Video Game Tuesday: Crowdfunding


This week on Video Game Tuesday I’m covering a topic I’ve heard discussed pretty often in the last few months. It’s all about Crowdfunding!

What is Crowdfunding?: It’s a process where people, usually via a website like Kickstarter, donate money to a cause. Sometimes it’s wildly successful like it was with Pillars of Eternity. Other times it’s just plain odd, like that one time with the potato salad.

Why do people get upset at this?: Well because most of the time it turns out to be a flop, or doesn’t deliver what was promised. There’s one guy out there who is very vocal in the gaming community who had a successfully funded crowdfunding project that’s never been made.

What do I think about it all?: If it’s successful and produces what is promised I’ve got no problem with it. I’ve got problems when assholes like the guy I mentioned above receive that money and than do nothing. Some people call it E-Begging, I personally don’t agree with that all the time. It’s really on a case by case basis for me, as some like Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained project and Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 are about rebooting series where the original publisher has decided to either run into the ground or just flat out ignores.  I think that those projects are good.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday.


Video Game Tuesday: My E3 Reactions


This week on Video Game Tuesday I’m covering what I thought about this years E3. It’s all about My E3 Reactions!

Conferences: Well Sony and Microsoft did the best this year in terms of conferences, Microsoft did great with the HoloLens and pushing that tech. I’m looking forward to seeing that technology become amazing. Sony did great with dropping all sorts of bombshells. That being said there were problem areas in those two conferences, the EA interlude in the Microsoft one and Sony had some people on stage that were just boring to listen to. Nintendo on the other hand did it’s own thing, which I can only think of shooting itself in the foot. Ubisoft, EA and Square Enix were the publishers who had conferences this year other than the Big 3 and they had medicore conferences, with Square being the best of the three. EA’s was easily the worst.

Big Announcements:

Fallout 4 console editions will have Mods: I’m excited for that, although the PS4 may not get them which makes me sad.

The Last Guardian is alive: It should be coming out in 2016, but I won’t believe it until I have the game in my hands.

Shenmue III is on Kickstarter: Holy crap, I’ve always had a soft spot for the series since my cousin introduced me to it years ago.  It got funded within hours, making it the fastest funded and most expensive video game on Kickstarter! I’m hoping they also re-release the older games for the PS4.

Final Fantasy VII is being remade completely: I never saw this coming as it’s the console gamer equivalent of Half-Life 3. Hopefully the remake is good, but I personally would’ve preferred it if they had chosen IX or VI instead of VII.

Xbox One is getting a new controller: Sort of, it’s a $150 version that includes neat features that are completely unnecessary and it probably won’t sell very well.

Xbox One is getting backwards compatibility: The only thing I can see that the Xbox One has over the PlayStation 4 at this point, having backwards compatibility. I wish the PS4 would have this coming too, but it sounds like it’s not going to happen. Oh well.

Xbox One is getting Early Access: This will probably become a nightmare, if the Steam Early Access is anything to go by.

What Didn’t Get Announced:

Final Fantasy XV: No release date was announced, although this may be announced later in the year at another conference. I’m hoping so at least.

Zelda Wii U: No release date or window. Nintendo has been slowly losing my trust over the last 7 years, but I keep hoping they’ll bring their heads out of the ground soon.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday!