Thanks for your time,
It is for reasons such as this that I do not like digital distribution. Your money is gone, and now so is the game. What a deal!
I've also noticed how out of touch the pricing can be for many PSN bought games where they charge full price for a game that I could get new at Gamestop for half the price, or less.
I remember when digital distro was just an idea and they tried to validate it by saying that they could charge a lot less for digital downloads since they don't provide a box or disk or manual, etc. It was a lie.....especially on consoles.
Here's an example:
$59.99 on PSN (which they could remove at any time, for whatever reason, without bothering to warn you first)
$19.99 new at Gamestop. (which you will have until the disk rots...and you get a case, disk and manual)
Which is the better deal to you?
And they will just laugh at you if you try to get a refund because the game/content you bought is no longer available on PSN.
Still think the actually care about you? Still think they are your loving friends that happily provide entertainment to you? WRONG!
its obvious what the better deal is, especially when it comes to the difference in price compared to somewhere like Gamestop. I cant imagine that there are many people buying any game off of PSN a month or so after release since you can go and buy a physical copy used or even new of the game for far less at your local retailer. Back to the topic, the least they could do is notify, by email or your consoles in box that whatever game is going to be removed and giv you the oppurtunity to re download. I cant believe that they get away with this everywhere due to consumer protection laws. Laws aside you would think from wanting customer loyalty they wouldnt do this.
The only valid reasons I can think of for removing games from PSN is if there some sort of exploit that endangered the integrity of the system. (in which case, the game should be patched)....and of course those license issues that sometimes pop up. (in which case, they should offer a refund, or continue to make it available for people who already bought it)
In the latter case, it is very shady that they do not offer refunds or keeo it available for prior purchasers through your download list.
So your games no longer appear in the download history in account management or in the store download list?