No bleem! Hopla Here
I was visiting DMD and saw a posting from a mad person about the further delays on the release of the final version of bleem! to their customers. If you are not familiar with this issue, here's the lowdown:
Bleem, a PlayStaion(PSX) emulator, was marked as a the next big marvel in emulation since UltraHLE. Even though Connectix plans to make a PC port of their MAC PSX emulator, Virtual Game Station, bleem! has always been noted as "superior" and plan "better."
Just like Connectix's emulator, the bleem! team is charging money for their emulator. I have no problem with that, but lately, the emulator has been starting to become a rip-off due to broken business promises and the lack of ties within "emulation" community because of their "money money money" only approach.
A month or two ago, the bleem! team starting taking orders for bleem! on their website. Basically, you pay them $20 ($40 now I think) for the emulator via credit card, and you get to download it once your credit is approved. The promise was (as far as I know) was that they would ship you a CD-ROM disk, which basically acts as a "key-disk" for the emulator so you could use future version of the emulator, which they said they were going to provide.
I know there was a lot of complaints of people not getting their CD's on time (or at all,) and no people are getting real mad because the May 5th "promise" by the bleem team to ship out the final version of the emulator is being delayed.
So, you can see why the people who bought bleem! are not happy. But that's not the worse of it. I am posting 3 email message I got from the bleem! team.
Again, all message to them were never responded to any of our messages.
In conclusion, I just want to say that the 'Zone never went on a hoopla rage or anything like that over this emulator. After all, they have no connections with the real emulation scene:
So, for these reasons, you never have and never will see us dancing and creating hoopla just to help line someone's wallet. Remember, we don't make any money off this site, so why should I help others make money off of our own? I don't mind giving someone in the emulation community a hand and I wouldn't mind braking this rule to give aid to someone in trouble, but bleem! is not part of our emulation community: we are not mindless, witless gamers, and most importantly, We are not for sale!!
Feel free to voice your opinions to me.