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      Justin Baze on

      5 months with no log in and no communication.

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      Justin Baze on

      Are you still claiming that the GCW Zeros are in customs? You've used that excuse so many times that I'm surprised you'd try it again. You told Fanatic that the units were in customs a month and a half ago.

      It's been over a year since Joshua Barwick announced that Fanatic had prepaid for units and that an order has been placed with GCW and to expect the units, "No later than the first week of July 2017". No units were ever produced. The only thing in production were more lies from both Justin and Joshua Barwick.

      If you aren't going to send the units, just be honest. Stop the pathetic lying. It got old years ago and it seems that you still have not learned how to be a decent human being. You stole money from these backers. Your apologies mean nothing when you say sorry and then continue to lie about how "a few will ship this week and continue to ship" like you did in the last communication with backers.

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      Justin Baze on

      It's been 4 months with no communication or a log in. Can you please give your backers an overdue update?

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      Justin Baze on

      There is still interest in the GCW Zero. There's a new fan page that was recently released. Your silence is hurting the GCW Zero.

      If you can't make an order happen, why not give the rights and plans to someone who can? You supposedly placed an order for 300 units almost 1 year ago and haven't been able to produce 1 working unit. To make matters worse, you've decided to stay in hiding. Why not just be honest?

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      Justin Baze on

      Is it normal for your shipment to be stuck in customs for over 2 weeks? or did you send the units back to China again?

      Just be honest and tell the truth. You'll sleep better at night.

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      Justin Baze on

      The Fanatic retailer finally showed up and says that Justin Barwick told him the units are in customs now. Why aren't Kickstarter backers updated? It's been over 3 months since you said you would start sending out units. Once again, you've disappeared for months at a time.

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      Justin Baze on

      Is it a coincidence that the newest retailer, Fanatic, has disappeared like Justin Barwick? I'm starting to think that Fanatic may be someone Justin Barwick knows, possibly Joshua Barwick. Fanatic has taken preorders from quite a few people. There have been a few people asking for refunds yet Fanatic is not responding to them. Fanatic told everyone not to worry because he had the backer's money set aside and promised no BS. Fanatic has never given up his identity and no one seems to know how to get in touch with him now besides Dingoonity.

      Joshua Barwick was really involved in the GCW Zero resurgence and then he just disappeared. I'm going to give this another week to develop and then I am going to preorder a unit through Fanatic to find out where the money goes so I can start tracking down who he is and who is all involved in this mess.

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      Niklas Freybier on

      I don't get it either. Thank you Justin.

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      Justin Baze on

      Do you purposefully deceive people? After 5 years I still want to give you the benefit of the doubt. Your last message was really positive and I believed you. Here we are 2 and a half months later and we've been left in the dark again.

      If you aren't going to send the units, just say so.

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      Justin Baze on

      @ Justin Barwick - You need to communicate what is going on with Fanatic. There are 4 people asking to be refunded instead of waiting any longer on Dingoonity. As one customer put it, "photo of the units or bust".

      If you can't produce units, the GCW Zero is dead. It's been 10 months since these units were ordered and the lack of communication is out of control.

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      Justin Baze on

      It's been 2 months since Barwick has logged in. With so little communication, I would once again question if Justin Barwick even ordered any GCW Zeros.

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      Justin Baze on

      I'm guessing that the new batch of GCW Zeros have some real issues. You've already claimed to have sent them back. I'm assuming that you have them back since you told Fanatic that you had the units and that you were testing and should be ready to last week.

      Would you mind giving an update on the status of Kickstarter units? You said you would ship a few out the week of January 8th but no one has came forward to say they received anything.

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      Justin Baze on

      It's been a month since your last post which you stated that "a few will ship this week". Were you able to send any units out?

      Fanatic is expecting his units to ship any day now even though you told him to expect them around the 22nd of January. On February 1st you told him that his units should ship in about 5 days. It's now been 7 days since you told him that.

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      Justin Baze on

      It's been over 2 weeks since your last communication. We haven't heard of any Kickstarter backers receiving units. Fanatic doesn't have his 100 units. Can you please give an update on the current situation?

