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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:46 am 


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My guess is that Mr. Schorr received a fistfull of summons to small claims court and is now doing (another) song and dance to keep the wolves away.

I mean, he obviously had no money for the product six months ago, do you really think he was hit with some sort of windfall that's suddenly allowing him to push the product out the door without a moment's delay (especially now that he's offering some of his past cash raising attempts, such as the Radirgy beenie, as freebies)?

But really, I have no idea. There was reports that he sold his house, so maybe that gave him the cash to settle with the vendors, I'm not his accountant. However, simple pattern recognition tells me this road has been traveled before, and previously, it's been a dead end.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:56 pm 


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Today’s as supposed to be the day that Game Paradise customers got their digital codes, but it’s been delayed indefinitely because of “back end issues”. Honestly, this should have been the very easiest thing for them to deliver on and the deadline is one they set themselves as a part of their “make things right” demonstration. Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:40 pm 


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I don't know if this is sad or frightening, but if you look at the replies to the twitter posts they haven't deleted, there's a good number of them saying "Since a lot of people have canceled their orders, are those copies now available? And if so, how do I get one?"

!!
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People are inquiring on how to give them more money!! And folks still have the gaul to ask me why the collectors market depresses me deeply.

"Wow, you robbed all these people? Can you rob me next? Please?"


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:28 pm 


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m.sniffles.esq wrote:
I don't know if this is sad or frightening, but if you look at the replies to the twitter posts they haven't deleted, there's a good number of them saying "Since a lot of people have canceled their orders, are those copies now available? And if so, how do I get one?"

!!
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People are inquiring on how to give them more money!! And folks still have the gaul to ask me why the collectors market depresses me deeply.

"Wow, you robbed all these people? Can you rob me next? Please?"



Well, personally I wouldn't order any of their stuff either but I guess those people are just feeling more optimistic about Dispatch than those who canceled. And you know what, I think they're right. I would bet good money on it that in the end, Dispatch will indeed deliver their games. Whenever that will be.
Still, their business practices are atrocious and shouldn't be supported at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
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m.sniffles.esq wrote:
I don't know if this is sad or frightening, but if you look at the replies to the twitter posts they haven't deleted, there's a good number of them saying "Since a lot of people have canceled their orders, are those copies now available? And if so, how do I get one?"

Maybe I'm just too cynical at this point, but I'm honestly half-tempted to suspect that those comments are fake; I can't imagine very many of the people who would be interested in these games in the first place aren't already well aware of the situation, if not themselves frustrated at the endless wait for their existing orders if they somehow indeed haven't canceled by now.

Also, maybe I missed something in the interim since I resolved not to order from them again after their customer service ghosted me back in the Psyvariar days, but while their releases were obviously not going to have large print runs, were any of them actually advertised as a limited run, with only a certain amount of copies available? If preorders were not limited in the first place, why would people suddenly be acting like they are?
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:52 am 


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I sure hope the play-asia release has English text, because if so, screw those guys.
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:21 am 


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If preorders were not limited in the first place, why would people suddenly be acting like they are?

Even though the pre-orders were open for, christ... two years? They're closed now (plus, they had a 'waitlist' open after the pre-orders, but now that's closed too)


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:12 pm 


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cj iwakura wrote:
I sure hope the play-asia release has English text, because if so, screw those guys.


Unfortunately I wouldn't count on it. The Japanese digital version hasn't gotten the translation either, and I can't see the 2-in-1 pack having English if the standalone digital one didn't get it.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:28 am 


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Play-Asia also has Dispatch's version on it's site as a pre-order. It has a placeholder date of Aug 31st.
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It's not going to be released on Aug 31st


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:25 pm 


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dis·patch
/dəˈspaCH/
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1.
send off to a destination or for a purpose.

2.
deal with (a task, problem, or opponent) quickly and efficiently.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:48 am 


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m.sniffles.esq wrote:
Play-Asia also has Dispatch's version on it's site as a pre-order. It has a placeholder date of Aug 31st.
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It's not going to be released on Aug 31st

Still probably going to come quicker from Play-Asia, I bet.
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:58 am 


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dis·patch
/dəˈspaCH/
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2.
deal with (a task, problem, or opponent) quickly and efficiently.


Ha!


i•ron•y ī′rə-nē, ī′ər-
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:23 am 


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I figure we're overdue for something positive in this thread, so thought I'd mention - I picked up the Swag soundtrack on vinyl, and it's fantastic. Even all the incidental music for stuff like Tadayo's room is great, and the stage themes are great too. Definitely up there with the previous games. Now I'm excited to see how they fit in with the game...

The packaging is *gorgeous* too. Beautifully printed inner sleeve and creatively presented liner notes. Nice enough I'm sure some people who don't have record players would want it just for the art, but this is a record that wants to be played. It does come with a download code but unfortunately it's for the vinyl version of the OST, so it's missing a few tracks that are on the CD.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:08 pm 


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I'm glad. The Swag ost isn't my fave tbh, but rs34 took the trouble (and expense) to do a real vinyl master instead of just pressing the .3gp files as-is. So I'm glad that people are -- y'know -- listening to it, rather than refusing to break the shrink.

