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Warning: PS2 Holiday 2004 Demo Disc Owners!

Cruzn15Cruzn15 Registered User, ClubPA
edited December 2004 in Ancient Forum Knowledge
Sony has finally owned up to a recently publicized report that the Viewtiful Joe 2 demo on the Holiday 2004 Demo Disc for the Playstation 2 will delete all of the save files on any PS2 memory cards in the system when the demo is played.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Good job all around!

    Spoiler:
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  • edited November 2004
    Been a few topics on this already, but yeah, its some seriously whacked shit.

  • redstormpopcornredstormpopcorn Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    #5.

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  • victor_c26victor_c26 Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    I actually just got the disc in the mail today. <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • Cruzn15Cruzn15 Registered User, ClubPA
    edited November 2004
  • redstormpopcornredstormpopcorn Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Yeah, I got my second one today.

    Why they sent me two, I have no idea. Must have a vendetta against my memory card.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited November 2004
    A buddy of mine didn't get the info early enough. Lost all his data. He took it with relatively good humor, though... he was lamenting how he'd now have to watch Xenosaga again. I had to laugh.

    It's crazy that it does this, though. Crazy.

    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Cojones wrote: »
    One last thing... the Protheans were significantly more advanced than the combined council races and they were annihilated by the Reapers. What chance do we have?
    One. Her name is Commander Shepard, and she is very drunk.
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  • Magus DarkstarMagus Darkstar Registered User
    edited November 2004
    I'm pretty sure I'm going to be throwing mine in the garbage, just in case. Maybe I'll run it along the street for good measure.

    Although I will be keeping the $5 Circuit City coupon.

  • WileyWiley Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Got mine in the mail today. There isn't a Viewtiful Joe 2 Demo on it. Guess I lucked out, or they're trying to lull me into a false sense of security and then suprise me with memory card obliteration.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Yeah, I got two at the same time. Luckily, I don't have my ps2 with me here back at home, so I wasn't able to pop it in and fuck myself over. I'll keep the warning in mind. The fifth warning, that is.

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  • Powell014Powell014 Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    OH MY GOD FUCK THESE FUCKING ASSHOLES UP THERE FUCKING FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This totally fucking happened to me already.

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=82095

    I was so pissed off I forgot I'd played that demo disk. It deleted three years of Playstationing. All three GTA's gone, ESPN Football and Hockey seasons gone, SSX3 gone, Tenchu gone, Mark of the Kri gone, Amplitude and Frequency gone. I am going to bomb these assholes building off the fuck earth.

  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited November 2004
    one of these threads really should be sticked.

    Erasing memory cards is important enough for a sticky, as well as the fact that people'll just keep making these topics when they find out themselves.

    It's like the Spiderman 2 console versus PC thing, but on a much bigger scale.

  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    XieflowX wrote:
    one of these threads really should be sticked.

    Erasing memory cards is important enough for a sticky, as well as the fact that people'll just keep making these topics when they find out themselves.

    It's like the Spiderman 2 console versus PC thing, but on a much bigger scale.

    Yeah, cause at least the console versions of Spider-Man 2 were good. This is just all-around shitty.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Never again will a demo disc find its way into my PS2 without me first removing my memory cards. That said, usually I just play the demo discs on the store's PS2, which doesn't have a memory card anyway. But still.

    This really is utter shit, and heads should be rolling. I demand pictures.

    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Cojones wrote: »
    One last thing... the Protheans were significantly more advanced than the combined council races and they were annihilated by the Reapers. What chance do we have?
    One. Her name is Commander Shepard, and she is very drunk.
    Steam | Xbox Live
  • HawkeHawke Registered User new member
    edited November 2004
    Gah... I can't imagine this simply being a bug. It's gotta be someone trying to be malicious, right? I mean it's like, "Oops, I dunno how that script ran rm -rf /! Total accident, am I right? Am I right!?"

    Moral of the story? Don't play games on your playstation as root. ;-)

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  • Master ComputerMaster Computer Registered User
    edited November 2004
    Crazy Sony, they really are tools of the devil.

    or just plain tools.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    5 threads to finally sticky it.

    i wonder if i should give my local store a warning about those discs...

  • CymoroCymoro Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    I..uh...I think I need to warn a few friends with a large collection of RPGs.

    I'll be calling some stores too. It's the right thing to do.

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  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    No, the right thing to do is be there when they find their memory cards wiped, and tape their reaction.

  • CymoroCymoro Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    yalborap wrote:
    No, the right thing to do is be there when they find their memory cards wiped, and tape their reaction.

    I didn't say I'd tell them beforehand.

    i am perpetual, i make the country clean
  • RohaqRohaq Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Wait, Sony released something without testing it properly leading to a bad product? :shock:

    [/zing]

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  • NohmanNohman Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    So its the Viewtiful Joe 2 demo that wipes memory cards.

    Viewtiful Joe is a Capcom game.

    This is Sonys fault how exactly?

  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Nohman wrote:
    So its the Viewtiful Joe 2 demo that wipes memory cards.

    Viewtiful Joe is a Capcom game.

    This is Sonys fault how exactly?

    For not checking.

  • Sweet NectarSweet Nectar Registered User
    edited November 2004
    Oh yeah, NOW you sticky one of these threads. :x

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  • MerculoreMerculore Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    This is so shitty, i thought it was something I did, I even swore to my friend who was with me at the time that i would no longer mix beer and playstation, as something bad always seems to happen.


