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Saints Row The Third: Remastered - Nostalgia Sexily Reinvigorated

Remasters in 2020 continue to be a popular theme, as newer IPs have been baking in the oven waiting for the right moment to be served on the next-generation of gaming platforms, it’s never a bad time to revisit some of gaming's biggest hitters.
The Saints Row franchise has experienced an interesting journey, what started out or was seen as a bastardized GTA clone back in 2006 has survived the scrutiny thanks to its bona fide atmosphere that combined exaggerated gangster tropes with true crime motifs that resonated surprisingly well with fans of the genre. Volition embraced feedback from its community to develop on the wackier aspects of the first game to implement through its game-mechanics in its second release just 2 years later.
What happened with Saints Row that other GTA clones failed to do was that it became self-aware of its over the top nature and capitalized on it. Seeing as most action-adventure games that fall in the spectrum of crime often tend to fall in the same grim and dreary undertones to the point where the storytelling and characters become comically predictable or the mechanics feel lacklustre. These pitfalls are masterfully avoided, if not, taken to zany creative heights in the worlds of Stilwater and Steelport. I could go on about Volition’s previous installments but it would detract from Saints Row: The Third, Remastered.
Right off the (dildo) bat, graphics have rejuvenated this game to a whole new level; breathing new life into its characters, cut-scenes and decadent world. It’s clear that with the remaster, Volition/Sperasoft have proven they are up to date with modern standards of visual fidelity. If you own a high-end console or a PC, 4K and HDR support for this game are available.
Regardless, the textures are sharp, detail oozes right down to the very skin pores, the overhauled game engine sells itself beautifully and does a great job at making the world of Saints Row even more believable as crazy as it sounds. Just watching a before vs now video says it all really. Of course it's still far from Rockstar Advanced Game Engine levels of immersion, it’s still a step up in its own right.
The new lighting model is excellent, although RTX is not yet available, it still renders its environments to a level of stunning and detail that brings out every world element in true 4k fashion. Even though it's a remaster and not a remake, I can’t help but feel a little ticked off that Sperasoft haven’t found a way to fix the day/night cycle that the game clearly needs and not the random preloaded time of day antics. Come on, it’s 2020 and you still haven’t figured it out?
Every character gets a very well done remodeling that borders on uncanny valley in spite of its more cartoonish origins. My only gripes with the character models are the lack of effort that went into the lip-syncing, this undermines the realistic approach it’s trying to sell; in certain cut-scenes it felt like I was staring at high-tech androids with the oral articulation of an animatronic mouth servo. It doesn’t ruin the experience but again, if you’re going for that uncanny valley feel, investing in better animations can go a long way.
Steelport, even it being a fictional world, feels very believable. Each “district” of the island city has a distinguishable urban mood. Carver island in the southwest feels oppressively industrial with its smoking chimneys. The postmodern architecture of downtown Steelport and its towering Skyscrapers of steel and glass make for pleasurable obstacles to perform feats of aeronautic exploits on. The suburban neighborhoods of Stanfield in the northwest and New Colvin in the east are reminiscent of Manhattan’s Chelsea borough district style of public housing and Detroit's urban decay. This brings me to my next point; I couldn’t help but wonder if Steelport was on the verge of bankruptcy or if its mayor just hates public transport? Seriously it has an airport and metro system but they are both defunct, not a sign of life. I understand this comes down to Volition being a MUCH smaller company than Rockstar so resources were a lot limited and crime being so overtly rampant, perhaps could be written off as Steelport being a discouraged tourist location?
I digress but the world feels more dystopic and is reinforced by that with its updated visuals that really liven up its decade old environments. The “cribs” give a lot for the eye to look at, it's packed with props that give credibility to the world and really convey the lived-in vibes of a world famous but dysfunctional criminal organization. The rifles and rocket launchers casually lying around Shaundi's Ex’s apartment feel more plentiful, the eccentric art deco of Zimos’ pad, the shiny floors and gaudy fixtures of the Saints HQ, the decrepit surroundings of a once booming casino at Angels Gym, Kinzie's secret hacker warehouse are all given the special remastered treatment and feel very distinct from on another and make them worth dropping by in every now and then if you’re in their respective neighborhoods.
The audio and music are cleaned up but still use the old sound files. Still though, it felt good driving over to Planet Saints singing along to Sublimes “What I got” with Pierce, the nostalgia my inner child was feeling certainly didn’t die off. The “Party Time” mission when you jump out of a helicopter to Kanye’s “Power” to crash a rooftop pool party somehow feels more electric. Flying a STAG VTOL on your way to wreak havoc across the city felt even more epic than the first time I played it, and I must have finished SR3 like well over 6 times at this point. Nevertheless, the entire narrative story is blockbuster material that only occasionally takes itself seriously, the main characters are well written and expertly voiced by a robust cast (Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, Daniel Dae Kim, Hulk Hogan, Sasha Grey, Burt Reynolds, Danielle Nicolet, Arif S Kinchen to name a few).
If you’ve never played a Saints Row game, Saints Row 3 is a great way to get acquainted as it is perhaps the latest of the series to have kept its head on its shoulders as far as the meta goes. What happens after the third game is hit-or-miss. Do not go into this game expecting a GTA immersive sim experience or you will be disappointed. SR’s core strengths lie within its addictive, offbeat gameplay loop and insanely rigorous customization schemes. All this is now amplified with its updated visuals and DLC that come included in the remastered version.

EDIT: Good to read up on other Saints fans opinions out there! It's nice to know that this game still has a loyal base despite R*'s big shadow.
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[eShop] Weekly Digital Nintendo Switch Game Sale (Square Enix, Bandai Namco, lots more)

