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ZKenir

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MG employees on twitter have always been like that for as long as I can remember, although initially they were less aggressive, I always thought and still think one day it'll come back and bite them in the ass in the form of someone at Valve getting pissed.
On one hand I understand as those are their income and livelyhood at stakes, on the other hand you don't really want to do that in public, venting among friends and collegues is normal and human, doing so publicly less so and usually has consequences.
 
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Exzyleph

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Are they employees or contractors though?
Mostly freelancers, with a few employees among them.

However, MangaGamer stands out by how much noise their associates make when bans happen, compared to every other major player in this industry.
 

tetel

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Bokuten is back on Steam.

Finished Necrobarista recently (still recommending) and 428 (this one doesn't need more recommendations, probably - really enjoyed it although the side content was a slog, especially a second special episode was waaaaaaaaay too long). Now onto either Higurashi or Fata Morgana, can't really make up my mind.
 

Knurek

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Bokuten is back on Steam.

Finished Necrobarista recently (still recommending) and 428 (this one doesn't need more recommendations, probably - really enjoyed it although the side content was a slog, especially a second special episode was waaaaaaaaay too long). Now onto either Higurashi or Fata Morgana, can't really make up my mind.
Can your fragile male ego even handle Fata Morgana?
 
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Kvik

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Downunder.
I can't see the discount being applied, for some reason.




:dana_think:
 

ZKenir

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I can't see the discount being applied, for some reason.



:dana_think:

it's today when steam updates, look at the image, it says 8th August 1 PM EDT

I'd post those false, invalid reasons, but then I'd be banned for posting pornography.
:disapproval-blob: Mangagamer, really disappointed in you.
it's weird seems like they cannot admit they were wrong lmao
 
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Ascheroth

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"The game was removed for false, invalid reasons. We found and fixed the valid issues and it's on sale again, but the accusations were totally false and invalid!"

That's a very disappointing blog post. Overall very unproffessional handling from MangaGamer, not a good look.
(I'm not really interested in this game itself, but this may or may not come back to haunt them or other VN publishers in general in the future. At the very least I'm going to take the "Valve randomly removed our game"-happenings with a grain of salt in the future.)
 
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Exzyleph

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I'll third the disappointment at MangaGamer's PR statement.

It is not a good look to try to spin it like this, not when their culpability has been established beyond any doubt, and it is just going to come back and haunt them the next time a game is removed from Steam.
 
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ZKenir

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WanNyan ☆ à la mode! releasing on 3rd september (MG store), and Room N.9 is available today (MG store + Steam)

and


edit: removed link for potential NSFW
 
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Exzyleph

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Room No. 9 is out on Steam and MangaGamer, but it sounds like they released the wrong version. It may be worth holding off for a little bit if you are planning on reading it:

 

Exzyleph

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kinda confirmed

MangaGamer needs a better QA process.

Not just because of this, or because of the oversight resulting in the Bokuten ban, but also because they just pushed an update on Steam for Bokuten, where the CGs and thumbnails that had just been removed from the all-ages version would show up as blank images after the adult patch was applied. It seems like nobody tested the game before re-launching it on Steam.
 

ZKenir

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I wouldn't be too harsh on the bokuten blank images stuff, they were probably scrambling to get it back on Steam asap since they had momentum and that was an oversight, tbh I would have gotten the game back and then worried about it as well were I in their shoes.

Sometimes shit just happens tbh, if big companies can screw up it can happen to small ones as well.