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Old 19 December 2014, 16:01   #21
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huh

You`re not getting Bedrooms to Billions because Sony are involved?
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Old 19 December 2014, 16:13   #22
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Unhappy still no packet under my christmas tree...

Hello ^^)
that's great news !

but althought I 've bought (and paid) the dvd and audio cd companion loooooooooooooooooooooong time ago I've still nothing in my postbox :-(
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@minuous : sony is only the manufacturer if I understand well ^^)
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Old 19 December 2014, 16:51   #23
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Meh! Sony, nintendo, microsoft, apple even comoddore back in the day, they have all done morally and legally questionable things.
Pick your devil cos a Seth Rogen film ain't real news and it sure as shit ain't real life.
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Old 19 December 2014, 18:21   #24
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Meh! Sony, nintendo, microsoft, apple even comoddore back in the day, they have all done morally and legally questionable things.
Agreed (except in the case of Commodore), and I would not buy anything by those companies (plus a few others).

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Pick your devil cos a Seth Rogen film ain't real news and it sure as shit ain't real life.
Huh? Nothing to do with them getting hacked, which they deserved of course, this is more to do with them putting rootkits on their customer's computers.
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Old 19 December 2014, 18:27   #25
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I think the fact that it's being replicated at DADC (Sony) does not make it Sony product. Even if you're an indie - you need to replicate at a big facility. I work for an indie and I backed the project. Very well executed, edited. A labour of love - for our heroes.
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Old 19 December 2014, 19:58   #26
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Agreed (except in the case of Commodore), and I would not buy anything by those companies (plus a few others).



Huh? Nothing to do with them getting hacked, which they deserved of course, this is more to do with them putting rootkits on their customer's computers.
Right no clue what the rootkits are but i suppose its anti piracy/tracking software.

I buy sony and microsoft stuff. There are no angels and I need my gaming/gadget fix + one guy abstaining ie. me, won't have any effect imo.
Shit happens.
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Old 19 December 2014, 21:39   #27
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So its available to buy on dvd now?
It's always (atleast since my original post from 11th October) been available to buy on DVD. You just had to find the right link on the website - though they did send me a link to download the digital version whilst waiting for the physical discs to arrive.


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I think the fact that it's being replicated at DADC (Sony) does not make it Sony product. Even if you're an indie - you need to replicate at a big facility.
I agree. Both DVDs are of a high quality standard, just like you find when (if) you buy films on DVD. Sony have their hands in *everything*, so sooner or later a product or component you use will come from Sony, or one of it's subsidiaries.



Also, the whole thing is a high quality product from start to finish. I haven't seen the 2nd disc yet (I got the special edition, remember), but I still recommend this product.


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but althought I 've bought (and paid) the dvd and audio cd companion loooooooooooooooooooooong time ago I've still nothing in my postbox :-(
snif.

don't forget me please
As you are in France (according to your user info), you might have to wait a few more days for it to cross the channel.

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Old 20 December 2014, 01:42   #28
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I'm deffo gonna get this soon. I thought only the digital version was available, great that the dvd is available.
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I find it hard to believe there is nowhere else that can duplicate DVDs.

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I need my gaming/gadget fix + one guy abstaining ie. me, won't have any effect imo.
It's far from just "one guy abstaining" from their products. See https://defectivebydesign.org/sony and http://www.boycottsony.us/ And it's not only to punish Sony but also to protect oneself: it's a security risk to use anything that has passed through their hands. Even after said rootkit was exposed, their supposed "fix" was simply more malware. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_BM...ootkit_scandal
But that's only one of the many things they have done. I've been trying to think of anything similar Commodore has done to their users, but can't.
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Old 20 December 2014, 17:37   #30
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It was a great watch, it was a bit long in places.. Would i pay for the Bluray? Prolly not as i think a digital download would be enough or atleast the DVD...
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I agree it's long, but it's definately worth watching. I watched it in 4 parts. The 1st DVD is 2.5 hours long (normal edition) and the 2nd DVD (special edition) is also 2.5 hours long.
lifeschool did touch on the content of the special edition in his first post, but here is a complete list:

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30 mins - David Braben (Elite)
15 mins - Peter Molyneux (Populous, Powermonger)
 5 mins - Jeff Minter (creating games)
 8 mins - Geoff Crammon (creating "The Sentinel")
10 mins - Fred Gray (composing "Shadowfire","Enigma Force" and "Mutants" for C64)
 4 mins - Jon Ritman (creating "Head Over Heels" for Spectrum)
 3 mins - Peter Harrap (creating "Wanted: Monty Mole" for Spectrum)
 7 mins - Jez San (Nintendo and the Super FX chip)
 9 mins - Geoff Crammond (from "Super Invaders" to "Revs")
 3 mins - Geoff Brown (on "Moonwalker")
 8 mins - Martin Edmundson (on "Shadow Of The Beast")
 9 mins - Rob Hubbard (composing for C64)
 6 mins - Mike Montgomery (on "Speedball 2")
18 mins - Mel Croucher (on "Deus Ex Machina")
 3 mins - Jon Hare (on "Wizball")
 6 mins - Jon Hare (on "Sensible Soccer")
It's certainly helped to give me a boost to finish my current game
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my Blu-Ray Special Edition came this morning, so i have that to watch over my short xmas break.
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Hi all,

Very quick update here mainly because of recurring questions on how to get our 'Making of Jet Set Willy' documentary released only last week.



