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17 Aug 2013 18:05 - 17 Aug 2013 18:09 #158795 by ubarose
Kickstarter News was created by ubarose
The Kickstarter Paradox
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Therefore we offer individuals and publishers who wish to inform our readership of Kickstarter campaigns the following options.

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09 Oct 2013 05:09 #162725 by ubarose
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Bobby Lee by Colombia Games

Replay and study the campaigns and battles of Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War, 1861-65.

October 7 - Nov 11

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/columbiagames/bobby-lee

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09 Oct 2013 17:31 - 09 Oct 2013 17:33 #162743 by jeb
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PANDANTE from Sirlin Games got started recently.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/sirlin/pandante

October 8 to Nov 7, 2013.

I know he gets folks all hot and bothered, but his games are of excellent quality. I am underwhelmed by anything above the "Buy the game" tier ($35) here though. Another $5 gets you--ready? Three poker chips.

Ok.

Jump up to $60 for those poker chips -and- a poster of a game you haven't played. Uh, sweet?

The next tier I would consider is the one with the legit poker chip set--the chips look nice and the box looks well made, and it's $300. Holy FUCK. No thanks.
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09 Oct 2013 18:34 #162746 by Michael Barnes
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Wow, a bunch of silly memes...looks absolutely unappealing on every level.

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09 Oct 2013 19:39 #162750 by Mr. White
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I'm a big fan of Columbia Games. I like their titles and how they run their ship.

With that, I can't for the life of me understand why they're kickstarting these older titles. Don't get me wrong Napoleon is great and I understand Bobby Lee is as well (haven't played it), but these titles are already in print and play fine as is. That's one of the things I like about Columbia...games always in print with some for almost 40 years.

A few months back they put up a poll on their site of what games they should develop next. The results are posted as well. Some neat looking titles. However, they seem to be totally ignoring that poll and just kickstarting existing, in-print games.

I don't get it....

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09 Oct 2013 19:44 #162752 by Bull Nakano
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The game sounds interesting, but $35 for a poker variant (particularly an unreviewable one) is at least twice as much as it should cost. I like sirlin though and hope its good. I smell a future fat goty

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09 Oct 2013 19:58 - 09 Oct 2013 19:58 #162753 by RobertB
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With that, I can't for the life of me understand why they're kickstarting these older titles.


Doesn't this Columbia kickstarter do sort of the same thing as the GMT P500 thing with a known product? They get to make a few bucks and make a few more customers happy, with little downside.

I sprung for the Valley Games P500-ish Die Macher and Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage under that sort of scheme, and was reasonably happy. The Die Macher graphics sucked ass, but the RvC was okay. Granted, this was before Valley Games started ripping people off.
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09 Oct 2013 20:03 #162754 by LazarusTNT
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www.kickstarter.com/projects/1895563242/...rog-aaa-level-mmorpg

Tell me this isn't the single most retarded KS ever.

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09 Oct 2013 20:36 #162755 by RobertB
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www.kickstarter.com/projects/1895563242/...rog-aaa-level-mmorpg

Tell me this isn't the single most retarded KS ever.


Less than $1M for an AAA MMORPG - how could it go wrong?

I'm tempted to spring for the digital version, so that when the whole thing goes tits-up I can laugh about it with a clear conscience.

/not really that tempted

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09 Oct 2013 20:46 #162756 by Schweig!
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SuperflyTNT wrote: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1895563242/...rog-aaa-level-mmorpg

Tell me this isn't the single most retarded KS ever.


"PC World" - get it?

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09 Oct 2013 21:14 #162758 by Michael Barnes
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No, I don't. Is this the one with the ads touting a "MALE PLAYERS ONLY" game or something like that?

It looks like they're sticking an Oculus Rift in the $250 level, which has got to be the only reason this has sold at all..from stupid people who probably don't realize that they're not saying you'll get one early or at a discount.

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09 Oct 2013 23:34 #162765 by luckyb0y
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If it's a scam these might just be the dumbest scammers ever. No way in hell this is going to get funded. There's plenty of naive dreamers/nutjobs doing kickstarters now. Fortunately none (?) of them get funded.

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10 Oct 2013 13:28 #162796 by Legomancer
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I'm betting they're counting on people getting outraged at the sexism and then the Fedora Brigade swooping in to fund it in solidarity.
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10 Oct 2013 17:44 #162827 by Stonecutter
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Schweig! wrote:

SuperflyTNT wrote: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1895563242/...rog-aaa-level-mmorpg

Tell me this isn't the single most retarded KS ever.


"PC World" - get it?


...actually I don't.

*vomit*

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11 Oct 2013 00:32 #162864 by Sevej
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SuperflyTNT wrote: This is not "that ad". It's a KS scam deal. I'd be 100% surprised if anyone gets anything but a thank you note and a puff of dust as the game owners flee to India.

But enough about that.

THIS MUST BE PURCHASED.
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744629938/...-the-miniatures-game

How this isn't being talked about as if the place was on fire, I'll never know. This is so awesome. My problem is that I'm flat broke, thanks to Repo and his damned "Oh, Attack Wing is really good" and "it's has a Trek feel" commentary. Bastard cost me 200$.


Hey Pete, this is done (game design) by the same guy who did Deadzone. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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