So any late Kickstarter or product is corrupt? That's funny. I have fully disclosed all of the issues with ES (unlike the former team mates you so proudly represent). I have taken my fair share of the blame with respect to the delays, and I have paid quite publicly and dearly for my mistakes. I hold myself fully accountable. It's something that haunts me every day... Shit, part of the reason I'm on an SSRI is from the stress and personal disappointment from our KS... But I'm still here, and I owe everyone a game... I fully intend to more than just make good on that promise.Cube wrote:He calls me a corrupt reporter. I wonder if he knows the definition of corruption. As I never billed him and given the game isn't out years later, I can't benefit in any way, shape or form by being associated with it.
You are a VERY corrupt reporter. You had a team that has already been overworked and has gone through hard times create extra content for you, just so you could have an excuse to promote another game that you are working with on a Sega site, where it would have otherwise been irrelevant. You did not disclose this fact to ANYBODY or even within the article in question.
Do you realize that if you had decided to be open, honest, and less of a worm about it, none of us would have had a problem with it? But to further demonstrate your corruption, when ALL THAT I ASKED OF YOU was to tell the whole story and to correctly illustrate the whole scope of our project, including our engine, tools, and ElysianVMU before making an unfair comparison to a little game maker game, you self-righteously proclaimed that NONE of my work--work which may well benefit the DC scene far more than Elysian Shadows itself, work that has developers emailing me all the time asking if they can use my engine to develop their game with Dreamcast support--was relevant to a Sega fan site, which has already previously posted this content before. Meanwhile, you feel fully justified shamelessly plugging a fucking GAME MAKER project, which has absolutely NOTHING to do with Sega, which could not wind up on a Sega console in hell.
I didn't ask you to take it down. I merely said that if you're going to be using us to shamelessly promote another game, you should include all of the facts, and mention all of the work we've done with ElysianVMU. But nope, not only did you not have enough integrity to ever disclose the fact that you were in cahoots with them, you also had the audacity to claim that my work wasn't "relevant" while a Game Maker RPG is...
I'm not a fucking idiot, dude. I've worked with plenty of gaming press with Elysian Shadows. Shit, I would even understand if you had to post something negative about ES. We are late, after all. But what you did was use us for your own end, while covering up a conflict of interest and purposely misrepresenting our project with an unfair comparison that makes your project look better. As though it weren't already bad enough, a member of the team you are now affiliated with made tens of thousands of dollars off of our KS, contributed next to nothing, then intentionally sabotaged it when he left... You accuse me of being corrupt? I have HOURS AND HOURS of footage and tens of thousands of lines of code proving that I earned every fucking penny that I took from the Kickstarter... While we BOTH know the same can't be said of some of the people who you are now representing.
I fucking SUFFERED for every penny that I got from the KS, which wasn't much. I'm corrupt? I left a NICE job making over $70k right out of engineering school on the fast-track to a cushy management position to make less than minimum wage... The only reason I didn't starve or lose my house was because I blew through all of my retirement fund and charged up credit cards--something that I am still haunted by and am paying off to this very day... Yes, I'm corrupt. It was all a scam. That's why I subject myself repeatedly to this kind of bullshit.
Rather than being honest about your intentions, you have lied and evaded. You are THE most corrupt game reporter I've met. At least getting your dick sucked by Zoe Quinn in return for press coverage is not actively hurting anybody else in addition to the unfair advantage it gives her.
We left on a positive note, because I realized you could not be reasoned with. Because after all of the lies, evasions, and bullshit, I knew that I would have to use some other avenue to expose you and your bullshit, and here I am. Tell me, if what you did was so noble and righteous, why was I contacted by Chris of Sega Nerds THE VERY NEXT DAY with a bunch of offers for future coverage and articles about ES? His tone was more than just a little apologetic. I have no idea whether you told him of our spat or whether he had a hunch about how shitty what you did was, but it demonstrates quite clearly that even he thought something was not right.Cube wrote:We talked and concluded on a positive note. But clearly, I was wrong cause he flings this shit here as if... I don't even know what goes in his bi-polar brain.
Give me a break. I said you had TRIED to steal a developer, and I was talking about you trying to get Patrick to do some art for you on another project while you were supposedly doing PR for us. I NEVER accused you of stealing Connor. Don't flatter yourself so much. By all means, take him.Cube wrote:Similarly, he accuses me here for steeling a developer. As if I kidnapped him and locked him in my basement. What is wrong with you?
