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Kickin’ the Can Down the Road – Kickstarter’s accountability problem

by 12 months ago
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    kickthecan Kickin the Can Down the Road   Kickstarters accountability problemRemember Kickin’ It? It was a weekly look at some of the best and most interesting projects that Kickstarter had to offer. It was fun to write, and I really enjoyed learning about new projects in the process. I know what you’re thinking: “If that’s the case, then why hasn’t there been a new edition for months?” In one word, disenchantment. In more than one word, I became frustrated with the lack of accountability for those who post projects on Kickstarter. Thousands of people chip in their hard earned money to a project, and at the end of the day there’s no guarantee that they will have anything to show for it.

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    Kickin’ It Special Edition – The Susan Wilson Saga

    by 1 year ago
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      susantraq Kickin It Special Edition   The Susan Wilson SagaHello, and welcome to another Kickin’ It! Normally, Kickin’ It would draw your attention to a handful of Kickstarter projects worth your attention, but this week is a little different. Instead of looking at four different Kickstarter campaigns, I’ll focus on one in particular that has caused quite a bit of controversy since it first gained media attention: Susan Wilson’s campaign to raise $829 to send her 9-year old daughter MacKenzie to RPG camp, which has now raised more than $22,000 from backers. This story seems to have divided observers, with some questioning the true motivations behind the campaign and others ardently defending its merits. This week’s Kickin’ It will delve into the various arguments on each side, and try to shed some light on where the truth really lies.

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      Kickin’ It – Kickstarter Update for March 25, 2013

      by 1 year ago
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        kickstarter week 8 Kickin It   Kickstarter Update for March 25, 2013If April showers bring May flowers, then what does March snow bring? Well, here’s another edition of Kickin’ It for starters. Kickin’ It showcases games or gaming-related projects on Kickstarter that deserve special recognition in four distinct categories: Up and coming, a promising project on its way to funding, Underrated, a project with lots of potential but little funding, Updated, a previously funded Kickstarter with a recent progress update, and Unusual, a strange, interesting, or quirky project. The projects in this week’s Kickin’ It are Battle Worlds: Kronos, Planet Explorers, Story War, and The Big Blue.

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        Kickin’ It – Kickstarter Update for March 18, 2013

        by 1 year ago
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          kickstarter week 7 Kickin It   Kickstarter Update for March 18, 2013Welcome back to Kickin’ It, you know the drill by now. For those of us who don’t have the cash for an elaborate spring vacation (or whose idea of an elaborate vacation involves tons of gaming), Kickin’ It directs you to games or gaming-related projects on Kickstarter that deserve special recognition in four distinct categories: Up and coming, a promising project on its way to funding, Underrated, a project with lots of potential but little funding, Updated, a previously funded Kickstarter with a recent progress update, and Unusual, a strange, interesting, or quirky project.This week’s stars are Shovel Knight, Protect or Infect, Throw Trucks with Your Mind, and Cheap Shot.
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          Kickin’ It – Kickstarter Update for March 11, 2013

          by 1 year ago
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            kickstarter week 6 Kickin It   Kickstarter Update for March 11, 2013Tired from that hour of sleep daylight savings robbed from you overnight? Maybe this post will help Kickstart (heh) your Monday. This is another entry in the Kickin’ It saga, where we showcase games or gaming-related projects on Kickstarter that deserve special recognition in four distinct categories: Up and coming, a promising project on its way to funding, Underrated, a project with lots of potential but little funding, Updated, a previously funded Kickstarter with a recent progress update, and Unusual, a strange, interesting, or quirky project. Who’s kicking off this week? Torment: Tides of Numenera, Pulse, Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey, and SoundSelf.

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            Kickin’ It – Kickstarter Update for March 4, 2013

            by 1 year ago
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              kickstarter week 5 Kickin It   Kickstarter Update for March 4, 2013Kickin’ It is almost 1 month old today. They grow up so fast! Not much has changed though; just like last week, Kickin’ It showcases games or gaming-related projects on Kickstarter that deserve special recognition in four distinct categories: Up and coming, a promising project on its way to funding, Underrated, a project with lots of potential but little funding, Updated, a previously funded Kickstarter with a recent progress update, and Unusual, a strange, interesting, or quirky project. Which projects rose to the top this week? Mage’s Initiation, Civitas, Asylum, and Fooya.

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              Kickin’ It – Kickstarter Update for February 25, 2013

              by 1 year ago
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                kickstarter week 4 Kickin It   Kickstarter Update for February 25, 2013Another week, another four Kickstarter projects you should definitely have a look at. As always, Kickin’ It showcases games or gaming-related projects on Kickstarter that deserve special recognition in four distinct categories: Up and coming, a promising project on its way to funding, Underrated, a project with lots of potential but little funding, Updated, a previously funded Kickstarter with a recent progress update, and Unusual, a strange, interesting, or quirky project. The four projects for this week are There Came an Echo, The Golem, Darklands, and Story War.

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                Kickin’ It – Kickstarter Update for February 17, 2013

                by 1 year ago
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                  kickstarter week3 Kickin It   Kickstarter Update for February 17, 2013It’s been a week since the last edition of Kickin’ It, and that can only mean one thing; there’s a whole world of notable Kickstarter projects that we haven’t mentioned yet! You know the drill: Kickin’ It showcases games or gaming-related projects on Kickstarter that deserve special recognition in four distinct categories: Up and coming, a promising project on its way to funding, Underrated, a project with lots of potential but little funding, Updated, a previously funded Kickstarter with a recent progress update, and Unusual, a strange, interesting, or quirky project. Who are the lucky projects this week? Delver’s Drop, Fuzzy Slaughter, Pier Solar HD, and Throw Trucks With Your Mind.

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                  Kickin’ It – Kickstarter Update for February 11, 2013

                  by 1 year ago
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                  kickstarter week2 Kickin It   Kickstarter Update for February 11, 2013According to the bastion of modern lingo that is Urban Dictionary, to “kick it” is to chill or hang out. Well, that’s exactly what you can do with some of the awesome games mentioned in this post. Just like last week, we’ll be showing off games or gaming-related projects on Kickstarter that deserve special recognition in four distinct categories: Up and coming, a promising project on its way to funding, Underated, a project with lots of potential but little funding, Updated, a previously funded Kickstarter with a recent progress update, and Unusual, a strange, interesting, or quirky project. Who will we kick it with this week? Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey, Project Awakened, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, and Doppelganger.

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                  Kickin’ It – Kickstarter Update for February 5, 2013

                  by 1 year ago
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                  kickstarter week Kickin It   Kickstarter Update for February 5, 2013If you’ve followed Gaming Trend for any reasonable amount of time, you’ll know that we love Kickstarter. It’s brought us some amazing games, helped out some amazing people, and raised a ton of money for successful projects. In Kickin’ It, our weekly Kickstarter feature, we’ll bring your attention to games or gaming-related projects on the site that deserve special recognition in four distinct categories: Up and Coming, a promising project on its way to funding, Underrated, a project with lots of unnoticed potential, Updated, a previously funded Kickstarter with a recent progress update, and Unusual, a strange, interesting, or quirky project. This week’s projects? Asylum, Death Inc., Ouya, and Compounded.
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