      Here's an updated list of backers still waiting:
      Ackieee
      Antonio Sañchez Llinares
      Jon
      englebert nicolas
      Luiz Lugato
      Daniel
      Niklas Freybier (2 units)
      Christophe Remandet
      Tom
      Talafas
      Kai Bavendiek
      VERES Jérôme
      Timo Eggers
      Natural20
      Andrew Moeren
      Andreas Maier
      Matt
      Helene
      Andrea Boscato
      Sky Dreamer
      ipetts
      Gordon G. Hall
      Andy Selby
      Haritz Mentxaka
      Dekko
      Kai Bavendiek
      Guillaume Ayoub
      Markus Felder
      Steven Bryant

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      Steven Bryant on

      I’m also still waiting on my GCW Zero console...it’s been so long now that I’ve given up hope if I’m honest. I just want a refund now...

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      Justin Baze on

      If what you say is true, thank you for the information. I'm not sure why Fanatic claims to have not heard from you nor why he hasn't been able to share this information publicly. Here's to hoping to see some GCW Zeros ship out soon!

    17. Justin Barwick Creator on

      My apologies for not responding immediately on last Friday to your comment. This is usually a bitter sweet time of year for me Friday was the eleventh anniversary since my mother passed away so I was indisposed.

      I have not left or went any where as for the retailer you speak of he put 25% down for a 100 piece run which I covered the rest to make that run for a total of 300 pieces. I was honest with him that the consoles being such a small run of just 300 pieces had issues and have been working to resolve them and sent the consoles back for reflowing and battery replacement in October 2017 and those should be back in the next week or so.

      As for consoles still owed for Kickstarter pledges a few will ship this week and continue to ship until everyone is fulfilled.

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      Justin Baze on

      @ Justin Barwick - Why aren't you communicating with your newest retailer that you took money from back in May? He posted on Dingoonity that he hasn't heard anything from you and that he hopes you haven't left town! That's pretty pathetic for both of you Barwick boys considering Joshua got involved and I'm assuming has since fled like everyone else in your life.

      How is this relevant to Kickstarter you ask? You've taken a lot of money from your new retailer and you have nothing to show for it. How are you going to finish shipping Kickstarter units when you can't even fulfill new orders? If your retailer sues you(which will happen), you will be in even worse shape than you are now!

      My guess is that you took his money and used to for your MJ Technology "warrior" tablet. What a coincidence that right around the same time you took his money, you also announced that there would be some big update about your new tablet. There never was any update released about your tablet and there is no proof that you ever ordered any GCW Zeros for the retailer. You claim to have had 50 units in hand that you were testing but that was many months ago and you haven't communicated with him since that.....

      By the way, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JUSTIN BARWICK! Today is the 5th anniversary of when this Kickstarter was started! Say Hi to Mark Jun for me!

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      Justin Baze on

      @ Justin Barwick - Are you going to force me to start posting regularly again so we can get some kind of communication? I have no problem continuing my research into you, the identities you've created(Mark Jun), the businesses that you've invested this Kickstarter money in... the list is endless.

      Don't you want to clear up your conscious? I can only imagine the difficulty in dealing with your decisions to lie, cheat, steal and SCAM.

    20. Kevin Kthulhu on

      I received my GCW Zero and resold it for much less a long time ago since I had no more time for handheld gaming after all these years and the device was imho pretty crappy. Not worth the wait or the money. But where's my t-shirt and shotglasses I paid for? "A T-Shirt showing you funded this amazing project and credit showing you funded this project on our website.
      You will also receive a glass etched with our GCW Zero logo and a GCW Zero logo Decal." Thank you Justin Baze for not letting go unlike the rest of us disappointed backers...

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      Justin Baze on

      If everything is so legit with you and your business(es), I would ask that you post an update here on Kickstarter regarding when but more importantly HOW you are going to finish shipping units. We're coming up on 5 very long years.

      At the same time, the GCW Zero community on Dingoonity want to know what is going on with the 100 missing units. Some of those members prepaid for their unit and are waiting on you to deliver.

      Why do you take the time to reply back to me but you ignore the people that you owe?

