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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Delayed to Next Month
21. Re: Shadowrun Returns Delayed to Next Month Jun 18, 2013, 20:10 Dev
 
Also of note is that they are out of kickstarter funds, so they will be using their own funds at this point. For them to do that and delay the game is significant.

Edit: I see people already mentioned that.
As for the stretch goals like berlin, they are doing that as a post release add-on thats free to backers.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jun 17, 2013, 21:21 Dev
 
party=partly

blue, its ok to fix other sites obvious headline spelling mistakes
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
41. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 17, 2013, 00:35 Dev
 
a) Those indie consoles and devs aren't nearly enough to sink e3
b) Next month... in VALVE TIME.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 16, 2013, 23:39 Dev
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 19:36:
And it wasn't even a whole week, Planetary Annihilation only became available on Thurdsay. So like 2 1/2 days.

Dev wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 16:57:
At one point it was in the top 3.

You can't compare that "top sellers" tab on the store page to this weekly list, though. Even though it's not specific, these are hard figures (ranked by revenue in a set period of time), whereas with the "top sellers" thing, we have no idea whether that's by revenue or quantity or some kind of trend... It's definitely a very, very short period of time (one day or even a few hours) because of how quickly new releases can show up there.
Oh I know, I've pointed out similar things before

I agree though, impressive to show up at #8 overall especially since it was a couple days out of the week.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 16, 2013, 16:57 Dev
 
Fion wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 16:56:
Called Planetary Annihilation being top 10. Nostalgia can be a potent tool for makin $.
At one point it was in the top 3.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 16, 2013, 16:29 Dev
 
Impressive that the $90 game brought in more revenue over the week than SR 4 pre-orders.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
28. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 16, 2013, 16:28 Dev
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 14:44:
But, for right now, they're being very explicit that being banned from online won't ban you from single player. Of course, EA said the same thing a hundred times and still seemed to do it. Then apologize, call it a glitch, fix it, then have it happen the next month.
With EA, they'll ban you from your games if the devs of a game don't like some criticism you said on their forums.
 
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha
80. Re: Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha Jun 16, 2013, 13:59 Dev
 
Slashman wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 10:10:
Dev wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 03:11:
Prez wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 21:57:
I was just worried that was going to be the FINAL price! Their reasoning for charging that much in Alpha is sound though.
Their final price is going to be like $20 or $30 I think.

Which is why I said I'm waiting for the final release to buy.

There is no big payoff for getting in early on an alpha like this. People who really want to are more than welcome to. This isn't rocket science. And no one is twisting anyone's arm to make them buy in now. It's by choice.
Well there's probably 2 main types of people pre-ordering. One is the "zomg I can't wait another minute, I must play this game nao". They are going to be disappointed at this stage, and they are probably the ones who will be discouraged by the $90 price.
The other category would be people who think "man, this looks like it could be great, I want to be a part of that and make sure it really is, help find all the problems". That category won't have a problem as much of a problem with an incomplete test version, and is the ones the devs want to have. Their payoff is to help make the game the best it can be.
 
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha
78. Re: Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha Jun 16, 2013, 03:11 Dev
 
Prez wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 21:57:
I was just worried that was going to be the FINAL price! Their reasoning for charging that much in Alpha is sound though.
Their final price is going to be like $20 or $30 I think.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3: Close Quarters DLC for Free
25. Re: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters DLC for Free Jun 16, 2013, 03:11 Dev
 
If you see anything about "check out" you are going down the wrong path.


(yes I know you fixed it, but reading from the responses there may be others who still need the info)
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
9. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jun 16, 2013, 03:10 Dev
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 21:56:
Dev wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 19:43:
KS doesn't do background checks (and I'm not sure I'd want them to anyway, I think the projects should be judged individually). They may not require much, but amazon requires stuff too.
My understanding is that you MUST have a US bank account to setup everything needed. US bank accounts pretty much require someone in person to open the account.

Well that's pretty scary considering how easy identity theft is these days and could result in someone scamming people potentially for thousands, if not millions. Granted it's unlikely, but as we've seen over the last decade this stuff just gets easier for the criminals to do. It would be a shame to see people worrying about supporting those who need crowdfunding because they don't know if it's a scam or not.
I'm not against preventing identity theft, I'm just figuring that it will be filtered out at the bank level. And if its a well known figure, when that KS hits thousands, they are going to hear about it. For instance, when DF KS started, I'm sure there was tons of tweets back and forth to and from Tim, plus there was all the game media asking for interviews, etc. So it would be hard to do something like that.

What I'm saying is, what if some guy with some issues in his past is trying to start over again on a KS? I'm not against that.

And its much more rare for someone to open a bank account in someone's name as identity theft, than for someone to steal a credit card number or whatever.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
7. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jun 15, 2013, 19:43 Dev
 
KS doesn't do background checks (and I'm not sure I'd want them to anyway, I think the projects should be judged individually). They may not require much, but amazon requires stuff too.
My understanding is that you MUST have a US bank account to setup everything needed. US bank accounts pretty much require someone in person to open the account.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
12. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 15, 2013, 19:41 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 17:06:
The thing that really bothers me is that MS is advertising the console and games as something you buy, when in fact you're only renting them. They retain complete control. But it's not advertised as the service it is. People are under the impression they own the games, when they clearly do not. There should be a law forcing any game and console advertising clearly stating that so consumers can make informed decisions.
But with licensing hasn't that been the case for quite a long time now for all software?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jun 15, 2013, 18:19 Dev
 
Kickstarter entered the picture. They suspended with less than an hour to spare, thanks to the ongoing message board discussion and suspicions of ourselves and other backers. Magnus Fun, your good times are over.

