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Ok, I am taking a game design course at my school and they have started dropping some names that I thought I knew about, unfortunately I am to young to remember playing these games, because I never have. Some of the games sound really interesting and historically significant. I know the way the franchises are today but no idea on their root. Any ideas where I can get the original releases of these games? Ever since giving up on pirating in general, downloading games makes me feel particularly bad. Any ideas where these games are still for sale? I mean, if the publisher and developer are both gone then I really don't mind. Also does copyright law on games(software) still extend lifetime of creator +76 years?

Im trying to get Prince of Persia (1989), and Ninja Gaiden(1986?). Im sure those developers/publishers still exist, are these old games considered abandonware? thanks
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have a look on ebay or search on google shopping
    
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Gamestop, eBay, Half.com, etc.
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gog.com

EDIT: saw ur game list after posting they dont have it, but they have lots of other old games
    
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Gamestop, eBay, Half.com, etc.
Gamestop is useless. I guess those other places would be the best place to search, i am to spoiled by today's digital sales!
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Pick up the original far cry, very good. Doom 3 too.
    
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Pick up the original far cry, very good. Doom 3 too.
not exactly old school. I have played those 2 before, I thought they were not so good. Doom 3 was crap in my book. Far Cry the game was as bad as Far Cry the movie! Some of these reall old games are crap by today's standards but they were as high tech as you could get back then.
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underdogs you mean?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_of_the_Underdogs

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