Wii U physical version of Axiom Verge finally gets release, dev begins lawsuit against publisher

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  1. Trash_Bandatcoot

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    All I'm wondering is
    A Wii U physical release... in 2019...

    Imagine if Mighty No. 9 will recieve a release date tomorrow for the Nintendo 3DS.
     
  2. Rashield

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    Sincerely, I could never trust an publisher with such name
     
  3. the_randomizer

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    So BadLand Games were basically dickweeds and screwed LRG out of money. I hope they lose every lawsuit thrown at them, Limited Run deserves better.
     
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  4. godreborn

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    I bought this game on the switch. iI've tried to like it, but I''m on the fence about that one. it's just too confusing.
     
  5. Crimson Cuttlefish

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    Shieet, if it weren't for this drama we'd probably have Axiom Verge 2 already...
    Damn you BadLand!
     
  6. Kraken_X

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    The 75% of BadLand's cut going to a foundation was almost certainly for a tax writeoff. Corporations are allowed to deduct charitable donations from their taxes, so they could deduct the funds they sent to the foundation, but not extra money that they paid directly to Happ, which would be a normal operating expense.
     
  7. luisedgarf

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    Spanish speaker here. I don't know Spain's laws and I don't know if this is the same case as I'm Mexican; but Mexico, Spain and many Latin American countries shares more or less a similar legal framework, as Spain likely use the Napoleonic and Roman Law, while the developer is from an English-speaking country, and as such, he use the Common Law.

    In Mexico, at least (I don't know if is the same case in Spain) you can unilaterally break a contract if you have a very valid reason for doing so (a fact that can be exploited by many unscrupolous companies many times, at least here in my country) without many consecuences, unlike a company from a Common Law country, when doing the same could bring dire consecuences to them.

    This is one of the reasons why American individuals are always compeled on doing contracts when all the parts are obliged to follow American laws, so they cannot pull it down this.
     
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  8. pedro702

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    fatal frame have retail release in europe, with cfw your wiiu is region free to play any pal wiiu discs.
     
  9. Foxi4

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    That's not how taxation works. Companies don't magically get tax write-offs, the way it works is that a company doesn't have to pay tax on the amount donated. They're still donating the money, they're not "ahead" in any way, it's the government that gets a little less tax. If they donate a 100k that normally would be subject to the standard corporate tax rate, let's say 20%, then they don't have to pay that 20% of that 100k, meaning 20k. No company in the world donates 100k to save 20k, these donations fall into charitable work perfectly fine and are not a way of avoiding taxation, the tax system simply encourages corporations to engage in charity by not penalising them with a tax on revenue donated to a worthy cause. That's the basic premise, naturally there are some differences depending on your location, and there are upper limits on how large the deductible can be, but the general point is the company doesn't really save any money by being charitable.
    I tend to apply Occam's Razor to most things.

    That's what contract law is for, the legal system is well-equipped to deal with business, in many cases more so than with civil disputes.
     
  10. FAST6191

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    Will this become one of the super rare titles for the Wii U? Niche releases after the system has finished (especially when it also failed) tend to become such.
     
  11. pitterpatter

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    the Wii U is not dead. long live the Wii U!!!!
     
  12. Kraken_X

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    That is all correct, but my point is that if Badlands paid 100k to a charity it would only cost them 80k because they can deduct it from their taxes, whereas if they paid Happ the 100k directly, they couldn't deduct it. Badlands ends up 20k ahead and Happ would have gotten the same amount of money.

    Obviously the numbers are different and Badlands didn't honor their side of the deal, but that's almost certainly why they planned to set up the foundation and donate to it rather than just paying Happ more.
     
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  13. Foxi4

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    I see your point now, I misunderstood. You are correct, and it would also leave Happ with the operational cost of the foundation.
     
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    Still more alive than the Vita :creep: which is funny, because "Vita" translates to "life" in Italian.
     
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    Outside the drama: I'm thinking about playing this game on Switch. Do you guys recommend it?
     
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    May as well, no harm no foul.
     
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    I hope that the reverse crew is successful in bringing back Miiverse to the console. there are a lot of laughs and restored online functionality to be had
     
  18. AdenTheThird

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    Heartbreaking. And ironic that the company's name is BadLand.
     
  19. Captain_N

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    Im ordering me a copy. I have the switch version. This wii U version is gonna be super rare. Might even be more rare then a wiiu kiosk. I might order 2 copies.
     
  20. fst312

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    Personally I hope for more Wii U titles, the Wii U is the real hybrid system not the switch. The switch is just a handheld system to me, while the Wii U although just a console, I look at it as both console and handheld. I liked how the gamepad actually needed to be used for games and wasn’t just a second screen. I just felt the Wii U gamepad was like a touchscreen like the ds and the top screen was the tv.
     
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