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Der Bierkaiser

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  1. I've resigned myself that it won't happen unless they greenlight BL2 and then they can do the licenses for both at once.
  2. So your argument is that instead of putting in merch to help promote a sequel that's two years away, they should put in merch for a sequel that, as far as we know, isn't happening at all? I didn't mean that to be an either/or argument, but I can see that I wasn't clear about that. I'm not knocking the idea of having the Psychonauts options, I think it's fun and should be there. I just think that Brutal Legend has a lot of other obvious tie ins - shirts, accessories, costumes, Eddie's guitar. Just asking for more ways to spend my money
  3. Great idea, but seriously, where's the Brutal Legend merch? I know it helps the marketing for Psychonauts 2, but that's gonna be a couple of years away, so this isn't directly helping promote the finished game.
  4. There were so many people on Sunset Saturday night - I've never seen that many metalheads down there. I grew up just after the last big era for the Sunset Strip so I always had to imagine what that felt like. I didn't attend the memorial service itself, but I made it to the Whisky for a Metal Allegiance show (David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy, Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda, Alex Skolnick and Phil Demmel). They started playing a mix of covers (Electric Eye, Creeping Death, Heaven & Hell, Into the Void) and originals. Then the guests started showing up: Troy Sanders, Andreas Kisser (War for Territory!!!), John and Mike Tempesta, Dave Lombardo, Dino Cazares, Corey Taylor and Mikkey Dee of Motorhead! They closed with a set of Motorhead: Killed by Death, The Chase Is Better than the Catch, Overkill, Iron Fist, We Are the Road Crew, and of course Ace of Spades before bringing everybody back on stage to do Seek & Destroy. Fantastic night, check out youtube for streams of the show. There was even the obligatory Ron Jeremy sighting at the Rainbow to cap off the evening. There's only a handful of legends who could pack the streets like that, but hopefully there won't be a reprise any time soon.
  5. I've been tinkering with my Xbone to see how to do this, and I can't manage without having the permanent Snapped app feature, which reduces the available screen space for the game. It's really awkward and not at all intuitive like the 360's was. Hopefully a later update makes it possible. I don't know if game devs can have the game search the hard drive (or onedrive) and play without breaking away from the gameplay itself. I agree that would be the ideal way to keep the game immersive, but there is gonna have to be an included soundtrack of some amount of songs. An alternate way of funding more songs is to make DLC packs available. Maybe bundled with more Missions or Stage Battles, that could be a nice way to extend the game's lifespan. Taken really far, themed Stages tied to individual bands and including a pack of their music could be pretty awesome - A stage battle at the bottom of the ocean for Mastodon's Leviathan album for instance. Those bands will evocative artwork would be really well placed for that idea, but then you're licensing characters and artwork along with the music and that just might be too much work. Dammit.
  6. Has there been any updates on the status of the MC videos? I have been swamped lately and have missed a bunch of teamstreams, so if it's been addressed there I'm sorry for flogging this again.
  7. The Ruiner Whiskeybreath Knucklekiss Gravedigger The Hangman(-woman) Iron Tusk Deathprophet(-ess) Steelfang Stoneclaw Explosivo Golgotha Warrhymer Fisthammer Bombarder Shamancer(-ess) Foolsong Sea Lungs The Weird The Mountain The Hurricane The Horrorcane Locustswarm Cadence-bane Cadence-blight The Harvester The Reaper Death Knell The (random color/hair color/skin color/House color) King/Queen/Prince/Princess/Lady/Lord Sorrowrain Firestorm Acid Bath Bardbarossa Bardbarella Dawnblade Doomsday Killbelch Bladecatcher Sleeping Giant Obliviator Spectreblight Emberspark Witchwood Witchbomb Warpig The Inquisitor The Adjudicator Brigadier The Breacher Deathmocker Killing Joke The Underbite Wargrin Warchild The Rad The Gnarly The Bodacious The Bogus The Heinous The Triumphant The Excellent Wyld Stallyn Beerbatter The Zealot The Invoker The Purple Sage The Smiter Murdercrafter
  8. I would say that Steed could be that mix of familiar genre & gameplay with DF's trademark style meshed together quite naturally. I think it has the greatest possibility of attracting the widest audience of the other AF projects that have come to light. The others I see as either being more niche in their appeal and/or involving so much work that I could see DF having an easier time raising the necessary money for Psychonauts or Brutal 2. What they need more than anything are strong releases of Broken Age Pt. 2, Massive Chalice and Costume Quest 2.
