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New PS1 Classics Include Oddworld, Syphon Filter 2, And More

Yep, more PS1 classics are headed to the PlayStation Network, for play on either the PlayStation 3 or PSP. The more that come, the more we can take a look into the past and go, "aw, remember that one?"

According to the Examiner.com, the ESRB has leaked a list of new PS1 classic titles they've re-rated for release on the PSN. This includes recently released games like Bloody Roar and the Tomb Raiders, but there are plenty of new faces...one of 'em is pretty weird-lookin'. Here's the list:

  • Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
  • Bloody Roar
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Cool Boarders 3
  • International Track & Field
  • Oddworld: Abe's Exodus
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
  • Pandemonium!
  • SimCity 2000
  • Syphon Filter 2
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Um Jammer Lammy

For those of you who weren't around during the PS1 era, the Oddworld titles were some of the most impressive of the time. The original Oddworld was not only one of the best-looking games on the original PlayStation, it was also one of the most original and in my opinion, one of the absolute best. The sequels weren't too bad, either. Syphon Filter 2 is a great addition, as is Um Jammer Lammy (the sequel to PaRappa the Rapper, if you weren't aware), and those Coolboarders games were an absolute blast for fans. Gotta love our PS1 classics!

9/1/2009 Ben Dutka

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lfcjake
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:48:09 AM
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Is this just for the yanks again?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:49:21 AM

I resent that. =P

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:03:59 AM

well, hopefully these will come over othe EU.


more chance of that happening than anything from the Jp store! lol...

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:48:45 PM

although ur a scouser but i put my voice to urs
to many good games coming,BO:LOK,oddworld1,2
pande,TR1,2.BR
OMG Cant wait

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tlpn99
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:44:05 PM

Hey nothing wrong with us scousers lol :)

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Bardock617
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 12:51:34 PM

this is a site that typically reports PS news for USA, so yes. your better off looking to somewhere that is EU and reports on PS Classics.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:48:17 AM
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Not one of those interest me. Where's FFVIII and IX? I contacted Capcom abd asked them for MvC1. They said no go.

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Button Masher
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:59:43 AM

You might want to take a chance on Oddworld:AE if you want a cool story with unique and original gameplay. The graphics may have faded with time, but the fun will not go out of style. Anyone out there feel the same?

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:03:01 AM

graphics will look great on the psp, I was playing this just the other day, theres loads of detail there..
It will look very cool and play amzingly well on the handheld.

perfect couple of games to come across.

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englishgolfer
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:40:27 AM

oddworld was great. will be picking that up when it comes to europe. i still go around chanting "umumumumu follow me!"

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:12:41 PM

Word. Thanks.

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Juanalf
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 7:15:44 PM

MvC1 for PS1 isn't very good since you can't switch in tag matches.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:35:28 AM

Don't remember that being a problem but you could very well be correct. Maybe they can port the arcade version or dreamcast version.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:48:26 AM
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Finally! Pandemonium! i loved that game!

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Orvisman
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:48:15 AM

Me too.

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Button Masher
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 10:57:56 AM
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I loved Oddworld:AE. Never got a chance to play the sequel. Just might have to check it out.

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Andysw
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:00:25 AM
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They need to bring back ridge racer type 4 :)

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:00:34 AM
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sod all the other games, Abe is coming home everyone!


...and relax... ahhhhhhh.


so, erm, when is Lorne Lanning making the others like he promised? lol.


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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:06:23 AM
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oh just to comment on what you said Ben, I totally agree...

but here in the EU we have a cool boarders game for the PS1/ PSP.. I brought it, I played it.. I cried. (didnt really.. im a big strong man)

I loved cool boarders, but really somethings just do not age well.

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lionfire
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:07:54 AM
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im gonna get oddworld for sure. and maybe un jammer lammy...eh probabaly not.

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bOnEs
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:25:33 AM
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sim city 2000 eh? i remember playing that on the PC... if it's $10, i might look into it... i love sim city...

and i remember hearing good things about the oddworld games back in the day but, i never played them, nor have any idea what they were about... anyone want to inform me? lol...

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:39:59 AM

SimCity2000 is available for download right now on the PS Store.

