing-games. With the classics from the series being re-released on modern platforms (up to Suikoden III at the time of writing), you could say their advocacy of the series has only helped.

Now they’ve set their sights on trying to get the Suikoden games published on PC, via Steam. The #SuikodenOnSteam campaign has been revealed by the group, and it’s set to kick off on June 3rd.

It’ll be interesting to see of Konami decides to publish the Suikoden games on Steam, especially considering the publisher has retweeted the above message and image.

Would you like to see the Suikoden games released on Steam? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Dark Link

    I just hope this doesn’t end up like the “Bring Red Dead Redemption to Steam” campaign: Deader than dead.

  • CrabCombat

    I guess I can understand wanting the games on PC, but why would anyone want to give Konami money?

  • Minuteworld92

    don’t even know what this series is. I’ll look it up. I’ll support jap games to pc nomatter what tho.

  • yup… still thinks it’s easier to get and run it via emulation xD

  • Carl B.

    Could happen. There ARE emulated PS1 games on Steam. I reported on one a year or two ago. It was legally done, too.

  • Dark Link

    ^So much this.

  • Minuteworld92

    oh, they’re by konami? fuck it, just emulate them then….

  • Dark Link

    Considering that it’s Konami who owns the Suikoden IP, it’s highly doubtful since they don’t give a shit about their fans.

    Then again, they could make a Pachinko machine out of it as a way to say “fuck you”.

  • Evropi

    It’s a masterpiece of a series. It is a self-serious and mature, slightly oriental-themed RPG. Great characterisation, excellent story, superb art.

    People praise the Trails in the Sky series for its great world-building and I agree it deserves every accolade, but I think Suikoden is a precedent that should be recognised for its magnificently realised world.

  • vonSanneck

    Far East Of Eden + Hudson Soft games + all PC Engine & its CD-ROM games worth a damn. Also Sega Saturn games. But Suikoden series will do well as a start.

  • catazxy

    About that, if they make a sequel then we can expect a RDR remaster too…increasing the chances to pop up on steam….

  • Arenegeth

    Suikoden I and II actually had a physical release on PC back in the day, only in Japan (why most people don’t know about it), so this would be easier to do than it sounds, at least for those two games.

    And since we not getting a proper (or decent) sequel any time soon (if ever) it would be nice if more people got to play the games by having them available on Steam, might even rekindle interest in the series.

    But let’s be realistic, this is a Konami property, and unless is a Mobile freemium game or a Pachinko machine, Konami don’t give a damn.

    Still, wish them the best, maybe if they get enough traction, Konami will get it’s head out of its ass and do something right for a change. But I doubt it…

  • Celio Hogane

    Because you know, if they sold well enought, they will make more suikoden?

  • Minuteworld92

    are the first 2 ports good? did anyone translate them? should be pretty easy since they can copy/paste the english console text

  • TRUndercover

    Hmm… Really curious to see whether Konami has any sense left after their debacles last year…
    Meanwhile I can safely dream of playing through the 2nd 3rd and 5th installments on PC for a start.

  • Minuteworld92

    lol konami doesn’t give a FLYING rats ass about pleasing fans of old or any franchises.

  • Daniel Tartaglia

    The campaign is more to Konami see how we fans really love this game, and to reach possible new players that are “lazy” to emulate and try it. Besides, if it could get anything new or better graphics is even more appealing for us (fans).

  • DrearierSpider

    As much as I abhor Konami, they do own some of the most acclaimed games in history, and those games definitely deserve to be preserved as their native hardware continues to become more & more obsolete. Hopefully if this is successful we’ll have a shot in hell of seeing Silent Hill 2, 3 & 4 on Steam too.

  • DrearierSpider

    Hopefully if this is successful we’ll have a shot in hell of seeing Silent Hill 2, 3 & 4 on Steam too.

  • Minuteworld92

    those are on pc.

  • Arenegeth

    Given that most people don’t even know these versions exist, and the PS1 versions can be emulated flawlessly, nobody I know has even played them, never mind translated them.

