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#1 Edited by Milkman (16801 posts) -

@gaff said:

@milkman: @nophilip: Well, it's getting it's 1.0 release according to their website.

Big news everyone, Spacebase DF-9 1.0 will be released next month! It’s been a pleasure sharing this experience with those of you who picked the game up during Early Access and provided the feedback that helped shape it into what it has become.

Credit: http://www.spacebasedf9.com/

Yeah, it's getting the 1.0 release but without a lot of the features promised with the Kickstarter.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/09/18/double-fine-early-access-spacebase-df9/

Now this could happen for any number of reasons and I'm sure Double Fine wasn't trying to deceive anyone. Game development is hard and sometimes things don't go as planned. But now with this new terms of use, someone who backed the Kickstarter could say "well, I was promised this and didn't get this so I'm suing Double Fine." Not sure if they would win that case but it sets a shitty precedent and is just going to scare away developers.

#2 Posted by Milkman (16801 posts) -

Divas Champion Paige vs. Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee - Triple Threat Match for the Divas Championship

Winner (2 pts): Paige

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who takes the fall (2 pts): Nikki Bella

Does Brie Bella interfere in the match? (2 pts): Yes

United States Champion Sheamus vs. Cesaro - United States Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Cesaro

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Mark Henry vs. Rusev

Winner (2 pts): Rusev

Method of victory (2 pts): Submission

Does Henry get a special USA entrance (video screen graphics don't count)? (2 pts): No

WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Gold and Stardust - Tag Team Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Winner (2 pts): Golddust & Stardust

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the fall (1 pt): Stardust

Person who takes the fall (1 pt): Jey Uso

Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz - Intercontinental Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Dolph Ziggler

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Does Damien Mizdow get involved in the match? (2 pts): Yes

Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton

Winner (2 pts): Randy Orton

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Does Orton punt Jericho's head off? (2 pts): No

Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins

Winner (2 pts): Seth Rollins

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Does Dean Ambrose return? (2 pts): Yes

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena - WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Brock Lesnar

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Does Seth Rollins cash-in? (2 pts): No

Is a stipulation added? (2 pts): No

#3 Posted by Milkman (16801 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@heyguys said:

@hailinel: I disagree. They very clearly state that Kickstarter backers are, "...helping to create something new — not ordering something that already exists." Now they are just creating safe guards that mean project creators now have codified obligations to their funders and it's not just a one way street and there are extended safe guards against using Kickstarter fraudulently. If you are expecting to receive large sums of money there should absolutely be prerequisites you're willing to prescribe to.

This is strengthening the concept of crowd funding, not diminishing it.

And yet, if a backed project goes sideways, Kickstarter is now saying, "Oh, and backers can now sue you if you don't deliver." Delivery was never something that could be guaranteed. Even well-organized, well backed projects can fail for reasons outside of the creator's control. While it is irresponsible of creators to not keep backers informed and to fail to put the funds toward their intended use, backing a project is a voluntary choice, as is the amount pledged.

Agreed. By the logic of this new terms of use, backers could have a case for suing Double Fine for what happened with Spacebase DF-9 recently. This seems like something that's only going to discourage crowd funding.

#4 Posted by Milkman (16801 posts) -

@wolfgame: I don't see how the video being made by an "articulate woman" is relevant. It's horrible because it's a completely useless deflection of the issue. It brings nothing to the conversation.

#5 Edited by Milkman (16801 posts) -

This seems like a bad idea and something that could open the door to a lot of whiny people who upon finding out that a project they backed didn't turn out exactly how they wanted to go running to try to prove how the project somehow violated this terms of service.

#6 Posted by Milkman (16801 posts) -

@rorie: Oh, of course. Wouldn't want to suggest that an American Enterprise Institute-funded woman with a PhD making half-hearted, un-sourced claims and telling feminists they should just shut up is doing so out of a cynical desire to make a great living and be a minor celebrity. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that anyone who's earned a doctorate is capable of making an argument that can't be completely dismantled in a song. This is the same woman who claimed that most feminist academics are just a bunch of uggos who take out their envy of the hotties on men, so it's hard to justify dignifying her with Fair and Balanced™ verbage.

I really had no desire to participate in this topic but I just want to see that the video here is great.

The fact that that "Are Video Games Sexist?" video is even a matter of discussion is embarrassing. It's horrible.

#7 Posted by Milkman (16801 posts) -

Yep, two 15 minute breaks, in addition to my 45 minute lunch break, is what my last job gave me. I never took the 15 minute ones though. Seemed like a waste of time.

#8 Edited by Milkman (16801 posts) -

Well, do you like? For someone who doesn't drink a lot, some middle of the road vodka and a mixer of choice is pretty easy to get drunk off of.

If you want to abandon all self-respect, you could go for some Smirnoff Ices or Mike's or something like that. But prepare to be shunned.

#9 Posted by Milkman (16801 posts) -

From the original page of supposed features to be added to the game:

Nothing on this list is carved in stone, and we can’t promise any date for when it might go into the game. We may decide something isn’t worth it, or an idea may mutate into another thing entirely. We’re sharing this with you because we want to give an idea of where the game is headed!

This is the risk you take when you buy games at Early Access. It's why I decided pretty early on that I was never going to buy an Early Access game.