Reddit user comes across box of unreleased beta PSP games, plans to dump them all

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    A curious incident unraveled on a PSP related subreddit recently. A user who works with retro video games came across a box of PlayStation Portable UMDs. What makes this unique, is that most of the games are pre-production discs, meaning these are beta builds of games before they officially released in a complete state. One of the titles the user, Thebrown93, found, was "Ridge Racer English", which is a localization of the game for PSP, but dated 7 months prior to when it actually released. Among some of the "pre-production" games are Metal Gear Acid, Dragon Ball Tenkaichi Tag Team, BlazBlue, and "over 100 more UMDs". He also has multiple PS2 beta game discs, as well.

    Other users were shocked at the discovery, and pleaded with Thebrown93 to dump the games so that they could be archived. Initially assuming it was a joke, he then found out that digital game backups can be done with a PSP system, and according to his claims, he's planning to purchase an older PSP system in order to back up some of the titles. More information will be updated if the poster decides to go through with his plan.

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  1. Song of storms

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    This seems a bit fishy. He didn't know what "dumping" a game meant, but two weeks ago he posted on /r/gaming about opening a retro gaming lounge...
     
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  2. DrayanoX

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    You think people go through the hassle of dumping their own games instead of downloading them ?
     
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  3. Stephano

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    This is really exciting. I can't wait to see the whole list.
     
  4. slaphappygamer

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    The list will be available at eBay.com. Lol
    Wonder what ridge racer English will actually be.
     
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  5. Song of storms

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    No, but I think that anybody with a passion for retrogames know what "dumping" is. How do they think that ROMs end up on the internet in the first place?
     
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    Just updated the OP with some of the confirmed titles. Crisis Core, KH: BBS, Persona 2, FMA, seems to be all European review and beta copies.
     
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  7. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAPerm

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    There was reference to saints row. I found that dump somewhere. It was buggy as hell. /off
     
  8. Ryccardo

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    With many retro consoles, by using DIY and/or expensive dedicated hardware...
     
  9. Song of storms

    Song of storms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    And that's called "baking a cake", right.
     
  10. hug0-a7x

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    Waiting Resident Evil Portable :ha:
     
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  11. SirNapkin1334

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    How the hell did he get them? Where did he find them?
     
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  12. kikongokiller

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    This is pretty damn cool. I've got an unreasonable interest in beta stuff and I'd love to check these out when and if they're dumped.
     
  13. phreaksho

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    *GASP*:ninja:. ..... Awesome:grog:
     
  14. DeslotlCL

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    And yet not copy of the beta of super mario 64, sunshine and many other betas from nintendo havent been found thus far :cry:

    Man, what i would give to play some betas from the 64 era...
     
  15. SirNapkin1334

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    Probably also with built-in development tools!
     
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  16. Subtle Demise

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    These need to be lent out to Hard4Games
     
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  17. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

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    That's pretty cool. It'll be interesting to see how these pre-production discs differ from the final games. I should remember to check for these online in the next few weeks.
     
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  18. zacchi4k

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    So in this episode of Beta64 I'm gonna tell you about the beta of...
     
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  19. yuyuyup

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    Great news hopefully not just beta, but some unreleased
     
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