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[–] Lev-ice 1 points 28 points (+29|-1) ago 

I hate how crowd funding has undermined having an actual profitable business model these days.

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[–] Subtenko 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

and has also brought in scammers and fraud. Screw crowdfunding.

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[–] flashurnands 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I somewhat agree. But thinking about some of the actually profitable business models nowadays like Call of Duty and friends, not sure I want "innovative" developers to resort to that kind of thing. That's not to say I support this ass clown, but the modern gamer is an idiot.

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[–] firex726 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Yea... As an idea man he's great, but for money he should not be in the same building.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm actually fine with established studios using crowdfunding, but if they're getting the money up front, I'm hesitant to give it to them unless they're releasing the game for free afterwards. He's wants to have his cake and eat it too, he wants the money up front so he gets paid no matter what, if he fails the consumers eat his losses and if he succeeds he releases the game as a proprietary product anyhow to keep selling over and over again.

Even if he did have three million to invest in it himself, all that means is he got that money from us a different route.

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[–] SkepticalMartian 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think this could be said of a lot of companies sucking on the tit of crowdfunding/early access. People forget that these things were originally to help indie startups get going - it was never meant to become the main monetization model for established game makers/publishers.

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[–] Quite_Intangible 2 points 45 points (+47|-2) ago 

Why would I give my hard earned money to a man who used a sock puppet to belittle my concerns about the industry and make a racist joke?

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[–] TremorAcePV 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

... where was the racism in that video?

"How many gamergaters does it take to make a single piece of armor?"
"50."
"One to do the modeling, one to do the textures, and forty-eight to tweet that it's not your shield."

Did I mis-hear?

Is that supposed to be a DLC joke?

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[–] Dashippy 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I was pretty excited when I heard about a possible Psychonauts 2. For a nostalgia trip I recently went back through the first one on Steam and it was just as cool as I remember. But since then I've learned a lot about what Tim Schafer has done with money, and apparently he's a complete wanker who has screwed people out of their money with crowdfunding before.

So, yeah, no hype now. I'd like it to exist but I don't trust Schafer and will not be contributing to it like I contributed to Shenmue 3, another game I desperately wanted to exist.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Also, when gamergate broke he came out on the anti-gamer side. Which didn't help.

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[–] MoveThemGoalposts 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Someone post the Schafer sockpuppet joke video.

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[–] Zquareman 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

How did you forget Spacebase DF9?

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[–] ArsCortica [S] 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Alright ladies and gentlemen, the office is now open for any and all bets regarding how long it will take for the project to be founded by gullible idiots and how long it will take until Schafer will have to start a second kickstarter (or rather, figstarter, or rather, fuckstarter) because the project ran out of cash. Again.

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[–] Warden 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

"We got soooooo much money than expect, and had soooooooo much time putting new ideas (that came with new money) into the game, that we spent all of it. More money plz."

Typical. And with his last name, this comes off as no surprise tbh. Again.

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[–] spike11117 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

one year from today they'll come back with another kickstarter

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[–] mscomies 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

If Brutal Legend, Broken Age, and the Grim Fandango remake combined weren't enough to net Tim Schaefer a measly 3.3 million in profit, he needs to find a different line of work.

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[–] insomniabob 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I liked brutal legend for its setting, art, and music. It was funny. The gameplay was sub par though.

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[–] firex726 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Not sure on the others but I know that BL was a financial boondoggle for him. It's why the last part of the game was so rushed, there was supposed to be another faction which got cut mid development and had to tie up loose ends and push it out.

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[–] kyprioth 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I take it there was probably a lot of money put into just having a lot of that music and famous people. I like the dream, but I can see that it was a very expensive dream.

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[–] AlmostPositive 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you read about the funding part in the link, he says he wants 10 mil, and the 3.3 is just to help the larger part that doublefine and an investor are putting in. While im not against him trying to make games to make the money to continue making games, I think it stands to reason that they have profited from their own, but not enough to make the game they want to make

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[–] sniper98g 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

I was psyched when Double Fine adventure was announced and was one of the very first people to contribute to the kickstarter.

I then had a nice lesson in why Tim Schafer couldn't get funding through regular means. Missed deadlines, unfulfilled promises, running out of money, more missed deadlines. Then I also found out about what a huge dickhead Tim is.

You can safely assume I won't be giving them any more cash until they have a finished product for me. Maybe not even then.

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[–] 3420315? 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

You need to pledge at least 33 USD to participate in the discussion.

Wtf is this bullshit site

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[–] 84626433832795028841 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Neofags and other betas will fund that Cuckstarter in about a week.

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