I've been thinking a lot about it after venting everywhere and I think I've managed to finally come to grips that the links are all gone now.
The truth is, I don't even want to ban the two if they're coming. I'd rather we all get along and work together.
I really love their stuff and would love to see them complete the sets with the 2D stuff we've created. They'd have over 900 images to do for the NES alone
I'm not knocking the stuff we have from Cbagy and Bigby at all... in fact I really love their stuff for what it is too. With the DVD case look to them, it really looks like going through your online NetFlix queue while scrolling through the games when using those CUT files in XBMC.
I just really love some of HS's 3D work and it kills me not to be able to use it because on most large systems over half of the included games will not have a boxart. Even if madmab gets the emu to show 2D instead of 3D if there isn't one, it would just look weird going back and forth... I think.
You guys broke my heart koolbrez and SophT....... Though I didn't know the artists by name before, I sure do now. Big fan of your work right here.
I'm willing to chalk this up as one huge misunderstanding, even though my team and anyone following my work was the ones to suffer in retaliation for comments I made out loud to friends..... stuff even I wouldn't post on a forum.
In the future, this entire scenario should be an example for all of us.
Big emu communities don't have to be exclusive, and can actually help generate buzz for each other with things like adding your stuff to our project. Seriously.... It wasn't until Pulse put those links up there that I even heard of HyperSpin. As soon as I saw them, I loved them. If I wasn't already so deeply involved with this massive effort, I'm sure I would have joined up there myself.
Even though I won't be around much longer, I know that my team and yours, and others out there can work together to keep improving upon all aspects of this. We will probably go through the same thing again when emumovies finds out that we used a lot of their (now old) stuff.
I just figured that sites like yours and emumovies would understand after they saw it and that they would see how much we have to offer them back. By now, if you don't include Arcade movies, I can say with 100% certainty that our team has made more videos than we took from emumovies. We've got movies for translations, hacks, prototypes and all the little oddities all over the place, as well as European games not included in the US set, and Japanese games that are playable to an English speaking audience.
Maybe things will be better when I'm gone, once the foundation is created. Sometimes I fear I alienate people with my antics and mood swings. I certainly didn't draw first blood here, but I admit that it was my own childishness that caused the travesty that happened.
I hope you both try the Xtras out someday and maybe when you see the huge labor of love this project was, you will appreciate the fact that even though it was unfinished work, all of your stuff made it into the collections in the hopes that you would finish them when you had our boxarts.
Let's be friends ya knuckleheads