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Op Ed

GameFront - Why I'm Not Okay with the Penny Arcade Kickstarter.
But Penny Arcade doesn't need money from Kickstarter, or to crowdsource new projects. It simply would prefer to remove ads from its site for one year, at the cost of a huge amount of money. But its choosing to gather that money not through usual business channels, but through Kickstarter and in a way, its taking advantage of the Kickstarter culture and drawing away users who would potentially give funds to more needy projects.

45. Re: Op Ed Jul 25, 2012, 19:54 Prez
You're just projecting, I didn't say anything about mainstream and I have no idea where the hippy comment originates. By your criteria of alternate funding, Justin Bieber can make a Kickstarter project for his next album to throw off the shackles of his corporate overlords. NY Times? Heh, why not The New York Times Kickstarter Edition? They're certainly entitled to try but people are going to call bullshit on things that seem like they're taking advantage of a situation.

Actually, I don't see anything wrong with the scenarios you laid out. Maybe Bieber blew all of his money on hooker's and blow but realized he wants to sing opera instead but his label won't fund it because it lacks the mass appeal they were looking for when they signed him. So he starts a kickstarter project for fans who want to see "Bieber Sings Rigoletto" become a reality to donate to. Would that be so different from what Tim Schaeffer and others who used to be industry luminaries are doing with their new projects? Both are leveraging off of name recognition and past success. If one case is "wrong" then so is the other. The thing is it isn't for you or I or any other singular individual to say what is wrong or right or valid or invalid. That's the communities decision made by whether or not enough of it donates. There is no "right " project or "wrong" project when it comes to kickstarter. Only successful projects and unsuccessful projects as determined by the community at large.

(And no, I would NOT donate to the Bieber kickstarter)
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