    I have no idea if the ports are any good either. I would have bought a copy, but they never pop up on eBay, though I’m not sure if it is due to rarity or lack of demand, or both. They probably pop up in Japanese Yahoo Auctions though.

    Only reason some of us westerners even know about them, is because they were listed in a Japan only Suikoden fan magazine some fans like me imported for the art.

    Though both Suikoden I and II could use a fan translation anyway, since the Konami one back in the day was far from perfect.

  • s_fnx

    HA!

    Good luck with that…

  • Troy Tarling

    You’ll never see the original Silent Hill games on Steam because Konami lost the source code. The “”HD”” collection is made from unfinished betas they found in a drawer or something.

  • Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)

    Why not just

    like

    emulate it?

  • Minuteworld92

    normies can’t git into emulation.

  • Sevuz

    Yeah right good luck with that

  • Noah Howard

    I actually hope these guys get the games on steam! (different opinions in 3..2..1…)

  • Sevuz

    So do I. But we are talking about Konami here. You know the company that did a 180 on their fans and toke a GIANT shit all over the MGS and Silent Hill games instead ;)

  • Troy Tarling

    A better campaign would be for some dev team out there to hire Murayama-san and make a spiritual successor series to Suikoden without having to deal with Konami at all.

    Like how hard would it really be to make a genuine, 2.5D, top-down sequel to Suikoden II? No more 3D, please. Stick to what worked. (as an example, Link Between Worlds was 2.5D and even went so far as putting all the assets tilted at an angle to look like the original SNES game)

    If Shenmue 3 can get millions and millions of dollars, and MN9 can get 4million, and Bloodstained can get another 5 million, can’t someone kickstart a simple successor game to S2 for like 1m?

    Here’s a list of good 2D games that cost less than 2 million;
    >Dragon’s Crown
    >Shantae 4
    >Skullgirls

    Suikoden been praised endlessly for years, but for some reason no one has ever tried to create a successor franchise that has the same kind of gameplay… Things like a homebase that expands accordingly with the recruits you bring there, 6 person / 2-row parties with short/medium/long-range, Runes, 108 unique characters (including former enemies who join your cause, kids, performers, animals, and even a Unicorn or Giant Squid, literally takes all kinds), so many things. S2 had literally everything I could ever want from a game, meanwhile I could not even drag myself through the opening hours of S3 because the 3D turned me off it so bad.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    I’m sure some people will get upset when I say this but like 85% of the time when someone says “I want this game on PC” they just mean “I don’t want to pay for this game or the console its on, I’m just gonna pirate it and then complain about how shoddy PC ports are in the future.”

  • Troy Tarling

    Because many people are of the mentality that if the game isn’t on Steam it may as well not exist, cuz they won’t go looking for stuff that isn’t available through it.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    *suikoden pachinko machines

  • Troy Tarling

    Konami are somewhat notorious for their incompetence after the Silent Hill Collection fiasco.

    I’d rather they gave the IP to another company entirely and severed their association with it.

  • Professor_Icepick

    Talk about a waste of effort.

  • Troy Tarling

    The first two games are unquestionably masterpieces as the other guy has said. Also the first game has a save-carryover bonus that lets the first game’s Hero join your party in S2.

  • Andrew

    Yes!! It could only help bring Suikoden to an even larger audience. And it would be great for me too – I unfortunately couldn’t take my console with me when I moved halfway across the world, so it would be a joy to play these games after all these years! It would just make the games more accessible to both old fans and new ones.

    And who cares about trying to boycott Konami for not continuing the franchise. If they DID make a Suikoden VI we’d all be clawing over each other to throw our cash Konami’s way. And at any rate, greater accessibility to the old games can only help to that end.

  • Troy Tarling

    I wouldn’t. I’m not interested unless the original dev team is involved which I know will never happen.

  • vonSanneck

    See also how they handled Zone of the Enders HD which ended development of a Fox Engine ZoE game in the planning phase.

