"Slacker backers" won't receive any rewards.
Anyone that donated less than 1000$ will no longer receive any rewards
"4,009 people voted against offering the bonuses to PayPal contributors, 4,670 said they were okay with it and 6,432 who expressed no preference."
Isn't 4670 a bigger number then 4009? How does that work?
Also calling your backers "Slacker Backers" is a dick move.
But what can you expect from sony fans. Glad I didn't fall for it
>Developer Ys Net, headed by series creator Yu Suzuki, put the decision up to a vote. Over the New Year's holiday weekend, Kickstarter backers were given a say on whether rewards would also be granted to those who came on-board during the campaign's second wind, when it opened up the option to donate by PayPal.
>Those "slacker backers," as they were called when the PayPal option opened in September, were denied access to the exclusive rewards based on the answers of just over 15,000 respondents. 4,009 people voted against offering the bonuses to PayPal contributors, 4,670 said they were okay with it and 6,432 expressed no preference.
>Yet Ys Net interpreted that minority to be a "strong response" in favor of revoking PayPal constituents' access to the campaign incentives. The developer also acknowledged that this contradicts what was originally advertised when the renewed crowdfunding period opened.
So the minority of backers who probably wanted to scalp their bonuses anyway are in control?
Nah. The dev's don't have the funds or the want to ship out bonuses on a large scale so instead they're trying to find a way to cull the numbers without making it look like their fault.
Massive dick move and I'm definitely pirating this shit now.
A fucking company from France is providing more money than Sony you dipshit. Cedric Biscay himself said that Shibuya Productions are giving more to the project than Sony. Fucking get out of here with your uninformed bullshit.
That's super shitty. If you don't want to fulfill the rewards don't leave the campaign open to get extra funds. If that pisses some backers off then so be it, it should have never been a poll in the first place.
Its so fucking stupid I dont know why these people dont want a bigger incentive for the game they want to be made be better.
8000+ Voted they would like paypal to get or dont really mind either way
4000 Vote they dont want
WELL GUYS THE MAJORITY HAS SPOKEN NO FUCKING REWARDS FOR LATE BACKING
"It's worth noting that those who pledged on PayPal are still getting the rewards for whatever tier they paid for. It's merely the Kickstarter-exclusive rewards like getting your face put in the game, or receiving a voice message from Ryo voice-actor Corey Marshall staying in character, that aren't going to be offered to Slacker Backers."
Bitch, not Microsoft or even Nintendo, would throw that kind of change for a game as niche as Shenmue. You're delusional if you think otherwise.
why not have this poll done asap instead of months down the line
how do they not see this backfiring on them
no because fuck sony. they're not helping for shit
yeah. suzuki realized maybe he can make the game of his dreams and put every stretch goal in the game with the budget he has. it's very good news
If you want a reward or the actual game you should go higher than 1000$ or else be labeled a filthy "slacker backer" and you get nothing
Unless they make another poll that decides any donation less than 10,000$ isn't good enough
>The developer also acknowledged that this contradicts what was originally advertised when the renewed crowdfunding period opened.
That right there is the dealbreaker. If they're willing to do that shit then god knows what the game will turn out like.
>It's only 5 hours but that's all you paid for goy
OP IS MAKING THIS UP DO NOT BELIEVE HIS LIES. READ THE FUCKING KICKSTARTER UPDATE #51. ANYONE WHO DONATES ON THE PAYPAL GETS THE AWARDS IT FUCKING SAYS.
The only things missing are the phone card DLC, Corey Marshall voice message, and having your name as a sign in game. Fucking stop falling for obvious BS.
"Slacker Backer" makes it sound like they think they're doing you a favor by letting you give them money, which seems backwards considering they are the ones doing the begging by crowdfunding the project
Is that not illegal? I understand not being able to deliver, sometimes it just doesn't work out, but outright reneging, especially in such a discriminatory way seems like it would be at least lawsuit worthy.
I also couldn't really understand the article completely, do they merely lose a few bonusses or are they outright getting nothing for their pledges?
>Considering the strong response from those of you who felt that the Exclusive Rewards should remain exclusive for the Kickstarter, those Exclusive Rewards will not be made available on the PayPal page as originally promised.
All of you shut the fuck up already and look at this image and learn to read. Can't believe you fuckers are listening to clickbait seriously.
You know Sony is only funding the PS4 port, right?
They have literally nothing to do with the game other than that.
/v/ really will look for any reason to cry "Sony!"
>that one time when Steve Butts from IGN made claims of "trusted sources" that Sony Canceled TLG sending /v/ into a shit posting frenzy until someone called him out.
Sony is to /v/ as what The Patriarchy is to shrapnel faced bull dykes with pink hair.
>There are Sonyfags on this board who are looking forward to this kikestarter shit game.
Is this shit the result of that localization company or something? Who the fuck would think this would be good PR to call their backers/customers "slacker backers?" Did it not dawn on anybody that this could fucking hurt their potential sales or future backers?
If I was microdick I would be posting with anime pics & link this thread to foolz just to snicker and sneer at you. No qualms here if you don't like Sony, but you don't have ride on Ben Kuchera's like a pogo. Stop feeding clickbait. >>322816401
So hold the fuck up. You're telling me that if I donate $100 through paypal I'm not entitled to anything? Glad I didn't fall for this scam
>Who the fuck would think this would be good PR to call their backers/customers "slacker backers?"
I bet you're the same dumbass that got upset when a president candidate used the term "anchor baby".
>N3DS 9.2 with CFW
>Wii U 5.3.2 with Loadiine 3.0 and vWii
>PS3 with CFW (persona 5 undub for free is going to be nice)
Everyone console I own has CFW on it, so I just pirate everything I'm interested in playing. Keep funding my hobby you chucklefucks
I can do all that too and when I was a 13 year old who lived at home like you I used to, someday you will become an adult and have disposable income to support your hobby and build a collection, I wish you all the best son.
>casuals buy games
>"I'm not paying for anything lol"
>companies start pandering to casuals because they actually buy the games
>"Evil companies only out for money, why don't they make GOOD games?"
Piratefags ladies and gents.