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Posted by Doomstink on 22 August 2016 - 02:25 AM
FWIW, we want games to be cheap but there may be several times where it isn't feasible. If we ever got the opportunity to make FF5 a reality, we'd likely be at $49.99 or $59.99 - we'd have to make it worth Nintendo and Koei's time.
Posted by Doomstink on 22 August 2016 - 01:47 AM
Loose discs will be a problem for iam8bit and anyone else shipping PS4 games. I'm so sick of people thinking this problem is exclusive to us. Do people really think that if we could fix this, we wouldn't? If I had an option to pay $1 more for better cases, I would. Loose discs are a nightmare issue and they plague ALL PS4 releases. I've started collecting videos of games in retail stores with loose discs just to refute the jerks who claim this is an LRG exclusive issue.
I just mean that they ship (for a small bubble envelope) about the same time frame with the same level of care. It's pretty much the same exact service just with a different stamp on it declaring it media mail. I mean... I've shipped a lot of stuff Media Mail, First Class, Priority... time frames were pretty consistent between Media Mail and First Class.
In the end, as long as I get my game, I'm cool. Same for everyone that ordered from LRG today and will be waiting a few weeks for their games to show up. All of these companies kind of suck in one way or another. LRG's distribution center issues, glitchy website, and loose discs. iam8bit's use of media mail and inflated shipping costs (and supposedly poor customer service?). No one really does that great a job. Well... maybe fangamer. I thought their website worked fine and shipping seemed fair enough. I'll find out in October just how good these other companies are any better. In the end though... it's all about the games for me.
Also, even if we have fulfillment center issues, we *always* make sure people get their order. If something gets crushed we replace it. For a company with literally two people doing everything, I'd say we're doing a pretty killer job on most fronts.
I should also point out that Fangamer isn't doing any actual publishing. They're just doing fulfillment and distribution. Loose discs were a problem for them on RCR and if they had anything super limited and super in demand their site would have all the same issues (they use Shopify too, so does iam8bit for that matter).
Posted by Doomstink on 21 August 2016 - 03:37 PM
Vast majority of our releases will end up at $24.99 or $29.99, though.
Posted by Doomstink on 21 August 2016 - 03:32 PM
I'm assuming you will be adding them later then since you are already down to the "T's" in your initial list and missed on a bunch of them (Octodad, Breach and Clear, etc)? I'm also guessing you'll get to listing Retro City Rampage as well?
Great idea for a thread and thanks for taking the time to do it! Will be handy as I try to complete my collection.
Sounds like you are only listing current systems, right? Original DS probably won't be considered a current system but it has a number of limited and hard-to-get physical games such as Diamond Trust of London, Electroplankton, and the old Club Nintendo exclusives (Game and Watch Collection, Game and Watch Collection 2), to name a few.
For anyone interested, Jason Rohrer still has 3,700 copies of Diamond Trust of London for sale at http://diamondtrustgame.com/buy.php
Posted by Doomstink on 21 August 2016 - 01:41 AM
Posted by Doomstink on 14 August 2016 - 12:42 AM
There is a chance we'll be revealing our first Japanese release next week! It's coming out in September.
Posted by Doomstink on 12 August 2016 - 09:47 PM
Here's the deal - right now we're 50/50 on dropping the fulfillment center immediately but we realize how improbable it would be to do that a week before a massive sale. The owner of the fulfillment center emailed us a heartfelt response fully accepting the blame for everything that happened and we've been assured that there will be no more screw ups.
If any huge mistakes happen during Rainbow Moon or Shadow Complex's fulfillment we're pulling it all back in-house. I'm making arrangements so that we're prepared to pull out should we need to. We're a huge client for the fulfillment center and they don't want to lose our business. It's unlikely anything will go wrong on the next round of games.
That said, we'll be making things right for anyone affected or impacted by this. Everyone will get what they ordered.
Posted by Doomstink on 29 July 2016 - 03:47 PM
I hope they ban whoever that jackass was.
We did and then got a humorous email from him with every excuse in the book. Dude ordered the game before we had removed the thing that makes the "Add to Cart" button show up. What a joke.
I've learned from this that future low-inventory items like this might need to be stealth added to the site. We have an upcoming SMRPG + Vinyl OST bundle that will definitely need more consideration before we just throw it out there.
Posted by Doomstink on 23 July 2016 - 08:35 PM
I'd love to know the breakdown of new customers vs people who already bought the first release. I have to imagine many of the people who were demanding a reprint did not put their money where their mouth was.
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Posted by Doomstink on 22 July 2016 - 07:38 PM
#1981 with an email confirmation at 1:00pm. Hopeful that they did start at 1,000.
If I had to guess, it probably started around 1,800 because vBlank sold the DOS version through this same storefront (there were 1,000 boxed copies of that).
Just for clarity, my company (Limited Run) had nothing to do with this release. We just tweeted Brian's announcement so fans of physical games would be in the loop.
Posted by Doomstink on 22 July 2016 - 05:33 PM
Thanks for the reminder. I was order #2417 just now.
As a heads up, that order number probably started at 1000 when Vblank opened their store. Shopify defaults the first order # to 1,000. We had a heck of a time explaining that when we put B&C up for order and people were worried that order #1500+ wouldn't be fulfilled because there was only 1,500 copies available.
Judging by your number and that Brian had probably sold 700 things before (from the DOS version), he's through about half of the 3,000 special editions.
Scratch that - I was order #1965 at exactly 1:00. Sounds like 500 - 1,000 sold in thirty minutes.
Posted by Doomstink on 08 June 2016 - 06:48 PM
Still haven't gotten Oddworld because they said there was a "shipping error"... Supposed to reship this week, first game bought from them, might be my last.
As of yesterday the affected orders have all been shipped out. You should receive it soon. Don't let this burn you on us, Oddworld was our biggest title to date and we shipped it out by ourselves (just two people). We've started using a fulfillment center so this kind of stuff won't happen anymore.
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