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2022-09-07 11:27:54 PM  
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Myk-House of El: Full disclosure, I had a bunch of material from the NES era where companies printed actual newsletters which I donated to this group.  Some of it was new to their archive.  And I am subby.  This was my 69th green.


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2022-09-07 10:51:57 PM  
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Full disclosure, I had a bunch of material from the NES era where companies printed actual newsletters which I donated to this group.  Some of it was new to their archive.  And I am subby.  This was my 69th green.
 
2022-09-08 12:37:04 AM  
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Dwedit: Yay, another article about Frank Cifaldi.


The most dangerous place in the world is between TheRedEye and anyone who will give him press.

The article fails to mention that Frank distributed unreleased games without anyone's permission, something he still does to this day. It's no secret and it's part of the reason why he doesn't get any choice funding. Legal counsel for any company worth a damn will find that out and pull the plug right then and there. He and his partner literally facilitated the release of NES Simcity - I don't think Nintendo will ever open their doors to you after that.

He took the title "preservationist" to look legitimate and trick people into giving him money so he could make a job out of what he had previously done for free. Preservationist, aka software pirate. The delusion is strong.

The sad part is all of this "preservation" is bunk. All the games people care about are preserved a million times over. The games he digs up are usually "lost" for a reason. "But the history", yeah, ok. Show me a publisher that gives two farks about what they did last year, let alone 10, 20 or 30. The lay person couldn't care either unless it means they can play something for free that they didn't have before and that'll be fleeting at best. Harping on preservation shows a severe disconnection between what people like about games and what people like to say they like about games.

I knew Frank years ago. Last time I saw him, we were in a bar in Vegas (where I now live and he doesn't anymore! Wild.) and we were salivating over the Acclaim bankruptcy auction. I don't know what the fark happened to him. He needs to get off Twitter. The Wata shiat was not nearly as bad as his defense on Twitter which was appalling. Here Frank, have some pillows for your eye sockets so you don't have to read this post. If a ROM falls into a legal void, is it really preserved?

/it's not, but Frank still gets paid
 
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