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Star Wars: Dark Forces is what took me down the games rabbit hole as a six-year-old. Sad day.

#2 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

@jasonr86 said:

@geraltitude:

In the three or so videos I've seen of her's she doesn't make points. She offers a bunch of information but there's no analysis. There's just information. That's where she loses me. I can get this info from google on my own.

*sigh*. Yup. This is my feeling. Maybe it's not fair for me to get annoyed by it but it is a bummer. It's great that someone really wants to champion female roles in gaming (and even game development) but rehashing this frankly obvious data... not the way to go.

The best defense I can offer up for her is that these videos are made for people who know exactly ZERO about games.

Wait. Actually.. that kind of makes this worse.

Why would that make it worse?

#3 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

@salarn said:

@lackingsaint said:

@pbhawks45 said:

@lackingsaint said:

Can somebody explain to me why it took over $150,000 for what looks like a youtube series in which a woman basically reads facts from Wikipedia? I was expecting some kind of production value at least but, uh, it's kind of just a woman talking into a camera with clips from games showing in the corner.

And she's making ANOTHER PART for the Damsel In Distress trope? I'm sorry but this is very dull stuff. You shouldn't waste ten minutes talking about how Princess Peach was the Damsel in Super Mario Bros, and also in Super Mario Bros 3, and also Super Mario World, and also Super Mario Galaxy, but she wasn't in Super Mario Party but that doesn't matter.

She asked for $6,000. It's not that hard understand. Good god, people.

Yes, but the way Kickstarter works is earning more than your goal amount means you have more money to spend on your project. It's not like the second you hit more than you wanted you can say "Well I guess I can just pocket the rest!". I'm not saying she has to make something huge, but more than an okay camera and some youtube clips would be nice.

Yeah I definitely agree that for $150k one 23 minute movie really doesn't seem like value, I really think she should turn this a series of videos, possibly dozens. That would be the smart thing to do, just one video is really a scam!

It reminds me about that one time that some game company asked for $150k to add one character to a video game. How could it cost that much?! Obviously it's a scam!

Also these videos are so late! Sure it funded way over target but one should always plan for the unexpected, like the game that raise 3.4 million, that was due out in August of 2012 and it's also so late, what a big bunch of scams kickstarter is!!

There's going to be 13 videos, each of these probably 20-25 minutes in length. That's 5 hours and 25 minutes of material she's had to research, write, film, edit, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if she hired some editors and graphics people for it, so that's not going to come cheap. She knew that everyone was going to be watching her, waiting for slip-ups.

She's also making a classroom curriculum for this. If you've ever done teaching, let me tell you, making a curriculum just for a single day of class takes several hours of work.

#4 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

Can somebody explain to me why it took over $150,000 for what looks like a youtube series in which a woman basically reads facts from Wikipedia? I was expecting some kind of production value at least but, uh, it's kind of just a woman talking into a camera with clips from games showing in the corner.

And she's making ANOTHER PART for the Damsel In Distress trope? I'm sorry but this is very dull stuff. You shouldn't waste ten minutes talking about how Princess Peach was the Damsel in Super Mario Bros, and also in Super Mario Bros 3, and also Super Mario World, and also Super Mario Galaxy, but she wasn't in Super Mario Party but that doesn't matter.

She asked for $6,000. It's not that hard understand. Good god, people.

#5 Edited by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

It was a very well done video. She did a great job explaining the history of the trope, and how gaming has used it since the early days. She never spewed any vitriol and presented her proof in a very logical matter.

YUP. Good luck getting that through awful people's heads on here. Disgusting.

#7 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

@drdarkstryfe: And she backs it up with evidence. It's almost like she knows what she's doing! (Not saying you were skeptical, just to all the assholes on here)

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#9 Edited by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

Really, really good so far. Had no idea Star Fox Adventures was originally going to be a Krystal-centered game. That sax music. Jesus. This is fantastic work.

#10 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

As someone who never played the original Deus Ex and only played Invisible War, the hate for the game is crazy to me. I mean, I get why it was crapped on, but it's still a fantastic game with great atmosphere.