Ever since Futurama was sent away back in 2003 I've been scajumming all over to find little bits of new content from the year 3000. Sure, there's the deleted scenes on the series DVDs (tease!), the comic books (not the same), and that advertisement the Futurama team created for Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, but still my soul cries out for new adventures. Last year when I welcomed the Sony PlayStation 2 into my home I began trying to track down the Futurama video game for the Sony PlayStation 2. Apparently it didn't sell very well and wasn't scored highly by critics and gamers alike, but it has new humor from the show's writing staff and new content from the original voice actors. Finding a reasonably price copy of the game for sale in good condition is next to impossible, so I turned to rent-by-mail service GameFly. They've had the game in their database for quite a while now and it's been in my GameQ for about a year. The game has never actually been available for mailing, however, and a few days ago the service sent me this e-mail:
We have removed Futurama for PlayStation 2 from your GameQ. There are two possible reasons for this removal:
(1) For released titles, we no longer carry the game and do not know if or when we will acquire new copies.
(2) For unreleased titles, the game has been cancelled by its publisher.
We apologize for any disappointment this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact us.
So much for that then. I guarantee that whomever had the game last decided to keep it since it is so hard to find and rather pricey these days, and most likely declared it "lost". Since no more new copies are forthcoming to GameFly, the game has been stricken from their database of available games. So there will be no Futurama for PS2 in my home anytime soon, it would seem. No matter. Six months ago this would have been a fatal blow of horrendous proportions, but considering that we're less than a month away from the release of the new Futurama movie, I think I can muster up my coping skills until then.