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Offline Team Yu

December 3rd Tweetathon
« on: November 30, 2015, 11:49:10 PM »

This Thursday, December 3rd, the #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon is coming to town!

What a year it's been for Shenmue, and what a festive time to celebrate with fans from around the world on the social media platform that helped shift the fortunes of this abandoned series.

As well as keeping the pressure on Sega to re-release the first two games in time for Shenmue III, this will also be our last chance to use the monthly Tweetathon to promote the #Shenmue3 Slacker Backer campaign, allowing latecomers to pre-order their copy of the game and other goodies via PayPal at

To this end, it's an important day as well for the Winning Can Raffle, as December 3rd is the final day to get your entries in if you want a shot at every available prize. After the Tweetathon, the first prize drawings will be held to determine the winners of a Shenmue soundtrack LP signed and personalized by voice actor Corey Marshall, a sealed official Shenmue T-shirt from the recent Tokyo Game Show, and a rare set of stickers from all the way back at the Shenmue Premiere in the late '90s.

Another set of drawings will take place for the remaining prizes in early January, but to be in with a chance for the signed LP, the T-shirt and the stickers, you must enter no later than this Thursday.

Full details on the raffle are laid out at

To pledge your support for the Tweetathon, please visit

Thank you!

Offline Team Yu

Re: December 3rd Tweetathon
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 11:39:11 PM »

Going into yesterday's #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon we noted that it would be the last opportunity for this monthly event to influence the Slacker Backer campaign, in which the budget for Shenmue III continues to be raised through PayPal until December 31st.

More than just raising awareness of the cause however, the fans descending upon Twitter found an additional way to steer the fate of this final round of crowdfunding. Ys Net themselves launched a poll seeking the blessing of their supporters to add backer rewards to the PayPal campaign that had previously been available only through Kickstarter.

With the Slacker Backer option being introduced later in response to fan demand, Ys Net had listed certain rewards as "Kickstarter exclusives" rather than "crowdfunding exclusives", inadvertently binding themselves to these semantics when preparing the list of rewards for PayPal backers. Of course it makes the most sense to treat all backers equally regardless of the platform they donated on, but this poll was required in case Kickstarter participants felt strongly in favor of clinging to the literal definition, rather than the spirit, of the initial reward descriptions and depriving their PayPal counterparts of the same rewards.

Overwhelmingly the fan base voted in the most Shenmue way possible, in selfless support of the community and the greater good of the game. Thanks to the actions of these fans on the 3rd, the PayPal campaign will be strengthened on this final stretch towards the deadline, heightening the chances of reaching one more stretch goal before Shenmue III crowdfunding is laid to rest.

Congratulations and thank you to all who voted and took part in yesterday's Tweetathon. This Saturday the results of the first set of prize draws in the Winning Can Raffle will be announced, but you can still get your tickets for the remaining four prizes at - the ultimate deadline is December 31st, when the Slacker Backer campaign comes to an end. Results of those final draws will be announced during the next Tweetathon, which of course will be January 3rd.

Unless Sega decides to announce Shenmue 1 & 2 HD in the meantime...

Offline jameswalker85

Re: December 3rd Tweetathon
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 01:40:47 AM »
Whether I win something tomorrow or not... I'm getting Shenmue III. It's all good.