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Et Tu, Mue 3???

June 10, 2019


It's painful watching people sell out, especially when they're people you honestly admired and thought would be above it. After today's Epic Store Exclusivity announcement, I'm gravely disappointed in Ys.Net and Deep Silver.

Someone at Kickstarter really needs to step up and start defending backers, or there won't be any backers left to defend, and KS, as well as the smaller indie projects it was actually meant for, are going to be the ones that suffer.


uname -eh?

June 4, 2019


Linux beast 5.0.0-16-generic #17-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 15 10:52:21 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

It's running pretty nicely so far, though there was a strange thing with the USB-C dock I have all my desktop shit plugged into, but that seems to have passed.

Will try some games once I'm done work today.


Lan Dilayed

June 4, 2019


Sooo Mue 3 will be another two months delayed?

Keep in mind this represents a little less than 1% of the total amount of time we've all waited for Ryo to come out of the cave.

Given how OTHER Kickstarters are going (HISSSSS) and my personal faith in Yu Suzuki's commitment to quality, I'd give him another year at least.

In a perfect world, we'd be able to play the two previous games on the engine for 3, and it'd all be running on a Dreamcast 6, but I'll take it. <3


Stress

June 3, 2019


It's nice having work stress to distract me from the pile of dickery last week - though it was nice getting a mail back from the California Attorney General's office.

I'm having a weirdly introspective day too, but lack any concrete way of modifying the things that are bothering me.

I'm tired of chasing ghosts.


Memeage

June 2, 2019


...it's a damn shame everything went centralized again. In a perfect world, everyone would have their own website and you'd follow people's RSS feeds to get updates and reshare.

I really fucking hate Facebook.


Fakebook

June 1, 2019


Things that are completely ok to call someone on Facebook:

  • libtard
  • commie
  • pussy
  • soyboy
  • cuck

Things that will get you banned for 3 days for "harassment and bullying":

which was posted in response to:


505 Is A Gang Of Thieves; Their Board Admins Are Good People

May 31, 2019


If you've been following my saga over on the Bloodstained DB, you may have noticed that 505 doesn't feel like it needs to talk to me anymore, since they got what they wanted and don't actually care about keeping their word. Their publishing manager has publicly admitted to being a software pirate; this kind of fits in perfectly with the rest of Bloodstained, as it's looking more and more like a knock-off of a good Konami game rather than having any indie cred whatsoever.

It's a classic story of an effort that's reached critical mass; once the dollar signs start to show up, the people who only care about money start to ruin things for everyone else around them, making it obvious that they never really cared about the original goal, but only making themselves rich. Going back on promises made to the people who made them successful in the first place is just considered business-as-usual.

The worst part is when truly good people are put in a position where they have to defend the actions of the greedy. They're not the ones doing the ruining, but they have to clean up the mess afterwards, and often times cleaning up involves getting themselves very dirty in the process. Whether it is an act of love, or just a stubborn refusal to accept that the people they support are being dicks, doesn't matter that much - ultimately, the ones causing the problem are never held responsible.


Much Rage Today

May 29, 2019


Things this week:

  • The publishing manager of 505 admitted to being a pirate himself.
  • The WT world champion won via referee instead of taekwondo.
  • Mueller talked a bunch but said nothing new.
  • Carrying my tkd school in the absence of other people who ought to be there kind of sucks.
  • Tornadoes?