  • Richard

    It’s a great idea, but Konami is Konami, and Konami is the worst. Probably they’re gonna make a Suikoden pachinko machine.

  • Richard

    oh, nevermind. It already exists…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VTG2scXSQw

  • Troy Tarling

    The only issue is that you can’t emulate the save carryover bonus between S1 and S2.

  • Narmy

    Do the original devs even work there anymore?

  • epicurius7

    The inevitable outcome of this is: no ports, and a Suikoden mobile phone game.

  • Since there are already real PC ports and this will not be real ports but emulated versions or worse emulated android versions I don’t see the reason for them to do this.. Isn’t more easy to take some ROM and run it through ePSXe/RetroArch PlayStation core? Or better you buy a used console and used game and play on a real hardware on real CRT via RGB SCART cable.. Or better a you use the Micomsoft XRGB Mini Framemeister..

  • Troy Tarling

    Unfortunately, used copies of S1 and S2 are crazy expensive, way out of the average person’s price range for a casual rpg experience.

  • Minuteworld92

    you’re on the internet, fucking download that shit.

  • Felagund

    Suikoden on steam? Yes yes yes yes!!

  • Michael Grace

    You can’t transfer the save data between emulated Suikoden games.

  • Troy Tarling

    I think you may have clicked on the wrong comment.

  • sanic

    I hope konami makes a ford focus commercial with suikoden characters instead.

  • fnd

    They could just pirate the existing PC versions and put on Steam, lol.

  • Troy Tarling

    If it were that easy, they could’ve just done that with the HD Collection… but they didn’t.

  • fnd

    The HD collection is for consoles, i’m just talking PC version.

  • Troy Tarling

    PC games can be ported to consoles, dude. Konami just Didn’t Bother.

  • KissDisqus

    Better graphics? I don’t think you can do much with the sprite work for the first two unless they want to go through the long process of redoing them.

  • Daniel Tartaglia

    Well, you’re right. But I always have the tiniest hope that the first one would have graphics (and a better equipment menu) like the second one.

  • Minuteworld92

    that hurts bro. why you have to be ignorant like that?

  • Minuteworld92

    I think he was talking about how you can add non steam games to steam. silent hill 2-4 were ported to pc.

  • Noah Howard

    Point!

  • SoapyEyes

    I’m just not a fan of Steam in general, couldn’t care less if those games appeared on PC. Most JRPG fans have a PS4.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    theres the, perhaps naive, idea that showing some actual interest in their games lineup might make them reconsider their current policies

    not holding my breath tough

  • JohnnyCageFan2

    How a ’bout Silent Hills? Ugh, I forgot, nevermind.

  • JohnnyCageFan2

    “…they found in a drawer or something…”

    Fuck

  • Warboss Aohd

    i’d rebuy all of them.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Pachinko Machines are probably gonna die out sooner or later given recent trends.

  • Warboss Aohd

    well, someone kind of did with RPG maker in the form of ‘Exit Fate’. And i think someone is making a fan game as well that is Suikoden (the Main Character is an Elf at that! Non Human!).

  • Warboss Aohd

    and Straight up Genesis games. Sega gave Steam an Official Emulator that even allows modding.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    Well, he was half right at least. Most of the time people do want a port because they already own the target platform.

    There’s also a fair few gamers who like to use piracy as a form of vigilante justice/self-gratification, even on this very site unfortunately.

    I could definitely see a lot of people pirating the ports because “fuck Konami”.

  • Didney Worl

    Umm…these guys do realize that this is Konami we’re talking about here. You’d have an easier chance of completely eradicating ISIS out of existence than you would ever have Konami listening to its fans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uKIeamPi2Y

  • scemar

    Konami huh

  • Denise

    Heck yes!!

