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Mineorama giving new meaning to the term "gaming con-vention"

#1KillerTrufflePosted 8/13/2014 2:42:24 PM
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/
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#2InterfusorPosted 8/13/2014 2:48:26 PM
Appawently those people need mowe dedodated wam.
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#3Digital StormPosted 8/13/2014 2:50:50 PM
Everyone has their price I guess.
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#4nickizgr8Posted 8/13/2014 3:01:50 PM
People still play minecraft?
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#5KillerTruffle(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2014 3:43:37 PM
nickizgr8 posted...
People still play minecraft?


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.
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#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.
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#7KillerTruffle(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2014 4:06:33 PM
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.
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#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...
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#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
nickizgr8 posted...
People still play minecraft?


Yikes, I nearly cut myself on the edge there, be careful with that kiddo.
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