Guess this large-scale gaming fraud isn't limited to Kickstarter. Apparently Mineorama - an unofficial Minecraft convention - raised over $500k and has disappeared. Highly suspected of just taking the money and running.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/13/unofficial-minecraft-convention-disappears-with-the-money/ --- "How do I get rid of a Trojan Horse?" -Sailor_Kakashi "Leave it outside the gates of Troy overnight." -Davel23
#2InterfusorPosted 8/13/2014 2:48:26 PM
Appawently those people need mowe dedodated wam. --- I am not economically viable.
#3Digital StormPosted 8/13/2014 2:50:50 PM
Everyone has their price I guess. --- Ooo eee, oo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang.
#4nickizgr8Posted 8/13/2014 3:01:50 PM
People still play minecraft? --- Brothers and Sisters are sworn enemies Like PC Gamers and Xbox Gamers, or PC Gamers and Sony Gamers, Or PC Gamers and PC Gamers, Damn PC Gamers ruined PC gaming
Not only that... there are still major conventions for it each year - there was one official one just this year where Notch ended up in a bit of conflict and drama with Yogscast. --- "How do I get rid of a Trojan Horse?" -Sailor_Kakashi "Leave it outside the gates of Troy overnight." -Davel23
#6KURRUPTORPosted 8/13/2014 4:02:10 PM
So do they not know the real identity of the organizers? Sounds like this would be a really straight forward court case if so. --- Drugs are never the answer, unless the question is what isn't the answer.
It kinda sounds like either they don't, or maybe the organizers were not from a country that tends to cooperate with the US legal system? That bit is kind of unclear. --- "How do I get rid of a Trojan Horse?" -Sailor_Kakashi "Leave it outside the gates of Troy overnight." -Davel23
#8arleasPosted 8/13/2014 4:12:52 PM
Seems to me that giving money to a bunch of total unknowns in a foreign country is a recipe for disaster no matter what the reason. Otherwise, I've got some Niigerian Prince waiting to give me $5.8 million just for helping him move some funds out of his country. That doesn't sound fishy at all.
Between this and that Yogscrap game that tanked, Minecraft's reputation is going down... --- http://raptr.com/badge/arleas/uc.png http://www.speedtest.net/result/3635582762.png
#9Lemur_HPosted 8/13/2014 4:17:22 PM
Haven't checked a certain e-mail in a while. Apparently I owe people money and I'm in legal trouble.
http://puu.sh/aRoBh/f9c85dbc61.png - I don't take toll roads. XD
http://puu.sh/aRoE2/1fa782eccf.png - Not surprised.
I miss the Nigerian Princes.
#10JKatarnPosted 8/13/2014 4:45:27 PM
People still play minecraft?
Yikes, I nearly cut myself on the edge there, be careful with that kiddo. --- Asus P8Z68-V LE | Core i7 2600K | 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Windforce OC PS3 | PS2 | PSP| Wii | 3DS | DS | X-Box 360 | X-Box | NES