Dear nvision08 prizewinnners

category: general [glöplog]
Dear Nvision08 Prizewinners,

have you received your cashprize yet?

We, keyboarders, got our hardware within a resonable timeframe. Several months after we received 70% of the cashprize, told that 30% was withdrawn as tax. Since us (norweigan citizens) paying tax in the US is utterly bullshit, we was told that they would invesitigate further and pay the withdrawn amount. That was nice to hear, but we have not heard anything for a very long time (since easter).

So, im wondering, are we the only ones?
added on the 2009-06-12 20:03:43 by quisten quisten
Hi there!

We received our hardware straight away as well, but we've not yet seen any single cent of the prize money :( (4k, second rank - $1000 as far as I remember)

Of course we hope to get the money - they will be used for visiting/arranging more demo-scene parties!
added on the 2009-06-12 20:21:36 by Puryx Puryx
Quisten: it took us more than 7 seven months sending emails relentlessly to have the issue sorted out. Good luck.

They usually don't answer emails unless you send them 3 or 4 times spread over a few weeks, keep that in mind if you want results ;)
added on the 2009-06-12 20:39:18 by keops keops
Puryx: yeah, i missed bp because of it :(

Im quite amazed that noone has said anything yet.
added on the 2009-06-12 20:42:13 by quisten quisten
the Nvidia prizes seem to wrong often don't they?
Temis contacted us to say that giant bureaucratic crabs were preventing them from going through, and that he was going to switch out weapons in real time and hit them for massive damage.
Meaning... we re-faxed him the forms and should get our prize sent to us.

Don't get me started on the fact that we only got our demobox parts the day before hitting the road to go to nVision.
added on the 2009-06-12 21:30:30 by GbND GbND
I heard the outreach people got a tour bus as compensation from nvidia.
added on the 2009-06-12 21:41:52 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Hatikvah: stay away from this thread... please!
added on the 2009-06-12 21:42:32 by Puryx Puryx
Dear Quisten.

I have not yet recieved my part of the prize for providing GNU Rocket for use in your 4K intro. I have emailed you multiple times already about this issue. Please consider correcting this mistake ASAP.

Mr. President of Demoscene.
added on the 2009-06-12 21:45:42 by kusma kusma
Wow! More than a year and they still haven't found a way to send you guys the mone?

I thought the company I worked for sucked hard, but it seems nvidiai is even worse..

Go, blog about it and then slashdot the problems.. I'm sure *then* nvidia's marketing will be forced to react in one way or another...
added on the 2009-06-12 22:05:25 by torus torus
I wonder why gloom hasn't already attacked slashdot about this?
added on the 2009-06-12 22:09:37 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
What about Steeler/Gargaj/Gloom ?
they should have the contacts within Nvidia to get this high on an agenda somewhere within Nvidia (crisis or no crisis)
added on the 2009-06-12 22:15:36 by magic magic
Guys - I had received word from our admins that all payments except one (for some esoteric international tax reason) - had been fulfilled. I'm pretty shocked to hear this. I will get in touch with all of you via email and re-check with each of you to make sure we close this out.

Sorry for the trouble, it's frankly been ridiculous.
added on the 2009-06-12 22:33:28 by temis temis
Don't get me started on the fact that we only got our demobox parts the day before hitting the road to go to nVision.

Don't get me started on the fact that absolutely nobody in that mail-me-free-stuff program actually needed this to actually make the entry they submitted and we all walk away feeling like winners, heroes ...or potentially cheap whores.
added on the 2009-06-12 22:40:32 by Shifter Shifter
shifter: that was rude, and not needed!

Maybe this is due to the entries being made for the compo was subject to work on the demo-box setup. (thus not having the (promised) box, it would quite hard testing the production on it)
added on the 2009-06-12 22:44:00 by Puryx Puryx
That is a load of shit, and you know it.
added on the 2009-06-12 23:10:46 by Shifter Shifter
Shifter: whatever... you comment above was still rude and to no good for no-one.
added on the 2009-06-12 23:14:23 by Puryx Puryx
In case you actually care, I was not snubbing the fact that you people weren't being paid off in full as you were supposed to be. That's just wrong.

What I was referring to was the indignant bullshit spewed by people who got free shit, late in the game as it may have been, yet continue to complain about it as if they actually were impacted by not getting said swag at their leisure. Nvscene was not a surprise coding compo and this was not an esoteric platform. People had plenty of time and besides you didn't need their kit to enter the compo.

Besides, in the 15 years I've been wandering about demo parties I have yet to find a PC demo compo where there are no "fuck it, I don't have the horsepower ...but the compo machine does!" entries, so the whole careful evaluation never applies. Add the fact that the demokits were incomplete computers and could be supplied with whatever oddball shit during development, that whole reference hardware theory is bullshit.

Let's kiss and make up now, you silly Dane!
added on the 2009-06-12 23:33:22 by Shifter Shifter
Shifter: at least that was a better explanation of what you meant, and I can by far better relate to that. Fair enough.

Consider that a make-up :)
added on the 2009-06-12 23:46:46 by Puryx Puryx
Yes. This is serious thread on pouet because people made demos and didnt get enough $$$ from it!! At least not in proper time!!
added on the 2009-06-13 03:37:51 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
eek we haven't received our cash prize either. i figured at this point we never would. should i re-fax the form?
added on the 2009-06-13 05:12:50 by blackpawn blackpawn
Blackpawn. Always the troll. Greedy. Selfish. Trying to STEAL cash!. Ofcourse you got your money. Gloomingly assured of that I am!
added on the 2009-06-13 05:51:12 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Hatikvah: moron.
added on the 2009-06-13 08:18:12 by Puryx Puryx
if i remember what i've been told. demos are not about money. but, i hope you guys get what you earned. i wouldn't like it if i didn't recieve a paycheck for going to my job. fight the power!
added on the 2009-06-13 08:27:56 by hexen hexen
ever since that timbaland shit. it seems everyone wants to rip the demoscene off.
added on the 2009-06-13 08:28:33 by hexen hexen