Tuesday, January 14, 2014
1/13/2014 Personal Update
Keep Boopin' On - Arin's Song [Game Grumps Remix by mpgiii] (+playlist)
I really have been enjoying listening to gamegrumps remixers and seeing what people can do with a gameplay through with audio commentaries. I am glad that they are able to take full on words and not have to clip sounds of words to group them together to make words too much atleast. I understand that it is easier than getting someone to sing out and play actual instruments but it is still entertainment and enjoyable to some level.
I just started college today so yeah... Taking 2 C++ sources, one covering directx game development while another is just a advance continued C++ course that covers more than the introduction course of basic C++. I will still be trying to make more how2IT videos and other things I normally do. I am also going to be applying for internships pretty soon as well so that will limit my time even more. It wont effect it too much though hopefully.
After this term is done I am hoping to be able to understand and implement c++ programming better and actually release some software, on a personal website that I will be making separate than this blog but I will incorporate the two together in a weird way I hope at least. I also hope to incorporate html5 games I made, the last webhost I had were dicks and didn't let me back up my latest version of my personal website before they pulled it because their servers got hacked and they blamed me for them disabling security functionality on my account instead of allowing me to implement a security script reference. They also didn't let me incorperate games onto my website.
If I can't get my games on my website I might just use kongragate or some other site like that were my games will just be buried under a mountain of other games. Putting games on googleplay & amazon app store really just felt like a waste of time and money since I only have a little over 1000 downloads in total for 10 games most of which was for 1 game and the rest only got 0-10 downloads, most of which are from non-english countries and "reviewers" that only downloaded them to test them out and send me black mail threats of if I don't pay them for reviews they will give my games "bad" reviews. Some of those threats I got demanded anywhere from $200 - $1700, that is just insane....
I know reviewers who review for free I just haven't contacted them because I don't feel they would review it without a biased intent since they know me.
Not to mention for the games I use to charge people for amazon took down my payments account so they could keep raking in the money over time without paying me a single cent until I changed the description telling users to go download it for cheaper or free depending on the game on google play then they took the games down and the CEO and technical support refused to actually help me.
They were being very malicious claiming that on my payments account I wasn't who I said I was and that my case is closed with my account being extremely locked down without a valid legitimate reason. It was all the same information as on my developer account which validated and verified all the same information to be correct.
Meaning they stole information just to sell it off and they were refusing to offer their services to me because they wanted to keep raking in money from a developer that they were just going to abuse, I can't imagine how wide spread this problem is because I contacted other developers who had the same issue and they said it is a common problem with amazon.. So if you are a android developer I highly recommend you stay far away from Amazon since they abuse developers everyday and refuse to pay them for their works but would gladly sell their personal private information off including identity related. If it is already up there Get out of there.
Posted by Daniel Musial