  • Minuteworld92

    well pirating from a company that treats its consumers like shit and to get around shitty drm I think is very justifiable. if you’re a good developer/publisher, I will support you. if not, I won’t.

    in the end it really doesn’t matter because there’s billions of retards in the world that will be good goys and give money nomatter what they do so I don’t think piracy even hurts that much. yeah I’m a selfish prick for choosing where to spend my money bt it’s my right to be a selfish prick.

    it still doesn’t matter because if you support the cancer of the gaming industry today, I feel sorry for you.

  • Minuteworld92

    or you could get the 1 and 2 collection for psp and play it on ppsspp

  • Ikhsan

    you can. “someone” (not me) has tried it and worked.

  • Nagato

    Nah, that’s just straight up bullshit: if they really did just want every game for free, they’re already guaranteed to get them like that in due time. PSX and PS2 games have already been emulatable for quite some time, nevermind piracy rates on those platforms themselves back in the day.

    People want these games on PC, and Steam to be precise, to prove that there’s an actual market for them on the platform… and given that the series (and genre overal) has been fairly dead for a while, to prove that there’s a market for them in general.

  • Nagato

    They can make do: Square lost the source code to FFIX as well, yet that still got a superior re-release on mobile and Steam, with the latter version selling 134k copies in not even half a month.

  • ScarredBushido

    with the shit storm with Kojima and Silent Hills i have absolutely no respect for Konami. I am curious what their future plans are besides shitty pachinko machine

  • Troy Tarling

    Um, they didn’t lose the source code. They handed the game’s original assets to Silicon Studio Thailand, who then updated anything that looked bad in higher resolution. I actually spoke to them on their FB and asked about what happened to the original font.

    They told me that they updated textures wherever possible to look good in hi-res and the font texture looked blurry, so that’s why it was replaced (which is a real shame, I miss it greatly).

    I love the PC version myself, it’s about as good a remake as IX is every likely to get so it was much appreciated.

    But yeah my original point was just that they did not lose the source code. It’s the same game from 1999, just with updated textures. The renders used for backgrounds are also the originals obviously, due to their lower resolution compared to everything else. If they had the power to replace those backgrounds I’m pretty certain they would.

  • Daniel Tilson

    If you don’t support a developer, don’t use their product. You not liking what they do does not give you the right to steal their product and enjoy it.

    It doesn’t matter how you feel about a company, theft is theft. And piracy is a form of theft.

  • Troy Tarling

    I’ve played Exit Fate and while it is very well put together for a fan game, I find the inconsistent (and in some cases very ugly) art puts me off it. But as a Suikoden spinoff it’s still probably a diehard’s best bet for more of that style of game.

  • Minuteworld92

    copying is not theft.

  • Smug

    “when someone says “I want this game on Steam” ”
    Ftfy
    Most PC users have become slaves to the digital distribution service

  • Smug

    >le “piracy is stealing” myth meme
    And I would pirate it regardless of the company because of Steam (or any digital distribution service for that matter)

  • Smug

    “There’s also a fair few gamers who like to use piracy as a form of vigilante justice/self-gratification, even on this very site unfortunately.”

    I could say the same to buyfags who believe they’ll receive a headpat, or whatever reward, for doing the ‘good deed’ and get somehow buttmad when others prefer to pirate for multiple reasons. (owning the thing without it being tied to an online account, archiving, saving up money, old consoles games being too expensive even second-handed, current shitty business practises in the industry, etc.)

  • Nicko Valentino

    you can actually.

  • Trance

    Suikoden is probably my favorite series and i’m a pc player, as much as i hate Konami i’d give them money for this, implying of course they ever release it.

  • Adohleas

    I would buy this game again on steam instantly.

  • Feniks

    Very unlikely. Let’s say they sell 200-300k on Steam.

    That’s a nice quick buck but seeing as how games require 50 million budgets and 4 years of dev time these days I don’t think an old IP is worth it. Especially not since the golden age of jrpgs is long gone.

  • Feniks

    Well there IS a tiny market for old jrpgs on Steam.

    But yeah a Suikoden port won’t set the world on fire. Go look up Grandia 2 on steam spy.

