Is it just me or does every small budget company, indie scene, YouTube celebrity have a kickstarter?
Honestly within the past few months, I've seen countless people begging for money.
The other day I watched a great two episode animation on LOTR, it was sort of like The Guild ( if you have ever watched that )
Well.. They stopped making it and are asking for 70,000$ to make it a full series, with professional voice actors ect.. What was wrong with doing it how it was? Whats wrong with doing something because you love it? Its fun?
All we want is more and more money, but to the point where our free time work should be rewarded with cash?
Just like youtube. This blows my mind, that they are actually getting paid to upload videos. And then ask for money? All these Lets Play's and more, just trying to be a sponsored channel, for some cash.
1: I know its your money, and there's nothing wrong with wanting money, But I think this is heading down the wrong path..
With all the SOPA, the DRM, Kick starters, a down economy, and the talk of a upcoming crash.. Sponsors out the Wazoo, EA, and much more.
I just don't see good things coming for the pc community, or the internet as a community in whole. I mean what starts happening when Big company's start asking for a Kick start?
What if we are paying for the development of a game, and then forced to buy it? What if we have to fund the right to buy the game, or even fund them to put it on a platform?
Looks like Xbox 360 and the PS3 Community pulled together for enough to get it, but sorry PC. We did not receive enough from the community to think it would be worth our time.
Hell, we are already seeing these kinds of things!
Last edited by thehiddencheese; 08-16-2012 at 02:19 AM.