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Comment: There's also a Tactical Shooter! (Score 5, Informative) 114 114

A few of days ago I submitted a story about another high-profile game creator following Schafer's lead by using Kickstarter, but /. mods chose to post ads about Apple TV instead (because obviously Apple needs the help more than an indie team).

"..an independent team led by Chistian Allen (lead designer/creative director for games like Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Halo: Reach) has launched a Kickstarter for a new hardcore tactical shooter."

Their PR is nowhere as good as Schafer's, but tactical shooters deserve some love too!

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+ - Halo: Reach and GRAW designer crowdfunds tactical shooter->

airfoobar writes: Following the massive success of Double Fine's Kickstarter campaign, which allowed them to develop an old-school adventure game without the blessing of a game publisher, we get the news that an independent team led by Chistian Allen (lead designer/creative director for games like Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Halo: Reach) has launched a Kickstarter for a new hardcore tactical shooter. This is amazing news! Am I the only one who feels humbled by the beauty of what is starting to happen on Kickstarter?
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Comment: ICE, SOPA, PIPA... (Score 2) 346 346

Am I the only one who senses that China/Russia are pushing for UN control of the internet because the US overstepped its bounds by enforcing its shitty copyright laws beyond its borders with domain seizures? We need to stop this, and before that happens we may need to force the US government to guarantee that it won't mess with internet infrastructure any more...

Comment: Re:Using the internet for its intended purpose wor (Score 1) 112 112

It's hilarious how surprised the devs' comments are. They expected the fundraiser would flop, and then they made their requested amount in less than a day... twice! I bet they are amazed and horrified that there was an actual business model there that everyone missed all this time.

Comment: My dreams just came true! (Score 5, Informative) 112 112

Fuck yeah!

Btw, to those who don't know who Tim Schafer is, he was the Lead Designer on Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. Ron Gilbert, who is also on the team, is the guy who designed Monkey Island. This is the stuff of legends, people. I never thought this could ever happen.. Kickstarter really works!

Comment: Re:It's the distribution channel (Score 1) 516 516

The flaw in your narrative is that you fail to account for when the breaking point is reached when we are forced to choose between the internet and IP enforcement. Internet freedom and IP laws are mutually exclusive, and the popular unrest worked up by SOPA/PIPA in the US mainstream and the massive ACTA protests in Europe indicate that the fate of this one-sided Prohibition on Copying is not as clear-cut as you assert.

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