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All In Good Time: Kickstarter on Late Projects

on Tuesday, Dec. 18th

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler took to the site’s blog this week to address some of the criticism that’s been brewing over crowdfunding projects that don’t manage to meet their self-appointed deadlines. The lateness is angering backers who feel like they have bought and paid for goods.

Strickler sees the focus on lateness differently in the post entitled “Is lateness failure?

First, it incentivizes creators to take shortcuts to hit their deadlines. As legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto recently said, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”

The site has been fighting in recent months to restore the core of their chosen identity. Not as a storefront, but as a hub for creators to build communities.

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Bright, Bold Future: Magic Leap Has Hired The Godfather of The Metaverse

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In the looming battle of AR and VR the prize is your mind.

Let’s talk about augmented reality versus virtual reality shall we?

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These Game Controllers Will (One Day) Read Your Mind

A version of this story airs on NPR/WBUR’s Here & Now.

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