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Star Wars: Dark Forces Should Be PSN-Bound

It looks like a couple more PlayStation classics are headed to the PSN and if you're a "Star Wars" fan, you should probably pay attention.

Although shooters of any kind weren't exactly top-notch on consoles back in the late '90s, Star Wars: Dark Forces proved to be a solid experience for long-time fans of Lucas' universe. And now, if you check out the ESRB's latest listing, you'll see they've rated it for the PS3 and PSP. This can only mean it's headed to the Network in the form of a digital download some time soon, so that'll be appreciated by those who played and enjoyed Dark Forces well over a decade ago. The other game on the list is One, which also received decent review scores and although not a huge hit, remained popular with PlayStation owners for a little while. This is actually already on the PSN so if you haven't tried it, give it a shot. Add this to the fact that we should soon see Final Fantasy IX on the PSN in North America, and it seems clear that Sony wishes to drop plenty of old-school classics onto the Store. They're definitely popular so why stop now?  Keep 'em coming, we say.

But perhaps more importantly, what titles aren't there that should be? What should be the next PS1 classics to return in digital form? Got any hot ideas?

4/5/2010 10:40:01 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (43 posts)

Alienange
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 10:58:12 AM
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I liked Dark Forces. Used to play that on the old PC back in the day. Still, I kinda wish they could give us Jedi Academy instead.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 3:26:18 PM

Same here.

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Doosharm
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 10:58:37 AM
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One is already on the PSN. Great game.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 11:02:54 AM

Yeah, it is, sorry about that. Fixed.

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Highlander
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 11:12:25 AM
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The ability of Sony to re-release PS1 hits on PSN is a great thing. It gives them something no one else can really match.

Now, if Sony can somehow pull off the same trick for PS2 classics, it will give them many more years of re-releases to play with that can't be matched by the competition.

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WolfCrimson
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 12:10:35 PM

But wouldn't that require software-emulation of PS2 games first?

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Highlander
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 12:21:10 PM

Yep, it would. I have a feeling that this may not occur until the PS4 comes of age.

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Doosharm
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:08:10 PM

I completely agree about the PS1 games and PS2 games on the PSN would be great. I'm still holding out hope.

I would also love to see Sony strike a deal with Sega and Nintendo to get some old school NES and Genesis games on the PSN similar to the Wii online service. Why not offer them to all of the hardcore gamers who passed up on a Wii?

Personally, I would like to see a near complete collection of old games from all systems available for download in the future. Its my hope that when I have kids I'll be able to play the classic NES games with them but I really doubt I'll still have a working NES by then.

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Highlander
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:33:59 PM

How about a cross licensing deal with Nintendo and Sony where Sony can sell the Nintendo Virtual Console and games, and Nintendo can sell a PS1 emulator and PS1 games? With a nominal licensing fee arrangement based on sales no one loses out.

Both Nintendo and Sony would widen their market amazingly and strengthen their platforms - and annoy the snot out of Microsoft at the same time.

BTW there was talk of a Dreamcast emulator last year I believe. So perhaps Sega and Sony could have something in store for us at E3?

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Wesleypipes6
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 3:00:43 PM

This reeks of common sense, and therefore, will never happen

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fluffer nutter
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 6:35:47 PM

Well, since PS1 games were released on the PlayStation, how many other companies can re-release these games on present day machines? There's Nintendo and Microsoft. I don't believe either of them can release PS1 games on their machines.

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Mornelithe
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 11:12:48 AM
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Awesome, I still have my PC copy somewhere around here. Great game though.

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Highlander
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 11:20:59 AM

Speaking of PC games, we need the original PS1 version of Doom!

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 11:50:05 AM
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I would love to have Dark Forces get the GOW Collection treatment.

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Wesleypipes6
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 11:58:46 AM
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I loved dark forces (both one & two) on my 'puter a LONG time ago... Wonder how well it has aged.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:07:01 PM
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Never heard of it, I liked One though. As far as PS1 classics go, I think they should make a big push to just have them all available, or at least all of them that sold a decent amount. But since all I need to happy this generation is Suikoden VI, I'll settle for them putting up Suikoden II on the network.

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Highlander
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:37:10 PM

Isn't Suikoden III already on PSN? Hopefully it's presence suggests more.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:40:36 PM

I don't think it could be, it's a PS2 game. But Suikoden I is, I have it.

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Highlander
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 3:59:17 PM

Thank you, Suikoden 1, not sure where my brain is today.

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whooka
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:19:06 PM
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Awesome! Sony knows what we want; old PS1 games on our HD TV's! Everyone better buy this thing since they went out of their way to ensure these crappy old games run better on your high-end, home theater system by 'possibly' optimizing the way the PS1 games run on the PS3 in the last firmware update. And we only gave up a totally tech-forward option, the multiple O/S's ability, for this! what a bargain! now sony can make more money by reselling us games we already bought a long time ago (and got tired of just as long ago).

If you got one eye on your past you ain't looking to the future with both of them...

