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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kickstarter Craziness

Not about video games specifically, but if you've followed any video game news recently, you've probably heard of Kickstarter by now.  If you haven't, the idea is pledging money directly to the design team of the game to help fund the game directly, as well as prove to investors that there's interest in the game.  The big part of this, is that it cuts out the publisher, meaning there's no one breathing down everyone's neck with deadlines and rushing a game to meet a crucial release date.  Looking at Mass Effect 3 and it's terrible ending, it's becoming obvious that rushing games to meet a release date is becoming a problem.

The system itself is interesting, giving seasoned veterans of the industry a chance to make sequels to, or games in the same style as their old classics, and giving new comers a chance to pitch their idea directly to consumers rather than to a big name publisher.  I don't know of any big name games yet that have actually finished, but with big name titles like Wasteland 2 and a Shadowrun sequel on the way, it should be interesting to see how well this ends up working, or if it will break down due to broken promises.

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  1. Heard a ton of people were pissed at ending of Mass Effect 3

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    1. The Mass Effect games were probably some of the best games I've ever played. Memorable characters, just awesome games. Then the last like, 15 minutes of the third game happened.

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  2. Yeah, lots of people were saying that they didn't like the ending of ME3, still, might be worth picking up

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    1. I ended up pirating it as I don't want to instal origin, but yea. Like I said in another comment, it was a great game all the way up until the last 15 minutes or so in which a new character is introduced for no reason to magic away the plot and give you a choice that makes all of your previous choices not matter, leaving you with an ending that opens about a million new plot holes.

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