Item Price MSRP % Off History*
112th Seed $3.14 $6.29 50% off New Lowest
1979 Revolution: Black Friday $3.02 $15.11 80% off New Lowest
A Dark Room $2.50 $8.81 71% off Lowest price $1.32 on 2020-9-10
A Gummy's Life $12.59 $18.89 33% off Lowest price $7.55 on 2020-11-23
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics $15.74 $31.49 50% off Matches low
Aery - Little Bird Adventure $4.49 $8.99 50% off Matches low
Aery - Sky Castle $7.49 $14.99 50% off Matches low
Air Hockey $2.32 $11.61 80% off Matches low
Alchemic Dungeons Dx $5.24 $10.49 50% off Lowest price $4.19 on 2019-12-19
Alien: Isolation $29.99 $44.99 33% off Matches low
Ambition Of The Slimes $2.75 $6.89 60% off Matches low
American Ninja Warrior: Challenge $9.44 $37.79 75% off Matches low
Ancestors Legacy $24.99 $49.99 50% off Matches low
Angels Of Death $11.33 $18.89 40% off Matches low
Animal Up! $2.99 $5.99 50% off Lowest price $0.94 on 2020-9-18
Another Sight $15.11 $50.39 70% off New Lowest
Arrest Of A Stone Buddha $13.22 $18.89 30% off Matches low
Ashen $19.99 $49.99 60% off New Lowest
Astebreed $7.55 $25.19 70% off New Lowest
Battle Supremacy $6.29 $12.59 50% off Matches low
Battle Supremacy - Evolution $6.29 $12.59 50% off Matches low
Battle Supremacy - Ground Assault $12.59 $25.19 50% off Matches low
Battojutsu $2.79 $6.99 60% off New Lowest
Big Buck Hunter Arcade $6.29 $25.19 75% off Matches low
Biped $13.43 $20.99 36% off Matches low
Bleed $2.83 $14.19 80% off New Lowest
Bleed 2 $3.61 $18.06 80% off New Lowest
Bloo Kid 2 $2.51 $6.29 60% off New Lowest
Blood And Guts Bundle $8.49 $56.69 85% off Matches low
Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night $21.59 $53.99 60% off New Lowest
Body Of Evidence $9.49 $11.99 20% off New Lowest
Bonds Of The Skies $10.79 $17.99 40% off Lowest price $9.89 on 2020-6-9
Book Of Demons $3.34 $33.49 90% off Matches low
Bowling $2.51 $12.59 80% off Matches low
Bridge Constructor Ultimate Edition $7.55 $18.89 60% off New Lowest
Bulb Boy $2.75 $11.99 77% off Lowest price $1.19 on 2019-10-24
Button Button Up! $7.55 $15.11 50% off Matches low
Captain Starone $6.54 $13.09 50% off Matches low
Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions Month 1 Edition $47.99 $79.99 40% off Matches low
Card Game Bundle Vol. 1 $4.52 $30.23 85% off Matches low
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers $3.14 $12.59 75% off Matches low
Cel Damage Hd $2.49 $12.59 80% off New Lowest
Chalk Dash Carnival $1.11 $9.27 88% off Lowest price $1 on 2020-2-17
Chess $2.51 $12.59 80% off Matches low
Chess Ultra $8.49 $16.99 50% off Matches low
Chicken Police €� Paint It Red! $17.49 $24.99 30% off Matches low
Chiki-chiki Boxy Pro Wrestling $9.44 $18.89 50% off New Lowest
Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! $26.74 $53.49 50% off Matches low
Collection Of Mana $24.99 $49.99 50% off Matches low
Colt Canyon $11.33 $18.89 40% off Matches low
Crawlco Block Knockers $8.79 $10.99 20% off New Lowest
Croixleur Sigma $10.07 $25.19 60% off Matches low
Cryogear $12.49 $24.99 50% off New Lowest
Crypt Of The Serpent King $2.50 $3.77 33% off Lowest price $1.25 on 2020-5-22
Cytus A $37.79 $62.99 40% off New Lowest
Dangerous Relationship $13.99 $19.99 30% off Matches low
Dead End Job $8.56 $21.41 60% off New Lowest
Deadlings $2.39 $5.99 60% off Lowest price $0.59 on 2020-9-10
Deemo $21.15 $42.30 50% off Matches low
Defend Your Castle $2.51 $6.29 60% off Lowest price $1.88 on 2020-1-13
Deponia $5.03 $50.39 90% off Matches low
Desktop Baseball $3.92 $9.82 60% off Matches low
Desktop Basketball $4.16 $10.41 60% off Matches low
Desktop Bowling $3.94 $9.85 60% off Matches low
Desktop Dodgeball $3.95 $9.88 60% off Matches low
Desktop Rugby $2.25 $9.81 77% off Matches low
Desktop Soccer $3.72 $9.31 60% off Matches low
Desktop Table Tennis $3.98 $9.96 60% off Matches low
Desktop Volleyball $4.06 $10.15 60% off Matches low
Digerati Presents: Make It Quick Bundle Vol. 1 $6.04 $40.31 85% off Matches low
Digerati Presents: The Dungeon Crawl Vol. 1 $9.91 $66.14 85% off Matches low
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition $32.49 $64.99 50% off Matches low
Disease -hidden Object- $4.99 $9.99 50% off Matches low
Disney Tsum Tsum Festival $25.99 $64.99 60% off Matches low
Dokuro $2.43 $10.99 77% off Lowest price $1.29 on 2020-4-30
Don't Die, Mr Robot! $2.83 $11.33 75% off Lowest price $1.24 on 2020-5-21
Donut County $4.49 $14.99 70% off Matches low
Doraemon Story Of Seasons $32.49 $64.99 50% off Matches low
Dots 8 $2.49 $4.99 50% off Lowest price $0.19 on 2020-9-24
Dragon Ball Fighterz $12.79 $79.99 84% off Matches low
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 For Nintendo Switch $12.99 $64.99 80% off Matches low
Dragon Blaze For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Dragon Quest $4.89 $6.99 30% off New Lowest
Dragon Quest Ii: Luminaries Of The Legendary Line $6.29 $8.99 30% off New Lowest
Dragon Quest Iii: The Seeds Of Salvation $11.89 $16.99 30% off New Lowest
Dreamgallery $3.16 $7.9 60% off Matches low
Drink More Glurp $5.03 $12.59 60% off Matches low
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition $35.27 $50.39 30% off Matches low
Ellen $2.49 $9.99 75% off Matches low
Emma: Lost In Memories $4.99 $9.99 50% off Matches low
Escape From Chernobyl $6.29 $12.59 50% off Matches low
European Conqueror X $6.29 $12.59 50% off New Lowest
Everspace - Stellar Edition $30.23 $50.39 40% off New Lowest
Fairune Collection $6.54 $13.09 50% off Matches low
Falcon Age $12.49 $24.99 50% off Matches low
Family Tree $2.49 $9.99 75% off Matches low
Fate/extella Link $35.99 $59.99 40% off Matches low
Fate/extella: The Umbral Star $24.99 $49.99 50% off Lowest price $23.99 on 2020-4-24
Felix The Reaper $3.14 $31.49 90% off Matches low
Final Fantasy Ix $13.99 $27.99 50% off Matches low
Final Fantasy Vii $10.74 $21.49 50% off Matches low
Final Fantasy Viii Remastered $13.49 $26.99 50% off Matches low
Final Fantasy X/x-2 Hd Remaster $29.99 $59.99 50% off Matches low
Final Fantasy Xii The Zodiac Age $29.99 $59.99 50% off Matches low
Final Fantasy Xv Pocket Edition Hd $19.99 $39.99 50% off Matches low
Final Fantasy� Crystal Chronicles� Remastered Edition $27.99 $39.99 30% off Matches low
Firefighters - Airport Heroes $20.15 $50.39 60% off Lowest price $17.13 on 2020-10-27
Firefighters - The Simulation $15.47 $51.59 70% off Matches low
Firefighters: Airport Fire Department $15.47 $51.59 70% off Matches low
Florence $3.74 $7.49 50% off Matches low
Freakout: Calamity Tv Show $3.14 $12.59 75% off Matches low
Fuser™ $52.79 $79.99 34% off Matches low
Fuser™ Vip Edition $103.99 $129.99 20% off Lowest price $90.99 on 2020-11-26
Game Tengoku Cruisinmix Special $26.45 $37.79 30% off Matches low
Gear.club Unlimited 2 $9.99 $49.99 80% off Matches low
Ghost 1.0 $3.89 $12.99 70% off New Lowest
Ghost Blade Hd $7.59 $18.99 60% off Matches low
Glass Masquerade $3.77 $15.11 75% off Lowest price $3.75 on 2020-8-27
Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions $6.03 $15.11 60% off New Lowest
Gleamlight $10.99 $21.99 50% off New Lowest
God Eater 3 $19.99 $79.99 75% off Matches low
Gods Remastered $6.29 $12.59 50% off New Lowest
Gone Home $5.39 $17.99 70% off Matches low
Goosebumps The Game $6.29 $25.19 75% off Matches low
Gorogoa $5.39 $17.99 70% off New Lowest
Graceful Explosion Machine $8.24 $16.49 50% off Lowest price $4.89 on 2020-4-9
Great Conqueror: Rome $9.44 $12.59 25% off Matches low
Grid Autosport $29.99 $44.99 33% off New Lowest
Guilt Battle Arena $6.39 $12.79 50% off Lowest price $4.99 on 2019-12-19
Gunbarich For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Gunbird For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Gunbird2 For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Gunslugs $6.49 $9.99 35% off Matches low
Habroxia $3.99 $9.99 60% off Matches low
Hacky Zack $3.14 $12.59 75% off Lowest price $1.25 on 2020-6-18
Hakoniwa Explorer Plus $10.57 $15.11 30% off New Lowest
Half Dead $3.14 $6.29 50% off Matches low
Hand Of Fate 2 $12.91 $37.99 66% off Lowest price $12.53 on 2020-8-6
Happy Animals Bowling $3.14 $6.29 50% off Matches low
Hide & Dance! $5.66 $6.29 10% off New Lowest
Hook $1.36 $2.49 45% off Lowest price $0.62 on 2020-6-25
Horace $2.64 $18.89 86% off Matches low
Hot Gimmick Cosplay-jong For Nintendo Switch $18.08 $25.83 30% off Matches low
I Am Dead $17.49 $24.99 30% off Matches low
I Am Setsuna $19.99 $39.99 50% off Lowest price $15.99 on 2019-6-11
If Found... $11.19 $15.99 30% off Matches low
Illusion Of L'phalcia $10.79 $17.99 40% off Matches low
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars $40.31 $50.39 20% off Matches low
Implosion $6.79 $16.99 60% off Matches low
Incredible Mandy $9.44 $18.89 50% off New Lowest
Indie Darling Bundle Vol 2 $6.60 $44.09 85% off Matches low
Indie Puzzle Bundle Vol 1 $7.55 $50.39 85% off Matches low
Indiecalypse $7.99 $15.99 50% off Matches low
Ink $2.82 $11.33 75% off Lowest price $1.69 on 2020-3-19
Ironcast $8.49 $16.99 50% off Matches low
Journey To The Savage Planet $23.99 $39.99 40% off Matches low
Jump Force - Deluxe Edition $38.99 $64.99 40% off Matches low
Kakuro Magic $2.99 $5.99 50% off Lowest price $0.94 on 2020-9-18
Kamiko $2.79 $6.99 60% off Matches low
Karma Knight $8.38 $11.98 30% off New Lowest
Katamari Damacy Reroll $13.19 $39.99 67% off Matches low
Kawaii Deathu Desu $3.77 $6.29 40% off New Lowest
Kentucky Route Zero: Tv Edition $18.59 $30.99 40% off New Lowest
Kero Blaster $5.03 $12.59 60% off New Lowest
Knock 'em Down! Bowling $4.91 $18.89 74% off New Lowest
Koi Dx $2.99 $7.49 60% off Lowest price $0.37 on 2019-12-19
Lanota $9.84 $19.69 50% off Lowest price $9.75 on 2020-1-9
Lines Xl $2.49 $4.99 50% off Lowest price $0.24 on 2020-5-20
Lode Runner Legacy $7.49 $14.99 50% off Matches low
Lost Sea $5.19 $12.99 60% off Matches low
Lost Sphear $27.99 $69.99 60% off Matches low
Mad Father $10.07 $12.59 20% off New Lowest
Mad Games Tycoon $15.11 $50.39 70% off New Lowest
Maitetsu:pure Station $30.86 $44.09 30% off Matches low
Marenian Tavern Story: Patty And The Hungry God $16.79 $27.99 40% off Matches low
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn Of The Twin Dragons $22.67 $25.19 10% off Matches low
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles $10.39 $20.79 50% off Matches low
Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix $10.19 $16.99 40% off Matches low
Miden Tower $14.69 $20.99 30% off New Lowest
Moero Crystal H $42.49 $49.99 15% off Matches low
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 2 $12.49 $49.99 75% off New Lowest
Moonlighter $9.44 $31.49 70% off New Lowest
Moto Racer 4 $2.64 $18.9 86% off New Lowest
Motogp�20 $19.99 $49.99 60% off Matches low
Mountain Rescue Simulator $15.11 $50.39 70% off Matches low
Mr. Driller Drillland $19.99 $39.99 50% off Matches low
My Butler $8.81 $12.59 30% off Matches low
My Hero One's Justice $19.99 $79.99 75% off Matches low
My Hero One's Justice 2 $39.99 $79.99 50% off Matches low
My Riding Stables - Life With Horses $11.33 $37.79 70% off Matches low
Namco Museum� Archives Vol 1 $15.59 $25.99 40% off Matches low
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 $12.49 $24.99 50% off Lowest price $9.99 on 2020-8-20
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy $24.99 $49.99 50% off Matches low
Naruto Shippuden�: Ultimate Ninja� Storm 4 Road To Boruto $38.99 $64.99 40% off Matches low
Neo Atlas 1469 $31.99 $63.99 50% off Matches low
