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dkcecil

Member Since 27 Apr 2009
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In Topic: Wreckateer for Free

15 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

Thanks op!

In Topic: G4 TV is Being Rebranded in 2013 for the "GQ Crowd"

07 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

Alison Haislip. After G4, she was a minor Twitter celeb through the first season of the singing/talent show The Voice on NBC; they had the brilliant idea that since tweeting is 'the new media' they needed a tweeting host, and that was her gig. Then she did a sitcom for Hulu that garnered absolutely no attention besides "Hey, Hulu has an exclusive series." Now, it seems that she does things for Chris Hardwick's Nerdist site/channel. Still adorable regardless.


Also, she was recently on Wil Wheaton's show Tabletop.

In Topic: The New Kindle Fires Pre-Order Thread

07 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

I love my Kindle Fire. I got one for myself and liked it so much I bought my wife on for Christmas. While I prefer the original Kindle for books (I have a Kindle2) I really like reading comics on this thing. Its very sharp and makes it much easier to read without having to lug numerous tpbs around.

I'm not really into gaming on a touch screen but the few I've played were fun time wasters.

My only gripe was the 8 gig hd but thankfully they have addressed that. I'm totally getting the 32 gig 8.9 screen.

In Topic: G4 TV is Being Rebranded in 2013 for the "GQ Crowd"

07 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

I used to watch the channel religiously. This was back when it had Judgment Day, G4tv.com, Cinematech, Arena, Icons, Pulse, and the awesomeness that was Portal. When they "merged" with TechTV it was the beginning of the end. They cancelled almost all their original programming and most of the TTV stuff, which was depressing for fans of both channels because in one swoop they ruined two good things.

They still had some good stuff for a while. I enjoyed watching X-play, The Screen Savers (and to a certain degree, Attack of the Show until it turned into Bro-fest), and loved Code Monkeys.

Recently though, as many have pointed out, its just been reruns of Cheaters, Cops, and any other shovelware tv shows they could stick on the network. It was a waste. They could have had a decent niche channel with solid ratings but they wanted to have something beyond their grasp and caused the whole thing to implode. Then instead of trying to fix it, it just became a dumping ground while the idiots who screwed it up in the first place tried to figure out what to do with it.

I knew when Adam and Kevin left that the network was on life support.

I hope a the very least they do something like rerun all the classic shows for one final hurray before the channel turns into another generic mish-mash of existing stations. Most likely though they will just change over to the new format and try to make everyone forget the network ever was.

On the plus side, I met and hung out with many of the hosts of the old shows over the years. They were a very cool bunch. I also made many good friends on their forums and we've stayed friends over the years long after we stopped watching the channel.

So RIP G4. You had something special and blew it.

In Topic: Cheetahmen: The Creation (NES) 50% Off with Purchase

28 August 2012 - 03:49 PM

:lol:I think I speak for a good portion of the CAG community when I say that Kickstarter threads should be banned from the site forever. Most of them are for vaporware or crap that looks absolutely horrendous, but yet sucke....errrrr I mean 'gamers' fall for these things all the time.

Have any of these Kickstarter projects even been completed and the people who pledged to get them going received their products yet?


You don't speak for me either.

Hundreds of Kickstarters have been completed and the people have received their products. This isn't a fly by night thing, they have been doing this for years. It only recently came to the attention of the gaming community because of Tim Schafer's kickstarter.

The bottom line is that some games (and other products) just can't get funding the traditional way for whatever reason, so they are getting funding this route. If people believe in the product then they will support them with their dollars. The thing is you have to be careful with what you put your money towards...like anything. There are some major vets in the business (Brian Fargo, Jordan Weisman, Al Lowe) who are putting together products that they have been trying to make for years but weren't able to do it with publishers. Kickstarter opened up an avenue that will allow then to market directly to the consumer to get the end result.

While there may be some people out there looking to make a quick buck or deliver an inferior product, you will find that anywhere. You have to be smart and only invest in Kickstarters that are either:

a) Created by trustworthy industry veterans
b) sound interesting enough that you wish to support
c) have a low enough entry that you are willing to deal with the loss (say, if it's like $10 you would be more willing to write it off)

I met with the creators of the site earlier in the year at PAX east and they had hundreds of people there (at their panel) that were overwhelmed at the potential the site had. They also had many people there that promoted their creations that wouldn't have happened without Kickstarter. (The awesome card game "Cards Against Humanity" for example)

The Cheetahman issue is simply a niche thing. Kind of like the restoration of Manos: The Hands of Fate. Why would someone invest in something so crappy? Well, because some people just enjoy things that others consider terrible. It's as simple as that.

No one is twisting your arm to invest in anything Kickstarter. It is there for the people who want them. The only thing I can see as wrong was this being posted in the wrong forum.

So no, I don't think Kickstarter threads should be banned from the site simply because 1 person doesn't understand how the whole thing works.