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      Justin Baze on

      Here is a definition of Scam: a dishonest way to make money by deceiving people

      This is exactly what you've done. I can start out with the campaign promise you made which says, "This level of support or above guarantees you one of our first round of consoles shipped".

      That was a lie from the beginning. You had already presold 350+ units to retailers and presales. It then took you years to ship out what you did. In the meantime you were selling off Kickstarter units to other retailers and even other failed Kickstarter projects! You've sold hundreds if not thousands of units to other retailers instead of shipping to Kickstarter backers.

      Do you remember when you announced that you'd be shipping "the final 14"? That was a huge lie. No wonder why Craig Strother gave up helping you! You gave him false information and then he stated it as facts and it made him look bad.

      I will not refrain from posting any information I find out about you. This all has to do with Kickstarter because you don't communicate! Instead you go off and use up your resources and time to deal with other ventures. These Kickstarter backers deserve an explanation on exactly why they haven't received their unit and why you don't reply when they message you!

      You have a proven record of taking money from people and then not communicating. Right now you owe 100 units to Fanatic. Why aren't you communicating with them?

      You also have a proven record of lying and being deceitful. I don't believe a word you say which is why I will keep posting anything and everything I found out about you. Your long explanations do you no good because you have a destroyed your reputation.

      You choose not to communicate with people that you owe money to. If you were honest and had open lines of communication, I wouldn't be having to search out information on you and then posting it here. The only time you reply back is when I find new information about you. I'm sure you have a mail box FULL of message from Kickstarter that you obviously ignore. That is not fair and I will not back down.

      How do you not have a solid number of backers still waiting by this point? It sounds like I have a more complete list than you do! About 1660 were completed? To date there are 28 backers that have come forward. One of them you owe 2 units to because they paid for units almost 5 years ago!

      You say that you will finish shipping units out but you just took thousands of dollars from Fanatic and have nothing to show for it. How can you send out 29 Kickstarter units when you have nothing to show?

    23. Justin Barwick Creator on

      @Justin Baze: Just because on a list yousaw of some of the Arcade games marked as sold does not indicate what an Arcade Game Cabinet sold for and even some on the list were marked as sold and some of the buyers fell through by not showing up or low balling the price to low so a deal was not made as all people do on used equipment. As for the video it was a demonstration video which is stated in the video it was a demonstration no deceiving was involved he showed up and said it was cool and he wanted to a video of it when it was a prototype.

      As for Mark Jun and Vincent Hoffman they are both real existing people no deceiving was done on either count and they have nothing to do with this Kickstarter campaign nor does the Arcade so I have no reason why you are bring it up. You get one tidbit of information then embellish it into a conspiracy and twist the facts to fit your agenda as you always have.

      Out of 1680 kickstarter pledges about 1660 were completed and the rest will be completed so I have no idea how it equates a scam as no one would have ever gotten anything if it was a scam it has never been a scam or an attempt to scam.

      Unless you have things relevant to this Kickstarter which most of what you posted was not please refrain from posting it here as it has nothing to do with GCW Zero or this campaign.

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      Justin Baze on

      Justin Barwick claims that 99% of the information I gave is incorrect. I'll go over what he mentioned...

      I can't prove how the arcade was funded. Did you use the GCW business license for the arcade? I can't seem to find a separate business license.

      As for how much you made, I don't know how much you made. I do know you made $4,775 from the list that you posted. Once you realized I saw the list, you removed it from Facebook. You had another $3,350 to sell according to your list. Either way, you could've used the $4,775 to refund these Kickstarter backers....

      As for MJ Technology.... MJ Technology has 2 IndieGOGO campaigns. Both state that Mark Jun is the CEO of MJ Technology. Maybe MJ doesn't stand for Mark Jun but you were trying to deceive people by not using your name because it has been tarnished. You didn't want anyone to know that it was Justin Barwick because no one would fund you after you've failed this Kickstarter project. One more very important detail. You say you are CTO guy, nothing more/nothing less. Well according to your business license, you are the owner of the company. You are not only the CTO guy!!! The business is in your name!!