Neonwall $2.90 $11.61 75% off Lowest price $1.16 on 2018-12-31
Nerdook Bundle Vol. 1 $5.66 $37.79 85% off Matches low
Never Stop $1.88 $6.29 70% off New Lowest
Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch $19.49 $64.99 70% off Matches low
Nickelodeon Kart Racers $9.44 $37.79 75% off Matches low
No More Heroes $22.49 $24.99 10% off Matches low
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle $22.49 $24.99 10% off Matches low
Null Drifter $2.49 $6.29 60% off New Lowest
Office Lovers $13.99 $19.99 30% off Matches low
Omega Strike $3.77 $18.89 80% off New Lowest
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition $12.49 $49.99 75% off Matches low
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 $39.99 $79.99 50% off Matches low
One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition $12.49 $49.99 75% off Matches low
One Way Heroics Plus $13.22 $18.89 30% off New Lowest
Oniken: Unstoppable Edition & Odallus: The Dark Call Bundle $5.03 $25.19 80% off Matches low
Oninaki $33.49 $66.99 50% off Matches low
Opus: Rocket Of Whispers $4.71 $11.79 60% off Matches low
Opus: The Day We Found Earth $2.58 $6.45 60% off Matches low
Our Flick Erasers $6.77 $16.93 60% off New Lowest
Outbuddies Dx $10.07 $22.67 55% off Matches low
Pac-man Championship Edition 2 Plus $9.99 $24.99 60% off Lowest price $7.49 on 2020-5-19
Paint $2.51 $12.59 80% off Matches low
Pan-pan A Tiny Big Adventure $2.99 $7.49 60% off Lowest price $0.37 on 2019-12-19
Paper Dolls Original $12.84 $21.41 40% off New Lowest
Paranautical Activity $2.51 $10.07 75% off Lowest price $1.3 on 2020-6-18
Party Trivia $2.57 $12.89 80% off Matches low
Perfect Angle $1.99 $9.99 80% off Matches low
Piano $2.51 $12.59 80% off Matches low
Pipe Push Paradise $2.77 $13.85 80% off New Lowest
Pity Pit $2.51 $6.29 60% off New Lowest
Please, Don't Touch Anything $5.99 $11.99 50% off Matches low
Please, Don't Touch Anything: Classic $3.14 $6.29 50% off Matches low
Pool $2.32 $11.61 80% off Matches low
Pool Billiard $2.24 $8.99 75% off Lowest price $1.16 on 2020-5-28
Poopdie - Chapter One $3.78 $6.3 40% off Matches low
Portal Dogs $2.20 $6.29 65% off Matches low
Portal Knights $15.11 $25.19 40% off Lowest price $11.99 on 2020-2-25
President F.net $3.44 $6.89 50% off Matches low
Pressure Overdrive $4.49 $14.99 70% off New Lowest
Professional Construction - The Simulation $15.47 $51.59 70% off Matches low
Professional Farmer: American Dream $15.11 $50.39 70% off Matches low
Professional Farmer: Nintendo Switch Edition $15.11 $50.39 70% off Matches low
Pumpkin Jack $26.45 $37.79 30% off Matches low
Pure Pool $13.29 $18.99 30% off Matches low
R-type Dimensions Ex $9.44 $18.89 50% off Matches low
Rabi-ribi $34.01 $37.79 10% off Lowest price $26.45 on 2019-12-19
Rack N Ruin $7.99 $15.99 50% off Lowest price $6.39 on 2020-10-26
Radiation City $12.59 $25.19 50% off Matches low
Radiation Island $5.80 $11.61 50% off Matches low
Rapala Fishing Pro Series $6.29 $25.19 75% off Matches low
Red Death $2.49 $6.29 60% off New Lowest
Regions Of Ruin $3.14 $12.59 75% off New Lowest
Replica $5.03 $6.29 20% off New Lowest
Retro Tanks $3.99 $7.99 50% off Matches low
Reverie: Sweet As Edition $6.59 $16.49 60% off Matches low
Rigid Force Redux $16.87 $25.19 33% off Matches low
Riverbond $4.99 $24.99 80% off Matches low
Robox $2.51 $12.59 80% off Matches low
Runestone Keeper $9.44 $12.59 25% off Matches low
Rush Rally 3 $12.66 $18.99 33% off Matches low
Saga Scarlet Grace: Ambitions� $19.99 $39.99 50% off New Lowest
Samurai Aces For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Save Your Nuts $8.49 $16.99 50% off Matches low
Sayonara Wild Hearts $9.89 $16.49 40% off Matches low
Seek Hearts $14.69 $20.99 30% off Matches low
Sentry $2.51 $3.14 20% off Matches low
Seven Knights -time Wanderer- $17.63 $25.19 30% off New Lowest
Shadow Bug $6.38 $11.60 45% off Lowest price $4.06 on 2019-12-19
Shadows Of Adam $11.33 $18.89 40% off New Lowest
Shelter Generations $10.47 $26.19 60% off Matches low
Shikhondo - Soul Eater $4.40 $17.63 75% off Matches low
Silence $5.03 $50.39 90% off Matches low
Skelly Selest & Straimium Immortaly Double Pack $7.55 $25.19 70% off Matches low
Sky Gamblers - Afterburner $12.59 $25.19 50% off Matches low
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders $6.29 $12.59 50% off Matches low
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders 2 $12.59 $25.19 50% off Matches low
Slabwell: The Quest For Kaktun's Alpaca $1.99 $7.99 75% off Lowest price $0.99 on 2020-9-24
Slain / Valfaris Big Sugar Bundle $17.63 $50.39 65% off Lowest price $17.12 on 2020-9-24
Slime Tactics $6.29 $12.59 50% off Matches low
Snakes & Ladders $2.51 $12.59 80% off Matches low
Soccer, Tactics & Glory $15.11 $50.39 70% off New Lowest
Sol Divide -sword Of Darkness- For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Solstice Chronicles: Mia $9.84 $19.69 50% off New Lowest
Space Blaze $11.33 $37.79 70% off Matches low
Space Grunts $9.09 $13.99 35% off Matches low
Spartan Fist $4.72 $18.89 75% off Matches low
Spectrum $3.02 $15.11 80% off Lowest price $3.01 on 2020-9-24
Spelunker Party! $19.99 $39.99 50% off Lowest price $15.99 on 2019-9-26
Spider Solitaire F $3.29 $6.59 50% off Lowest price $2.63 on 2019-12-19
Spot The Difference $2.39 $11.99 80% off Matches low
Star Ocean First Departure R $16.79 $27.99 40% off New Lowest
Star Sky $2.51 $6.29 60% off Lowest price $1.88 on 2020-5-14
State Of Mind $5.03 $50.39 90% off Matches low
Strange Telephone $8.81 $12.59 30% off Matches low
Street Outlaws: The List $12.49 $49.99 75% off Matches low
Strikers1945 For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Strikers1945 Ii For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Strikey Sisters $4.49 $14.99 70% off Matches low
Subaracity $3.29 $6.59 50% off Lowest price $2.63 on 2019-12-19
Summer Sweetheart $12.49 $24.99 50% off New Lowest
Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition $12.59 $25.19 50% off Matches low
Super Beat Sports™ $10.99 $19.99 45% off New Lowest
Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition - The Card Warriors $3.99 $9.99 60% off Lowest price $0.99 on 2019-2-28
Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission - Launch Edition $19.99 $79.99 75% off Matches low
Super Sportmatchen $1.99 $19.99 90% off Matches low
Super Tennis Blast $11.39 $18.99 40% off Lowest price $9.49 on 2019-12-12
Super Toy Cars $2.49 $10.99 77% off New Lowest
Super Toy Cars 2 $7.49 $14.99 50% off Matches low
Super Treasure Arena $5.03 $12.59 60% off Lowest price $1.25 on 2020-2-21
Superola And The Lost Burgers $1.99 $4.99 60% off Lowest price $0.99 on 2020-4-2
Surgeon Simulator Cpr $7.49 $14.99 50% off Matches low
Sushi Reversi $11.99 $17.63 31% off New Lowest
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition $19.99 $79.99 75% off Matches low
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition $16.49 $54.99 70% off Matches low
Swords And Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon $9.49 $18.99 50% off Matches low
Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! $19.49 $64.99 70% off Matches low
Tales Of Vesperia: Definitive Edition $16.24 $64.99 75% off New Lowest
Tamashii $4.52 $15.11 70% off New Lowest
Tanky Tanks $3.99 $7.99 50% off Matches low
Telling Lies $12.49 $24.99 50% off Matches low
Tengai For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Tennis $2.24 $8.99 75% off New Lowest
Terror Squid $6.29 $12.59 50% off New Lowest
The Adventures Of 00 Dilly� $5.66 $18.89 70% off Matches low
The Aquatic Adventure Of The Last Human $3.27 $16.37 80% off New Lowest
The Bradwell Conspiracy $12.49 $24.99 50% off Matches low
The Card: Poker, Texas Hold 'em, Blackjack And Page One $2.79 $6.99 60% off Lowest price $2.09 on 2020-3-12
The Casino -roulette, Video Poker, Slot Machines, Craps, Baccarat- $8.81 $12.59 30% off Matches low
The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters $11.33 $18.89 40% off Matches low
The Coma: Recut $11.33 $18.89 40% off Matches low
The First Tree $3.75 $12.50 70% off Matches low
The Friends Of Ringo Ishikawa $12.47 $20.79 40% off New Lowest
The Golf $5.03 $12.59 60% off Matches low
The Low Road $7.55 $18.89 60% off Lowest price $5.66 on 2020-1-13
The Men Of Yoshiwara: Kikuya $12.73 $25.99 51% off Matches low
The Men Of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya $9.99 $19.99 50% off Matches low
The Red Lantern $23.19 $28.99 20% off Matches low
The Spectrum Retreat $8.18 $16.37 50% off Matches low
Thenightfall $15.11 $50.39 70% off Matches low
They Breathe $2.99 $4.99 40% off Matches low
Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition $2.83 $11.33 75% off Lowest price $1.24 on 2020-4-23
Tied Together $7.55 $18.89 60% off Lowest price $1.19 on 2019-10-17
Titan Glory $12.59 $25.19 50% off Lowest price $6.29 on 2020-8-12
Toolboy $7.87 $15.74 50% off Matches low
Torchlight Iii $25.19 $50.39 50% off New Lowest
Torquel -physics Modified Edition- $2.51 $6.29 60% off New Lowest
Touhou Spell Bubble $63.99 $79.99 20% off New Lowest
Trials Of Mana $40.19 $66.99 40% off New Lowest
Tr�berbrook $15.11 $37.79 60% off New Lowest
Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure $8.74 $12.49 30% off New Lowest
Ultimate Chicken Horse $9.34 $16.99 45% off New Lowest
Uncanny Valley $3.14 $12.59 75% off Matches low
Underhero $7.27 $21.41 66% off New Lowest
Unto The End $25.19 $31.49 20% off Matches low
V.o.i.d. $2.50 $5.00 50% off Lowest price $1.25 on 2020-1-16
Vambrace: Cold Soul $12.59 $31.49 60% off New Lowest
Vertical Drop Heroes Hd $2.51 $12.59 80% off Lowest price $2.5 on 2020-8-27
Vertical Strike Endless Challenge $3.14 $6.29 50% off New Lowest
Voez $17.50 $35.00 50% off Matches low
Voxel Galaxy $2.25 $9.81 77% off Matches low
Voxel Pirates $2.18 $9.51 77% off Matches low
Voxel Shot For Nintendo Switch $1.20 $10.08 88% off New Lowest
Voxel Sword $2.18 $9.50 77% off Matches low
Voxelgram $5.39 $8.99 40% off Matches low
Warriors Orochi 4 $52.91 $75.59 30% off Matches low
We Are Doomed $4.99 $9.99 50% off Matches low
What Remains Of Edith Finch $7.49 $24.99 70% off Matches low
Wide Ocean Big Jacket $3.99 $9.99 60% off Matches low
Will: A Wonderful World $11.81 $19.69 40% off Matches low
Witch & Hero $2.75 $6.89 60% off Lowest price $1.35 on 2020-6-9
Witch & Hero 2 $3.14 $6.29 50% off Matches low
Wordify $2.99 $5.99 50% off Lowest price $0.92 on 2020-9-18
Working Zombies $17.63 $25.19 30% off Matches low
World Conqueror X $5.23 $13.09 60% off Matches low
World Of Final Fantasy Maxima $26.74 $53.49 50% off Matches low
World Tree March� $8.29 $16.59 50% off Lowest price $6.63 on 2019-12-19
Worldneverland - Elnea Kingdom $19.99 $39.99 50% off Matches low
X-morph: Defense $2.49 $24.99 90% off Matches low
Yōdanji $4.19 $6.99 40% off Lowest price $3.49 on 2020-4-23
Yumenikki -dream Diary- $12.59 $25.19 50% off Matches low
Zero Gunner 2- For Nintendo Switch $8.09 $8.99 10% off Lowest price $7.19 on 2020-5-14
Zero Strain $6.24 $12.49 50% off New Lowest
Zombie Driver Immortal Edition $2.50 $18.89 86% off Matches low
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip $12.49 $49.99 75% off Matches low
Zombies Ruined My Day $2.51 $5.03 50% off Matches low
*History is a beta feature, only goes back as far as I've been tracking this item, and may not be 100% accurate
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PokeOdyssey Pixelmon [Latest - Custom - FUN!]

