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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecRob View Post
    Sega should create burnable CD-Rs with a Saturn security ring. Then sell their games online, made-to-order. IT WOULD BE GREAT
    It would also make people like EclecticGroove mad. I wonder how many people were pissed off by the reprints of those "rare" games by SquareSoft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninsega View Post
    Actually, they do reprint games, as well as Telegames.co.uk who reprints games like Towers II and Iron Soldier 2 at will.


    EDIT: Obviously they reprint the games that they were originally the publishers for.
    And that pretty much answers your question right there. They can reprint those games because they published them. That's pretty easy for them to do, and as they still release other games on the system they have the infrastructure to do so.

    That's entirely different than looking at any company to do reprints of games on a system they no longer support in any way. That is done for only 3 reasons.
    1) A pet project (IE: a passion/love for the system).
    2) Marketing/promotional move.
    3) Money.

    The first one, if you could find someone within Sega, or the publisher of whatever game you wanted re-printed, would be awesome... but not very likely.

    The second is only really viable if it ties into something current. IE: If they were making a new Panzer Dragoon Saga, and did a reprint of the Saturn original as a marketing gimmick (likely limited run).

    Which leaves the last... which is self explanatory.


    Quote Originally Posted by AlecRob View Post
    Sega should create burnable CD-Rs with a Saturn security ring. Then sell their games online, made-to-order. IT WOULD BE GREAT
    That, on the other hand. Would be doable if they could manufacture/source them quick and easy. And It wouldn't even have to be for sale. They could contract out limited Burn runs. IE, you provide the master (digitally or by mail) and they burn it. You could add in GD Roms as well. They provide x number of burned disks to you, and then you can package/distribute them however you want. But would still likely need to have some licensing tie back to Sega.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EclecticGroove View Post
    That, on the other hand. Would be doable if they could manufacture/source them quick and easy. And It wouldn't even have to be for sale. They could contract out limited Burn runs. IE, you provide the master (digitally or by mail) and they burn it. You could add in GD Roms as well. They provide x number of burned disks to you, and then you can package/distribute them however you want. But would still likely need to have some licensing tie back to Sega.
    CDRs wouldn't be possible due to how the protection works, and I doubt they'd make any sort of profit by making custom pressed titles.

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    That's why I said they would need to be able to source them super easy. then it wouldn't matter what the other company does with them.. they would just sell them in whatever quantities ordered.

    But doubtful they can, so at best it would be leftover stock that they have lying around.

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    Well, they could do it "on-demand" so that there wouldn't be any stock lying around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninsega View Post
    Well, they could do it "on-demand" so that there wouldn't be any stock lying around.
    They would still need to be able to source the special disks. Hence the difficulty of the whole situation.

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