      As for the video with Vince, once again you were trying to deceive people. The description says, "here is a cool tablet I saw" making it seem like Vince "saw" the tablet and made a review. You didn't want your name tied with the tablet.... Why wouldn't Vince say, "here is my friend Justin Barwick reviewing a tablet which he created and owns the company".

      For the reviews, you are incorrect in stating that it was only 1%. Most of the posts were questions. The rest were reviews from your friends and family.

      This is just further proof of how you lie and deceive.... You can try to discredit me all you want but you owe thousands of dollars to many many people!!!

      Should we call you Mark Jun from now on?

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      Justin Baze on

      It's been 9 months since you've made a public comment. You owe these Kickstarter backers some communication. We're coming up on 5 years of waiting and you've made a lot of money selling these Kickstarter units and the many retail units. You promised better communication so many times but you never delivered. It's been years since you've had good communication.

      I'm not the only one asking for updates. There was Markus Felder on December 2nd or Ackieee on October 10th and many more before that. You have a responsibility to communicate with people you took money from.

      That is 100% of the truth.
      Kickstarter list of backers still waiting:
      Ackieee
      Antonio Sañchez Llinares
      Jon
      englebert nicolas
      Luiz Lugato
      Daniel
      Niklas Freybier (2 units)
      Christophe Remandet
      Tom
      Talafas
      Kai Bavendiek
      VERES Jérôme
      Timo Eggers
      Natural20
      Andrew Moeren
      Andreas Maier
      Matt
      Helene
      Andrea Boscato
      Sky Dreamer
      ipetts
      Gordon G. Hall
      Andy Selby
      Haritz Mentxaka
      Dekko
      Kai Bavendiek
      Guillaume Ayoub
      Markus Felder

    26. Justin Barwick Creator on

      Indeed I did logon today to read your comments most of which are incorrect and have no basis in reality and are hearsay/conspiracy you like to take what you read then twist it with no basis it's all conspiracy theory as to what is and what isn't occurring.

      99% of what you have stated here is not factual in the least and based on no knowledge to top it off has nothing to do with this Kickstarter in the least. The Arcade was a business funded by personal funds and my collection of Arcade games pre-dating even the KickStarter campaign.

      Also to state I made 8K selling them. You have no clue what sold or was kept or how much I made per game sold. You based the number on what I was asking for them and we all know you never get what your asking for on used piece of equipment.

      As for MJ Technology LLC it doesn't stand for Mark Jun Technology and I'm the CTO of the company the idea/design guy nothing more nothing less. Yes 10K in tablets were produced and less then 1K ever sold and the rest were wholesaled off as it was a great idea but RCA and others copied us and saturated the market.

      As for the video Vince a friend he shot the video and posted it how is that a conspiracy it was a video of the prototype and yes I was speaking in it. As for reviews of course family and friends will post reviews and comments that always occurs maybe 1% are friends or family that have ever made a review.

      I have no clue where you get the idea of different identities etc as you have no knowledge of what really transpired and honestly no real right to know answers to any of these other things in my life as they have nothing to do with this Kickstarter nothing at all to do with Kickstarter.

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      Justin Baze on

      @ Justin Barwick - You logged in today after I made my post. It's been 2 months since you've logged in and 6 months since anyone from GCW has made any comments. Your MJ Technology Facebook page has more recent posts!!!!

      We have all been scammed and lied to.... Justin Barwick stopped dealing with GCW and started a new business called MJ Technology. It stands for "Mark Jun Technology" Justin Barwick claims to have sold 10,000 of these tablets that have a built in HD tuner. The business first made an announcement in December 2014 that they would be selling these tablets. By June 2015 it was reported that Justin Barwick sold 10,000 of these units. The tablets are still available on a few web sites. Think Geek is one of those web sites. On that page there are reviews from Justin Barwick's friends and family. Joshua Barwick reviewed the tablets as did our old friend Craig Strother. There are others that made reviews that have direct connections to Justin Barwick so the reviews were obviously fake.

      Here is another REALLY funny detail. There is a review of the MJ Technology on youtube. It was posted by "Vincent Hoffman". That is funny because if you watch the video, it is clearly Justin Barwick talking and those are his fingers. He created a false identity to post a video about his tablet and played it off like it was some random guy that randomly found this tablet. Justin Barwick is not an honest person!!!