I'm SO not going to reveal the names of the MANY, MANY developers and members of the press who have expressed similar concerns about you and hold views that align with my own, because I don't want to betray anyone's trust or throw anyone else into the shit storm... Suffice to say, you're working with at least 3 of them right now on my former team.Cube wrote:Lastly, Falco goes on to say everyone who works with me hates working with me. Yet, Militia welcomed me on board. Aren't they a studio formed in this message board? Beyond DC Emu, I still have functional relationships with all devs associated with GSP. Across the pond, I am credited in Alice's Dreams Tournament, they even offered to draw me as a playable character in the game.
What the fuck are you even talking about? I do recall that despite the fact that I had selflessly promoted every little thing team HUCast had done, they had almost never returned the favor with ES. I have no idea who the people are personally, but if you're the one doing their PR, that makes sense. I'm guessing you like working with them the best, because you basically are in full control of them... I have a great relationship with almost every developer in this scene, and we all graciously support one another. HUCast is one of the few that seems to not give less of a shit when I go out of my way to actively promote them, but hey, I can't take that personally if it's all you!Cube wrote:I regularly get products from HUCast to organize contests for them. Falco actually won one of those contests, and I had to haggle him to post a selfie with his prize.
So happy for me and my work that it was too much to ask for a single sentence mentioning ANY of it in an article that was supposedly about Elysian Shadows where at least a paragraph was given to the team you were working with on a totally irrelevant game... I see.Cube wrote:I really was and probably still am happy for Falco. I thought he's turned the corner, he recently did a fantastic presentation on the VMU, Elysian Shadows both as a game and an engine seems to be moving forward really well. Additionally, so proud to see that he got married and has completed his masters PhD, things seemed stable.
I've told my wife all about you. She read your last post and says she cannot believe someone is arrogant and audacious enough to have so much to say about the ES Kickstarter who wasn't even there. This wasn't something that happened over the internet. We flew Patrick in from Poland, and we basically all lived under the same roof, including my wife... But somehow, in your infinite wisdom and oversight, you are qualified to not only take sides, but to also tell us how things did or did not go down during this time.
The only thing that I'm seeing here in this thread is that Cube tried to butt his way into another project and as with mine, thinks he is qualified to make assertions, choose sides, and start bullshit in an attempt to make himself sound important and further his agenda.
Yep, sounds about right. That's exactly how he works. He basically doesn't give you the time of day, tells you that you cannot do it without him, insists that you need his divine guidance, and then SUDDENLY, as soon as you start blowing up in the press or going somewhere after the time when you truly needed him is over, he starts showing up out of the woodwork, insistent on weaseling his way into the project...PH3N0M wrote:You presented a web page to me after our KS campaign had already launched, and I was seriously underwhelmed by what you presented.
It was my belief that you simply copied from an html template, and added some copy and paste text from the forums here.
Do not misrepresent what I am saying. You did definitely help out some with PR during the early stages of ES, with some of the Sega and Dreamcast sites. That does not mean that you are qualified to make half the statements that you have made about me, my team, or issues that never once concerned you. If you were half as good as you claim to be at your job, you should probably have taken a second to realize how much I have helped to promote other Dreamcast games (many of which you have been affiliated with) despite our differences. You should have realized that perhaps our truce was something that should have been valued... rather than taken advantage of.Cube wrote:But nope, you got nothing with the PR. Now, I will hold back from insulting you any further.
I have LITERALLY dropped everything and have recorded footage of myself after a surgical procedure, while still recovering and in pain just to help promote a Dreamcast-related project on Kickstarter (Xenocider). I am the kind of guy who will go the extra mile to promote my fellow developers, as I cannot tell you how humbled and guilty I feel for the support that I have been given within this scene. I understand what it means to dedicate every ounce of your body to a goal or a passion and have to beg for a simple press mention. I know what it's like to be on the bottom and have to reach out to another developer for help. Help that may take the other developer 15 seconds and could potentially change a life. This is a philosophy that I live by and is something that I share with all of my team mates and other people who I do PR with...
You could have reached out for any PR mention like that, and you would have been given the same courtesy, despite the fact that we've had a rocky past. That truce was broken when you decided to waste our time and misrepresent our work for your own selfish gain.