Hello, We are a smaller community that would like to reach out and invite all players that enjoy a nonpay2win experience to come join the server and give us a try, we have been around for a bit and have worked hard on implementing a ton of awesome plugins that expand on the pixelmon mod and rewards the players who put in the time and work!
As an example, our latest addition to the server is PokePass this fulfills our promise to give our most committed players a constant rewarding experience for playing not paying!
Pokepass: is a playtime based rewards menu that has 5 tiers and in each tier there is 10 levels to complete once you have put in the playtime you can redeem anything from pokeballs, Rarecandy even Pokemon of all variations and types!

We are currently looking for Staff Apply here: https://www.pokeodyssey.com/staffapp
IP: play.pokeodyssey.com
Website: https://www.pokeodyssey.com [Massive Sale]
Discord: https://discord.gg/UvVm3ZK
Technic Modpack Link: http://modpack.pokeodyssey.com/
Plugins & Features:

Feel free to ask as many question as you'd like we will answer them as fast as we can thank you!
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SurfsideRP

SurfsideRP is a 2020 established, serious & social roleplay community which strives for nothing more than providing a great stage for fellow role-players to come and experience first hand whilst also giving off positive energy all around. SurfsideRP is a public city for now and with launching Mid-December; we aim to convert to a gated community when the time is right. So why not come on by, whilst it is open for all, to build on and show off the awesome roleplaying skills you have. Take a chance to meet the rest of our amazing, welcoming community and have an overall great great roleplay experience during your time here at the Surfside.

All members of the community have a say when it comes to the server, its direction and content we add in the future. We strive to make sure that Surfside is not only a place the staff can call home, but for you as well!

All of the Staff play actively in city and are held to a higher standard than regular players. The server structure has been and will be built with the player in mind.

With a few weeks from launch and a stable economy, if you are looking for a server that you can buy a supercar within days this isn't the server for you. You must work for your money on our server, from running a business or maintaining your criminal enterprise to rise to the top!
What we have to offer:
- You can direct connect to our server using: surfsiderp.com
- The server is a STRICTLY 18+ server.
- Active Owners / Admins / Mods. Streamer Friendly. Dedicated / Stable server. Community Discord for tokovoip setup and server IP: https://discord.gg/3dxNM3GXf
Whitelisted jobs:

👮 Police:
- In game MDT
- Fully Functional DNA System
- Multiple operating Stations such as Vespucci, Rockford, Mission Row, Paleto and Sandy Shores.
- Custom skinned Fleet
👨‍⚕️ EMS/Fire:
- Custom Skinned fleet
-Multiple Operating hospitals such as Pillbox, Paleto and Sandy Shores.
- Multiple Firestations.
- AI Fires available to be put out by you
Mechanic:
- Custom mech shops
- Society Fund driven businesses
Real Estate Agent:
- Can sell you any house any building at anytime with custom interior and furniture. (No staff or devs required)
- Community events
· Non-whitelist jobs
· Radio Channels (0.0 to 1000.0)
· Cellphone calls / Text
· Drug system.
· Chop Shop
· House Robberies
· Realistic medical system
· Droppable Notes
· Safe cracking
· Bank Robberies, with Jewelry Store! You require tools, ID cards and other things to rob banks.
· Store Robberies
· Properties
· EUP Clothing
· Purchasable Businesses: Got a player business idea? Run it by us and we’ll work with you to implement it!
- Import Cars shop, GTA IV Car Shop and GTA V Car Shop
- Redesigned Drug system
- Multiple hotels, motels, condos and apartments throughout the city
- LS Customs
- Jobs that don't require you to leave your whitelisted job. Just walk up to the job location and start. (All jobs within our city require you to actually do work, we don't have jobs that just let you stand in a circle and collect an item to move somewhere and sell)
- Redesigned stores
- Black Market weapons
- Tuner Chips / Nos
- Phone > Contacts > Favourites > For all emergency needs such as EMS, Police, Mechanic or Taxi
- Drivers Licenses/Gun Licenses
- In depth mechanic system
- Lockpick/Hotwire any vehicle.
- Trap Houses
- Racing
- Casino
- Arcade Shop
AND much much more!

We look forward to hopefully seeing some of y'all and and getting out into the city roleplaying alongside one another!!
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Slumped Life

SlumpedRP started as a server for me and friends but it grew into something much more, on
the second day I absolutely fell in love with coding the server (even tho i used hella job
generators lol) so I thought to myself "why dont I see where this server can go" and here we are.
Everything from the dealers in our server will be quite expensive but that isnt anything to be
worried about on our server. Money making is so easy, you will be making millions in just a few
minutes. We have job options such as basic city worker where you go around fixing electric problems,
leaks, busting fire hydrants or Mining down in the deep mines!. You're a laid back worker? No problem,
we have a good selection for you, for example Weed Growing, Meth Making, Lean Production. You purchase
the ingredients and the rest is about waiting, so I hope you have some down time! Onto our printer systems
I honestly believe I have it tweaked very OP! We also have BitCoin Mining which makes a ton more. For our
VIP + members you also get access to a extremely Over-Powered onePrint printer systems.
As for what makes us different from other servers is the administration! I as the owner will always take into consideration any ideas or suggestions that are pitched at me, anyone that is suspected of something, I will spectate that person! As are my staff, the staff I hired are all trusted friends of mine which I trust the server in their hands and if anything were to go wrong it would be undercontrol or if something needed to be passed on to me that it will be! I know when talking about differences you go toward the topic of "how is roleplay different" but I like to believe administration is just as important!
Map [RP_Florida_V2]
IP Address [131.153.31.252:27025]
Steam Workshop Collection [https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2325336989]
Some Addons :
  1. Zeros Weed Growing
  2. Zeros Meth Labs
  3. Lean Production
  4. City Worker
  5. Williams Car Dealer
  6. pCasino
  7. Blues Unboxing 2
  8. Realistic Kidnap
  9. Pointshop
  10. Rob The Bank
  11. Police Armory System
  12. BitCoin Miners
  13. Tomas Custom Printers
  14. OnePrint Printers
  15. Vape SWEPS
  16. LIGHTSABERS
and the list can go on and on! Hope to catch you on the server! Please leave feedback or suggestions
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SantosRP2 | Serious-Roleplay Community | Custom Scripts | Constantly Updated | Active Police & EMS | Custom Legal and Illegal Jobs | Custom Cars | Actively Recruiting Police & EMS

![](https://i.imgur.com/mZ8CCfI.png)

Welcome to SantosRP2!

