bluedogrulez
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September 5th, 2017, 4:25 pm #61

@intendall: not at all. I forgot I pm'd you ... bad form on my part!
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breeding_fear
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October 24th, 2017, 5:10 pm #62

I don't know if it has been answered..
All this time of writing, have you ever thought when everything in the book might be ready? Or even discussed it?
I mean the great people working on the book..
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October 24th, 2017, 5:41 pm #63

This topic is something we have discussed quite a bit internally. Currently, we have a target in mind to launch the kick starter campaign in the summer of 2018. Hopefully this will coincide with the official announcement of the N64 mini.

At the moment we are focusing all our attention on completing the review section of the book. Perhaps because we are a little crazy, we pour countless hours of our free time into researching the history of each game, before playing it as extensively as possible, in order to produce some of the most thorough reviews out there. I hope people can appreciate that this takes time but we plan to keep updating this thread whenever we reach significant milestones along the way.
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October 24th, 2017, 6:58 pm #64

There's a lot of work to be done.. I think is important to keep the quality high! Even if you miss the time target..
Time flies though and when is about time for the kick starter campaign, we ll all help!
For example i m planning to promote it in all the retro sites in my country, fb groups and more.
I ll make sure that anybody who cares about N64 in my country, will hear about the book and the kick starter campaign!
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October 24th, 2017, 8:10 pm #65

Does the thought of including a picture of each board from the repository in something you've considered ?
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October 24th, 2017, 8:45 pm #66

Cabanon wrote:Does the thought of including a picture of each board from the repository in something you've considered ?
I do think showing what actual boards look like would be fine since I see more people getting fakes this year. Since so many N64 games use the exact same boards, it's probably more space efficient to just show what each of the like 5 board types looks like and list games known to use that board. Some games like Mario Kart are also known to have at least 2 different shaped boards which did confuse somebody on Reddit earlier this year who thought their game was fake. Also nobody has offered to do Japanese games yet so it would be an incomplete list as it is now. Really I'd love it if somebody actually contributed some of those. My biggest fear is having people put boards of cheap games into fake shells to make them look more real in pictures. Can't really be avoided though


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October 25th, 2017, 11:23 am #67

The only one I know who would be keen to do that would be ddr2nite or finngamer as I think they're the only one with complete japanese collection.
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October 25th, 2017, 1:26 pm #68

@Cabanon: I think scooter77 has a complete PAL/NTSC/JAP collection, too.
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December 17th, 2017, 12:58 pm #69

Waiting for a Christmas update! :P
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December 17th, 2017, 2:52 pm #70

This project started in March 2017, so we are at the 10 month mark. Breeding Fear you have shown a lot of interest and I'm sure we will have some updates soon. I know the staff have talked to us about some things (not me specifically) and we have got tons of work done.

I'm sure a few people wish we would share stuff more often. We have been talking about what to show and when/where to show it. It may look like we are sitting on our asses but I promise we aren't. Everything is just work in progress and I personally just don't like sharing stuff early only to improve it later without people seeing. I regret even posting those 2 early reviews but I'm not taking them down now. I really need to get over it but even after all 3 other guys praise my writing I sometimes still hate it and judge it too hard. Plus we already have a lot of exclusive information that would be best to share either closer to release or after the book is already out so we can sell people on it, but it's the kind of stuff that would also be cool to show early to give people a glimpse into what we are doing and inspire a little faith that we aren't doing this half-heartedly. It's a big catch 22.

I don't wanna bring this up constantly but I do wanna be honest. I've come to find more and more as time has gone on how incomplete and biased the N64 Anthology is as a book. I will not say any personal feelings I have towards the writer Matt Manent, but he is about to release a GameCube anthology as well. He is one man and being able to recount entire console histories by yourself is hard, it's hard enough with 4 people, and the amount of incomplete and incorrect things in the book is stunning. Just keep in mind we have 4 knowledgeable and diverse writers, a community of very helpful people backing us up, all the time in the world, and we are making it as great as we can. I'm not going to waste 1-2 years of my life then put my name on a book that sucks.

Everytime I come into this thread to respond I'm afraid I'm humblebragging or I'm somehow building it up too much. I don't know why though. It's hard to tell how closely people are watching us when we've barely said or shared anything. When we do share stuff I hope people realize it's less than 1% of our work. I'll share some of my stuff here in the next couple days.


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