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1:24 PM on 07.22.2014  

Will the crowd funding bubble burst ?

I am still a big user of crowdfunding sites i have donated to a fair few games so far. From skull girls and grim dawn up to the more recent beasts fury.

I think crowd funding has its place and thankfully i have not been burned as of yet but recently came across a kickstarter and i have heard a few things that did concern me besides the rumors that the team took people off there previous still in development successful kickstarter called confederate express to work on the new game (and no updates till fairly recently to address the rumors) the developer had a interview and there was one thing which they said which did concern me.

Knuckle Club is completely funded by Kilobite, we are using Kickstarter strictly for market research and publicity purposes. If campaign funding fails, the game will be released regardless. We consider Kickstarter as a great way to follow the game early on at a reduced price, and it will definitely not affect whether the game is going to be released or not.

So it does seem like the kickstarter is just for publicity which i do not like i would rather crowdfunding be used to either make a game that either could not be made otherwise, to help with development of a game such as grim dawn which was being made in there part time so money was being used to speed up the development or perhaps funding had run out and so they need help to finish the game.

Now i think the game does look decent (though the amount of pixel art games that are getting released is pretty mad....i want HD art dammit) i am a bit more cautious when it comes to giving money and would never give a large amount.

Of course there have been high profile failures such as [font=arial, sans-serif]Yogventures and clang [/font]which seem to have been both inexperienced teams and of course because of the failure i doubt they will get funding ever again.

What i am thinking about is perhaps a youtube channel or a site which checks out new crowdfunding games and see if there is any potential pitfalls or higher then normal risks if anyone has got any ideas or story's about crowdfunding games either successful or unsuccessful i would love to know.

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9:05 AM on 12.17.2013  

How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day opinon and a sign of things to come ?

So got this today and it is ok funny in places but its very very short  think it took me less then 20 min to beat and there is only one main mission and one side mission did have a pretty good loot drop at the end though .It is less then 3 euro but still doubt i would recommend it unless you must have everything borderlands. 

Now the thing i am not to happy but i suspect this is ADDLC (already downloaded dlc ) as when i started downloading it it said over 1gb but 10 seconds later it was already done now in the previous torque head hunter when i downloaded that a few weeks ago and started playing in the fast travel the marcus fast track was there but of course could not go to it and then very quickly it was removed with a patch i really hope thats not a sign of things to come .

Borderlands 2 is one of my fav games this gen but i am not a fan of these quick dlcs as they just feel a bit half baked and i feel they should concentrate on the more substantial stuff and i am quite willing to pay for that.

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