Kickstart madness

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clok1966
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I know kinda downer of a

I know kinda downer of a thing to add to how great kickstarter is going. and your point about it being geared to the levels and such is a good one, one I never thought much about. WIth kickstarter doing so well I think you have a pretty good idea on a sister site. Again, I only posted it as I was so unaware of the other stuff that Kickstarter succes has also brought out that was none "fun" related. Even that is a good thing. I was just suprised at how little succes they had. As a person who has (and most of us will) peopel with cancer int eh family it would be awsome to donate to a specific type of research.. as most who have "issues" in teh family you tend to read and research alot.. not saying any one treatment is better, but it would be nice if you could fund the one you believed in specificly.

Kickstarter is really full of potential foralot of stuff. good and bad unfortnatly. RIght now its really impressive what its doing.. ( i love that thumb ring for touch screens.. i really hate my touch screen for movement).. again.. hope it wasnt to big a downer.. wasnt ment to be tha.. just info to discuss.

Bill Loguidice
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It's the way Kickstarter is set up I think
clok1966 wrote:

was reading a story on Kickstarter in a magazine. it seems the entertainment stuff is doing gangbusters, but the the guys inventing/trying ot fund stuff like a cast that makes healing quicker, or a new hearing aid.. are all tanking bad.. (I funded the cast, i broke more bones as a kid then i care to admit) I guess when there is no return (no game, no CD, no do hicky) nobody wants to invest. just thought it was strange. Kickstarter could do something awsome.. and its not Kickstarters fault.. its people. Just thought I would mention it, kinda of depressing. And no judgement.. after reading it I was more guilted into the donation than anything after doing a few entertainment things. I was like everybody else.. I never evne looked at the non return items/ideas.. just the games and comics..

That's a good point, but I think that just opens up an opportunity for another entity to do those types of things, not Kickstarter. Honestly, the way Kickstarter is presented and the way it's set up with reward tiers and what-not and stretch goals seems to favor physical items or getting something rather than helping to fund something truly important or good for society. Maybe Kickstarter should have a sister site with a slightly different structure to handle funding/donations for things that are beneficial to humanity, with the only return being a possible tax deduction if it's successfully funded.

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clok1966
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was reading a story on

was reading a story on Kickstarter in a magazine. it seems the entertainment stuff is doing gangbusters, but the the guys inventing/trying ot fund stuff like a cast that makes healing quicker, or a new hearing aid.. are all tanking bad.. (I funded the cast, i broke more bones as a kid then i care to admit) I guess when there is no return (no game, no CD, no do hicky) nobody wants to invest. just thought it was strange. Kickstarter could do something awsome.. and its not Kickstarters fault.. its people. Just thought I would mention it, kinda of depressing. And no judgement.. after reading it I was more guilted into the donation than anything after doing a few entertainment things. I was like everybody else.. I never evne looked at the non return items/ideas.. just the games and comics..

Paul H
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Ringbow

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/669350010/ringbow-next-generation-ga...

Interesting little bluetooth controller designed for touch screen devices. There's a video at the bottom the kickstart that explains it better than anything I read in the first few paragraphs.

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Good news! (At least for me,

Good news! (At least for me, it is :)) SpaceVenture and Project Fedora both got funded! So we will be seeing another Tex Murphy adventure after all this time and a new space quest like game from the creators of Space Quest. Project Fedora still has 4 days, so you can still back it if you like, Space Venture will more than likely be done by the time anyone reads this though.

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Paul H
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Redux: Dark Matters

Here's an interesting one,
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redux/redux-dark-matters-a-shmup-for...

They're trying to publish their SHMUP on steam/psn/xbox. It appears to be (mostly) complete. Instead of just giving away steam download codes they are actually selling boxed Dreamcast copies (minimum $55) and digital/boxed soundtrack CDs. For $1000 they will actually build you a joystick to play the game on the system of your choice.

Right now they have 383 backers and have raised $31,630. It looks like a lot of SHMUP fans out there are kicking in for the joystick.

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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I didn't see that before on Wasteland 2
Paul H wrote:

I had to double-check myself because I remembered kicking in for the boxed copy of Wasteland 2 and almost did a spit take when I read a comment like this. It turns out I was not on an ale-fueled spending binge and that Wasteland 2 only required $50 for a boxed copy. They also had a "collectors edition" boxed copy for $100.

The speculation on this could be interesting. I went for the boxed version because I really wanted the experience of opening a nice box for a PC game, but if boxed copies start going for $100+ on ebay I'd probably swallow my nostalgia and sell it off. In any case I might never open it since it also comes with a digital copy.

Yeah I see that Wasteland has a 50 dollar tier box edition. I didn't see that before. Strangely enough though, all the rest of the ones I have been looking at are $100 or more for a boxed edition. They call them collector's edition. There's even a new Tex Murphy Kickstarter up as well. I would prefer that they had boxed editions at the $50 mark because I would definitely back more projects at that price point. I also think more people would go with that edition rather than a Digital Download only. Maybe they decided that $100 was the optimum price point as it would snag the die hard fans and collectors, and would also generate enough funds to move the project forward.

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clok1966
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it was bound to happen... not

it was bound to happen... not sure how i missed it, but 31 hours to go and i found it..
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crateentertainment/grim-dawn
so now i have offically joined something on the internet that 'everybody" is doing.. I'm going ot lose my lonly agnst, anti follow the leader even if its a good idea crown :(

Bill Loguidice
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Backed our eighth one, the

Backed our eighth one, the Hand stylus: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hand/hand-stylus . It seems to combine most of the best properties of the present styluses that we use.

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clok1966
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therad hijack again- just a

therad hijack again- just a quick update if anybody is interested.. we have local collectors tore called treasure Island in town deal in mostly gold, coins and rare cards.. I stopped in yesterday to get a quick idea on the magic cards. When talking with the guy who is the card expert (so to speak) he said to go home and make sure there is no UPC on the boxes.. if so its the Alpha's, if there is a UPC its the Beta's. When i said i had an unpopend box he offered $15,000 on alphas and $11,000 on beta's.. I also found out the Starter sets ( i have 3 unopend) are worth about $1000 each.. of course this is all based on condition. I am going to call a few guys in the cities and see what they have to say.. problem is most card shops (comic shops) dont have the scratch to cover 4 boxes.. hence the reason i was asking the Gold guy..
all this has made me look at some other stuff too.. I see the amazing Spiderman comics have really JUMPED.. thos early 70's ones that i picked up for 10 cents and cush at garage sales.. or comic stores are now about $100 each.. last time i looke the #50-100 where in the $5-25 range depending on story.. now almost all are over $100 each ( keep in mind shape makes a huge deal.. i was lucky as I was a fan mine have been all protected from day one)..

Thanks again for lettin me know the value of those magic cards.. and if and when i sell (and when I find out if they are alpha or beta) i will mention it here :) Paul do you use STEAM? I may have to get you a game at the very least :)

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