SantosRP2 is the FiveM follow up project of the legendary Gmod project. We're bringing the same serious roleplay experience to our FiveM development using a scratch-built server running on functionality made and tested in-house— all backed by a strong roleplay-first community.
We're running on a unique framework, SantosRP2 has staffed, full-time developers that have been adding to the project every day. For the present, the server will be un-whitelisted for civilian access, but our dedication to serious roleplay has not been compromised whatsoever. The server and the amount of development that has been committed have been here, and we're asking you to join the new project as we mold it into the proper RP experience we're striving for.

Current Features Include:

(These lists are actively updated to provide you with the most current and accurate info about our Server!)

Planned New Features/Updates Include:

We hope to see you all join us soon @ https://fivemserver.com

Server Information:

IP: 208.89.60.219
Discord

Patrol Hours:

Most of our community tries to play between 6pm-12am EST

Screenshots:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/780865425625317416/782400876051955744/deadagain.jpg https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/780865425625317416/782400898394750996/20201126160101_1.jpg https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/780865425625317416/781979631116877844/20201126152918_1.jpg https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/738517636492689549/789038128065151006/20201217023902_1.jpg
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[Solo Glitch] Buy Casino Clothes with Cash SOLO method

Before starting set matchmaking to closed in the pause menu.
  1. Go in front of the casino elevator
  2. Open phone have a a job ready.
  3. Get to the screen where if you hit X it will start job but don't hit it yet.
  4. Turn back around to face the elevator this is important
  5. Hold the start button/option button on ps4. Let go of start and hit X immediately
  6. You should be in start menu go to jobs. This screen should lag alittle and won't let you select job for a few seconds that's how you know you did it correctly
7.Go start Titan of a job and spam R1 while loading in. (The job should not say lester it should say Gerald/Simeon whoever you used for the job)
  1. You should load into the job on the leader board screen.
  2. Back out of the job and spam X you want to get the cut scene where you walk into elevator
  3. You should now be pulled into Titan of a job again the job will now have Lester again and the screen behind the job menu will be black or flashing this is how you know you've done it right so far
  4. Back out of the job you should fall through the ground and spawn outside casino around the sidewalk with a glitched mini map.
  5. Go to any clothes store to buy all casino clothes with cash.
Want a casino mask? Go to the mask shop. You'll need around 6 million to buy all casino clothes. Also you should have a outfit with a business shirt on saved so you can buy all the ties, jackets, and other business shirts the only way to change clothes in this glitched state is with style or buying them. It is good to have a business outfit on hand to assure you can buy everything. Lastly when done buying as always put on a new outfit or accessory to save the game do not leave session until you see the yellow circle. Here's a video for those who prefer visual tutorials (not my video) https://youtu.be/qiIpMXHrEes
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Dead Rising: Satire vs Parody

