Kraut Buster New NGDEV - 2015

gum_drops

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"Warenpost and Päckchen products are no longer available for shipment to the USA until further notice."

Fucking awesome, coming in 2021!
 

redfield0009

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NG Dev just sent a news letter. They can't ship to US for the moment. Willing to bet it will be a few months before I get my "2nd" print AES copy. Glad to finally hear something from them though.
 

ChopstickSamurai

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They also sent out the MVS update in their newest newsletter. I’ll be trying that out later tonight.
 

heihachi

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I’ve still got my cart on the original release. Is there any reason NOT to update? Is rolling back to prior versions possible?
 

ChopstickSamurai

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I’ve still got my cart on the original release. Is there any reason NOT to update? Is rolling back to prior versions possible?

No idea if rolling back is possible, but there looks to be a bunch of bug fixes.

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kuze

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Seems worthwhile to upgrade for the player select tweak alone, but good stuff all around.
 

kidchameLeon1

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NGDev have told a contact of mine that they will be reprinting all games that were on the "new pcb" whatever that means. Obviously that is secondhand information and I cannot back it up.
 

redfield0009

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NGDev have told a contact of mine that they will be reprinting all games that were on the "new pcb" whatever that means. Obviously that is secondhand information and I cannot back it up.


Interesting. I wonder of that applies to KB as well. They promised to never reprint it on the AES outside of the 2nd print to maintain it's "rarity". Guess money talks.
 

kidchameLeon1

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Interesting. I wonder of that applies to KB as well. They promised to never reprint it on the AES outside of the 2nd print to maintain it's "rarity". Guess money talks.

I cant understand their business model at all. Fine, make the first print of each game the rare one with holo labels etc and make subsequent print runs on yellow carts or something in line with demand. That way collectors have their way of having rare carts and the people who just want to play the game can get a hold of it without taking out a second mortgage.

I see Xeno Crisis has not sold out so either they are not getting many orders or they are producing many more cartridges.

I can go out and buy Xeno Crisis but cannot buy any NGDev games. I like Bitmap Bureau's model, make the game available on Steam, make it available in ROM form for Neo SD users & also print cartridges for people who want to pay for that kind of thing. I'd imagine its better for the developer and it is certainly better for the customer
 

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I cant understand their business model at all. Fine, make the first print of each game the rare one with holo labels etc and make subsequent print runs on yellow carts or something in line with demand. That way collectors have their way of having rare carts and the people who just want to play the game can get a hold of it without taking out a second mortgage.

I see Xeno Crisis has not sold out so either they are not getting many orders or they are producing many more cartridges.

I can go out and buy Xeno Crisis but cannot buy any NGDev games. I like Bitmap Bureau's model, make the game available on Steam, make it available in ROM form for Neo SD users & also print cartridges for people who want to pay for that kind of thing. I'd imagine its better for the developer and it is certainly better for the customer

To be fair, the Neo version of Xenocrisis is in limbo. The DC version just went gold, but how much longer for the Neo releases? I do enjoy the game, but I've held off on pre-ordering the Neo version strictly due to they haven't really detailed what will be "better."

The sound has to be redesigned from the ground-up for the sample based Yamaha 2610 (and I'm unsure if Savaged Regime will be doing the Neo mixing). And, since the base version of the game that is available on all modern platforms is based on the least powerful console by a wide margin (as great as the MD is, it's no Neo and certainly no DC), releasing an "upgraded" version of the game that is relegated to legacy hardware only seems like a lesson in tedium/expense for the developer. For those in the know that have purchased a digital or physical copy of the MD release for Steam, Switch, PS4, etc - will they be pissed that they can't play the "better" versions of the game?

I've yet to wrap my head around this weird business model.
 
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speedbreaker

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I just received an email by ngdevteam saying my kraut buster order is now processing/preparing and I live in the states. so hopefully thats a good sign!
 

Waverider2049

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I cant understand their business model at all. Fine, make the first print of each game the rare one with holo labels etc and make subsequent print runs on yellow carts or something in line with demand. That way collectors have their way of having rare carts and the people who just want to play the game can get a hold of it without taking out a second mortgage.

I see Xeno Crisis has not sold out so either they are not getting many orders or they are producing many more cartridges.

I can go out and buy Xeno Crisis but cannot buy any NGDev games. I like Bitmap Bureau's model, make the game available on Steam, make it available in ROM form for Neo SD users & also print cartridges for people who want to pay for that kind of thing. I'd imagine its better for the developer and it is certainly better for the customer

According to their twitter they stated when it releases there will be plenty available. The did the collector edition for the collectors but looks like they will produce as many regular editions as there is a demand for.
 

gameofyou

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According to their twitter they stated when it releases there will be plenty available. The did the collector edition for the collectors but looks like they will produce as many regular editions as there is a demand for.
That seems like it would be the ideal business model, but what do I know. NG.DEV sees it differently, somehow. Also, the Neo cartridge price point is great with the Bitmap Bureau game. Hopefully, they can make enough money to do another game in the future.
 
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