Dispatch's press on the other hand... I mean, I haven't heard it (no one has, but that's another story...). But it's a cheap press with an in-house master. "Built for the collector's market" as they say (not for people that actually use it)


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m.sniffles.esq wrote:
So I'm glad that people are -- y'know -- listening to it, rather than refusing to break the shrink.


Yeah I'm always worried nice stuff like this will get treated like a collectible to stash away instead of a thing to use. But records should be listened to.

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But it's a cheap press with an in-house master. "Built for the collector's market" as they say (not for people that actually use it)


I hate to give them credit for anything but IIRC when they posted the English art for the vinyl it credited the same mastering engineer as the Japanese version. Of course I can't confirm that anymore since they wiped almost every image they ever posted to social media, so. Who knows at this point.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:43 am 


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I hate to give them credit for anything but IIRC when they posted the English art for the vinyl it credited the same mastering engineer as the Japanese version. Of course I can't confirm that anymore since they wiped almost every image they ever posted to social media, so. Who knows at this point.


I will (gladly) stand corrected. I know Dispatch went to a cheapie press, and assumed the whole operation was as such. But I suppose if RS34 was footing the bill for the master anyway, it would be most expedient to just send a copy to GZ (not that expedience matters to Dispatch, but y'know) for the US press.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:17 pm 


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The Shmups Twitter recently linked to an apology from City Connection concerning the ongoing delays with Game Paradise, and it says Dispatch will be announcing something relevant soon. Guess we'll see...
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If only they could also localize GUNBare! Game Tengoku 2 also... And maybe give us a Game Tengoku 3...
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:05 am 


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Dispatch Games is a partner that handles our game titles in North America, and we have no capital relationship with them

Well, that explains what happened with the Game Paradise codes they promised.

"Gee, I really screwed up. Can I have about 1000 Game Paradise digital codes to tide these people over so they don't sue me???"

"No"


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:11 pm 


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Not judging, just curious, but does anyone actually like Game Paradise? The retro arcade aesthetic is great, but the game itself is a frustrating and unbalanced mess imho.
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:23 pm 


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I feel sorry for City Connection. Feels like Dispatch are throwing them under the bus by sharing that message when it doesn't seem like CC had any role in the delays at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
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m.sniffles.esq wrote:
Dispatch Games is a partner that handles our game titles in North America, and we have no capital relationship with them

Well, that explains what happened with the Game Paradise codes they promised.

"Gee, I really screwed up. Can I have about 1000 Game Paradise digital codes to tide these people over so they don't sue me???"

"No"


I've got games on Switch and always through Dispatch's claim of getting codes sounded a bit off. This isn't Steam. On Switch you get 100 codes per region from Nintendo. Anything over that you literally have to pay Nintendo for. I don't see how Dispatch is ever going to get those codes with no funds.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:03 am 


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Here we go again...

Dispatch Games wrote:
Game Paradise Download Codes

We have finally been able to address the backend issues and we will be able to start sending out the download code bonus for all customers who have Pre-Ordered The Game Paradise.

E-mails will start going out TONIGHT.

Codes will be sent in the order that pre-orders were placed. There are a LOT of e-mails for the team to send, so keep an eye on your inbox!

We will have further updates on the physical release next week. We appreciate your continued patience.
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Has anyone received a code yet?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:17 pm 


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I just got my code earlier this morning. It's downloading as I type this.

It should be noted that my main reason for buying physical is to reduce the amount of stuff sitting on the system's internal memory... which this directly countermands... but so be it.
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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:32 pm 


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Well, they delivered something. It wasn't something that anybody paid for. but it was something...


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I had no idea about this saga until I got the email this morning and searched for a thread here.

Didn't know these guys were this questionable, I'd just learned to be patient around all this stuff. Email contained this line:

We are unable to replace any codes once they have been sent, so please redeem your code soon!

Made sure to go download it right away. Never assumed some grand operation, but this sounds like a guy operating out of a bedroom at this point. Would not have shocked me if I'd gone to download it later and got a "Sorry, this code has already been redeemed" message or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Radirgy S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:22 pm 


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Would not have shocked me if I'd gone to download it later and got a "Sorry, this code has already been redeemed" message or something.


That happened to at least one person! https://twitter.com/SDF_Macross77/statu ... 6254477320 Judging from what they've said on their Twitter, it looks like all these emails went out by hand - which would explain why it took so long to send.


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Sengoku Strider wrote:
Would not have shocked me if I'd gone to download it later and got a "Sorry, this code has already been redeemed" message or something.


That happened to at least one person! https://twitter.com/SDF_Macross77/statu ... 6254477320 Judging from what they've said on their Twitter, it looks like all these emails went out by hand - which would explain why it took so long to send.


That...I hate to see that. Even as I went straight to download it I was thinking "Probably not going to be a problem, but just in case..." The "our team has to send out a lot of emails" message shows that they - if there is more than one guy at this point - don't know how to work a spreadsheet and automate processes like this. Hopefully it is just manual error and not a shady situation where they're trying to stretch 1000 codes across 1200 customers, banking that a certain percentage won't bother.


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I did get my code and it worked! I am surprised this went through, I can only hope that means our actually physical copies will ship, one day?


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