Fans of Resident Evil were more than happy to see Capcom come out with another zombie title that replaces tight hallways and puzzles with open-world exploration and a level-up system. The creation of Dead Rising, back in 2006, was a breath of fresh air that was surprisingly supposed to be a sequel to Shadow of Rome, which is a random gladiator game that pretty much nobody played but was something far ahead of its time. Fast forward about 10 years and 3 games later, and Dead Rising is as dead as the zombies that plague its mall, casinos, city, and mall again. Granted, the games changed from a Japanese studio to a Canadian studio after the first one was a smash hit and it was very visible that the second game was already of a different quality. However, once it hit 3, there was such a huge difference in the way the game functioned and played out, people outright refused to bother playing it(it didn’t help that it was an Xbox exclusive until the poorly optimized PC port came out).
When it comes down to the first installment being a goofy game that lets you dress as a little school girl and ride a tricycle while zombies are swatting at wasps and yellow raincoat cult members are blowing themselves up, it’s hard to imagine people complaining that the third and fourth game got too silly for their own good. What a lot of people don’t realize is how that is a legitimate concern from gamers, due to the situation that is what I like to call “invisible nuance”. This invisible nuance is where people are unable to understand how the games differ from 1 and 2 over to 3 and 4, and this is because 1 and 2 are satire, while 3 and 4 are parody. In fact, 4 is a parody of the entire series, making it a parody of a parody. With that slight nuance, the Canadian designers not only ruined the story for everyone, but they ruined any chance of a fifth game until Capcom gets so desperate they might as well summon up their own zombie horde to sit down and buy their games.
I understand that not many people understand the difference between parody and satire, and I am certain the developers didn’t either when they adopted the IP from the Japanese studio. This is why I believe that the second game was accidentally good, even though they still fumbled on things like making Chuck a really iffy kind of melee fighter at full level and how the game was starting to become a little bit too cartoony for its own good. To put it simply, satire is when a work of art is making fun a genre or work by being part of it. Parody is when a work of art is taking a genre or another work of art and is using it to make jokes that are unrelated to what it’s basing itself on. Satire uses humor to show flaws in human behavior or culture, while parody uses an established work of art to make a joke.
It’s very difficult to understand the difference, I know, but I think I’m able to make it simple to understand with a few examples. My favorite example is the difference between Scream and Scary Movie. Scream is satire, Scary Movie is a parody. Scream has a plot revolving around the tropes of slasher films, Scary Movie has a chick belittle her killer after she’s decapitated. Scream has the group follow clues from slasher movies to avoid being killed, Scary Movie has a dude cum so hard the girl on top of him is stuck to the ceiling.
If that doesn’t make the difference clear to you, then, I’m sorry, I fear you have the case of the brain worms.
The plot of Dead Rising is a satire of Resident Evil, mixed with a take on American consumerism. The entire reason the zombie outbreaks occur in the mall is because a terrorist group wanted to bring the problem a corporation invoked on their Latino town of Santa Cabeza, all because the company wanted to make more cows in order to feed Americans. It’s not that Americans are staring, but rather they are demanding, and the best place to see American demand back in 2006 was in a shopping mall on Black Friday. Shaun of the Dead did a similar satire moment where they showed shoppers at a store walking like zombies because that’s pretty much how they look, just switch the words “brains” with “bargains”. Surprisingly, the first game doesn’t have money as an issue, although it was great when the second game implemented it for its theme of corporate anti-culture and big pharma.
So far, we have two games that follow their themes very well and are applying them as a satire. The mall setting is a satire set up for consumerism, while the casino and wrestling ring strip in the second game is a satire set up for anti-culture turning people into greedy slobs that just want to watch blood matches and gamble. Even the main characters of Frank and Chuck work well as themes, with Frank being a journalist(he’s covered wars, you know) and Chuck being a motocross champion turned gladiator. Both of these cause their outbreaks for different reasons and both of these have a beautiful grip on what makes the psychopaths “psychopaths”.
Psychopaths are the result of someone going crazy due to the outbreak and because the designers needed a reason to have boss battles across the game’s 3-day span. Just having them there was satire since it’s kind of rare to see people going crazy in zombie movies (back then) and it was interesting to see how humans would turn on humans by having PTSD and a history of being oppressed or already psychotic. The idea of Frank covering wars and then coming home to deal with people having PTSD is a great theme, due to how war has to be glorified in the American news to keep the war effort going, and then the soldiers come home and reveal how terrible it actually was.
The first game even has a moment where a psychopath named Cliff goes crazy in a home repair store and after you defeat him, he gives a dramatic monologue about how he snapped the second he saw his granddaughter get eaten by zombies. It’s a heart-wrenching moment that is perfectly finished by Frank closing Cliff’s eyes with a hand and letting out a defeated sigh. Much like how it is in war, not every battle won is a victory. Then there are Psychopaths like Adam the clown who are memorable for the wonderful performance by the voice actor and how intense the battle is.
But no matter what Psychopath we deal with, they all follow a theme and an archetype. Adam is the Caino archetype clown, one who is miserable but desires others to laugh and enjoy themselves. This gets twisted into him tying people onto a thrill ride and juggling chainsaws for the sake of “amusement”. The grocery clerk, Steven Chapman, is the archetype of the perfect retail employee. His archetype is twisted into someone who shrieks at the top of his lungs for people to get out of his store and he sets up a shopping cart with pitchforks and blades on it. There’s even a cult leader in a movie theater to make reference to the “cult of personality” where people go to watch and indulge in pointless films to simply argue and create teams against each other about “what media is better than another” with none of them realizing that they are just blindly following propaganda that makes them feel good or powerful.
There’s a reason for these psychopaths to be there. They follow themes, they are archetypes, their actions relate to their themes, and even their settings fit their themes to create this deep experience that sticks with you, all while poking fun at the subject of consumerism. That is why people enjoy satire. The events are making fun of the major themes and subjects, all while being a part of those themes and subjects. The survivors are the same way, where you’re trying to save their lives and yet some of them worry more about food, when they are already fat, or they are found doing something they enjoyed in their normal life as if the zombie apocalypse is the perfect excuse to rush to escapism.
In the second game, they do the same thing with corporations and big pharma, and they use satire in a similar way but didn’t really tie their themes to either one. Instead, they tied their themes to job titles and employment. Ted Smith, the tiger tamer who looks like if Bobby Hill had a baby with a potato and fed it paint chips, becomes a Psychopath to treat the tiger he grew attached to. Antoine Thomas, the chef that is a bitch to kill, goes crazy trying to create the perfect dish with human flesh. Or is it zombie flesh?
Either way, once you meet the mailman with a shotgun who goes postal(yes, I went there, because the game went there), it’s easy to see that they are simply going crazy the same way the grocery clerk of the previous game went crazy. They had a job, they became that job, and they will die as that job. It’s kind of a way to talk about corporatism, but it’s also kind of not. This is why I think DR2 was starting to get messy with its themes and satire, because even though they were using satire to make fun of people who take their jobs too seriously, it’s not really part of the main theme, so it’s understandable why the Psychopaths are not as memorable. Strangely enough, the ones that are memorable are the ones who do fit the corporation theme, like the CURE terrorist who fights you with broken glass, and TK who serves as the main antagonist.
Zombrex, the entire reason the game happens, due to big pharma needing zombies to create queens, which allows them to make more zombrex, is the biggest aid in the main theme. Even if you kill TK, the outbreaks will continue, because they would need more zombrex, which requires more zombies, which then makes more people need more zombrex. I swear that theme was far too genius for its own good. Sadly, the only part of the gameplay that relates to it is going over to a pawn shop that is owned by a faceless entity to buy weapons and zombrex, and that’s about it. I guess you can count the “spend money to make money” mentality with gambling because the entire business practice is a gamble, but I’m not really sure if that’s intentional or if I’m just fishing for anything relevant.
To wrap up the satire segment, it’s kind of clear that the main idea behind the first 2 games, when it came to satire, was how the themes matched the events and the actions, as well as the humor. Anything goofy going on gameplay-wise is not part of the “world” that the story is setting up. You don’t craft weapons during a cutscene and it’s not like the game forces you to dress up like Megaman for a mission. Granted, there is the ability to be kidnapped by cultists in the first game and you wake up in a box in your underwear, but that’s still part of the gameplay, where it belongs.
Now… let’s talk about parody, and boy is this going to be a rant.
The third game is where everything goes downhill, story-wise. The idea of big pharma is gone, the idea of American consumerism is there accidentally, and the designers wanted to put a big emphasis on how combo weapons exist. You play as Nick Ramos, who is a mechanic and… that’s his entire character. While Frank was a big mouth pacifist who seeks the truth and Chuck was a hard-ass who wants safety for future generations, Nick is a clean slate who likes to scramble on the floor and awkwardly ask people why they’re killing people. Nick is no longer a character, but rather, a walking joke.
He’s nothing more than the voice of the director telling the audience what they should be thinking in order for their awkward scenes to work. His over the top expressions, as if he’s auditioning to play the dad from Son of the Mask, are what the director wants the player to do when a fat lady stabs a man with an oversized fork or when a MILF cop puts his hand on her fake tit. The idea isn’t that he’s a satire of the typical zombie hero, but rather a slapstick parody of what the player does during gameplay. It’s hard to imagine Nick being shocked at a few dead bodies, then quickly fly into action with a boxing glove that has an acetylene tank taped onto it. The amount of difference between cutscenes and gameplay is so extreme, we’re more inclined to skip Psychopath introductions because Nick doesn’t act like the character we’ve been playing as, but rather acts like a helpless survivor that wandered away from the safe house.
