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partyphone
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(05-08-2013, 09:02 PM)
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ontent-the-ret

This is just about the most vile and disgusting use of kickstarter that I've seen. These guys don't have the capital to start a podcast?



The thing is, if Michael Bay came along and wanted to do a Kickstarter we'd probably tell him, please don't. I would never want to scare the girl who wants to do a $500 lithography project, 'cause that's why we started this thing. We think we have a moral obligation to her.

source: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/...l-or-go-public
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Dusk Golem
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(05-08-2013, 09:03 PM)
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That... Huh.

I wouldn't say most disgusting, but it is a bit... Why do you need money to do this? Podcasts are, like, one of the easiest things to do creatively online. I don't think you'd need any money to do it, as all you have to do is be an interesting speaker.
The Omega Man
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(05-08-2013, 09:04 PM)
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wow, this thread is going to go places, don't disappoint me GAF
Shaanyboi
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(05-08-2013, 09:04 PM)
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...wow
McDougles
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(05-08-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Susan Wilson 2: Electric Scamaloo
Sethos
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(05-08-2013, 09:05 PM)
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I can get the original theme song as mp3 for just $55?! Take my money!
MikeE21286
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(05-08-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Hahahaha oh boy.
Jarate
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(05-08-2013, 09:05 PM)
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They might be looking at the fact that the podcast takes away the time they could be spending making actual money. Kickstarters also pay salaries. Not only that, but they could also be setting up an audio room so the podcast is more professional sounding.
IceDoesntHelp
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(05-08-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by McDougles

Susan Wilson 2: Electric Scamaloo

What I basically expected.
Canis lupus
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(05-08-2013, 09:05 PM)
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LMAO kickstarting a podcast
RionaaM
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(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by McDougles

Susan Wilson 2: Electric Scamaloo

I was going to make a reference to that scam too. I'm not surprised anymore.
RedQueensAce
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(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Is podcast going to be available for people who don't back them with cash?
Jb
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(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
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And it's only for 20 episodes.
CengizMan
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(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
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$10 goal?
slightconfuse
(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
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is anyone surprised after $829gate?

this is even more scummy than their first Kickstater
Beer Monkey
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(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
This makes me want to say thank you to CheapyD. Dude has a site worth millions and will never ask for a dime for podcasting.
JDSN
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(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Wow, a second Penny Arcade kickstarter, so shameless. Why do they say that its expensive to make if their project goal isa mere $10? Is that what the expensive equipment cost? Or do they set the goal so little that they would get whatever amount of money they gather?

But then again I thought this was gonna be about Richard Garriot Molyneux Zaff Brad Melissa Jhon Hart.
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Brazil
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(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
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I, for one, love watching people who don't value their money lose it.
cr_blah_blah
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(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Chris Remo, you're giving those outtakes away for free on Idle Thumbs! Money on the table! $55!
Brokun
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Originally Posted by partyphone

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ontent-the-ret

This is just about the most vile and disgusting use of kickstarter that I've seen. These guys don't have the capital to start a podcast?

Their goal is only $10. The more disgusting part is the people who actually give them money for this.
Atruvius
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(05-08-2013, 09:06 PM)
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What's even more disgusting is that they don't have to worry about not hitting the goal, as the goal is only $10.
Gannd
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(05-08-2013, 09:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Jarate

They might be looking at the fact that the podcast takes away the time they could be spending making actual money. Kickstarters also pay salaries. Not only that, but they could also be setting up an audio room so the podcast is more professional sounding.


They can monetize it themselves. Penny Arcade is a hugely popular brand and they don't need donations to do this. It's tacky and cheap.
Aquamarine
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(05-08-2013, 09:07 PM)
I'm laughing at that $10 goal.
Zombie James
(05-08-2013, 09:07 PM)
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Fucking hell, PA.
benny_a
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(05-08-2013, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by CengizMan

$10 goal?

They took the actual cost of producing a podcast and made that the goal.

