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Title: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: Dukayn on December 11, 2012, 10:02:14 pm
Right up there with Black Mesa and DayZ.  Nice work!

http://kotaku.com/5967378/the-best-pc-mods-of-2012/gallery/1
Title: Re: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: NGTM-1R on December 11, 2012, 10:11:45 pm
Goodbye website
Title: Re: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: karajorma on December 11, 2012, 10:39:49 pm
Well it's hard to tell if Kotaku alone took us out last time because about 30 minutes after they mentioned us, Slashdot did.
Title: Re: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: NGTM-1R on December 11, 2012, 11:20:04 pm
Forums are still standing, guess they didn't.
Title: Re: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: Swifty on December 12, 2012, 04:51:57 am
Too bad ModDB cut us off their site otherwise we'd probably be somewhere in either the Top 100 Mods or Top 100 Indie Games running.
Title: Re: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: Luis Dias on December 12, 2012, 06:26:13 am
Great publicity!
Title: Re: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: Dukayn on December 13, 2012, 12:36:34 am
Too bad ModDB cut us off their site otherwise we'd probably be somewhere in either the Top 100 Mods or Top 100 Indie Games running.
Why'd they do that?
Title: Re: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: headdie on December 13, 2012, 01:48:56 am
Too bad ModDB cut us off their site otherwise we'd probably be somewhere in either the Top 100 Mods or Top 100 Indie Games running.
Why'd they do that?

they had a legal scare from the BSG IP owners and took down *every* BSG related project down without warning, adequate explanation or to my knowledge realistic chance of appeal
Title: Re: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: newman on December 13, 2012, 04:06:29 am
As far as I can recall, the guys who were modding Nexus into a BSG game caught the attention of the license holders. I think they might have been using the original show's music though I'm not sure tbh. Anyway NBC-Universal contacted moddb and moddb then had little choice but to take down any bsg content. The without warning part is true, but in the end it would have made little difference.
Title: Re: Diaspora mentioned in Kotaku's "Best Mods of 2012".
Post by: torc on December 13, 2012, 04:21:12 am
agreed...they used original stuff...this was the problem i think.
Diaspora used only self-made assets,so no copyright infrangement (intellectual propriety aside)