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News Comments > New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding
15. Re: New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding Apr 26, 2017, 11:53 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 01:02:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 23:19:
This looks pretty good. A bit short on cash right now, but if it hasn't been pulled in 30 days, I may back.

What is Fig? Never heard of it.

Fig, you can Pledge(standard Kickstarter style, money for a project, get a game+whatever extras at the end) or you can Invest.

The investments seem to start at a much higher monetary value, Pillars of Eternity 2 investment was $1000 minimum, but there was the chance for a more substantial return on the investment, assuming the game does well.

Full Disclosure, I have only pledged, never invested on Fig, not interested in investing like that in games personally. Fig is run by game developers/industry people such as Brian Fargo, Feargus Urquhart, and Tim Schafer, among others.

PoEt 2 got less total donations, but gathered more money than PoEt 1(pre-release) through investments/pledges/matching investments from Fig.

Wasteland 3 was also on there, successfully funded, and now Phoenix Point.

tl,dr: alternative to Kickstarter, might be a bit more financially helpful to game developers. Slightly different model.



I would highly advice anyone thinking of investing to wait until fig has actually at least once paid out such an investment return. Because it all seems way too susceptible to the "I know we sold 40 million copies at full retail, but we made no profits at all, honest!" Hollywood Accounting(tm) shenanigans to me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. pictures of a chip Apr 26, 2017, 11:40 Creston
 
That is just hilarious. I also love the tag line in the URL of that article. "0 factor auth". LOL.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room?
1. Re: Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room? Apr 26, 2017, 11:36 Creston
 
analysts are still awaiting more details from the company about how exactly its strategy will pan out.

Dammit investors! It's simple!

1) Spend huge amounts of cash.
2) Buy companies with said cash. Make sure said companies do not really strategically align, or are themselves really not making much profit.
3) ...?
4) Profit!
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Will Verizon really publish your number? Apr 25, 2017, 22:07 Creston
 
Will it make them a dime? Then yes. Yes, they will.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 13:12 Creston
 
descender wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 11:43:
The single best "my use case only" update is that they finally fixed the multi-monitor slideshow bug, so you can rotate different backgrounds on each screen without a 3rd party app again.

? Weird. I've got Witcher 3 screenshots slideshowing on multiple monitors without issues on Win10.

 
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News Comments > Dawn of Andromeda Next Week
1. Re: Dawn of Andromeda Next Week Apr 25, 2017, 13:10 Creston
 
Graphics look nice. Anyone play this?  
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored
11. Re: Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored Apr 25, 2017, 13:07 Creston
 
Alien Inclusion?  
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News Comments > Starfighter Origins Tomorrow
27. Re: Starfighter Origins Tomorrow Apr 24, 2017, 21:59 Creston
 
rawbelly wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 15:58:
Will I be able to trigger a "Death Blossom?"

If you eat enough greasy chili, sure.
 
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News Comments > Starfighter Origins Tomorrow
26. Re: Starfighter Origins Tomorrow Apr 24, 2017, 21:57 Creston
 
It looks pretty good. Dated graphically, but the gameplay is where it needs to be at. Dogfights looked a little slow/simple, but hard to tell from a video.

Someone buy this and do a review.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Crusade First Turn
3. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Crusade First Turn Apr 24, 2017, 21:54 Creston
 
Phasenoise wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 19:46:
Reads a little too much like the auto dealer radio ads which indicate the manager left town and they've gone crazy with deals deals DEALS!
Would a sane dealership do this, NO SIR.

Hahahahahaha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2017, 13:40 Creston
 
It is getting beyond ridiculous now. Nobody in governmental employ even bothers to TRY to hide the fact anymore they all suck the corporate knob.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2017, 18:26 Creston
 
No resting in peace for Aaron Hernandez, that piece of shit. May he boil forever.
 
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News Comments > Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on Steam This Week
8. Re: Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on Steam This Week Apr 18, 2017, 08:36 Creston
 
"Classic"?

What, like, euphemistically?
 
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News Comments > Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Launch Trailer
9. Re: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Launch Trailer Apr 18, 2017, 08:36 Creston
 
Nolan North just KILLS it as Rocket. This looks excellent. Definitely putting it on my to get list (Once the season is done.)

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Apr 17, 2017, 21:57 Creston
 
It's not Amazon, it's TenCent. We'll see how it turns out.

If we get essentially an Asian Steam, will we get the games for cheap and they pay full price?
 
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News Comments > More Star Wars Battlefront II Details
29. Re: More Star Wars Battlefront II Details Apr 17, 2017, 15:56 Creston
 
Nullity wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 12:49:
That trailer gave me a raging nerd-boner.

Amen. I watched this and the Last Jedi trailer back to back, and this one was far more awesome.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 17, 2017, 15:21 Creston
 
Pigeon wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 13:51:
It's almost as though our supreme court decided bribery of politicians is free speech.

I wonder how much money they got to rule it that way. It was the most ludicrous frigging ruling they ever made.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 17, 2017, 11:27 Creston
 
At first I thought "well, they'll just stop putting all those words into ads then" but I didn't realize that's actually forced by law.

So, up next, ad agencies will bribe petition the corporate whore party republicans to just change the law that forces that. Because obviously, that law costs jobs.

(also, what happens if ad companies just change the word ad into a picture that says "ad". I doubt the adblocker could stop that.)

In any case, it's a cool idea.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 17, 2017, 11:11 Creston
 
"Thanks for buying our hardware!"  
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News Comments > Grimoire Gets Greenlight, Due Next Month
1. Re: Grimoire Gets Greenlight, Due Next Month Apr 17, 2017, 10:47 Creston
 
I thought Greenlight was going away?
 
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