    I feel like I need compensation, all my games would get their share of playtime, steadily unlocking all the features over the years was fun. It fucking ruined the fun on very close to all of my games. I am going to be trading in about 1/3 of my library now, i dont care how much money i get, they are like books ripped apart and tossed in a puddle, worthless.
    We all should get a free copy Veiwtiful Joe 2 (wishful thinking I know) for trying out that stupid demo unknowingly ( it was the only thing on the disk I found interesting enough to play).

    I didnt even ask to get this disk, I dont know how I got on their stupid mailing list in the first place, fucking terrorists put anthrax on my games.
    /end tears

    Anyways, good to know the cause of my greif. I had a hunch the demo disc was the problem but why would a demo disc need to access my mem card anyways?? Curses.

  • Cruzn15Cruzn15 Registered User, ClubPA
    edited November 2004
    Oh yeah, NOW you sticky one of these threads. :x
    My first stickied GnT thread. :D

  • edited November 2004
    Poor VJ. Now no one with a PS2 will bother with you.

  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited November 2004
    Sony really should offer some form of compensation to everyone they sent those demo discs out to.

    Everyone on that mailing list should be sent a free copy of some PS2 Greatest Hits game, or a gift certificate, or something.

    Losing every save on ever memory card in the system would just be... Disgaea alone... god. I don't even want to think about it for the PS2.

  • Sweet NectarSweet Nectar Registered User
    edited November 2004
    DarthMat wrote:
    Poor VJ. Now no one with a PS2 will bother with you.

    How about poor people who got all of their hours upon hours of hard work ripped away from a piece of shit demo that was essentially a carbon copy of the first VJ level? :x

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  • CymoroCymoro Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    DarthMat wrote:
    Poor VJ. Now no one with a PS2 will bother with you.

    How about poor people who got all of their hours upon hours of hard work ripped away from a piece of shit demo that was essentially a carbon copy of the first VJ level? :x

    Yep, sounds like anthrax to me.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited November 2004
    ben0207 wrote:
    Nohman wrote:
    So its the Viewtiful Joe 2 demo that wipes memory cards.

    Viewtiful Joe is a Capcom game.

    This is Sonys fault how exactly?

    For not checking.
    It is, however, another black mark by Capcom's name. They've accumulated quite a few of those this year... like the Line Of Contact debacle.

    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Cojones wrote: »
    One last thing... the Protheans were significantly more advanced than the combined council races and they were annihilated by the Reapers. What chance do we have?
    One. Her name is Commander Shepard, and she is very drunk.
    Steam | Xbox Live
  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited November 2004
    I think Capcom's worse than EA, myself.

  • RidleySariaRidleySaria Mighty No. 6978 AnaheimRegistered User regular
    edited November 2004
    That.....really sucks.

    I can play the VJ demo on my Gamecube without having my save files erased. Who's better now, Sony?

    :twisted:

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2004
    Maybe it was a secret plot by the RE4 team to make people not want to by the PS2 version of RE4.

  • BewisBewis Registered User
    edited November 2004
    God. Damn. It.

    Lets see. Now I have to beat Medal of Honor: Frontline all over again, as well as Ace Combat 4, Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance, GTA 3, GTA: Vice City, GTA: San Andreas, Driv3r, Gran Turismo 3, Stuntman, TimeSplitters 2. Am I forgetting anything? *Sigh* Oh yeah, SSX Tricky.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited November 2004
    XieflowX wrote:
    I think Capcom's worse than EA, myself.
    You might be on to something. At least EA published a worthwhile game this year (Burnout 3), despite trying to hamstring it in every way possible.

    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Cojones wrote: »
    One last thing... the Protheans were significantly more advanced than the combined council races and they were annihilated by the Reapers. What chance do we have?
    One. Her name is Commander Shepard, and she is very drunk.
    Steam | Xbox Live
  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited November 2004
    Jazz wrote:
    XieflowX wrote:
    I think Capcom's worse than EA, myself.
    You might be on to something. At least EA published a worthwhile game this year (Burnout 3), despite trying to hamstring it in every way possible.
    The Minish Cap.

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  • edited November 2004
    Bewis wrote:
    God. Damn. It.

    Lets see. Now I have to beat Medal of Honor: Frontline all over again, as well as Ace Combat 4, Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance, GTA 3, GTA: Vice City, GTA: San Andreas, Driv3r, Gran Turismo 3, Stuntman, TimeSplitters 2. Am I forgetting anything? *Sigh* Oh yeah, SSX Tricky.
    You're going to play DRIV3R again???

  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User
    edited November 2004
    Jazz wrote:
    XieflowX wrote:
    I think Capcom's worse than EA, myself.
    You might be on to something. At least EA published a worthwhile game this year (Burnout 3), despite trying to hamstring it in every way possible.

    Nah, Capcom's not evil, just apathetic.

    They just don't care whether the game is good -- if it is, fine. if it isn't.. oh well, release it anyways.

    EA *PURPOSELY* tries to make their games shit. Burnout3 is the perfect example. Thank god they only got their greedy little paws on it late in development.

  • XieflowXieflow Registered User
    edited November 2004
    Recoil42 wrote:
    Jazz wrote:
    XieflowX wrote:
    I think Capcom's worse than EA, myself.
    You might be on to something. At least EA published a worthwhile game this year (Burnout 3), despite trying to hamstring it in every way possible.

    Nah, Capcom's not evil, just apathetic.

    They just don't care whether the game is good -- if it is, fine. if it isn't.. oh well, release it anyways.

    EA *PURPOSELY* tries to make their games shit. Burnout3 is the perfect example. Thank god they only got their greedy little paws on it late in development.

    I can think of more good EA games recently than good Capcom games. And at least EA has never released anything this... malicious. And there is nearly no chance that something like this was an accident.

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