  • Nagato

    Well, the story for the last decade or so has been that the source code was lost completely. Even if so, though, that wouldn’t make it impossible for an updated release to happen; the way FFVI worked as a GBA rom with new graphical assets showed as much already.

  • Dark Link

    Probably yeah.

  • Troy Tarling

    Please don’t remind me of FFVI PC. I’m trying to forget.

  • Also this.. But they’re in japanese.. I think at least.. I don’t recall if they were translated.. Correct me if I’m wrong and sorry if I’m writing in bad english but 1) I’m not native speaker and more important 2) I’ve drank one 33 cl can of 5% alcohol volume german lager beer.. I’m not very good with alcoholic beverages!! Yeah yeah yeah Trump fuck you,, Hillary Clinton suck my ass yuck and vote for Bernie Sanders otherwise we are fucked and stuck with a warmongering cuck.. My two euro cents.

  • You could buy them on the PSN/SEN or download the ISOs and burn them on CDs and play them on real hardware or emulate them on ePSXe/RetroArch/etc… gffjsdiodjfidfjdsioj

  • Nagato

    There’s some pretty good modding projects going on for that, actually. The Amano-art inspired re-spritening in particular looks very promising.

  • Zanard Bell

    Know what? Into the backlog it goes, bring it to Steam.

  • Suikoversum

    In a recent Interview by the SRM, Murayama expressed no interest whatsoever in the series, not even thinking of doing something like this.

  • Suikoversum

    The first one, meh. The user interface is bad. The second one looks really good, the sprites have some kind of flter and look pretty smooth and the character portraits are higher resolution.

  • Troy Tarling

    I’d appreciate a link to that if you don’t mind. If that is the case, it’s extremely disappointing. He formerly claimed he wanted to do a second half to S2 told from the Highland perspective. So it’s a real shame he never got to do that.

  • Troy Tarling

    sure, there is that option (which i think is fine on its own– the game was recently on sale on PSN for like $2), but the other stuff you suggested, no normie is going to bother with all that.

    the reason steam is popular is because it’s easy to use and keeps all your games in one launcher.

  • Guin

    Too bad the series died a terrible death at the hands of a neglectful company. Then again, the last main entry was certainly very good. The Legend of Heroes series is a worthy replacement for what it’s worth.

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    I like giving companies money for doing good jobs on things. I suppose I could see myself paying for this if a good job was done on it.

  • Guin

    No, main creator jumped ship in the middle of 3.

  • Captain Vidya

    I do love a good world to explore. I might have to check this series out after getting through some other games.

  • Guin

    If Suikoden gets a Steam release, then gimme Breath of Fire too!

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    Aw, that kinda sucks you see it that way. If it makes things any better in your mind though, I buy games when they’re ported to PC and would happily purchase the Suikoden games if they were released on Steam. I’ve already purchased many PC ports in the past, after all:
    http://i.imgur.com/YV9Gy3J.png

  • Francisco Javier Higueras Galv

    Yes pls :D

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    Not just Steam; as far as I’m concerned, emulation isn’t the same as a true PC port. If the game isn’t actually ported to PC (not just Steam mind you; in fact GOG is a better place to get games), I don’t consider it a game on PC. Emulation is nice and all, but I want official releases.
    Plus even emulation wise, I want to actually pay money for game releases. The alternative to a release on PC (even if it wound up being emulated in the official release), would be to buy the game used someplace and then rip the game, which isn’t as ideal as a true official release. You could say I can pirate it, but like I said, I don’t want to pirate. I want to support proper releases of good games.

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    pls
    Emulation is easy. PS1 and PS2 emulators aren’t the best or easiest to work with (Dolphin and PPSSPP seem to be the best there is), but its still perfectly doable. I just want the games to be officially released on PC. I don’t want to pirate, and I don’t own copies of the games on PS1 and PS2. I want to support proper releases, and games being commercialized in more places is a good thing, as availability of games is rather abyssmal in some ways.

