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I wasn’t talking about the relevance of the translation or from a legal point of view, it’s just that publishing the whole scan of the article, which is the main selling point of this issue of the newspaper judging by the cover, is costing sales to CPC (probably not from those who’ll read the english translation, but from french readers) and they rely a lot on their paper sales to get income (few advertising, no online portal and a delayed electronic version so that piracy doesn’t hurt their sales too much). It’s a pity for a newspaper that took the effort and risk to write a pretty good review of the Star Citizen danger. Just sayin’.
I saw on Twitter that you posted a scan of the article on imgur, just wanted to say that it’s not very cool. While I understand you wanted to share the info, the newspaper only relies on paid purchases (with very little advertising) to earn money and openly sharing their articles as soon as they’re out is costing them sales (it happened in the past and they are very cautious about online piracy, for example they don’t sell an electronic version earlier than weeks after the paper release).
So, sure, someone else might publish it again, but please don’t be the bad guy here and remove the link to the scanned picture. Someone is about to publish online an english translation available soon to non-french speakers that wouldn’t have purchased the newspaper anyway; keeping the french version online so early isn’t really necessary to keep everyone informed, but it will cost sales to Canardpc. Thank you for listening 🙂
Haven’t read it yet (hope to get it early next week), but it seems the topic shitstormed weeks ago (before Christmas) when they only announced they’d publish an article about SC in their next issue, a horde of fans were angry (even before the article was even written) that it’d obviously be badly written, uninformed, biased…
Based on the few (non-whiteknight) people that just read it and gave their feedback on the forum, they agreed it was harsh towards SC, but factual and interesting, with the main conclusion being “we have doubts that they can make the game with 100M$, if they can’t, they still won’t be able to with 120M$ so stop throwing money at them”. Also apparently the paper talk about you at some point and not with a positive angle.
I’ll follow the thread in the canardpc forum in the coming days to read what the SC fans say about the article… will probably be “interesting”.
Yeah, don’t be fooled by the childish drawings of the cover, it’s actually a very grown-up-oriented newspaper.
The other subtitles read “The business of the pledge”, “The abuses in crowdfunding”, “Our feedback about the alpha”.
The French gaming newspaper CanardPC is about to publish their 12-pages long article about Star Citizen
— Canard PC (@Canardpcredac) January 13, 2016
Even if you don’t understand French, the cover leaves few doubts about their opinion… I’m eager to read it.
Ha, about the concern subforum issue, you mentioned that 11 out of 30 were currently closed due to the absence of (correctly designed) poll, I looked at the remaining 19, there are exactly two in which the poll has a majority of “yes” (requests for melting weapons and two-steps authentification). No serious concern then, nope, complaints are clearly only due to a vocal minority that can’t accept how good the game already is.
I also noticed that there was no large-scale view of the planet, in both videos there was a star behind that probably wasn’t there just for the shiny effect but also to show the planet pitch black without raising questions. That, and the large amount of fog when they are near the surface.
However one can’t deny the showmaking skills of RSI to create such wow effects, even among non-backers, with unfinished or broken techs.
I’ve been wondering, do you know how is RSI/CIG managing corporate tax?
I mean, pledges are most likely considered as income, so unless they have spent as much as they received in pledge every year, the company probably shows a profit which is taxable – did CIG really pay millions in taxes? Maybe this could be the reason for the reimbursment coming from Ortwin’s oversea company, they’d rather do that than repatriate profit in the US to be taxed? Unless they found some tax evasion scheme (Delaware HQ?), of course.
Also I stumbled upon that :
Of the five film incentive requests, the largest, worth $763,953, came from Cloud Imperium Games Corp., which plans to spend $3.8 million with a Denver video game developer for a game called “Star Citizen.”
Is there really a studio in Denver?