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    Black Isle - PV13

    A non-Kickstarter crowd-sourced post-apocalyptic RPG with strategy elements.

    More infos here: http://www.blackisle.com/

    This (thread) should be fun.

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    This seems worse than any Kickstarter project I've seen so far. As far as I can tell the rewards are access to a forum, a forum badge and a certificate. It also sounds like the money is going towards funding a prototype and that when that is complete they may be asking for more funding for an actual game.

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    First thing in the video, supposedly about the Mayan Apocalypse, is an Aztec Calendar Stone (sun stone). Fail.

    Black Isle coming back is... kinda good news, I guess. But them still being under Interplay isn't. And I'm guessing this will be along the lines of Van Buren, perhaps, but without the Fallout connections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unaco View Post
    First thing in the video, supposedly about the Mayan Apocalypse, is an Aztec Calendar Stone (sun stone). Fail.

    Black Isle coming back is... kinda good news, I guess. But them still being under Interplay isn't. And I'm guessing this will be along the lines of Van Buren, perhaps, but without the Fallout connections.
    When Interplay announced they were bringing Black Isle back, members of the original Black Isle said that it had nothing to do with them. It's not really the ​Black Isle. It's someone using their name.

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    If it weren't for Chris Taylor, I'd call it a hoax.

    Now I just think that Interplay gave CT a handful of cash to link his name to the project to give it some credibility, in order to persuade us to give them money to fund Hervé Caen's new palace.

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    I like the sound of the game but the crowdfunding sounds bollocks.
    Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.

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    Isn't it just one guy who owns the Interplay name and some of the old IPs and is making repeated failed attempts to cash in on them?

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    Also worth noting that previously PV13 was the code name for Fallout Online, which Interplay lost the rights to develop as of this year.

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    They took one look at Elite's opening kickstarter and said, "hey, how can we make this shittier?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    When Interplay announced they were bringing Black Isle back, members of the original Black Isle said that it had nothing to do with them. It's not really the ​Black Isle. It's someone using their name.
    This.

    Black Isle is Obsidian.

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    I'm trying to figure out what exactly the initial donators are paying for. Black Isle say they're raising money to put together a prototype, developers, and staff. Then they say they're going to ask for more money in order to complete the actual game?

    That's like... you're a boardroom executive listening to someone with a sales pitch, but it turns out to be a sales pitch for the sales pitch, and then they ask you for some money so they can come back in a few weeks with a powerpoint presentation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    I'm trying to figure out what exactly the initial donators are paying for. Black Isle say they're raising money to put together a prototype, developers, and staff. Then they say they're going to ask for more money in order to complete the actual game.
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    give me money so i can allow you to give me more money so I can sell you a product in possible future?


    it is a scam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukasz View Post
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    give me money so i can allow you to give me more money so I can sell you a product in possible future?


    it is a scam.
    It's a derivative.

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    This has to be the most laughable Kickstarter I've seen so far. Oh wait, they're serious? Wow this really is utterly shameless.

    They're just exhuming the last couple of undecomposed scraps of Black Isle and trying to sell them on vague promises and an awful pitch. Oh, and forum access? Um, yay?
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    I went to a haunted hayride this year on a foggy weeknight when it was slow, when most of the food kiosks were doing just a trickle of business. Next to one of them, in a folding chair, sat a sad-looking, Nickelback-listening sort of man in his late twenties who seemed like he'd rather be somewhere else doing several drugs, minding a skeletal structure from which there hung dozens of blow-up plastic animals--for sale, not even prizes for some terrible game. The embarrassment I felt when I met his gaze and he quickly looked back down at the grass-peppered mud was about half of what I felt for the sweaty Black Isle staff in that pitch video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellhus View Post
    If it weren't for Chris Taylor, I'd call it a hoax.

    Now I just think that Interplay gave CT a handful of cash to link his name to the project to give it some credibility, in order to persuade us to give them money to fund Hervé Caen's new palace.
    Chris Taylor has no credibility today.

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    It's a bit like watching your old pal from school sitting in front of of the supermarket, begging for change. Except, it's not really your friend but just somebody who exhumed his corpse and now wears his skin like a coat. I hate when that happens.
    It's sad, confusing and kind of disgusting at the same time. It also smells really bad.
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    They took one look at Elite's opening kickstarter and said, "hey, how can we make this shittier?"
    Made my day

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