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PSYCHONAUTS: REDUX
Category: Rant
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 @ 01:17 pm
Posted By Brent

Tim Schaffer over at Double Fine has been rocking the boat as of late, trying to get the XBox360 team to put Psychonauts on the 360's backwards compatibility list. Well, I had enough. I came to the conclusion that I can't sit around bitching about something waiting for miracles if the person I'm bitching about doesn't hear me. Fired up the ol' email client and shat out an email to the Double Fine folks:

To Whom it May Concern,

If everyone is so jazzed about getting Psychonauts on the 360's compatibility list so that more people can play it, WHY THE HELL DON'T YOU PORT THE THING TO THE GAMECUBE? Why are you targeting a mouth breathing, Madden obsessed, "hardcore" gamer demographic for your inspired, charming, and completely brilliant outing (I'm talking about Psychonauts here)? I'm no specialist, but to me the XBox/PS2 market is filled to the brim with foul mouthed 13 year olds that wouldn't pee on a copy Psychonauts if it was on fire because it's too "kiddy."

You broke my heart,
Brent.

Now it's time to just sit back and watch as my haymaker of an email invokes the winds of change.


Comments

NAME: brent
Thursday, June 29th, 2006 @ 03:12 pm
Was thinking about buying it just to help out. I did get untold hours of free entertainment from them...


NAME: scott
Thursday, June 29th, 2006 @ 01:51 am
source is less than available

So, anyone spring for that Zen of Sudoku?


NAME: foo
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 @ 10:03 pm
They released the source?


NAME: scott
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 @ 05:58 pm
wii dev kit = $2000
backwards compatibility = built in
source < available


NAME: foo
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 @ 05:49 pm
I would port it for free if they'd give me a GC development kit.


NAME: scott
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 @ 12:26 am
Oh, I'm not talking about sharing the good. I'm saying, "Here, Doublefine. Here is teh loot so you can let me play that game on my gamecube. It is the greatest."
Fuck publishing.
Just a copy or two.


NAME: brent
Monday, June 26th, 2006 @ 12:56 pm
I wonder how much it would take to fund that porting???

Well, there's the porting, then there's the publication and distrobution of the GC version. We're probably talking about a lot of scratch. Not to mention their publisher decided to stop publishing good games and to go back to publishing shitty 3rd party GBA games (Majesco).


NAME: shit
Saturday, June 24th, 2006 @ 05:09 pm
I'm going to send this one today to winghouse.

Your commercial is obnoxiously loud. I eat wings from hooters and wing zone all of the time but I wouldnÂ’t even consider going to your establishment until the volume on your commercial is turned down or you change that gay ass song


NAME: scott
Friday, June 23rd, 2006 @ 12:52 pm
Reading his reply again, though...

I wonder how much it would take to fund that porting???


NAME: scott
Friday, June 23rd, 2006 @ 12:50 pm
Yeah, that's about what I was expecting to hear. Besides, if marketshare is negligible now, why should they bother with Wii on the horizon? The promise of backwards compatibility?
Pshaw.
There is no shelf space in B.C.

In other news, I'm getting acquainted with mtab and fstab and I just can't get the hang of mounting.


NAME: brent
Friday, June 23rd, 2006 @ 12:00 pm
I was expecting an irreverent, witty response, but I got a retarded, corporate one:

Brent,

We love the GameCube, too, and would have loved to see Psychonauts on that excellent machine. But unfortunately the decision as to which platform to support comes from the publisher, not the developer. It's their money, so they get to choose how to invest it. Porting a game is not free, and we can't do it unless someone is willing to pay for it. I hope you can understand our position.

Thanks for writing, and thanks for playing the game anyway, even though it wasn't on the Cube! :)

Sincerely,
Info Cow


NAME: scott
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 @ 08:22 pm
That's great. Now put those 20 in your gas tank and show your face in Tha Cliff.

If you ain't skeered, that is.


NAME: shit
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 @ 06:17 pm
I had to complain about some skunk I got at the Kroger.


Comments: Let me start by saying that I LOVE your beer. I've been getting Fat Tire for about a year now. I Started drinking Blue Paddle recently but my last two trips to get a six pack yielded some skunky tasting beer. I know my beer and your company puts out great stuff but I tell my buddies how awesome blue paddle is, you see. I can't have my rep. tarnashed by a bad batch. Just thought I'd let you know.


thanks, shit



Hi shit,
Thanks for writing. I apologize that we did not exceed your expectations when you purchased Blue Paddle and we appreciate receive any feedback from our customers. Were both of your trips to the same store? With so many hops in this particular beer if the beer was exposed to sunlight or heat for a prolonged period of time skunkiness may be a result. I'm wondering if this is what happened in your case as a result of transporting the beer to the store where you purchased the product from. I don't want you to have your rep tarnished-is there another store in your area where you could purchase Blue Paddle? I would love to reimburse you for the beer and send you something. Please send me your address and shirt size.
Thanks,
Gina

They sent me 20 bucks and a t-shirt. Good people.


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