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Posted by MariachiMacabre
@Jayzilla

Hey look everyone! It's the daily Double Fine news hour!

Like it or not, what Double Fine did last night and what this guy did for Double Fine last year are very newsworthy. Just because you would rather see a shitty article analyzing a trailer doesn't mean it belongs on this site. If you don't like Klepek shining a spotlight on one of the very few developers willing to be open with their fans and making weird, great games then go read a cookie cutter article on another site.
Edited by ChrisTaran

@patrickklepek said:

@blacklab said:

@ChrisTaran said:

Never heard of XE.com before this, and not sure why anyone would have...

Absolutely no reason why anyone would, unless they work in financial services or related. Not sure why PK would make the claim that 'you've probably used it' based on this audience.

Totally not true! I used to use XE.com all the time when I used to import games...

Don't get me wrong, I've used my fair share of currency converters as I've been importing from Japan and Europe for years, just never heard specifically of XE. I either just google it, use an iphone app, or in years past, whichever random conversion site was near the top of the list. Which may have been XE, but the brand (nor look of the site) certainly did not stick out in my mind.

Posted by Alex_Carrillo

This is a feel good ass feel good story.

Posted by jaks

It's cool to see that gaming can bring out such passion in people that they can put their own dollars behind something they really have faith in. You don't see this kind of thing anywhere; not even in the film industry.

Posted by buckybit

@patrickklepek: btw, there's a Double Fine ActionCast (Episode 5 - 11/10/11): Ron Gilbert, Steven Dengler joining Tim Schafer talking about that exact subject.

People can get that thingy on iTunes or direct via RSS

Edited by GaspoweR

@patrickklepek said:

@blacklab said:

@ChrisTaran said:

Never heard of XE.com before this, and not sure why anyone would have...

Absolutely no reason why anyone would, unless they work in financial services or related. Not sure why PK would make the claim that 'you've probably used it' based on this audience.

Totally not true! I used to use XE.com all the time when I used to import games...

I would have never thought that the co-founder of a currency site that I've been using for 3 years while living abroad for school is a BIG fan of Double Fine and video games in general. It is just fucking amazing. I would have imagined that the co-founder of a currency site would have been some stereotypical business magnate.

Posted by Batmeng

@Thusian said:

I am torn on this and maybe I don't know enough about the current state of Double Fine. I feel like they should be established enough that they can round up funding without Kickstarter. I feel like their brand recognition may overshadow indies trying to fund games on Kickstarter. I don't wish them ill I just get nervous, at what point is Bioware using Kickstarter and eating the lunch of a future Mojang?

What if it has the opposite effect? If this continues to grow and gain more attention, and people who didn't even know such a thing was possible (I had no idea something like kickstarter existed) realize how powerful and uncomplicated it can be to directly/intravenously support a developer. Maybe more people/gamers will accumulated around stuff like this.

Posted by patrickklepek

@blacklab said:

@ChrisTaran said:

Never heard of XE.com before this, and not sure why anyone would have...

Absolutely no reason why anyone would, unless they work in financial services or related. Not sure why PK would make the claim that 'you've probably used it' based on this audience.

Totally not true! I used to use XE.com all the time when I used to import games...

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Posted by Chris2KLee

I actually used XE.com a few of times to do quick conversions before a vacation, and if I was buying something from out of country to see if it was worth it. Dude's living a pretty cool dream scenario, glad he's funding fun!

Posted by zoozilla
Posted by avantegardener

Anyone who has never used XE.com is still living in the town they were born in.

Posted by Jayzilla

Hey look everyone! It's the daily Double Fine news hour!

Edited by Conmused

So to get older twitter posts, you can just use google's search tools.

To start, type anything into google the full search options to show. On the search result left-side bar, look below "Everything images, maps, videos". There should be a Search Tools option. Click it, and it expands. Choose date. If you know roughly when the tweet was posted, your work is basically already done.

