Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! Double The Game On One Disc?

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While some publishers may be dropping the UMD format in favor of digital downloads, at least one PlayStation Portable title will re-embrace it in 2010, namely Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! 2: Time to Tighten Up Security!

Better yet, the sequel to the original Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! will take advantage of all that space the UMD format offers, packing in two games on one Universal Media Disc. NIS America has announced that it will include the first game (Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do To Deserve This?) on the North American release of the second. Holy bonus opportunity, Kotaku readership!

Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! 2: Time to Tighten Up Security! [Official Site]

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Awesome because, though I loved the demo, I never got around to actually picking it up.

That said... doesn't stuff like this just undercut Sony's entire digital download/PSPGo concept? They're trying to get people on board with this thing, this process of game purchasing, yet they then go ahead an approve a fairly major bonus feature for people who want to buy it on UMD.

It reminds me of stuff like Nintendo releasing a major game like Smash Bros. for the Wii with no motion controls. Never mind that that game shouldn't have motion controls, that's not the point. the point is that if you'r trying to make some kind of change in the medium, by introducing motion controls, digital downloads as the main game format for a platform, online integration, HD visuals, etc, etc, etc, you really need to do a better job backing them up. No wonder no games truly mastered the notion of motion controls thus far, even Nintendo doesn't bother with them half the time, where's the incentive to even try? And if Sony wants the Go to pan out for them they need to either prevent publishers from handing out incentive based reasons to go with UMD over a PSN, or they need to match the UMD versions content for the PSN versions. Like a free DL voucher for Badman 1 if you purchase Badman 2 over PSN.

Say whatever negatives you want about Microsoft, and I personally still don't even have a 360 nor did I ever own an X-Box, but one thing I always really respected them for was their "rules" for publishing a 360 game. From day one you HAD to be HD, have Live integration of some kind, you had to have Achievement support and various other criteria as well. If you didn't comply you couldn't publish your game on the 360. That's how you evolve a medium.