And before I go off on how the Psychopaths are like in the third game, I have to say that the idea of using the seven deadly sins was an okay idea. It’s not bad. I like themes that represent something. But what the hell does the seven deadly sins have to do with the theme of the story? I have to get into the main theme before I talk about the Psychopaths. While DR1 was about consumerism, and DR2 was about corporatism, DR3 flew way off-topic and decided to make a game about zombies discuss privacy and citizen rights.
Yeah… I’m not a genius when it comes down to zombie tropes, but what exactly does a Hispanic dude helping out a group who call themselves The Illegals have to do with the plot of a zombie outbreak? If anything, the plot is saying “these illegals are a risk because there are people who create outbreaks if they are not tracked” and then the gameplay says “you must save these people who risk more outbreaks because they want to do things their own way” with then the plot later going “hey, remember those illegals, you have to help them because this one chick is an illegal and she’s important for no real reason.”
Seriously, Annie, the major subplot out of like 5 different unrelated subplots, is Nick’s main objective in the beginning for no real reason. It’s never shown that they are dating, it’s never said she’s important to him, and it’s never said what Nick’s reason is other than “I have to find her”. This can only be concluded as a parody of how games give you missions for no reason. “Bring me 10 goat foreskins”. Why? I don’t know, but I’ll reward you with exp and gold.
These main characters have nothing to them except for Gary, who is a mobster who used to be a wrestler, which touches a fall from grace personality that makes him cocky in his ability but humble in his situation. Everyone else is no longer an archetype or even remotely relatable to a character we can point to any zombie media. Annie is a babydoll goth only by appearance, Rhonda is a pinup punk, Red is a beatnik. These aren’t personalities, they are costumes that follow a stereotype, and they didn’t even bother to include the stereotype. Instead, we get these empty husks that are ready to tell jokes instead of supporting the reason why they are there, to begin with.
Okay, I’ve delayed it long enough… It's time to talk about the Psychopaths.
We get seven major Psychopaths that fill out the seven sins: Lust is an S&M performer who you find in a porn shop, gluttony is a fat lady on a scooter you find in a buffet, greed is a surgeon who is collecting organs, sloth is a champagne socialist you find in his mansion, wrath is a zen monk in his garden, envy is a nerd on a yacht who tries to be like Nick, and pride is a female bodybuilder you find in a gym.
At first, from that alone, you can go “oh, that sounds good. The themes are in order, they don’t have much wrong with them, and they don’t conflict with their symbolism.”
That is because, on paper, they are almost flawless. But once executed and given dialogue, they are no longer satire. They become parodies of sins. The only ones that stay in their lane are the surgeon and the S&M gimp, and that’s because their personalities and roles are easy to make rather threatening and psychopathic. The rest of them become these over the top cartoon representations that fart a lot and make jokes like they’re Jim Carrey during the dream scene in Dumb and Dumber.
I swear, I’m not joking, two of them, sloth and gluttony, shit themselves when they die. Wrath, an old monk who’s gone mad and says “pretentious big brain Buddhist riddles” has his last word be “Seriously?!” after reminiscing about having a family. There’s nothing really about them that makes them sinners, other than how they set up jokes. Pride gets called “sir” by Nick, and it’s funny because she’s just a really buff chick with short hair, and Nick is supposed to be the player and Nick is a misgendering idiot. The rest of the Psychopaths, who are part of the main story, have very little to do with anything.
To put it plainly, the theme we’ve established with the concept of illegals and citizen rights and privacy, the only thing the main story Psychopaths relate to is that some of them are police officers and military officials. This is just a parody of the previous games, where they had two DHS agents try to find out what’s going on with you, and now the government is your biggest enemy because there is The Illegals organization and they are important and stuff. I don’t think I have to get into the subject of the illegal crisis the US has had since before Dead Rising was a thing, but, just so we’re clear, the bitten illegals are a parody of the immigration illegals.
They create an organization, they claim they just want to be safe and do things on their own, they want to stay off the grid, and then they have people like Red who go out of their way to destroy government property and we have people like Annie who has a father (Chuck Greene) who’s in charge of a mafia. I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a Spanish soap opera more than it sounds like a zombie game. Nothing about them is saying why they are illegal, or what the illegal status means to an outsider, or what the illegal status means to an insider. They say they are free and then they are held up in a shelter surrounded by zombies and they need Nick to save them.
Speaking of Nick, let’s talk about his tattoo.
Later on in the game, it’s revealed that Nick is part of an experiment where they had a bunch of children, who are immune to the virus but also carry it, go out into different places. The reason is kind of so that they can infect places, which is seen in an awful cutscene that is literally a museum of exposition, and it’s hinted that Nick or his friend Diego might have been the reason people were infected in their area, but it’s never really said. Instead, they drop that plot point and talk about how Nick is the cure.
So, the entire time we’re playing as Nick, we are shown that he’s useless in human interactions and is a weakling, but then now he’s the cure and the savior of the human race, as long as he can be taken away and studied. This is a parody of exactly what Frank West’s character went through in the first game, which was a hero’s journey.
You see, a hero’s journey, when applied with the Jungian form that Frank West had, is done right, you get a story that flows well and makes sense. Frank had the call of adventure towards the mall, he’s helped by the DHS agents, he gets mentors and helpers along the way, then he’s thrown into the abyss of the conspiracy, he changes from a journalist to a warrior of truth, he finds out he’s bitten and will soon turn, then he is granted the reward of finding a temporary cure with Isabella’s help. Near the end, he also encounters his shadow, who is a military commander. Frank is out to reveal the truth, while the military commander is out to conceal the truth. The battle challenges Frank’s beliefs of whether or not hiding such a big scoop is the right thing to do.
Nick’s journey is a parody of this, minus the shadow.
He starts off as useless, never really works for anything to happen, the entire story exists without him needing to be there, then near the end, they say “by the way, you’re important”, all for the story to say Nick is still not really that important and reveal that Isabella caused the outbreak so that Nick can reveal himself as someone who’s immune.
This isn’t a hero’s journey. It’s not even a journey. It’s a series of unfortunate events that reward Nick for absolutely no reason. He has to survive because he’s special, but he didn’t do anything to be special, other than magically be good at combining things, which… is something everyone else can do in this world. The best way I can say his character fits the theme is by saying “the cure to a bad situation is to have someone who can fix stuff”. Doesn’t that sound absolutely engaging?
Now, what about the fourth game? Is there anything else I really have to add to hammer in the idea that these two failures were accidental parodies? I guess I can say that the fourth game goes over consumerism, again, but leaves it at “hey, Christmas is a thing, right?” Nothing in the story really deals with the theme of consumerism because that game has the theme of freaking transhumanism. The main villain is a dude who’s a conscious zombie with robot armor and Frank West turns into a zombie, only to be turned back into a human. Frank turns into a rotting corpse… then he turns back into a fully functional human.
Trust me, that’s a parody. That’s just a joke with nothing funny attached to it, much like most of Frank’s dialogue in the fourth game. All he does is wisecracks and Uncharted-esque zingers. His personality is to wait for someone to give him material to make fun of and to have pointless arguments with Asian women. Even when I say the theme is about transhumanism, it really does just end at that. There are no more Psychopaths, they replaced them with maniacs. The maniacs are a parody of Psychopaths.
Characters like the Sadistic Claus and Captain Black Fridaybeard have nothing to do with the theme and they have nothing to do with reality. They are just there, wielding electric axes and ice swords because that’s how the designers wanted to reward the player for defeating an opponent that is easier than finding something to be disappointed within the game. Archetypes are more than just catchphrases, vernacular, and stereotypes. They have an actual purpose and theme that is carried out by their actions and desires because the most important part of an archetype is their specific desire.
When all the maniac simply desires is “kill everything” then they’re no different from a wandering zombie. They are reduced to a parody of what the psychopaths were. The story was reduced to a parody of the first game, with the theme even being parodied as “with consumerism, we can achieve transhumanism” as part of the plot. It’s basically saying, “you eat a lot and we end up with robo-zombies that talk.” Frank himself was reduced to a parody of Frank, with his charismatic journalistic archetype being replaced by Carrot Top and his bag o’ funny props.
At no point am I saying that parody is bad. To be honest, I love parody movies like Scary Movie, especially Scary Movie 2. However, when we want to make a game fun, and when it’s a game like Dead Rising, the jokes of said parody should make us actually laugh. It should try to make us amused, and that’s hard to do with a setting that’s also trying to take itself seriously at times. It’s like trying to enjoy a parody episode of Simpson’s Treehouse of Horrors and the entire time they play it off like it’s supposed to be serious. That serious tone is great for satire, but it’s just too out of place for parody.
Parody can exist within satire, but satire cannot exist within a parody. Satire relies on the themes of the subject to make the humor have its punch, while parody is simply a joke that uses a theme and subject as a platform to talk about something unrelated. I believe the designers who messed up on that little bit of nuance had the right intentions but didn’t have the right direction. If anything, nobody told them the first game was satire and the second game was kind of trying to copy the first game in approach and they lucked out by great observation. But the second they decided to try something else, they had no idea what the original plan was and went off into their presumed direction, parody.
It’s amazing how such a small mistake can cause such big problems, but let that be a lesson to you. The slightest misunderstanding you have of the art you try to mimic can cause the biggest differences in how people compare yours with the original source. There are things that stick with people and there are things that fall flat. The more you understand the established concepts that people enjoy, the better you’ll be able to please your audience and returning fans. If you don’t understand how the art was well received, and you go by “top trends of the previous year”, you’re going to make another Dead Rising 4.
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Wealth Formula Episode 237: Is Angel Investing Right for You?

