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Deadpool Game Disappearance

A thread on NeoGAF notes that the Deadpool game released earlier this year to mediocre reviews is no longer being offered for sale on consoles or Steam, something easily verified by a Steam search. There is speculation that this means the license to use the Marvel superhero may have expired with the new year, and GameInformer says they have yet to receive a reply from Activision to their inquiries about this. In the meantime, the NeoGAF thread also notes places where keys for the game are still available on a couple of other marketplaces for those who seek them.

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20. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 2, 2014, 11:43 Alamar
 
netnerd85 wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 02:01:
Cutter wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 23:23:
I do my very best to avoid giving Marvel any money. They're total pricks.
I think you mean Activision... right?

Or EA?

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19. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 2, 2014, 02:01 netnerd85
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 23:23:
I do my very best to avoid giving Marvel any money. They're total pricks.
I think you mean Activision... right?
 
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18. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 2, 2014, 02:00 netnerd85
 
Didn't make it to the end of the Steam sale lol  
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17. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 23:23 Cutter
 
I do my very best to avoid giving Marvel any money. They're total pricks.
 
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16. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 22:41 nin
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 21:15:
Overon wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 19:55:
I wish the game was pulled to hide their shame. But alas it was probably pulled because of some licensing stuff. Not even with the mighty Marvel license did they make the expected return?

Well, Disney is handling all the licensing directly now, and I think they signed an exclusive deal with EA for Marvel just like they did with Star Wars.

Secondly, I think it likely lost money specifically because of the license - the requirements are high, and a lot of the revenue goes back to the licensor.


I'm not sure of it's Marvel or Activision, but we went through this same deal with Activisions James Bond games a year ago...

 
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15. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 22:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
GeneralAdmission wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 12:39:
As of a few minutes ago you could still buy a Steam key from Gamefly for 9.99-20% code GFDJAN20. I got mine and activated on Steam no problem.
Nicely done, just grabbed a copy myself.
 
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14. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 21:15 killer_roach
 
Overon wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 19:55:
I wish the game was pulled to hide their shame. But alas it was probably pulled because of some licensing stuff. Not even with the mighty Marvel license did they make the expected return?

Well, Disney is handling all the licensing directly now, and I think they signed an exclusive deal with EA for Marvel just like they did with Star Wars.

Secondly, I think it likely lost money specifically because of the license - the requirements are high, and a lot of the revenue goes back to the licensor.
 
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13. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 19:55 Overon
 
I wish the game was pulled to hide their shame. But alas it was probably pulled because of some licensing stuff. Not even with the mighty Marvel license did they make the expected return?  
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12. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 18:49 jdreyer
 
It's strange that they'd pull it so soon after release. It was like the #3 seller the day it was on sale. Seems like money left on the table.  
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11. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 18:25 killer_roach
 
LittleMe wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 18:04:
So is this game dead in the water?

As dead as the studio that developed it, sadly.
 
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10. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 18:04 LittleMe
 
So is this game dead in the water?  
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9. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 17:59 killer_roach
 
GeneralAdmission wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 12:39:
As of a few minutes ago you could still buy a Steam key from Gamefly for 9.99-20% code GFDJAN20. I got mine and activated on Steam no problem.

Still works. Thanks!
 
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8. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 17:30 nin
 
ViRGE wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 17:08:
nin wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 12:20:
Goddammit. Knew I should have grabbed it the other day for $10. Also explains why, in a vote sale, I voted for it, only to have it replaced by COD in the list.
Aha! I was wondering why Deadpool was AWOL after I voted for it. I thought I was going crazy.

Yeah, I felt dirty, wondering if my vote went to COD.

 
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7. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 17:08 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 12:20:
Goddammit. Knew I should have grabbed it the other day for $10. Also explains why, in a vote sale, I voted for it, only to have it replaced by COD in the list.
Aha! I was wondering why Deadpool was AWOL after I voted for it. I thought I was going crazy.
 
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6. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 14:10 GeneralAdmission
 
No problem!

LMAO at that video. I hope the whole game plays that way.
 
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5. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 12:46 nin
 
GeneralAdmission wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 12:39:
As of a few minutes ago you could still buy a Steam key from Gamefly for 9.99-20% code GFDJAN20. I got mine and activated on Steam no problem.

You are AWESOME. Thank you! I'd already checked amazon and saw it wasn't there, but didn't think to check GF. And I wasn't going to pay $20-$30 for a ps3 copy.

Key works and everything...now I can play this song over and over.

Thank you!!!

 
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4. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 12:39 Slashman
 
Now I'm regretting not getting it big time...  
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3. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 12:39 GeneralAdmission
 
As of a few minutes ago you could still buy a Steam key from Gamefly for 9.99-20% code GFDJAN20. I got mine and activated on Steam no problem.  
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2. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 12:20 nin
 

Goddammit. Knew I should have grabbed it the other day for $10. Also explains why, in a vote sale, I voted for it, only to have it replaced by COD in the list.

 
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1. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 12:09 xXBatmanXx
 
woohoo! Makes that gift even more sweet!  
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