  • Derp Minos

    No, they don’t.

  • DynastyStar

    I would love to see Suikoden on PC, as well as other games too.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think anybody is selfish for choosing how to spend their money, I just find that the piracy “boycott” method has more to do with having your cake and eating it too than voting with your wallet.

    If anything it only feeds into the stereotype that pirates are just leeches who just don’t want to pay for anything.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    I haven’t actually seen people get mad over most of those reasons. I’m certainly not against most of those myself, as I’ve already said I just find the “boycott” method to be nothing but self-gratification.

    It perpetuates the stereotype that pirates are nothing but leeches, especially when the game in question can be had dirt cheap on sale, or second-hand where the publisher doesn’t see a dime.

  • Derek Carbonell

    How many are they porting?

  • Johnathon

    I see you’ve never seen PS1 emulation, it makes digital memory cards exactly like the PS3 does allowing for a save carry over

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    Piracy is not theft. Don’t get me wrong, it’s bad, but it’s not theft at all.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    Or maybe pirates want a demo for a product in an industry with increasingly bullshit anti-consumer practices.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    Don’t give Konami money. Get into Emulation.

  • Smug

    lol “leeches”. Not that much different than the “lol just admit you’re poor” retort.

    And yet so far, pirates have proven to be actually smart with their money in an industry that constantly try to fuck over its legit customers, while buyfags (especially the Steam/GoG slaves) always get upset at pirates, because of buyer’s remorse.

    Also you’re trying too hard to be a fucking goody two shoes and
    still doesnt want to piss pirates off. The very definition of a faggot.

  • Suikoversum

    That’s the first time I hear that he’d want to make a Highland perspective game.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/suikoden-revival-movement/yoshitaka-murayama-community-interview-2016/966367783459406

  • Badmojo7

    I want all the games on PC. Especially the fantastic old console games.

  • Joseph Creamer

    In Japan? not a chance

  • Thanatos2k

    Like Konami gives a fuck.

  • Warboss Aohd

    actually yes.

    This generation a much smaller number of people play it, it is actually alot less popular and what with the possibility of Legalization of gambling, it may simply die due to said legalization since…….well slot machines (real ones) and blackjack and the like will replace it. Of course if gambling ISN’T legalized, a group is trying to have Pachinko looked at to see if it should be considered gambling, which if it does and is gambling is still illegal, means that Pachinko will be.

  • Thanatos2k

    Konami doesn’t make normal games anymore. Give up your hope.

  • Thanatos2k

    Suikoden 2 is still a top 5 all time RPG and that doesn’t look to change soon.

  • Thanatos2k

    “the last main entry was certainly very good”

    Tierkreis? Or did you purge it from your memory like I tried to.

  • Minuteworld92

    bernie will fuck our economy up fam ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • Thanatos2k

    That’s Capcom, who also doesn’t give a fuck.

  • Guin

    Tierkreis, what’s that? The last one was 5.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    Not talking about those guys, just the ones who “vote with their wallet” by pirating.

  • strifeo

    Lol jap only sad weaboo

  • Zombie_Barioth

    Funny how you bring up the “just admit you’re poor” argument while simultaneously accusing people of buyers remorse and being worse with money. The latter is one of the most typical excuses, and suggests an attempt at reassuring oneself.

    Most people pirate simply because they can, and the biggest pirates have been proven to be the biggest media junkies and spend the most, so they definitely aren’t “smarter with their money”.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    Some games aren’t worth anything so I don’t see the issue. I’ve pirated some games and felt remorse just having it on my pc and deleted them immediately.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    This doesn’t mean Konami should be supported. You will get the same experience on an emulator that you would as a standalone release, so what benefit would there be to releasing it on Steam? Why give them the shekels they don’t deserve?

    “As their native hardware continues to become more & more obsolete.”