Currently this documentary is only available for original 'From Bedrooms to Billions' customers who also back(ed) our new Amiga Years campaign at any level. If you don't already know about the Amiga Years! you can read about it below but you will receive a ‘free’ download link of our Making of Jet Set Willy documentary which has never been released before in any form.

It is a 10 minute film starring Jet Set Willy creator Matthew Smith and offers insight into how the game was made for the ZX Spectrum but also for the Commodore 64 as Shahid Ahmad is also featured in this short documentary, we hope you enjoy it and it is our way of saying thank you for backing our new project.

To receive it simply back The Amiga Years! (at any level) here and then write to b2b@graciousfilms.com saying ‘backed’ and we will send you back a download link to watch the making of Jet Set Willy.


The Amiga Years!


As many of you will know we are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to produce a whole new feature film on the Commodore Amiga, how the computer was created and then what it meant for the video games industry.

We decided to offer a loyalty incentive to you all last week which was the Jet Set Willy Documentary (see above) as well as the four A6 postcards (shown below), which represent every created cover ever for the original From Bedrooms to Billions. They are highly unique as we do not intend to make them again, they are available only to you and to get them all you need do is back our new campaign and email us at b2b@graciousfilms.com with the words ‘backed!’ Please note while you will receive the Jet Set Willy download link right away the post cards will only be shipped as a perk item with the Amiga Years film released in early January 2016!


Elite A2 Poster
In addition anyone of you who kindly pledges on The Amiga Years on a 65 tier or higher as the 4 x A6 postcards and Making of Jet Set Willy will also receive this very high quality, glossy A2 Elite Poster.


(see above) as soon as the campaign ends. This is obviously on top of any rewards listed in the Amiga Years Campaign! Simply write back to us with 'backed elite' and we'll note you down to receive the poster as well as the postcards and Jet Set Willy documentary.

Exclusive Perks
Last week there were 3 very rare and exclusive perks, and now there is just one left (see below)! This will have to be treated on a first come first served basis, if you are interested please email on b2b@graciousfilms.com

David Braben Elite, Boxed BBC Micro, copy of Elite, A2 high quality glossy Elite poster all signed by David Braben, plus copes of both From Bedrooms to Billions posters signed by Oliver Frey.

This item is finished, signed and ready to ship! As we’re sure you will appreciate we can’t really put these very original ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ specific items up within an Amiga film campaign, but even if we could we feel they must be offered to you all first.

Outstanding From Bedrooms to Billions Perks!
Despite the current Kickstarter campaign we are only really working on outstanding perks right now. We had to postpone the soundtrack signing this week and move to next week due to a change in availability of those providing the signatures, also GDC and the Rezzed events have caused a hold up. However as we said before we have all the items and stuff is shipping every week now. Please feel free to drop us a line at b2b@graciousfilms.com if you have any specific questions.

25% Discount on 2.5 hours Digital Extras.
We are working with the VHX software and are currently trying out a 25% discount on the digital 2.5 hours of extras currently available.

This bundle contains numerous game makings of and extended interviews including makings of Wizball, Speedball II, The Sentinel, Elite and many more. Just click this link to automatically receive the 25% off; https://frombedroomstobillions.vhx.t...ly?code=extras

And finally…

Thank you for so many more great messages about The Amiga Years! We announced some stretch goals based very much on making more content because we actually hit our funding goal this week! Thanks to so many of you who backed us because we got a lot of Jet Set Willy requests from you! So the Amiga Years! film is happening and we are due to start pre-production in April, therefore we want all outstanding perks shipped by then.

Please share and support our new campaign The Amiga Years! here; https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...he-amiga-years

As usual feel free to write to us at b2b@graciousfilms.com. We really enjoy hearing from you, especially so many great ideas on The Amiga Years...very good ones in fact! That's what we love about this way of making films, the community such as you taking the time and interest to share their thoughts. We did actually say this last week but so many of you took the time to write that many of you seem keen to see a really well produced film on the Amiga, but importantly the era it represents that we've kept it the same in the hope you continue to write. The Demo scene gets mentioned a lot so rest assured...it's going to be very well represented!

Until next time!

Best wishes.

Ant & Nic
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