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Three classics are no longer available for sale on Steam, with nothing announced to say why. However, GOG at least have given a bit of warning that they're about to go.

Speaking on GOG, a staff member posted on their forum:

We'd like to inform you that Disney The Lion King and Disney Aladdin are being delisted from our catalog on July 9th, 2PM UTC, due to the publisher's request.

Everyone who owned the games prior to delisting will still be able to access them through their GOG Library.

Curiously, The Jungle Book was one also removed from Steam but GOG aren't mentioning that being removed. It's quite likely though it will be at some point soon as well.

On GOG, all three games come packaged for Linux with DOSBox enabling you to easily play them, so it's quite sad to see these classics just be taken away. Each of them on GOG also come with a "Commemorative 16-Bit Poster Art".

Want to pick them up before they're gone? Links below:

Hat tip to Mr. Doomguy.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: DOSBox, GOG, Retro, Steam
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rustybroomhandle 8 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Asug2a to the rescue! feck you disney lol...
So that's why we need sellers like g2a...

No.
jarhead_h 8 Jul, 2019
The Genesis version of Alladdin is the one you want to play anyway.
thed4rkn1te 9 Jul, 2019
Considering those three have had live action remakes made recently, I think any other tie in games in the remake pipeline will also get pulled at some point
14 9 Jul, 2019
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My generation grew up as Disney kids. I mean, if you wanted kids movies, you had Disney movies. With today's methods of broadcasting licensed media, I don't think Disney kids is a living term anymore... it's probably more like Minecraft kids these days.
Hori 9 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Asug2a to the rescue! feck you disney lol...
So that's why we need sellers like g2a...
In cases like this I have to agree.
I bought them from there as well, yesterday when I first read this article.

I would have bought them from a less shady store, but I don't know of any. And this is a big problem, when there are no better alternatives, of course people are gonna have to use the shady one.

I'd have bought from Steam. I can't, so I'd have bought from a reputable reseller. Didn't know of any good one, so I had to use dirty G2A.

I don't feel bad. They left me no option.
rustybroomhandle 9 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Hori
Quoting: Asug2a to the rescue! feck you disney lol...
So that's why we need sellers like g2a...
In cases like this I have to agree.
I bought them from there as well, yesterday when I first read this article.

I would have bought them from a less shady store, but I don't know of any. And this is a big problem, when there are no better alternatives, of course people are gonna have to use the shady one.

I'd have bought from Steam. I can't, so I'd have bought from a reputable reseller. Didn't know of any good one, so I had to use dirty G2A.

I don't feel bad. They left me no option.

So ok, GoL does not advocate piracy, but I have to lay this out. Consider these two options:

1. Download the Sega or Amiga roms. They are much better quality than what you get to run in DOSBox. Or just grab a pirated copy of the DOS ones. The developer gets no money.

2. Buy from scumbags G2A. They get money they don't deserve. Dev still does not get the money.

I know we're talking about Disney here, so I guess who cares if they get more money, but what you have done is given money to some random scum peddler instead... why? What logic is there in that?

Please, for the love of all things, let G2A die.
Sil_el_mot 9 Jul, 2019
I just want them in my one and only library: steam
Mal 9 Jul, 2019
Excuse me... but were these linux games? I think I've stumbled on them a couple of times but I don't remember them having the penguin badge (or maybe they were overpriced and I never got them in the catalog)

Anyway... that stuff is very old and also used to be very popular especially on consoles. At Disney they know that on PC we have emulators right? Because to me that doesn't look like a big idea. It will definitely hurt them more than us.
Wendigo 9 Jul, 2019
Aaand ... its gone.
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