      It was in 2015 that Justin Barwick really slowed down on shipping Kickstarter units. This is the reason why. He spent his resources and time trying to push this tablet. This is just one more puzzle piece to explain why Justin Barwick hasn't finished shipping these Kickstarter units. He's had multiple ventures since this Kickstarter ended and claims to be successful yet he can't ship 29 units or offer refunds...(how about offer them a crappy tablet?) He opened the arcade which has since failed.... He started this tablet business which looks like it failed too since he was supposed to make a big announcement back in April.

      @Justin Barwick(aka Vincent Hoffman) - Good job at trying to deceive everyone! You have your friends make up reviews, you create new identities..... I'm sure this is just the tip of the iceberg.....

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      Justin Baze on

      I think it's safe to assume this project is as dead as it can be. Justin Barwick sold $8,000 worth of arcades and hasn't said a word to any one since.

      I found something very interesting.... Justin Barwick has another business that we didn't know about. He has a business called, MJ Technology LLC. He created a tablet that has a built in HD Tuner. I don't know how old the company is but I see an article written in 2015 stating that Justin Barwick has sold 10,000 tablets! According to the MJ Technology Facebook page, he was supposed to make a BIG announcement in April about the tablets but the last post was in July saying that it was still being worked on....

      What are the odds that Barwick took the money from this Kickstarter and invested it into MJ Technology?

      Is it a coincidence that Fanatic paid for 100 units in May? I think Barwick took the money and rerouted it to MJ Technology. Something obviously fell apart.... GCW was supposed to send 100 units to Fanatic in July. That never happened. The last we've heard was that Fanatic was told GCW had 50 units and were testing them. This was months ago. There has never been any proof provided.... At the same time, MJ Technology was going to make a big announcement but that never happened..... The arcade closed down and now Barwick has gone into hiding....

      I find it fascinating how Barwick has sold thousands of GCW Zeros and then supposedly another 10,000 of his tablets and he appears to not have enough money to offer refunds to the 29+ Kickstarter backers and he has nothing to show Fanatic after getting pre paid for 100 GCW Zeros.

      @ Justin Barwick - You want to explain what is going on? You know I will not back down until every Kickstarter unit has been sent or you have given refunds to them so you might as well just be honest and open about your chaos.

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      Justin Baze on

      Updated List:
      Fanatic - 100 retail units
      DragonBox - 20 retail units
      Kickstarter backers - 29+ units

      Kickstarter list:
      Ackieee
      Antonio Sañchez Llinares
      Jon
      englebert nicolas
      Luiz Lugato
      Daniel
      Niklas Freybier (2 units)
      Christophe Remandet
      Tom
      Talafas
      Kai Bavendiek
      VERES Jérôme
      Timo Eggers
      Natural20
      Andrew Moeren
      Andreas Maier
      Matt
      Helene
      Andrea Boscato
      Sky Dreamer
      ipetts
      Gordon G. Hall
      Andy Selby
      Haritz Mentxaka
      Dekko
      Kai Bavendiek
      Guillaume Ayoub
      Markus Felder

      No communication for 6 months....

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      Markus Felder on

      Till now I don´t get the gcw? I contacted Justin? One respond long ago - with the words - he will respond later - till now nothing? Markus

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      Justin Baze on

      It's been almost 6 months since any contact with Justin or Joshua Barwick. Have they finally given in but don't want to admit that they won't be sending the remaining Kickstarter units? They just made a ton of money selling off the arcade cabinets. They took in thousands of dollars in May for a retail order of 100 units which they still haven't delivered on.

      Here is a quote from the Barwicks, "In order to constitute a scam no backer would have gotten their consoles and we remain resolute to complete and get ever backer their console they were promised."

      I still disagree with this statement. This project didn't start out as scam but it has turned into one. They sold off the remaining Kickstarter units to retailers instead of sending them to backers. This constitutes a scam. Giving false promises does not make protect this from being a scam.

      The newest retailer has been scammed according to the Barwick quote. He hasn't received any units and he doesn't have any information as to what is going on. The Barwicks took his money like they did these Kickstarter backers and have gone into hiding.

