dudeglove's forum posts

#1 Posted by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

So is Quiet actually Chico or not?

#2 Posted by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

#3 Posted by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

@jthom252 said:

@hailinel said:

@dudeglove said:

Considering the shit indiegogo is getting away with lately, I'm not surprised (but am saddened) that Kickstarter is going down the same route of "no we're just a platform, it's the creators who are the problem".

What is Indiegogo getting away with?

I believe on that one the creators get the cash even if they fail to meet the goal.

Yep, unlike KS, it doesn't matter if your campaign never reaches the target - you get the money regardless.

#4 Posted by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@dudeglove said:

Considering the shit indiegogo is getting away with lately, I'm not surprised (but am saddened) that Kickstarter is going down the same route of "no we're just a platform, it's the creators who are the problem".

What is Indiegogo getting away with?

The Healbe scampaign was its most recent gross example of completely washing their hands of a fraudulent product (because, ahem, it raised well over a million dollars and IG gets a cut), despite reports about the product being scientifically impossible, numerous subsequent comments of people demanding their money back, and the creators themselves (who despite being Russian claim they were based in San Francisco) admitting straight up that their device (which is still well over six months late in delivery) probably won't work as intended.

Though seemingly not connected, but probably is, as the scandal around Healbe grew, indiegogo - rather than addressing the issue and perhaps "doing the right thing" - earlier this year responded by deleting its antifraud guarantee in its T&C. Oh and did I mention that the "hardware chief" for IG helped Healbe go past 1 million with an undisclosed amount prior to the campaign's end?

Now, IG is back at it, with their PR person coming out with a schizophrenic message about the company which doesn't judge what goes through (but actually does).

http://pando.com/2014/09/19/indiegogos-pr-person-doesnt-want-me-to-tell-you-that-hes-telling-you-nothing-about-indiegogo/

The moral of the story is despite various success stories, crowdfunding still has a hell of a way to go and there are plenty of growing pains. I personally like the concept, but right now, in between the dumb-but-mostly-harmless potato salad kickstarters and people buying all those copies of Speed in North America, there are plenty of assholes out there trying to scam you out of your money and the platforms they use are fully aware of it, complicit in the dealings, while completely absolving themselves of any responsibility. At this rate a class action suit isn't far off.

#5 Posted by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

Considering the shit indiegogo is getting away with lately, I'm not surprised (but am saddened) that Kickstarter is going down the same route of "no we're just a platform, it's the creators who are the problem".

#6 Posted by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

There's been plenty of fan theories about what Nintendo games are really all about (Link is going through grief in Majora's Mask, DK Country is anti-American propaganda). The one that would make the most sense regarding Mario is that everyone in the Mario universe are all actors and literally every "game" is them doing a new performance. This can be blatantly seen with the opening scene of Super Mario Bros. 3, where a curtain is raised on a stage, or the fact you are being filmed by a Lakitu the whole time in Mario 64/Mario Kart games.

#7 Posted by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

What kind of person throws a party with no booze?

#8 Edited by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

That looks very pretty.

#9 Posted by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

@akujin said:

Oh please. I play final fantasy XIV for 16 hours a day.

And 10 hours? How about 80 hours, I once took a job from level 1 to level 75 in final fantasy xi by staying awake for over 72 hours, that was by choice, and I woke up after a nice sleep to play more.

Filthy casuals

I laughed but, dude, seriously, do you at least wash or eat or see the sun or something in that time.

#10 Posted by dudeglove (7856 posts) -

Who the hell wants to sit under hot studio lights for a couple of hours? I'd rather be behind the scenes goofing around with the tricaster.