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Highlander
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:36:06 PM

And if you depend on a Linux installation running on a 3-4 year old system with 256MB of RAM, you're looking forward? $200 will get you a better Linux development platform today, you may have heard of it, it's called a "Pea Sea".

;)

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JackC8
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:32:16 PM
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For future PSOne releases, I'd really like to see Fear Effect and Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix. And Colony Wars and some of its sequels.

The Star Wars game sounds interesting, but I've still got Star Wars the Force Unleashed that I only made it about 2 hours into before I lost interest. Whenever I think of buying another Star Wars game, I always think of all the hours of playtime I could get out of the one I've already paid for :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:41:12 PM
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Put up those Dreamcast games too yo.

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Ergi
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 2:05:32 PM
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Xenogears and Chrono Cross is actually all i can think of. And maybe Dead or Alive and Guilty Gear, or are these already on US-PSN?

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Doosharm
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 4:28:57 PM

Xenogears absolutely! I still have my original copy but I'm scared to use it. If it gets scratched I doubt I'll be able to find a new one.

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Ergi
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 4:34:45 PM

Yeah Xenogears would be nice, someday soon I hope.

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MadKatBebop
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 2:42:51 PM
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Cool! Dark forces was nothing but fun. Id be sure to get it when it releases.

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SympoziumPawa
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 3:21:59 PM
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Great more classics trapped in SCEEs harddrives how long for Soul Reaver?

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fatelementality
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 5:11:18 PM

Soul Reaver is on PSN, I have it. Now gimme SR2, Blood Omen 2, and Defiance :)

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The X Factor 9
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 4:11:02 PM
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Just give me Chrono Cross and I'll be a happy camper.

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fatelementality
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 5:10:18 PM
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I wanna see a remake of X-wing vs Tie Fighter. Now THOSE were fun games :) Can't remember if I played dark forces. It looks familiar, but then again a game called DEUS destroyed my love for shooters when I was a PC gamer.

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Roach721
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 6:03:38 PM
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I was just playing Modern warfare2 I got off check my received messages and before i could finish my PS3 just went off for no reason.I tried turning it on several more time but it just goes back off. The green light goes on for 2 seconds then it goes yellow it turns off and a red blinking light goes on. I need Help

After that i press the power button thred blinking light turns solid red the i press the power again and the whole process begins again. I don't know what to do.I have a 60 gig Ps3 from launch with an updated 120 gig in it. This is the first problem i have ever had.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 6:14:58 PM

Your post belongs in the forums, there are people on there that can assist you with your problem.

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Roach721
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 6:17:49 PM

I don't give a *h*t about the forums if your not going to help then *u*k *ff

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 8:46:27 PM

HEY. Forums or shut up. Stop violating policy.

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Roach721
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 6:05:04 PM
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HELP I NEED SOME ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!

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BikerSaint
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 7:48:31 PM
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@Roach,


FYI, You better stop with that f*cking attitude, or you'll never get anyone to help you here(and you're sooo f*cking lucky that I'm even responding back to you).

Plus, you're showing us that you're too lazy to check the forums, so we have to figure that you're also too lazy to even want to do anything about your PS3 problems either.


Anyways, it sounds like you've finally gotten the dreaded YLOD.

First, go into our forum's section(the button's at the top of this page), for some answers & maybe a few quick temp fixes are that you can try.

BTW, You'll have to sign up again to post there though because for some reason, your username & info doesn't automatically carry over into the forums section.

That's all I've to to say on the matter, take it for what it's worth......or not!

Last edited by BikerSaint on 4/5/2010 7:55:33 PM

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 9:12:46 PM

I tried to point him in the right direction and he cussed me out, haha. I wouldn't expect anything else from him.

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Roach721
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 10:12:15 PM

@ saint listen i just don't like Limited so stop sweating his balls.Eevrytime i try to go in forums I always have problems . It also doesn't let me write messages. But thank you for helping me out, thats all i was asking..stop being such asswh8les..So i was off topic big deal so much for helping a fellow gamer.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 12:04:49 AM

If you're unable to handle signing up for a gaming forum then I doubt any advice/info we may have for you will simply be over your head and pointless.

It doesn't matter if you like me or not, your post is meant for the forums and I attempted to point you in the right direction. Instead of being mature about it you acted like an immature jerk. Now you know why I don't like you either.


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Roach721
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:05:11 AM

Thats great, whatever then stop talking to me. Anything you have to say I give two sh*ts about.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 @ 1:33:57 AM

You sure it's only 2 since you continue to respond to everything I post. It's cute though, keep it up.

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___________
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 2:51:29 AM
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heh, the list id post would be so long id bring the whole internet down and it would take 15 of the worlds best net programmers to get it back running again!
so ill just list a few.
apocalypse.
all the loony tunes games.
syphon filter 1,2,3.
spiderman 1,2.
whole ape escape series.
whole spyro series.
resi 1,2,3 (to the EU store)
doom 1,2.
duke nukem 3D.
ah, that will do for now.

actually no, it would be a very bad idea for sony to do this because if they did id stop buying ps3 games and just live off the classics!
im still yet to play a game that tops crash bandicoot and thats what 10 years old?

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