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by NickSCFC » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:49 am

Kickstarter record shattered

The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter broke $1 million faster than any video game before it through crowd-funding, and the second fastest to reach $1 million out of any Kickstarter project ever. However, it has obtained its goal of $2 million in 8.5 hours (8 hours, 33 minutes to be exact), and has become the fastest video game to reach $2 million in crowd-funding as well, and the fastest of any Kickstarter Project to achieve its goal of over $2 million or more in any category on Kickstarter.

Yooka-Laylee had obtained the honor of fastest Kickstarter Game to reach 1 million just a month and a half ago, but has been quickly dethroned by Shenmue 3. Yooka-Laylee obtained the $1 million record in 6 hours, Shenmue 3 shattered through it in 90 minutes. Though that's nothing to say on the quality of either project, both speak tremendous volumes on the growth and movement for Kickstarter projects, and the simple fact that gamers (*surprise*) will put money where their mouth is for video games they want that publishers and developers just don't make anymore, especially if proven talent responsible for the things they love are behind it.

With Yooka-Laylee, Bloodstained, and now Shenmue 3 recently shattering all sorts of records, it certainly is going to take notice within the industry, and its affects should be interesting to watch, as well as how all three projects develop. Shenmue 3 will likely be the poster-boy of successful Kickstarter game projects for at least a while, and there's still 31 days to see if it shatteres any other records.

Certainly is interesting statistics that likely will come up a lot more in the future

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:50 am

Oh yeah, I've backed this by the way.

Wasn't a massive fan of the originals (didn't manage to finish either of them) but I'm not averse to seeing the third game.

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by Moggy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:51 am

HSH28 wrote:Oh yeah, I've backed this by the way.

Wasn't a massive fan of the originals (didn't manage to finish either of them) but I'm not averse to seeing the third game.


:lol:

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by Labo Banana Split » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:51 am

HSH28 wrote:Oh yeah, I've backed this by the way.


Course you have. :lol: :fp:

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by Poser » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:52 am

HSH28 wrote:
Because other than a few very limited interactions on this board you have absolutely no idea what I'm like.



Perhaps you should let your sparkling personality and general affability shine through a bit more on here.

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by Labo Banana Split » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:55 am

Requesting namechange to Hugs28.

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by Rog » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:55 am

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by Mafro » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:56 am

Buffalo wrote:"I don't understand games I've never played before and I'm completely unaware about their historical context." - Mafro, 2015

That's not what I said at all, no need to be such a banana split about it :? I never owned the consoles the two previous games came on, and I didn't really read multiformat magazines back then so I don't know much about the series.

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:57 am

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HSH28 wrote:
Because other than a few very limited interactions on this board you have absolutely no idea what I'm like.



Perhaps you should let your sparkling personality and general affability shine through a bit more on here.


I come here to talk about games, a subject on which I guess I'm pretty opinionated.

And I wouldn't say that I have a sparkling personality (though I think I am generally affable). I'm not losing sleep because some people can't get on with the way I post my opinions on a message board.

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by Lagamorph » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:59 am

Screw it, $300 backed.

Given how much it's raised so far, I wonder how much it's going to get by the end of the 31 days...

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by Buffalo » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:01 pm

Mafro wrote:
Buffalo wrote:"I don't understand games I've never played before and I'm completely unaware about their historical context." - Mafro, 2015

That's not what I said at all, no need to be such a banana split about it :? I never owned the consoles the two previous games came on, and I didn't really read multiformat magazines back then so I don't know much about the series.


Who are you calling a banana split? :lol: That's exactly what you said.

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by Poser » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:02 pm

HSH28 wrote:I'm not losing sleep because some people can't get on with the way I post my opinions on a message board.


Believe me, that much is incredibly apparent.

Lots of people are opinionated, I doubt anyone has an issue with that; many manage to couch their opinions in a way that doesn't appear as if they are deliberately trying to rub everyone else up the wrong way.

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by Crimson » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:03 pm

HSH28 wrote:Those guys shouting "It's real" and "We did it!"

Seriously, get a grip.

How dare some fans have a moment of overzealous excitement at a genuine surprise. How strawberry floating dare they.

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by speedboatchase » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:06 pm

$2m goal hit in 9 hours :shock:

How high can it go?

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by Labo Banana Split » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:08 pm

Hugo on people getting carried away at a PS exclusive: "Get a grip"

Hugo on backwards compatibility for the Xbox One: "It's huge"

:simper:

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by Tomous » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:08 pm

Can everyone please stop arguing and ruining what should be a joyous thread? Thx.

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by AndyXL » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:08 pm

Presumably now it's reached its goal, funding will slow down dramatically?

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by speedboatchase » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:10 pm

AXL wrote:Presumably now it's reached its goal, funding will slow down dramatically?


The highest stretch goal is $4m.

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:10 pm

Crimson wrote:
HSH28 wrote:Those guys shouting "It's real" and "We did it!"

Seriously, get a grip.

How dare some fans have a moment of overzealous excitement at a genuine surprise. How strawberry floating dare they.


I didn't say 'how dare they', I said 'get a grip'. Seriously, get a grip.

And they aren't just fans. They are on the job...granted you might argue that expressing themselves is part of that job, but I'd expect a tiny amount of composure even from the least professional person covering it.

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PostRe: Shenmue III - The Official Thread
by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:13 pm

Dan. wrote:Hugo on people getting carried away at a PS exclusive: "Get a grip"

Hugo on backwards compatibility for the Xbox One: "It's huge"


I can understand this is bigger than Xbox One backwards compatibility for a lot of people. I might even agree (though I'm not sure I do), certainly they are both huge announcements.

I didn't completely lose my mind and start shouting at the feed when backwards compatibility was announced.


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