Brackynews's forum posts

#1 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

It's been a few years since I last went to CAEX, but I still get the mailings from Mark B. each year and was glad to see what the shirt designs are for 2014. I scrolled all the way to the bottom and discovered this nice collage of arcade logos, which I instantly realized is the first letter(?!) of different games.

So if you have an eye for logo/cabinet art, put your guesses in a spoiler block and compare. Come back and re-guess as long as you don't spoil yourself. I’ll let someone else have the fun of actually confirming what everything is. I'm actually a little upset that I can't place every single one in the top row, since they are all so familiar. (If you don't recognise the year font please turn in your gamer card now.)

  • C - Contra
  • A - Altered Beast
  • L
  • I
  • F - Food Fight
  • O - Super Off-Road
  • R - Rampage
  • N - NARC
  • I - Ikari Warriors
  • A - Arkanoid
  • E
  • X - Xevious
  • T - Track & Field
  • R - Robotron 2084
  • E
  • M - Mr. Do
  • E
#2 Posted by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

It took me six months to finish Ocarina of Time.

Motherfucker, I still haven't finished Wind Waker. :D

#3 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos said:

@virtualpolecat said:

@brackynews's point is valid, nonetheless.

He said never and I was just saying that there are successful kickstarters.

I could've said "not" if you get frustrated by hyperbole. ;) And yes I'm well aware Shovel Knight beat the odds, I remember hearing about it long time ago from EpicNameBro.

Polecat made my summary point more factually that I would have, thanks. I would've simply posted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exception_that_proves_the_rule, in that successful video game Kickstarters would seem to be the exception. That reinforces having great expectations is setting up for disappointment. Remember the Pitfall developer trying one? Are people super-happy with Broken Age? It's interesting...

And let me be clear, I'm mainly being critical of the middlemen taking a percentage. For all the failed KS that do not complete, one assumes that the processing fees of the successful ones make up for it. Does that make a $150k premium a fair amount to withhold from a struggling creator? I'm not sure.

Also I'm pleased to buy Shovel Knight now instead of when it was cheaper because they still actually need to make a profit now, and I know what I'm getting. Generally I will give any KS I want to support $5 or so, rarely even enough for the lowest reward tier. I gave it a fair try early on, I just try to expect nothing in return.

#4 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

Fundamentally this sounds like Spec Ops: The Line (which I enjoyed) but with more bandannas.

Permanently putting W_D on my Don't Bother list.

#5 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

And my track record of never expecting anything out of Kickstarter projects continues unbroken. Paying artists lump sum before they actually begin work is madness. Half-start, half-delivery is the only safe compromise, and I'd want 10 years of expertise before I ever agreed to let someone be paid on good faith. 35,000 is not a retainer fee.

no one and I mean NO ONE has gotten rich from this effort or is even better off then when we started,

This is incorrect. Amazon and Kickstarter jointly pocketed $152,665. That is where people's money went.

We had no way to force that person to pay back any of the funds and it was a bitter lesson to learn. Always get every possible scenario in writing or you will have no legal recourse.

It's interesting that this statement echos how many backers feel.

#6 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos said:

I was surprised by how respectful they were during the One Piece quicklook.

That's the show with Goku, right?

#7 Posted by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

Excavation Muhammedan is my favourite robot master boss.

#8 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

I created this original image for the UMN page, because no clear art existed for it, and used it ever since. Like many, a unique avatar is much more recognizable than even a forum name. Especially for the old-timers like me without massive post counts. I've also created a few that you may have seen others use.

At site launch, my avi was a bad crop of a James Pond box, and my profile page art was the Solar Jetman box. On Joystiq I made a Solar Jetman profile and avatar but I don't think I used it here or it would be in my gallery. Heh. Joystiq.

#9 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

@video_game_king: The only result I desire from all this Xbawkery is Adam Boyes appearing on camera with a big shiny "Net Yaroze 4" lapel button. :D

#10 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

@amyggen said:

A brilliant move by Valve.

I would agree that the great majority of what Valve releases to the public is brilliant, at least in the long run. Talented people and a refined process of execution.

It truly makes me wonder about the kinds of insanity that get erased from the whiteboard.