Catch the full episode: https://www.wealthformula.com/podcast/237-is-angel-investing-right-for-you/
Buck: Welcome back to the show everyone today my guest on Wealth Formula Podcast is Tom Wallace. Tom is a 40 year veteran of technology startups both as a founder and an investor and, after multiple successful exits most recently selling vector learning for 268 million dollars, he's now the managing partner at Florida Funders which is a hybrid: a venture capital fund and angel investor network focused on finding funding and building the next generation of breakout technology companies in Florida. Tom welcome to Wealth Formula Podcast.
Tom: Buck thanks for having me on your show. I really appreciate it. It's an honor to be here and thanks for hosting.
Buck: Yeah of course. And you know why don't we start out you know this is a sort of a different area for us but why don't you just start out a little bit by talking about your background I know we mentioned that you've been a tech guy, for the most part, your professional life. Talk a little bit about that and you know how you ended up I guess from being on the front lines as maybe an actual startup guide ultimately on the angel investor side.
Tom: Yeah sure so I come from a blue-collar family. Neither of my parents graduated from high school. And so when I got out of college it was 1980 and if you think about that time it was kind of the dawning of the microcomputer or personal computer revolution and I worked for a couple of years for a Fortune 500 company Alcoa my father said it's the only real job I ever had and then at the age of 23 my best friend and I started our first company and we started a company in the personal computer space and had no idea what we were doing we were young we were green. Back then buck it wasn't like today where there's all these incubators and accelerators and all these mentors and so many people you can get help starting you know an entrepreneurship is such a you know a cool thing and such a hip thing back then it was something that not a lot of people were doing and I was like most of the kids I went to college with were looking to go work for IBM or some Fortune 500 company but it was really a special time and we got bit when you got bit by the entrepreneurial bug and if you think back every so often game-changing technology comes along and certainly the late 70s early 80s that was the case with a personal computer if you think about up until that time the only had access to computers were universities large corporations or pretty good sized companies and they were big computers they were expensive and they took a team of geeks to program them yeah that all changed in the late 70s with Apple and IBM introduced their first personal computer in 1981 and compact computer and all that and it really now every person every small business could have a computer and the software that came along with it from people like Bill Gates and Mitch Kapoor of Lotus123 that came along with it you didn't any longer have to be a programmer or geek to figure out how to use this. So we start our business and that was our first company. We exited that about eight years later got about 20 million in sales and then kind of been doing it ever since and an entrepreneur and on the field as is I kind of look at I've been the core I was the quarterback for many years and you know living the daily grind and fight of being an entrepreneur. And I like being on the sidelines at this point
Buck: Got it. So you know we talked a little bit offline about my audience and where you know I tend to be for the most part you know alternative asset investors who are looking for different things generally you know heavily in real estate and that sort of thing. So you know a lot of the nomenclature maybe for this area is going to be a little bit foreign maybe just from an educational standpoint maybe kind of if you would you know you hear a lot of different types of things, words thrown around like angel investing and venture capital and private equity within technology, can you talk a little bit about that and maybe you know kind of where you're focused.
Tom: Yeah sure so I kind of look at it in stages so early, early stage you know say Buck you were going to start a company a technology company tomorrow and you needed to raise a few hundred thousand dollars to get it going. The first thing you would probably do is go out to your family and friends and get them to invest so that's kind of very very early stage probably pre you probably don't have any revenue no customers it's just an idea. The next stage is angel investing and that's when you typically get a little bit past that family and friends maybe you've got some customers now you've got a real product you go out to that group and these are kind of and that and angels have changed over the years but you know many of us do it professionally so these are more sophisticated investors they do a lot of deals they see a lot of deals and we'll talk more about that later. Then if you're successful if your success continues you continue growing you get bigger now you're looking to in that angel round is typically maybe 500 000 to a million maybe a little more maybe a little less, now you're ready for you know a more institutional round or series a these rounds tend to be more like two to three million to 10 million amount amount that you're raising that's venture capital still early but you've got customers you've got some traction and then you know and that really from venture capital private equity is even later stage and the difference in and I spent the last kind of 10 years my career running private equity companies working a lot with private equity guys that's tend to be that tends to be later stage companies they're profitable they put a lot of leverage on them so the private equity companies typically put a lot of debt on these companies so there has to be that cash flow in ebitda to make that happen and so property equity guys are looking for two three four x returns on their companies maybe greater than when we exited vector solutions my last company. I take our last private equity round we provide our investors about eight or nine times their money back venture capital is different game they know they're gonna invest in and by the way private equity guys nothing's going to zero, they're not investing in companies that are going to zero. I mean once a while it happens but it's a rarity where venture capital is a little different game you know and it depends on where you're playing it because if you're playing in New York or Silicon Valley it's a different game than you're playing in Florida but typically we're banking on a certain percentage of our companies going to zero that they're just not going to be successful and you know some we're going to get our money back and we're going to make all our money on kind of the top third that's how we look at Florida Funders the third or third or third but you know the you know the folks out in the valley probably look at it more like you're investing in 10 companies nine are going to zero one's gonna be unicorn and they're gonna make all the returns on the one company. So you know it varies a little differently with you know where you're playing geographically and what you're doing but that kind of is how we look at that paradigm of you know stages of investing in venture capital versus private equity.
Buck: Obviously and you're talking about you you sort of alluded to it a little bit but you know if the tech private equity folks are looking to return you know I think what did you say you know maybe for up to eight three or four three times over a period of how long like a decade or something like that.
Tom: I mean the returns typically they invest in money over a period about three or four years and then the returns start coming in shortly after that and they're out by usually like 10 years right.
Buck: And then with angel, so what's the compelling element that you like and maybe investors should know about your space which is you know the angel investing which is really the earliest I mean after friends and family right so it's certainly the highest risk but yeah so what do you just like the asymmetric nature of that?
Tom: Well it's risk reward so yeah I will admit I personally am a little bit of a deal junkie but you don't have to be. If you look at some of the research, I would never suggest anybody that is you know as they look at their asset allocation across their investments that angel investing should be a large portion of it. It is for me because it's what I do for a living so maybe a chair 20 of my net worth but 10 whatever but typically it's a small sliver two three percent for an investor but if you do it right angel investing can and has historically outperformed every other asset class including venture capital and private equity that is research coming out of the Angel Capital Association Of America. So the problem is most people don't do angel investing correctly. We call this the 5 Ds of angel investing, so diversity, deal flow, due diligence, domain expertise and discipline. So the first mistake most angel investors make I use my brother as an example my brother's a very successful software CEO, he sold his last company for 1.6 billion dollars and I said to him one day Tim you know what about angel investing he said I've done that two or three times I went to zero that doesn't work. Well you really can't do it two to three times because the odds are against you you might as well go to the casino you really need to be up to build a portfolio a diversified portfolio like you have to in most investing, we say 10 to 15 companies you should invest in to really you know have enough diversity. Secondly is deal flow. How many deals do you look at to invest in each one again look at my brother I'm like Tim well how many deals did you look at to do these two or three deals he's like well he just looked at those two or three like you know it Florida Funders and vendor we'll look at 50 deals to do one. So we're highly selective and we're you know we like believe we're getting the best of the best. And then due diligence is how much research and digging in did you do in your process and a lot of research on this 20 plus hours is you know really what you should do to maximize your potential returns if Florida Funders every company we do we have more like 80 to 100 hours of due diligence and this is everything from digging into the the founders and their background their experience to talking to those early customers asking about the product, why they buy it, how important it is, is it nice to have, does it have to have we really get into in their technology, what's your technology stack look like, what's their IP, so that's a big part of it. And then domain expertise and this is investing in what you know. You're a doctor right you're a surgeon so if you were looking to invest in a medical device company you would know a lot more about that than me. So with us at 1000 Florida Funders we invest in software companies software as a service we invest in cyber security fintech edtech digital health areas that all of me and my partners have backgrounds in. So we're investing in what we know. And then the last thing is discipline to be a good investor I would argue real estate I don't know what you're guessing you gotta come up with your your thesis and you gotta stick to it. And the biggest thing we see in angel investing or I see an angel investigators mistake people make is fomo. They invest because all their friends are investing and they don't want to miss out on this deal that is not a good reason to invest and what we found is if you're disciplined and you follow those other four d's and that process and do that over and over again that you're going to be successful and that this can be a very not only successful asset class from a return on investment standpoint but also fun. I mean think about it we'd like to say we get to go to work every day with these young talented smart people who are trying to change the world we're gonna be more fun than that?
Buck: Yeah let's you know exploring some of those d's for a moment one of them I'm thinking about here is you mentioned deal flow and I now you're in Florida. If I'm you know a software developer and I've got something I'm excited about, am I gonna go to Silicon Valley or I mean so how does that factor into this in terms of affecting your deal flow? Do you see some advantages in being you know on the other coast or what's that been like in your experience?
Tom: Yeah we we do see some advantages in Florida is a very unique state we're the third most populous state in the country growing rapidly we have great tax laws we're a very pro state very unlike California in a lot of ways now again they play a different game it's really not California Silicon Valley In San Francisco right I mean by the way all the venture capital invests in the united states goes into 60 of it goes into four little micro markets. Twenty percent goes in Silicon Valley twenty percent san francisco ten percent boston ten percent in new york so forty percent goes to the rest of the world. We have in Florida over the last decade really great success stories and technology companies like Chewy.com, Jetsmart, Fanatics, Knowbe4, Connect-wise, these are all unicorn companies built here in Florida where the people the entrepreneurs didn't leave here to go to Silicon Valley they could have but they didn't and we're seeing more and more of that in fact we're seeing the opposite happen where we're getting calls from from founders are saying we're getting out of the valley we're getting out of San Francisco it's too expensive to the talent google and facebook are sucking up all the talent they pay them they we can't compete with them and we're looking for a pro business state to come to and in the past you know when that happened it was more it was mostly Austin Texas had benefited from that in colorado places like Boulder and Denver but now we're seeing it in Florida and it's exciting and you know we have a lot to offer these founders, we have 45 incubators and accelerators across the state, we have a lot of support systems for entrepreneurs and we're a very pro pro business state. So it's exciting. And then the other thing that's exciting from an investor standpoint is the valuations. You know companies in in Silicon Valley and San Francisco you know they're they don't have any revenues they have an idea and they're worth 10 million dollars you know in Florida most of the companies we invest in already have revenues already have customers somewhere you know the revenues might be 50 000 in annual recurring revenue up to maybe 500 000, but we can invest in them at a valuation of you know free market valuation maybe 5 million 3 million 7 million. So we don't need them to be a unicorn for us to have a very successful exit for us and for our fellow investors and we can get you know 10x 20x 30x returns with a company that's exiting at 100 million dollars which is in the tech world is not a huge exit today.
Buck: Tell me how it works in terms of a typical I mean my you know my listeners are used to you know the types of real estate private equity particularly our accredited investor groups and things like that but how does a fund like this work? Is it you know a typical 2 and 20 type type structure you know and if you could kind of talk about that and you know maybe also some historical in terms of what you're seeing you know obviously not promising anything future wise but what what kinds of results have you guys had?
Tom: Yeah so yes we're two and twenty our fund is a two and twenty fund so it's very typical.
Buck: So two percent annual basically under management and then twenty percent profit right and then right got it so that's pretty standard and then and then in terms of in Florida Funders what kind of you know structures are you looking at are are you doing? Are these regulation D exemption type things or I mean are they 506 c's or are they crowd funding or you know right crowdfunding or how are you structuring these?
Tom: Yeah so the way we work if we're a little different animal. We'd like to think we have a pretty unique model is once a company makes it through our vetting process and we say okay we're gonna invest in you. Our fund will put in the first, say we're gonna raise a million dollars for this company, our fund will put in 500 000 and then we take the 500 000 we go out to our crowd curated accredited investors we only deal with accredited so we're 506 C and then the crowd will fill in the rest, sometimes it's a little light maybe the fun will make up the distance many times it's over subscribed it will raise more for the founder or we'll just shut it off. So you know again we're a little a little bit different.
Buck: Sorry to interrupt but you're saying that each opportunity you're doing separately, you're not doing it as a portfolio like a fund, you're doing each business separately?
Tom: So we have two things we have a fund of our own that many of our just invest in the fund and we invest the money for them, but then we have this curated crowd of accredited investors who invest alongside our fund. So like myself personally I'm an investor in our fund I invest in almost every deal we do as well and I'll vary what I put in the deals based on what I think what I like you know that's that sort of thing. Now we have some many investors that are just in our fund they love what we're doing they're really excited about they're like you know hey we don't know technology, I don't know technology, I don't have time to look at even though you guys do all the due diligence and put it off on the portal and I don't really have to do a lot of work you kind of take the heavy lifting out of angel investing for me, I don't have the time to do it or I don't know tech so why don't I just give you the money and you guys invest it for me. And so we're on our second fund to go back to your question about our returns we're just stamming our first exits from our first fund which is about four years old. We had we'll have we've had two in the last week and one was 1.8 x times your money back and one was a little over two so those are moderate returns in our world yeah and we're playing you know we're we we expect to have some of those but we also expect to have 10x 20x 30x deals and then we expect to have zeros too.
Buck: Right got it. In terms of right now in this day and age specifically talking about a recessionary environment, a pandemic environment, how is this all affecting your business and you know your business is that you invest in you know capital all of these things.
Tom: Yeah it's been interesting because you know if you look back at 2009 2010 the great recession, the one area of investing that really never slowed and took was was early stage tech investing in an angel investing. It didn't really have much of an effect on it. We're kind of seeing that we're still doing deals we're very active or you know lots of deal flow you know some of our portfolio companies were severely affected by cobit but with the PPP loans and we work with our companies we don't just invest in them and leave them alone we take a board seat we get involved we coach them we provide introductions to them we help them in any way we can be successful. Many of them got ppp loans that are going to be forgiven or you know that really helped them a lot some of them pivoted and most of them have really bounced. We lost one there was a restaurant tech company which you know obviously that's not the space you want to be in this downturn in overdays but they weren't doing so great anyway. But a lot you know some you know some of our companies are k-12 education companies most of them have really bounced back now I mean they took a hit but they bounced back. We have companies in the healthcare space that you know they're involved a lot with elective surgery, they obviously took a hit but now they've bounced back. So it's been interesting it's been on you know we we hunkered down there with our companies for a while and said hey our message to them was cut your burn preserve cash you don't know when you're gonna be able to raise money again extend your runway and make sure you can live the fight your way through this and most of them have done that very successfully.
Buck: Where does for for your typical investor and I think you kind of had mentioned a little bit in terms of allocation, but you know if you look at a portfolio of you know 100 of your investable assets, what sort of a rule of thumb people I'm maybe not you know Tom Wallaces the world where you're in the middle of this but if you're looking to get exposure what what do you tell people what is sort of the rule of thumb on these types of things whether it be you know direct technology investments or angel investments or how do you look at or how do you suggest people look at it?
Tom: You know I think it's five percent or less you know whatever you're comfortable with but you know. There's something that's happened out there if you think about technology the days of buying amazon and apple and a couple hundred million dollar valuation rounding that to a trillion dollars or over. Facebook went public the valuation was what 70 billion. Uber went public valuation 40 50 billion. These companies because there's so much venture capital money out there these companies are waiting so long to go public to really get phenomenal returns angel investing is how you're going to do it because you know again companies are waiting so long to go public and so we you know again if you do the five Ds and you diversify you know there there's an opportunity for for great returns here and you know we're only seeing that trend more and more and it's becoming more exciting with all the changes to crowdfunding and all the rules that came out in you know when crowdfunding was first made legal back within six or seven years now so yeah it's an exciting space and it can be one again that you can have a lot of fun with and you can really see some exciting companies and meet some crazy founders great founders a tad crazy yeah and but yeah I'd say five percent or less I mean that's typically what our number would be.
Buck: So before we go maybe just sort of in general like for Florida Funders that's what it's called and what's the website
Tom: Floridafunders.com
Buck: So if you kind of gave us you know your you know your elevator pitch so to speak on on Florida Funders and why to look into it more and how you're different from the other angel groups what would you say to that?
Tom: Our secret sauce has a couple things. One is deal flow we've been named by cb insights and pitch book both those organizations says the most active EC in the southeast the most active venture capitalist in Florida. So we are out and about in the tech community down here, we're very well known. Every month 50 to 100 companies just go to our website and apply for funding. So we're looking at way more deals and as a result we think we're getting access to the best deals. The second part of our secret sauce is the extensive extensive due diligence we do, even more we invest alongside some Silicon Valley venture capitalists some New York venture capitalists and we often have co-investors in our deal and I would argue that almost nobody does the level of due diligence we do and that's everything from really getting to know the founders a lot of this is betting on the jockey to you know those early customers and interviewing them to plugging in a subject matter expert and we tap into our network of 1500 investors and you know we're looking at a health tech digital play you know we're pulling people that have extensive domain expertise who can really work in that space who have years of experience and they really help us evaluate these deals and once we invest they help these companies advise them and mentor them and coach them. So that's kind of what makes us different here at Florida Funders and if you think about you know where the future is for so many states, and obviously you know we're focused on Florida. We like to say we're we're looking to change Florida from a state we want Florida to be as known if not no more for technology and innovation than we are today for the mouse and tourism and strawberries.
Buck: Sure got it. Well listen Tom it's been great and very helpful and educational for my audience here. Again it's Florida Funders like fun having funders dot com Floridafunders.com and Tom I wanna thank you again for being on the show and maybe have you on again sometime and let us know how your next fund does.
Tom: Will do Buck it's been my pleasure. Thank you so much. All the best to you and your listeners and I've really enjoyed spending this time with you.
Buck: We'll be right back.
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