It’s Time for Gamers to Say No to Crowdfunding

As Kickstarter failures continue to pile up, it’s time for gamers to vote with their wallets, and say no to crowdfunding.

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randomass1711421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

I don't want to do that at all because Kickstarter is the reason A Hat In Time and Mighty No. 9 even exist. For every bad Kickstarter failure, there is another great success. You can't automatically assume they are all bad because of a handful of bad eggs. That's just not helping anyone. You just need to be smart about what you back and hope for the best because Kickstarter is not a pre-order service and it is more like an investment. Sometimes those investments can go belly-up but thankfully nothing I've backed has been a failure thus far. Saying no to all Kickstarters denies you the chance to help some good quality developers who can make good use of your funding IMO. Heck, Star Citizen has made more money than its creators ever even thought to ask for and it's one of the industry's most anticipated PC games. That was all through crowdfunding.

LightDiego1421d ago

Have you heard about Lobodestroyo? Looks pretty cool and they want to release it for Wii U. It's a platformer inspired on Rare games of N64.

Somebody1421d ago

It was the media that hyped the huge success of Kickstarter and now the media must own up and help to guide consumers on the good ones instead of trying to kill it. Just like how they hyped the potentials of Early Access and then reviled it while still making "reviews" of them.

Perhaps they should make some sort of monitoring page where approved Kickstarter projects are graded on a weekly or monthly basis so that potential backers can decided whether they want to dive in or not.

Darkstares1420d ago

I agree. It's easy to focus on the games that didn't deliver but I'd rather pay attention to those that did make it and were great games that otherwise may not have been made without it.

thehobbyist1421d ago

*A kickstarter fails*
Seems like the author backed Yogventures and is just being butthurt.

The failure rate of video game kickstarters is very low. Less than 5% of video game kickstarters end up in failure.
So that in mind. I will be voting with my wallet to say YES to crowdfunding because this article has not convinced me otherwise.

DigitalRaptor1421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

Let's abandon Kickstarting games cause of a tiny percentage?

Sorry, but NO. I've backed about 4 games, and the ones that have been funded are all on track and looking good.

memots1421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

why restrict ourselves? more option the better. I am more concern over early access stuff, Some of these are beyond pre-alpha and some of these dev can pull out at anytime once they got your money.

Crowd funding is way better imho

knifefight1421d ago

I'm sorry, but if Yu Suzuki puts up a Shenmue 3 kickstarter...
...that thing has my money.

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