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sticklife
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:55:26 PM

HIGHLANDER! You've got you old avatar back? =D I got got CB2 and boy are the graphics bad, I used to have so much fun. That and metal gear solid were two of my first games ever on ps1.

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:33:06 AM
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ok...

fart


hello


grrrr


ok


those are the things you will hear once you have started Oddworld. its hard to explain, youtube it!!
its basically a platformer, but an intelligent one, one that isnt your normal run, jump, hide and attack. its a story that will pull at your heart strings and lol while youre doing it.

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bOnEs
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:51:12 AM

i'll youtube it later today... duh, i should of known someone was gonna tell me to do that lol... but it's true, if you want to see some gameplay footage, you can always find it on youtube...

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Deadman
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:12:31 PM

The Oddworld game are the best, that series is the only reason I ever got a XBOX.

Um Jammer Lammy should be cool to the kids get a kick out of Parrapa, they should love this.

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Dogswithguns
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:37:36 AM
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Im gonna download some of them when I get my PSPgo.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:52:26 AM
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Unfortunately we won't see PaRappa the Rapper as a PSOne classic and at the lower price because that would cannibalize sales of the higher-priced PSP version.

I won't buy these anyway. I just need to find the time and motivation and figure out how to put my huge collection of PS1 games onto memory stick for my PSP Fat.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:24:53 PM

Why? HotShots Golf on PSP has sold alongside the PSP classic for some time.

There are other examples of this. Personally I am not sure that one cannibalizes the other, they may be complementary.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:13:55 PM

Hot shots on the PSP is a new game with new graphics and gameplay isn't it?

Parappa The Rapper on PSP, as far as I can tell, is identical to the PS1 classic. So, why would Sony sell one for $5.99 and one for $20-plus?

Also, ask yourself this, why release Unjammer Lammy, the sequel, for PSOne classics before Parappa The Rapper if you plan on releasing the latter at all.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:34:41 PM

There are two HotShots games on PSP specifically for the PSP, but there is also one of the PS1 classic versions of Hot Shots Golf available on PSN.

The Wipeout games are another example of this, and FFVII shouldn't take too much away from any of the various FFVII sequels that have arrived.

I'm just thinking that it's like cross marketing something, the one supports the other, you know?

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vicious54
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:54:15 AM
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I loved Oddworld, I just wish more games were made for players to actually care for the the characters. Great story in that game.

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:30:23 PM

LBP, R&C, Uncharted, the upcoming Eyepet, most RPGs have at least one character you like, though there are exceptions.

That said, I do miss the golden age of the platformer that spawned Ratchet and Clank.

What I would love to see is an RPG based in a conglomeration of the various game worlds with Crash, Spyro, Jak, Sly, Ratchet, and all their side-kicks along with the villains brought together for some mash-up, platforming fun with an RPG like story and character development. It would be a massive game.

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vicious54
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:51:50 PM

I like the way you think, kind of like Kingdom Hearts but with playstation characters.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:35:22 PM
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GIVE ME RESIDENT EVIL 2 and FINAL FANTASY 9 NOW!@!!@!#!@$!$!@#!@#!@!#!

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:07:46 PM

LV, were you ever able to get the characters HP to 9999 in FFIX? I maxed out everyones level to 99 but their HP and MP was always short of 9999/999. VII and VIII I was always able to mac out the HP and MP. But not in IX.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:45:10 PM

If I recall correctly I was also unable to. However I was such a powerful badass I didn't really care. Good point though, I wonder what others have to say on this (highlander).

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:53:40 PM

With VII and VIII once you reached level 99 you could mess around with the materia and junction system to push the HP and MP to it's max of 9999/999. But in IX I couldn't figure out how to do it.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:01:17 PM

I agree Jawk, I personally thought 9 was quite difficult.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:06:25 PM

It was. The AI was more intellegent then usual. The enemies would focus on one character at a time and would relentlesly pick on your weakest character or the one closest to KO. Kept me on my toes.

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Solid Fantasy
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 6:17:19 PM

Did anyone ever beat the ?Ozmond? (not sure what what it was called)? That thing was tough as hell. Harder than the Omega Weapon of VIII and the ruby weapon of VII.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:37:02 PM

Yes sir.

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bOnEs
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 12:51:00 PM
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they ought to release the only RPG i had fun playing... and that was chrono trigger... i see it listed a PS1 game even though i first played on the SNES...