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      Justin Baze on

      Justin Barwick removed the arcade list he had on Facebook showing that he's already sold $4,775 and has another $3,350 to sell worth of arcade cabinets.

      How about those refunds Justin Barwick? You owe a lot of people a lot of money. Here's a list to remind you of the people that you've stole money from.
      Fanatic - 100 retail units
      DragonBox - 20 retail units
      Kickstarter backers - 28+ units
      Kickstarter list:
      Ackieee
      Antonio Sañchez Llinares
      Jon
      englebert nicolas
      Luiz Lugato
      Daniel
      Niklas Freybier (2 units)
      Christophe Remandet
      Tom
      Talafas
      Kai Bavendiek
      VERES Jérôme
      Timo Eggers
      Natural20
      Andrew Moeren
      Andreas Maier
      Matt
      Helene
      Andrea Boscato
      Sky Dreamer
      ipetts
      Gordon G. Hall
      Andy Selby
      Haritz Mentxaka
      Dekko
      Kai Bavendiek
      Guillaume Ayoub

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      Justin Baze on

      The GCW arcade has closed a little earlier than the original date given. They have started selling off their arcade cabinets. The most recent list that they provided shows that they've made $4,775 from selling those arcade cabinets.

      Right now is the time to start bombarding Justin Barwick with personal messages, emails and Kickstarter comments asking for a refund. He still has another $3,350 worth of arcade cabinets to sell but GCW currently has money in their pockets and they need to start refunding Kickstarter backers that have been waiting over 4.5 years.

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      Justin Baze on

      I think the focus needs to be on refunds at this point. GCW is having manufacturing issues with new units which is why they are over 3 months late on delivering 100 retail units that were paid for over 5 months ago. There were also major manufacturing flaws in the previous batch that was produced for Dragonbox. GCW shorted them 20 units and then denied that there were any issues with the units that they received.

      Everyone needs to post that they would like a refund and then report this project to Kickstarter for not delivering items and failing to communicate. It's been almost 4 months since GCW has made any comment regarding Kickstarter backers. That is unacceptable.

    35. Robin Gfatter on

      @Haritz Mentxaka No you are not. I havn't received mine either.

    36. Ackieee on

      How can I get a refund from this project?

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      Justin Baze on

      Justin Barwick logged in yesterday after I made my post but didn't leave a message. It's been 4 months since GCW has posted any information. It's better to just be honest with people rather than being a coward.

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      Justin Baze on

      I highly doubt GCW will send the units this year. He has a huge mess on his hands having been paid for 100 units that were supposed to be delivered nearly 3 months ago. He's going to have a huge lawsuit on his hands real quick if he can't produce the units which it doesn't look like he can. He still will not give an explanation as to why he hasn't been able to send the units but it must be pretty bad.

      Also, the GCW arcade is closing down. The landlord is kicking them out. Here's an idea, sell the arcade cabinets to raise enough money to refund these Kickstarter backers!

    39. englebert nicolas on

      hope to have this year ?

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      Justin Baze on

      GCW hasn't shipping any Kickstarter units out since the middle of last year. Here is the current list of the units that GCW has been paid for but hasn't shipped out....
      Fanatic - 100 retail units
      DragonBox - 20 retail units
      Kickstarter backers - 28+ units
      Kickstarter list:
      Ackieee
      Antonio Sañchez Llinares
      Jon
      englebert nicolas
      Luiz Lugato
      Daniel
      Niklas Freybier (2 units)
      Christophe Remandet
      Tom
      Talafas
      Kai Bavendiek
      VERES Jérôme
      Timo Eggers
      Natural20
      Andrew Moeren
      Andreas Maier
      Matt
      Helene
      Andrea Boscato
      Sky Dreamer
      ipetts
      Gordon G. Hall
      Andy Selby
      Haritz Mentxaka
      Dekko
      Kai Bavendiek
      Guillaume Ayoub

    41. Haritz Mentxaka on

      Am I the only person in the world that hasn’t the console at home two years later?