  9. This topic has seen a couple of different threads started over the past year +. Here was the last thread where Paul from 2PP responded: http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/10774/#314859
  10. I believe that the 31st is the cut off date for your initial submission and that if you're rejected you could still address any problems and resubmit later. I does seem like there were a lot of later submissions, and just for perspective, there are roughly 3,000 Backers who are eligible to submit Bloodlines. That's without knowing how many Slacker Backers upped their pledges later. I don't think I've seen 100 approved submissions between these forums and twitter. So they have a lot of these to get through.
  11. Aug 2014 was also listed on that Reward Tier from the Kickstarter page. Just looking at the game builds they've shown, I don't think it's going to be ready for early access. First and foremost, I can't remember them making any mention of early access coming imminently and I always imagined that early access would be closer to a complete playthrough will all content present and accounted for. I'm not surprised or concerned that it's taking a little longer than estimates made over a year ago. Dates are frequently elastic in development and MC is looking awesome. I won't have any problem waiting longer before getting to play it.
  12. sadface.jpg So i am assuming that all the other backers will play at release? I think the remaining backers will get their own limited advance release before the game goes on sale to the public. But there hasn't been much said about that since we're still several months away from release.
  13. Does this happen with anyone that has a long house name? I think it was happening for Keeps with really long names, not the House's name itself. That was what I had meant, and hoped! P.S. How long does it take to get reviewed and accepted? Another thread was set up for people to announce how long their submissions took: http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/14316/ It hasn't been updated in awhile though. I don't know if there are a lot of Backers who aren't registered on the forums, but there hasn't been as many postings as I had expected. My submission was almost a month ago. I submitted on Wednesday the 18th and got approved on Monday the 23rd. I had to resubmit on Monday and got approved a few hours later.
  14. There was another thread specifically about this topic (http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/14316/), but it's been almost a month since the last post. I'm guessing that more people submitted later rather than earlier which has been slogging them down. Or at least more submissions are not being celebrated here on the forums as compared to in May and June. If you're getting antsy, I'd suggest reaching out to Brad or Anthony either through the forums or Twitter and see if that gets you a quick response. Good luck with your submission!
  15. Does this happen with anyone that has a long house name? I think it was happening for Keeps with really long names, not the House's name itself.
  16. Don't worry, I don't even know what I want to do for mine yet. I should figure this out this soon. Smiles I have some other choices I discarded after settling on my approved sigil. I'd be more than happy to post them if you'd like some other ideas to ponder. I also made some Game of Thrones ones for fun. Some even look halfway decent. Any rate, if you'd like some other images to consider, just let me know. I'd be curious to see the GoT ones just for the hell of it. Actually I wouldn't mind seeing a bunch of different takes on them. I'm kinda curious how much variety people can get out of editor or if y'know everyone ends up just using the same heads for Stark and Lannister Well I did do Stark and Lannister first, but I tried a bunch afterwards. Some of them aren't great and not all of them had good choices for Mottos & Battle cries (and some just had nothing in the books to draw from). But a couple of these came out nice: Stark: http://bit.ly/1p6rUW6 Lannister: http://bit.ly/1nFD5FN Greyjoy: http://bit.ly/1nFDF6t Tyrell: http://bit.ly/1nFE3lo Arryn: http://bit.ly/1p3sshm Baratheon: http://bit.ly/1sflIR5 Bolton: http://bit.ly/1p3upua Karstark: http://bit.ly/1sfmPAh Frey: http://bit.ly/1p3w9n4 Mormont: http://bit.ly/1p6vD5R Martell: http://bit.ly/1nFJocg And these were some other ideas I was kicking around before I settled on my final design: http://bit.ly/1sfiHAq http://bit.ly/1nFjEgk http://bit.ly/1n0j2jp
  17. Don't worry, I don't even know what I want to do for mine yet. I should figure this out this soon. Smiles I have some other choices I discarded after settling on my approved sigil. I'd be more than happy to post them if you'd like some other ideas to ponder. I also made some Game of Thrones ones for fun. Some even look halfway decent. Any rate, if you'd like some other images to consider, just let me know.
  18. But that hour or two is someone not working on Broken Age. And they have multiple games in development concurrently: Massive Chalice, Spacebase, Hack 'N' Slash, Costume Quest 2, Grim Fandango HD, ports of the catalog titles (though it seems that most of these have happened, there may be more unannounced), and maybe additional projects that haven't been announced yet. I appreciate being frustrated that Act II won't be available soon - I'm dying to see what happens next - but considering that they're self-funding the development of Act II and just how much they have pulled back the curtain to show the realities of game development (not just the making of the game, but the business side of the industry), I can't find fault with DF. As for gnashing teeth at no new episodes, 2PP has a Blu-Ray of the Amnesia Fortnight 2014 and will start their Massive Chalice series on top of finishing Episode 16 of the DFA series. If you want to argue they've collectively bitten off more than they can chew, fine, but I'm happier that they are trying to deliver so much. But they certainly haven't given up or mothballed Act II.
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