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Old 03-22-2013, 05:04 PM
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Default Revive Retronauts!

It looks like there's hope for more Retronauts! A Kickstarter just went up with the goal of funding another season of the show. Fancy physical rewards include buttons, t-shirts and a DVD. If you're feeling particularly generous you can pick a topic or appear on the show yourself. Go now, back this project and help the dream live on!
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:33 PM
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Oh cool! I'm totally in for this.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:45 PM
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Yup, donated for that.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:46 PM
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I'm down if and only if there's an option to get the rewards shipped to Canada, even if it costs me a little more.

I'm also curious about what the legal situation would be for the name and logo/branding, since presumably that forms part of the assets Ziff Davis purchased with 1up.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:14 PM
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Parish, if you guys weren't doing this during the one month when I'm going to be absolutely broke, I would be plunking down the $150 to finally get a Metroid episode like that.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:23 PM
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In for $30.

It was a great surprise to see the Kickstarter page at the end of the panel at PAX East!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:32 PM
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DVD is mine! I hope you guys have more Bonus Stage eps in that warehouse somewhere.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:58 PM
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I'm in for this!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:16 PM
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In for $50. Shirt will go good with my idle thumbs and zombicide ones.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:21 PM
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All the higher tier rewards are already taken?!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:23 PM
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All the higher tier rewards are already taken?!
So it seems. It looks like the physical rewards will fill up soon too. I'm kinda glad the choose the topic reward tier is gone though, because I was awfully close to pledging an amount of money I really shouldn't.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:30 PM
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It looks like this is going to happen today.

I am positively stoked.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:35 PM
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So this is looking like it's going to hit the goal within the first day here. Suppose I'd better quit dragging my feet catching up with archives.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:43 PM
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I don't know the first thing about Kickstarter but if Jer Bear needs money to keep Retronauts going, I will give him some.

Do I need a credit card? If so, can I use a pre-paid one from stores?
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:57 PM
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Backed for $30, I need the moon disc with the video files on it or I shan't survive.
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I don't know the first thing about Kickstarter but if Jer Bear needs money to keep Retronauts going, I will give him some.

Do I need a credit card? If so, can I use a pre-paid one from stores?
It uses Amazon Payments which work with CCs
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:06 PM
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It uses Amazon Payments which work with CCs
I have Amazon monies, can I use that?
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:09 PM
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I stopped listening to Retronauts a while ago, but I will be backing this.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:13 PM
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That was what, two hours for the goal to be met?
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:28 PM
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Hallelujah!!! Retronauts live!
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:42 PM
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I have Amazon monies, can I use that?
I don't know; wouldn't hurt to try?
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:15 PM
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I think it would be a good idea to give more pledge prize options for those who missed out on the DVD.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:17 PM
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I'm just here for the T-Shirt and the delicious new episodes. Awesome how well it's filling up!
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:27 PM
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All those items sold out fast.

I hope this Retronauts decides to go ahead and add the PS2/Gamecube/Xbox generation as "retro" topics. I know it will make everyone involved feel really old because they were New Games Journalists when those systems were new, but it's time.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:28 PM
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I was at PAX all day, so I didn't find out about this until it was already funded. I'd have loved to jump on the co-hosting tier, but I took solace in contributing at all.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:25 AM
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I'm down if and only if there's an option to get the rewards shipped to Canada, even if it costs me a little more.

I'm also curious about what the legal situation would be for the name and logo/branding, since presumably that forms part of the assets Ziff Davis purchased with 1up.
We're not actually going to use the original logo beyond that one icon reference in the KS page. We're making a clean break from the old content and imagery.

But the name? I don't know. I started Retronauts as a series on this site, then occasionally on my 1UP blog, and it was kind of co-opted by the ZD magazines once I reused the name for a podcast. But I registered retronauts.com before it was ever a thing on 1UP and later offered the domain to the company at cost; they shrugged and said, "No thanks." Meanwhile, IGN isn't interested in starting up any new podcasts, and when I broached the topic of bringing Retronauts to the site in some form I was told, "OK, but you know we also own the domain classicgaming.com, right? Why not do something with that?"

So, at this point, the only conflict I can foresee would come from a corporation being dickish about a property it doesn't care about and did nothing to foster simply for the sake of making a couple of people it laid off even more miserable. Which is to say, it could happen, but I don't see any benefit for anyone in it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:50 AM
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Pretty sure you're in the clear as far as copyright goes (unless there's some really bad blood somewhere and someone felt like trying for a nuisance suit). But then I'm not exactly an expert on these things.

Also, is the plan to just kinda rent someone else's recording studio on the weekends, or are you full on setting something up from scratch?

Also mildly curious what you're going to end up doing if that number keeps on climbing up like this all month long. Because seriously, that hit the Funded point damn quick all things considered.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:01 AM
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Also mildly curious what you're going to end up doing if that number keeps on climbing up like this all month long. Because seriously, that hit the Funded point damn quick all things considered.
More than 26 episodes is my guess.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:28 AM
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man, in the time it took for me to decide what topic i wanted, all the top tiers were gone. alas, my dream civilization/star control podcast will have to live in my head.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:24 AM
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man, in the time it took for me to decide what topic i wanted, all the top tiers were gone. alas, my dream civilization/star control podcast will have to live in my head.
I know! I *so* wanted the DVD, and I would have considered higher pledges if they hadn't been all gone by the time I found out about this. On the other hand, I guess Parish will take solace in the fact that, hadn't this kickstarter been launched in the middle of the European night, one of the topics for the Retronauts revival would have been an entire hour of "Xeno-" games

Anyway, brb, making a pledge.
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