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Yu Suzuki could Kickstart Shenmue III

The Shenmue III dream is still alive. When asked by Eurogamer whether he’d consider taking to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to finance a third entry in the Shenmue series, series creator Yu Suzuki answered: "Yes. I am researching it." Of course, it would have to be a phenomenally successful Kickstarter to …

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Kickstarter game that raised $53,500 ‘put on hold’

Another game that had been successfully Kickstarted has undergone a significant downsizing and possible cancellation. Jay Pavlina raised $53,509 on Kickstarter for Super Action Squad in July 2012. Now, nearly two years later, the developer has come out and admitted that the game people paid for is unlikely to be …

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PayPal adjusts terms for crowdfunding campaigns

Online payment processing firm PayPal is working with crowdfunding creators to distinguish between campaigns that are pre-selling merchandise and those that are more strictly for fundraising. Chief risk officer Tomer Barel detailed the new rules via PayPal’s site, specifically highlighting that crowdfunding campaigns now may proceed without interruption of payment …

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Kickstarter pledges pass $1 billion

The total amount of money pledged on Kickstarter since its inception on April 28th 2009 has now passed $1bn. On its first day 40 people pledged $1,084 to seven projects. By September 2011 total pledges had reached $98,637,926. The booming popularity of the service means that over half of its …

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Pyrodactyl’s Unrest gets new teaser trailer

Pyrodactyl has released a new tease trailer for its crowd-funded adventure role-playing game, Unrest. Unrest is based in and around the fictional city of Bhimra, which finds itself in turmoil amid a leadership change after the assassination of the ruling royal family. The game focuses heavily on narrative and conversation, …

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Kickstarter recommends password reset after hack is confirmed

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has confirmed that it was last week the victim of a hack that compromised some user data. The breach occurred last Wednesday (February 12th) and saw hackers gain unauthorised access to some customer data including usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords. Fortunately, no …

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