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[–] [deleted] 3 points 53 points (+56|-3) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] Lev-ice 1 point 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 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 point (+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 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.