    Okay…
    http://2static2.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/5811023+_4b9121f773650e08ad7e1a6f42e6eab2.jpg

  • DrearierSpider

    Dogshit humor aside, this is an excellent video on why the HD collection ended up like it did:

    TL;DR: Konami outsourced it to the lowest bidder who had no idea what the fuck they were doing. They didn’t need the source code to create the HD collection, and in fact would have been better off not relying on it (this is how Bluepoint operates). Those games already exist for PC, and in fact can be played just fine on modern OS’s. Putting them on Steam would be minimal effort.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wya4XhTPMcc

  • DrearierSpider

    Emulation isn’t perfect. And having an official re-release would mean a whole new generation of gamers would get to play them. That’s something I’d very much welcome considering classic survival horror is effectively a dead genre.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    For demoing most studios don’t offer them in the first place due to supposedly negatively impacting sales, so I don’t really see a difference there.

    For boycotting it severely undermines whatever moral high-ground you think you have (generally speaking). Nevermind being an illegal channel, the whole point of one is to prove they need you more than you need them after all, at best you’re contradicting yourself, at worst its just a self-righteous excuse imo.

  • I’m european.. I have already what Bernie Sanders is proposing.. ; )

  • UnpluggedBeta

    I appreciate the data; what bothers me is that they will likely simply change to “Suikoden: 108 Slot Story”

  • Warboss Aohd

    perhaps…..but they will have alot more competition from both domestic AND foreign companies when it comes to Slot Machines and the like.

  • British_Otaku

    They put Dragon’s Dogma on Steam with a fantastic port and recently gave North America Breath of Fire 4 through PSN despite a lot of trouble. Not even mentioning the PS1 Megaman Legends games.

    Capcom give more of a fuck than Konami at least, but you have to look hard to find a publisher which doesn’t.

  • SiliconNooB

    LOL, Konami are more likely to port them to smartphone!

  • SiliconNooB

    Bluepoint could have done a proper job with the remastering.

  • Daniel Tilson

    When you’re buying a used item, the current owner receives the money. When you buy a new item, the current owner (the developer, or the store depending on how their agreement works and where you bought it.) receives the money.

    The key there, is that money is changing hands (or good of roughly equivalent value based on how much value the recipient places on them) You are paying for the item, not stealing it.

    If you pirate a game, you are paying nothing, but you are receiving a product. That is theft. Just because you don’t want to pay for something (because fuck that developer/distributor/guy down the street) doesn’t mean you can enjoy their product for free.

  • Smug

    >”as long as you pay, even if you dont support the dev (despite my original comment saying so you should), its okay”
    >”how dare you to steal something that doesnt exist”
    Yeeeess good goy that’s the spirit

  • RPG

    I just finally started getting in to the Suikoden series with the first entry about a month or so ago, and I am really enjoying it. I really wish I would have gotten to play this game when I was younger. That said, I totally embrace the idea of these games coming to the PC market. Doing so would give the series some much needed exposure, potentialy increase the fanbase, and hopefully set in motion a potential ressurection of sorts.
    The major caveat is of course the series still being in the clutches of Konami, and the prospect of giving them money, or supporting them in any sort of way.
    So in the end, emulation is probably still the best way to go.

  • Daniel Tilson

    What would it be called if you got a ride in a taxi and then didn’t pay for it?

    Theft of services. You got something for nothing. Theft is not always physical goods.

    Buying a used console or game from someone isn’t theft because the dev was already paid for that item and is no longer the owner of that item.

  • Smug

    Please, companies view used games and archiving in the same light as piracy (hence why online digital distribution services were implemented).

    There is also no reason to buy video games with the current market that will always punish the honest consumer (DLCs, broken or/and unfinished releases, online digital distribution services, DRM protection, bloated install data, localizations, etc.). You’re just trying to defend your buyer’s remorse.

  • Daniel Tilson

    And which of us will be laughing when you get caught?

    That would be me.

    Don’t drop the soap.

  • Smug

    Authorities dont care about download of video games, at least where I live. And I dont believe your country would care either too.

    Again, acting like a good goy has no perks in the real world