@Levius: It's a real shame that game development doesn't work like that. Tim reveals here that it costs around 10k a month to employ one person at Double Fine. I don't know how many people worked on Spacebase, but I'd hazard a guess it is more than the 4 that work on Prison Architect, a similar game people keep bringing up.
Breaking even in the first few weeks of a game is always great if you've finished that game. Breaking even in the first few weeks of early access means nothing, because they still have to, you know, actually make the game. A year later, and at least half a million dollars later in employee wages (that's assuming only four people worked on the game, which I sincerely doubt), the game just doesn't cover it anymore.
There's no grand conspiracy here. They're just trying to make a game that people apparently don't want. It sucks, but there's nothing they can do about it.
You shouldn't worry about things like that, it's no way to live. Thinking forward to every game you want this year and worrying that it will be underwhelming or disappointing is just a negative attitude that is going to accomplish nothing. The games will be good or bad, there's nothing you can do about it.
I don't watch anything with Patrick in unless I'm desperately bored. It doesn't help that he keeps doing Solo quick looks either. There's nothing interesting about one man doing a quick look all by himself.
@mooseymcman: It's been noted, but if you look closely you can see that isn't his hand, it's Wario's shadow.
These photos have been looked over so many times by Reddit, NeoGAF and 4chan and there's no real flaws in them that allow us to call fakes just yet. I personally don't want them to be real, but the evidence against them is almost non-existant at the moment and the evidence that they are true is pretty convincing. The character renders are unique and have not been found anywhere else yet, the stage select has a stage that is only shown in a magazine that came out AFTER the leaks hit, errors in the thickness of lines that people went back and can actually see happen in the 3DS E3 demo's ...
I just refuse to believe Ice Climbers are cut.
@corruptedevil I'm not sure if you've played the new Kid Icarus game, but Dark Pit (his name is actually Pittoo) is actually a completely different character. He doesn't have access to the three sacred treasures, so he has his own unique move set much like how Dark Samus in the Metroid Prime trilogy is not just a clone and has a wildly unique and interesting move set. This is why it's even more ridiculous to make him a clone.