Once you have all those refinements, what you search for is this:

site:twitter.com/TimOfLegend/status @dracogen

It'll pull everything Tim, and only Tim, has ever said to Steven Dengle, within the selected time period, in an easy-to-read search result. Since twitter messages are short, you can usually read the whole thing in google's text preview. If you happen to know the exact tweet, you can tack that on the end of the query. Twitter's new UI should allow you to pull easily display exchanges, once you find something relevant.

You can replace any twitter username with TimOfLegend in the search string, if you need someone else. For example, if twitter's new UI doesn't help with conversations, and you need to see what Dengle said to Tim.

I hope this helps!

Posted by MrKlorox

"You've probably used his website, XE.com"? I highly doubt it.
 
Also, nice smog San Francisco.

Posted by AURON570

Woot an actual article. Interesting to track the development of these things, from half-serious joke to actually happening.

Edited by gike987

@blacklab said:

@ChrisTaran said:

Never heard of XE.com before this, and not sure why anyone would have...

Absolutely no reason why anyone would, unless they work in financial services or related. Not sure why PK would make the claim that 'you've probably used it' based on this audience.

Because it's useful when you travel or buy stuff from another country (especially their iPhone app). I use their currency converter pretty much every time I buy a game from Steam to convert from Euro to SEK.

Edited by zameer

I'm glad he's getting some love for his decision to help fund those PC ports. I'm hoping they're a success!

Oh, and as someone living in Asia constantly importing stuff from the UK and US.. XE is pretty handy.

Edit: Hmm.. I wonder if they would consider crowd-sourcing funding ports now. I'd love me some PC Iron Brigade..

Posted by Thusian

I am torn on this and maybe I don't know enough about the current state of Double Fine. I feel like they should be established enough that they can round up funding without Kickstarter. I feel like their brand recognition may overshadow indies trying to fund games on Kickstarter. I don't wish them ill I just get nervous, at what point is Bioware using Kickstarter and eating the lunch of a future Mojang?

Posted by buzz_killington

His site is really good for exchange. I remember using it a couple years back.

Posted by Soulblitz

@Besetment: Bah, technicalities and comprehension.

As for links, I just copy and pasted it into the post. It hyperlinked itself.

Posted by dragonzord

@Besetment said:

@Soulblitz said:

@MrGtD: It was Notch.

https://twitter.com/#!/notch/status/167551424396394496

No it wasn't.

https://twitter.com/#!/notch/status/167537368419663872

Apparently I have no idea how to post links.

Yeah, it was. He gave 10k. He chose the 5k prize because he didn't want to be in the game he just wanted to play it.

Posted by Example1013

if you have the exact words, you can do a google search and tweets will pop up, assuming they're publicly available. For instance, searching for Turgid Minotaur Cock still brings up Mr. Navarro's tweet as the top result, if you want a specific example you can try. Just a friendly tip.

Posted by AncientMecha

Hey, Patrick Klepek! I just wanted to say that, as one of the few real journalists in this industry, you rock. I got really pumped back when the rest of the crew said you'd be coming to Giant Bomb. Since then, you've failed to disappoint.

So, yeah, thanks for actually journalizing and stuff.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

@Wuddel said:

Trenched PC version1!!!

That's more about Microsoft letting it be anywhere besides Xbox Live.

Posted by blacklab

@ChrisTaran said:

Never heard of XE.com before this, and not sure why anyone would have...

Absolutely no reason why anyone would, unless they work in financial services or related. Not sure why PK would make the claim that 'you've probably used it' based on this audience.

Posted by Gamer_152

Really cool to see someone who's able to make genuine business deals with developers without becoming some greedy exploitative force.

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Posted by paulunga

@buckybit: That's not the tweets he was looking for.

Posted by rmanthorp

@ChrisTaran said:

Never heard of XE.com before this, and not sure why anyone would have...

I surprisingly use it all the damn time.

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Posted by rmanthorp

@Vorbis said:

I would also fund a PC port of Trenched Iron Brigade, just saying.

YES. YES. PLEASE.

Also this is just an incredible article. All this stuff coming up about Double Fine is crazy interesting.