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      Justin Baze on

      Someone logs in once in a while so are all of these messages being read? How about on dingoonity? There is a lot of conversation going on over there and you can really help out by speaking out for yourself. It's one thing to take all of this Kickstarter money and not send units but right now you have a retailer that paid you for 100 units. He's hoping to make that money back but you aren't replying back to him. He is now losing his customers because of your actions. You are doing him and yourself harm.

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      Justin Baze on

      Still no communication from GCW regarding the GCW Zero but GCW does communicate about the arcade. The arcade has been closed due to a family emergency and will reopen on the 28th.

      I'm assuming they are still choosing to not reply back to the retailer that paid for and was promised 100 units "no later than July 15".He paid for the units in May and now GCW will not respond back to them. Last he heard is that they have the units but they have issues.

      Another potential retailer is now fed up with GCW and is threatening a lawsuit. Justin and Joshua Barwick make false promises, take money from people and then refuse to communicate. They both deserve lawsuits against them for their actions.

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      Justin Baze on

      It's more about the fact that Justin Barwick took money from these backers, purchased "x" amount of units but instead of sending them to backers, he sold them to retailers and then kept the profits.

      It's a great device but it's a shame that Justin Barwick can't handle the responsibility that it takes to communicate when things don't go as planned. The newest retailer was expecting 100 units "no later than July 15th". Here we are 2 months later and GCW will not respond back to anyone.

    45. Chris B. on

      Was just glancing over older KSes and.. what, people are still going on about this?
      Look.. you want one, I'll give you mine. For the most part it is collecting dust. What it can play is nice, but I have so many other games and alternatives that the GCW has mostly lost its appeal, esp. considering Linux has never had much of a games focus. So, yeah -- solid hardware, but the fact it never really got a market means it's nice kind of just languishing by the side...

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      Justin Baze on

      I believe a lot of people have given up on the whole thing. It sure seems like GCW has given up on this whole thing!

      Looks like the Barwick arcade has been closed since September 9th due to a family emergency. When one of them resurface, you can bet that this will be used as another excuse as to why they have disappeared and have stopped communicating with the 1 retailer that they owe 100 units to and the other retailer interested in purchasing 100 units.

      It looks like they still haven't figured out the whole COMMUNICATION skill. But they do respond to the Facebook arcade page because they are paying customers. Kickstarter backers have paid 4.5 years ago so they easily get ignored. The retailer waiting for units paid for his units in May and now he is being completely ignored.

      Why not just be honest about what is going on instead of trying to hide behind another excuse? Is the truth really that bad that you don't want to own up to it? Did one of the Barwicks take the money and not order the retail units? That's what happened with the Kickstarter units. Justin Barwick took the money and then blew it. Instead of shipping Kickstarter backers their units, he sold the units to retailers and kept the money. Barwick = Scam

      If the arcade is closed for good, sell the arcade cabinets so you can start refunding these Kickstarter backers, the new retailer waiting for 100 units and the retailer DragonBox that is still waiting for 20 units that were paid for years ago.

    47. TB on

      my extra items never showed up , wonder how many others didn't get theirs and just gave up. The unit broke after a few weeks anyways so big regret but learnt to not bother with kick-starting ever again.

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      Justin Baze on

      Below is an updated list of backers that are still waiting for their units. That brings the total units owed to :
      Fanatic - 100 units
      DragonBox - 20 units
      Kickstarter backers - 28+ units

      How is GCW planning on making up for this? There have been no Kickstarter units sent out for well over a year and in that last year, there has been very little communication from GCW. It seems that GCW keeps digging a deeper and deeper hole for themselves and as they do this, there becomes less and less communication.

      Kickstarter list:
      Ackieee
      Antonio Sañchez Llinares
      Jon
      englebert nicolas
      Luiz Lugato
      Daniel
      Niklas Freybier (2 units)
      Christophe Remandet
      Tom
      Talafas
      Kai Bavendiek
      VERES Jérôme
      Timo Eggers
      Natural20
      Andrew Moeren
      Andreas Maier
      Matt
      Helene
      Andrea Boscato
      Sky Dreamer
      ipetts
      Gordon G. Hall
      Andy Selby
      Haritz Mentxaka
      Dekko
      Kai Bavendiek
      Guillaume Ayoub

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