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Active Topical Banter - Episode 17: Kickstart My Heart

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'Power to the people' meets 'Shut up and take my money' as we go through the ins and outs of gamerdom and crowdfunding.

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Talking Points from the Episode:
-No one really knows in concrete terms what game development costs, and kickstarter further obfuscates this - ie. Shenmue 3 and Iga had major backers who made the fan response contingent on the whole thing vs no one unrest got paid.
-Caveat emptor.
-”Death of the publisher”
-"high profile crowdfunders draw attention from ‘real’ indies" -- factually bunk
-Fantitlement only gets worse when you put fans in a ‘producer’ chair.
-Nostalgia bait crowding the market
-Risk management
-Shills
-Idiots

Next Episode: FFVII archive

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