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Posted by andriv

I would love to see another Psychonauts game but I would rather like to see more original ideas from them, all the worlds they have created are great and revisiting them would be great but not as great as discovering a new world from them. (ok, pretty ugly sentence). In the end, this always comes down to marketing the known vs. marketing the unknown.

Love the adventure game kickstarter thing they are doing, 30$ well spent!

Posted by Vorbis

I would also fund a PC port of Trenched Iron Brigade, just saying.

Posted by thebatmobile

Really interesting article. It's pretty cool that this is possible.

Edited by PsychoPenguin

Dengler showed up at the Child's Play Charity event Desert Bus and donated quite a bit of money there. People started writing a fanfic about him and Steve Butts (the editor at the Escapist) as detectives and he said he'd donate about $1000 for each new chapter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgE6GVoqZ_Q

Dengler is the crazy rich man we all wish we could become.

Posted by Springfart

they just passed 600 000 in less than a day, so long for that 400 000 within 33 days.

Edited by Pepsiman

@ChrisTaran said:

Never heard of XE.com before this, and not sure why anyone would have...

It's a pretty understandable sentiment for the sort of audience that this site attracts, but for the record, it's a site that you'll come across pretty regularly if you're ever in any sort of field that requires dealing in currency exchanges. Ask Google to perform a conventional currency conversion (ie: "1 usd to eur") and, in addition to Google's calculation, the site will be among the first search results you come across typically. Although I haven't used their services in a while, I have a personal interest in the site because of my work and study obligations here in Japan, so at least in cases like mine, it's not completely unheard of for non-businessman types to know about it.

Posted by White_Silhouette

I am glad to see that Double Fine is finding ways to continue to make awesome games...

Posted by steevl

@ChrisTaran said:

Never heard of XE.com before this, and not sure why anyone would have...

I've used their currency converter a lot in the past when ordering stuff from Europe. It blows my mind that the guy who created that site is responsible for some of DF's recent output.

Posted by fusion42

Great that this is now possible.

Welcome to the 21st century!

:D

Posted by Wuddel

Trenched PC version1!!!

Posted by Brendan

Christ, that Kickstarter page is insane. I was just there last night and it had maybe 60k, and it's over 500k now!

Edited by Besetment
Posted by PimblyCharles

Hey Patrick you're missing a zero in the line:

making an offer to help bankroll Psychonauts 2 and Double Fine launching a $400,00 Kickstarter project to possibly develop a brand-new adventure game

Posted by ChrisTaran

Never heard of XE.com before this, and not sure why anyone would have...

Posted by Branthog

@Besetment said:

@MrGtD said:

Somehow I get the feeling the one person who put themselves down for $10,000 on the Kickstarter was this guy.

He and Notch both did, but neither of them are the "one person" that is getting the lunch reward. They opted out of it.

I'd cite their twitter accounts as a source, since it was Dengler himself who said it, but I'm too lazy and who believes something they read on twitter anyway?

Notch said he paid $10k for the lunch, but opted for a painted portrait, instead, because he's going to get together with Tim at GDC in a few weeks.

Posted by Soulblitz
Posted by leebmx

Man I'd love to be able to do this. I daydream about winning the Euromillions (need to buy a ticket first:)) and then using it to set up my mega studio where I can develop the game of my dreams.

It must be so satisfying to be able to help people make their artistic dreams come true.

Posted by SlashDance

He should fund realistic Jak and Daxter. I really want to see that.

Posted by king2bob

Thanks Patrick great read. It is amazing when people get the chance to help dev teams like the Double Fine guy

One small correction, you missed a zero in the link for the a $400,00 Kickstarter project

Edited by Besetment

@MrGtD said:

Somehow I get the feeling the one person who put themselves down for $10,000 on the Kickstarter was this guy.

He and Notch both did, but neither of them are the "one person" that is getting the lunch reward. They opted out of it.

I'd cite their twitter accounts as a source, since it was Dengler himself who said it, but I'm too lazy and who believes something they read on twitter anyway?

Posted by MrGtD

Somehow I get the feeling the one person who put themselves down for $10,000 on the Kickstarter was this guy.

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