It also guarantees that they will get all the money upon completion.
Htown
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(05-08-2013, 09:07 PM)
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they are not the first people to charge for podcasts

you are aware of that, right?
SlasherJPC
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(05-08-2013, 09:07 PM)
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This is pretty bad... the ONLY way they are getting away with it is the fact of who they are. Anyone else trying this shit and wouldn't stand a chance in hell!
LevityNYC
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(05-08-2013, 09:07 PM)
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I have trouble getting people to buy term insurance at 18 dollars a month to fund a half million dollar policy, or get people to put 35 dollars a month into a retirement plan so they won't be on government assistance when they are 65, yet these people are going to raise thousands upon thousands of dollars to "fund a podcast."

I'm in the wrong industry.
Wuthering_Heights
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(05-08-2013, 09:08 PM)
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Man, this is really sleazy.

I hate how they force you to donate, too!

Cartoon villainy!
Wario64
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(05-08-2013, 09:08 PM)
Millionaires?
codhand
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cant wait to hear what cag cast say.

Originally Posted by Wario64

Millionaires?

yes, you know, like, 100,000,001 pennies
AlucardGV
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(05-08-2013, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by partyphone

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ontent-the-ret

This is just about the most vile and disgusting use of kickstarter that I've seen. These guys don't have the capital to start a podcast?

no point using your own money when people throw away their money on kickstarter
Pie and Beans
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(05-08-2013, 09:08 PM)
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I didn't think they could possibly go this low. Is it Robert Khoo that has pushed them to become caricature scumbags with that fucking $10 goal? Jesus christ.

This is what Kickstarter is for now I guess. Free money for people that already have a shitload of it but want to sit on that for a rainy day.
Gannd
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(05-08-2013, 09:08 PM)

Originally Posted by Htown

they are not the first people to charge for podcasts

you are aware of that, right?


They still aren't. They are cheap and tacky. Also: two wrongs don't male a right.
Bsigg12
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(05-08-2013, 09:08 PM)

Originally Posted by Atruvius

What's even more disgusting is that they don't have to worry about not hitting the goal, as the goal is only $10.

Yea, it's an easy way to make sure they pocket the money for it. Set the goal as low as possible and with enough followers and sites like GAF, people will see it and want in. They are already 1000x times over their goal....
Karak
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Kickstarter...what has thou brought us to?

Originally Posted by Gannd

They still aren't. They are cheap and tacky. Also: two wrongs don't male a right.

Hahahahaha. For some reason this cracked me up.
ASIS
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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If you can get other people to fund stuff for you. Take advantage of it.

Pretty much how any business works. Ethics has no place in this.


In the real world though, that's looow.
Pungza
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
A fool and his money...
Haunted
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Never turn down free money.


Originally Posted by Karak

Kickstarter...what has thou brought us to?

Like every good idea, a whole bunch of awesomeness, a whole bunch of mediocrity and a whole bunch of shit.

Up to the people which projects prevail.
bengraven
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by CengizMan

$10 goal?

That to me is basically saying "we don't have a goal".

"We just want your money".

Fuck them. This is the final nail in their coffin in my case: I've slowly been losing interest and respect in them over the last few years and this is just ridiculous and sick.



Edit: okay, I should probably calm down, but ha, seriously, fuck these guys.
Kajiba
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Goal $10?

This shit is getting out of hand. Why are people just handing money over to people so easily.
pakkit
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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mom i need to borrow your credit card its really important.

the $10 goal shows that this is essentially a large donation pool.
Circle Jerk
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Wow. if they don't get 20k they don't have a theme song. This is literally nothing but ripping off your hardcore fanbase. Maybe they're trying to get money while they still have one.
The Grim Heaper
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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lol $10 goal

This is kinda gross.

EDIT: I thought about it for a second and it's not "kinda" gross, it's just plain gross.
Foxtastical
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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I want to meet someone that paid for their own college education and ask how many Kickstarter campaigns they've donated to.
Emitan
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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I've been on a few podcast episodes. Where is my money? :(
Het_Nkik
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(05-08-2013, 09:09 PM)
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I don't know where the scam is. The goal is $10. It's met. People keep giving them money for some reason.
Jangocube
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(05-08-2013, 09:10 PM)
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Oh Kickstarter donators, I do not understand thee
foobarry81
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(05-08-2013, 09:10 PM)
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Well, they were pretty supportive of Susan Wilson...

http://www.penny-arcade.com/report/a...-they-wished-s

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