Smeg Outs UMD Cancelled News Posted by John Hoare on 23rd November 2006, 11:38 Yesterday, I was sitting there thinking, and I realised something. The Smeg Outs UMD release was planned for release in time for Christmas – but I couldn’t see it listed anywhere. A quick check with Andrew on the Webboard revealed that it has actually been cancelled. At the time of the Smeg Ups release I said “I suppose sales will be the ultimate judge of whether the release was worth doing or not” – clearly, the answer was not. Maybe people were too busy buying releases like this. The faliure of the format is honestly not that surprising. With puter games, there has always been a market for different systems – but this just isn’t really the case for video formats. On the other hand, even though I’ll never own a PSP and will probably never own the UMD Smeg Ups release, the anal part of me makes this unfinished business really irritating. In other merchandising news, the 2007 Calendar has been delayed, with Play now listing it as due for release tomorrow. We’ll have a review for you as soon as it arrives.