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Denis Dyack and Kotaku argue over X-Men Destiny story as Eternal Darkness “sequel” flounders

Denis Dyack and Kotaku argue over X-Men Destiny story as Eternal Darkness “sequel” flounders

This story has it all. Anonymous sources, Kickstarter, arguments, and counter-arguments. It's worth reading the original story, watching Dyack's video, and then reading this response to the response. Yes, that sounds silly, but Kotaku does a good job of refuting the points made in the video, and I'm still personally at the point where there are too many unanswered questions to feel comfortable backing or supporting the Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunding efforts.

Also, I absolutely hate being that guy, but there is at least one issue that I have personal knowledge of that Dyack gets wrong in this video. I can't say anything else without breaking confidences, but it sent a red flag up when I watched it.

Here's a good rule of thumb: It's best to get out there in front of these stories if you want to minimize the damage being done. Don't wait until you ask for money and no one trusts you to make a public statement, and don't say things that the other side can so easily counter. This makes the situation look worse, not better.