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:03:46 PM
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i still want ffviii

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ekauq
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:07:31 PM
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i'm still holding out for diablo

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:53:49 PM

Diablo sucked on the PlayStation. Its much better on the PC, and will run with the absolute basic set up.

Anywho, Im glad to see all these classics on the PS store now. Keep 'em comin' I say!

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PSNclaw18
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:33:46 PM
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All of these are awesome! Ah man the memories.. the good ole days..

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:17:56 PM

Great to see someone who appreciated these beautiful games

I love rpgs, but you'd have to be BLIND not to love this list.

Tomb Raider, Bloody Roar, Cool Boarders, Legacy of Kain, Abe Oddworld, Syphon Filter, etc.

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Riku994
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:35:36 PM
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TOMB RAIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... That is all.

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Titch1794
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:02:06 PM
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I'm sure its a good list of games but sadly i never got to play any of these titles and I'm sure I missed out. I'll probably buy 1 or 2 but I really want spyro 2 gateway to glimmer on the UK PS Store. Oh how i missed that game.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:16:34 PM

wow you really missed a lot...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:09:24 PM
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Bring more RPGS!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:45:50 PM

You sir deserve a cookie.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:54:43 PM

Aren't we supposed to get Breath of Fire III and IV at some point?

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:37:13 PM

You finished FFVII already? You're dedicated....

I still have to go back and finish off SO2, and BOFIII, and that's after I get done with FFVII...assuming that SimCity2K doesn't grab my attention first...

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jdt1981
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:09:27 PM
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I'll finally get to play LOK:BO and see how one of my favorite game series started.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:46:45 PM

Completely different game than the sequels, I enjoyed it but many friends who never played it before enjoying the sequels did not.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:31:10 PM
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Yes! I was going to try and find info about Abe games, so awesome. I had such trouble when I was younger, trying to beat those games seems impossible.

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:32:43 PM
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abe hi
worker hi
abe follow me
worker ok
abe farts
worker laughs
abe lets go through this bomb
worker EXPLODES
abe oopise

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:09:42 PM

aha ha ha ha ha ha ha u summed the game up .lol

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 2:55:44 PM
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Some of those are already out

Cool Boarders 2
Tomb Raider
Bloody Roar
^Those are out already

So good to see Unjammer Lammy
Will be getting Cool Boarders 3 for sure!

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jerocarson
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:14:35 PM
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logan..... sweet.. just sweet!

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:06:34 PM
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@ tlpn99
no nothing but us mancs hate ur guts and vise-versa ;)

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Blink182Fan99
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:17:14 PM
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Some of them are already on the Euro store, I swear :S

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King James
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:26:41 PM
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Syphon Filter 2...on the PSP...WIN!

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 4:35:32 PM

SimCity 2000 should be pretty good on the PSP too - and bloody addictive.

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Solid Fantasy
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 6:21:11 PM
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Since we're on the topic of PS1 classics. Does anyone know if the cheat codes on Twisted Metal 2 still work on the PS3 controller? The new L2/R2 buttons might make it difficult.

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Ricochet
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 6:39:44 PM
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Gosh, if they only have "trophy support". But still, I would be more than inclined to BUY these games.

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fatelementality
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 7:52:46 PM
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I'm just hoping that maybe LOK: Blood Omen will spark some interest in the series again and it can be revived. Hey, I can dream right?

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mexgeo86
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 8:45:52 PM
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Back as a kid i remember a friend once brought over a 'party' game: POY POY.

Anyone else remember it? Seemed fun at the time.

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___________
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 3:21:21 AM
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PANDEMONIUM?
PANDEMONIUM?
O F**K YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!
you had me sold at oddworld, but PANDEMONIUM?
now all i need is crash bash and ive got every ps1 game i want o and ape escape, was that ps1 or ps2.
this is officially the BEST week for game announcements, this better be true and they better come soon.
if its only for the US store, i will officially hunt down the people responsible for not bringing it to the AU PSN store.
thats how much i want both these titles.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 9:41:24 AM
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Those are all good games. I still have all the original discs though, so I'm unlikely to rebuy them.

Anyway, where is the love for Legacy of Kain from you guys?

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