Star Wars Battlefront (2004) - Updated Videos Feedback

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#1 Posted by Michaeluj (15 posts) -

Hello!

About 8 months ago, I posted my concerns about the videos for the above game (and its sequel) being unplayable, with the issue eventually closed thanks to the promise that a thorough update will be made at some point in the future. Firstly, I'm glad that an update for this was made available last month (in time for the Star Wars May the Fourth event, how charming), but--secondarily--there's some issues remaining.

https://www.gamespot.com/star-wars-battlefront-2004/videos/

For starters, after learning that official videos were released regarding the game's main classes--such as Pilot, Soldier, etc--it became clear that one is missing: the Sniper video, which was listed as Official Movie 12 but now seems gone altogether. It seems odd for that particular one to be missing. This brings me to the second point, which is basically the same thing but broader:

Going back via Archive.org to the year 2013 (link below), it appears that the site once hosted 44 videos pertaining to the game. Currently, only 16 are listed. I'm concerned about the missing three-dozen videos. Ideally, I'd like for them all to return, with their metadata retained, for the sake of maintaining good historical records for a game that sadly has lost much of its history on other sites.

https://web.archive.org/web/20131025064113/https://www.gamespot.com/star-wars-battlefront-2004/videos/

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#2 Posted by joshuamobleygs (85 posts) -

@michaeluj said:

Hello!

About 8 months ago, I posted my concerns about the videos for the above game (and its sequel) being unplayable, with the issue eventually closed thanks to the promise that a thorough update will be made at some point in the future. Firstly, I'm glad that an update for this was made available last month (in time for the Star Wars May the Fourth event, how charming), but--secondarily--there's some issues remaining.

https://www.gamespot.com/star-wars-battlefront-2004/videos/

For starters, after learning that official videos were released regarding the game's main classes--such as Pilot, Soldier, etc--it became clear that one is missing: the Sniper video, which was listed as Official Movie 12 but now seems gone altogether. It seems odd for that particular one to be missing. This brings me to the second point, which is basically the same thing but broader:

Going back via Archive.org to the year 2013 (link below), it appears that the site once hosted 44 videos pertaining to the game. Currently, only 16 are listed. I'm concerned about the missing three-dozen videos. Ideally, I'd like for them all to return, with their metadata retained, for the sake of maintaining good historical records for a game that sadly has lost much of its history on other sites.

https://web.archive.org/web/20131025064113/https://www.gamespot.com/star-wars-battlefront-2004/videos/

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Michaeluj, i'll take a look today and see why this is happening.

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#3 Posted by Michaeluj (15 posts) -

@joshuamobleygs: So, it's been over a week and I'd like to check the status. Can you inform me of any updates?