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    Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a superhero action RPG published by Activision, originally released in 2006. Ten tears later, it, and its sequel both were re-released on modern platforms. On July 26, 2016, you could purchase Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. Now, exactly 2 years after, the games have been pulled from all three digital storefronts. The reason for the sudden de-listing is likely due to licenses expiring, since it was removed specifically two years after its release, and another Activision superhero game, Deadpool, has also had this happen in the past. If you bought either game in the past, you should still be able to download it and play it, and if you didn't, you can still buy physical copies.
     
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  3. ThoD

    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"
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    Kinda sudden... Hoping they come back on stores sometime soon, too fun games to just leave taken down:P
     
  4. Wolfy

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    Dang, haven't played this game the Xbox 360 days, memories T-T
     
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  5. Shadow#1

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    this is why when u get it digital u dont truly own it and they can take it away as they see fit
     
  6. MasterJ360

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    Now we wait and see people post threads "What's the Point of Digital Games?"
     
  7. Glitchk0ud1001

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    And some people say that digital is the future.long live physical copies
     
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  8. Hells Malice

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    Aside from the fact you can still download it if you own it, sure.
     
  9. the_randomizer

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    Or just crack the DRM and it's yours forever :creep:
     
  10. Shadow#1

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    Yep that's the ultimate choice
     
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    Are there any good superhero games aside from the Batman ones? No. So nothing important was lost XD
     
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    then eventually they will pull it from the server then what?
     
  13. Hells Malice

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    Eventually we all die, then what?
     
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    The best choice
     
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    Have we ever had a case where a game is pulled from storefronts and purchased libraries? PT is the ONLY one I can think of. Even the Simpsons Arcade game and Scott Pilgrim, infamous pulled games, can still be played if you bought them. It's a sketchy thing, and you never really own your games, but it's not like owning digital games means everything will disappear.
     
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    Well, on PC there's always a certain bay that will let you grab it.
     
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    This is the reason why what is labelled as "piracy" in the short term is actually cultural preservation of digital media.
     
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    Think about the Wii situation. The store is no longer up, and you have up until Jan 30th 2019 to redownload your purchases before the store is gone forever.
    Eventually all consoles will act the same, no matter how many years ahead that may be
     
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    And yet people will still bitch about it ad infinitum.
     
  20. Xzi

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    Yeeeah...I feel like if any digital distribution platform was on the verge of collapse to the point of being unable to afford server costs, we'd see it coming from a mile away. Most would be kind enough to warn their customers well in advance so they could download and backup their libraries.

    Also, there are DRM-free copies of most games available for sale at GOG. So that's not the greatest excuse for piracy. Not that one needs an excuse other than being young and poor, I know what that's like.
     
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  21. BiggieCheese

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    I’m not surprised; M:UA never struck me as being a particularly popular series, even during its prime. The remasters must not have turned a decent enough profit to justify renewing the license between Disney and Activision.
    Sure would be nice if companies warned us about this stuff in advance, though... At least I was able to buy the (digital) Xbox 360 version of UA1 shortly after it was relisted.
     
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