Thankfully, these guys were stopped before any money changed hands.

So no, its not the biggest fraud. It was $0.

It may have been the biggest ATTEMPTED KS fraud though, where the goal was surpassed and the project about to get its money.

Incidentally, people backing it should have had more of a clue. No personal details about the people doing this, no answer to the question "how are you addressing challenges of kobe beef? It's not an ideal jerky choice", etc.

Edit:
Reading through the KS comments on the suspended project, it looks like the guy who uncovered this is being harassed at his business now (some people involved in the project are sending nasty messages to his clients). What makes this really hilarious is that this gives him legal grounds to subpoena the scammers personal info from facebook and kickstarter, and out them even further.

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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
10. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 15, 2013, 18:11 Dev
 
Because MS is just that arrogant? See Win 8.

Also here's a list of additional items that MS is doing with Xbone, that I've mentioned before in other threads:
PS4 is $100 cheaper, no restrictions on used games, won't have a mandatory online authentication every 24 hours, no region restrictions, has increased friendliness to indie games, and doesn't look like an old VCR. Xbone is the opposite of everything listed above.

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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha
75. Re: Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha Jun 15, 2013, 18:01 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 17:01:
Meh.. being called stupid for making the effort to find out actual numbers is low...

Maybe get some actual numbers?

Like the ones an Alpha backer would have you mean? Did I mention I am in the Alpha?... I just found that stat page interesting.... but hey, if you guys are so aggressive about my trying to find out how many BOUGHT it vs REGISTERED it then whatever.. I won't contribute to this topic anymore.
Thats entirely up to you. I'm being critical of silly numbers like "Actual stat is that about 150 people bought it on Steam".
I'm also laying out my sources and reasoning.
And when I made a mistake, I went back and edited in my post when someone pointed out that Alpha KS didn't have steam key's yet, I put in some notes about that.

If you have special sources from within the alpha, feel free to mention something like that, but the only links I saw were to that steamcharts site. I definitely want to know if there are other hard numbers out there.

I have no doubt that the actual number of sales they have is fairly low, I mean its $90. If it was $20 it would be much higher. That would bring with it a different set of problems.
My argument is about HOW low they are.

I think it does good to have a logical debate about things like this, and if I got too personal anywhere, I apologize.

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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha
67. Re: Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha Jun 15, 2013, 14:33 Dev
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 13:50:
This is the little guy using MAJOR shenanigans to scam money out of people for a alpha. Do you know how many games never make it out of alpha, many of the indie games never do.

If you want to be an outright fool and support them, go ahead, while the rest of us laugh at you.
Did you bother to look into the KS? I did recently after it was over. They have released games, and its not a 1 man shop. The KS also pulled in over $2 million, and that doesn't even count the steam sales that are going on right now. Do you really think that THIS project won't ever go further than the alpha that's out right now?

While your criticism might have a point in general about indies and unreleased projects (and incidentally, publishers also often cancel projects), it looks rather poorly aimed when referring to this particular one.
 
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha
65. Re: Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha Jun 15, 2013, 14:18 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 13:49:
Fair enough and I realize the mistake now (was glossing over what that number meant too quickly), more correct would be adding concurrent players per hour together .. so a around 1500 registered on steam.
That's a mistaken assumption. That assumes everyone who had the game played in that short timeframe. I have access to grim dawn and war for the overworld on steam and I still haven't tried them out. Haven't had time.

Lets examine the KS again shall we? Maybe get some actual numbers?
KS link
44,000+ backers. At a quick glance, something like 20% pledged at $90 or above levels. I'm going to call it close to 10,000.
Even if only half of those who have alpha access bothered to register the game on steam, that would still be near 5,000 and would be far above your number.
Plus, keep in mind that its 3rd top seller on steam right now, even above skyrim. So any of those sales are above and beyond the people who did the KS, those are direct $90 steam sales. Those sales (not the KS people) are whats driving the steam top sellers numbers.

Far more likely its 15,000+ people on steam who have registered it than the silly 1500 number, or the even sillier 150 number.

Edit: I'm not a backer so I don't know for sure, but if the comment about the KS people not yet having steam keys is true, than the above might not apply. I still stand by the reasoning though, that its faulty to add up concurrent, and that 1500 sales sounds low to me to make the top 3 on steam beating skyrim.
Even if that's 100% accurate, that's still over $100,000 and isn't at all shabby for 2 day sales of a $90 game alpha.

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News Comments > Battlefield 3: Close Quarters DLC for Free
21. Re: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters DLC for Free Jun 15, 2013, 13:42 Dev
 
Jivaro wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 13:20:
I don't play multiplayer much and am one of the few people on the planet that apparently only likes these games when they have a strong single player aspect.
No, there's more than just you

Thing is, those ppl who do a lot of multiplayer frequently buy DLC. So a lot of companies focus on that.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3: Close Quarters DLC for Free
18. Re: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters DLC for Free Jun 15, 2013, 13:18 Dev
 
Linksil wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 12:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 07:52:
Jumped on BF4 for 35$ on GMG ;/ Argh, I am gullible.

Arg did you use a code for that? Or did I just miss a sale listing.
Whenever I have a question like this for GMG, I check the GMG blog:
http://blog.playfire.com/
And sure enough, there's a 25% off code for BF4 pre-order (although its european orders only, one of those publisher requirement things). Dunno if the code is still active.
 
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