Agreed. He mentions the price multiple times in the second article...and I think both are good op ed pieces. Even if he had contradicted himself, an ad hominem attack against him for being contradictory is not a sufficient argument against either point. We are all made up of contradictions.
This has always happened with games that the publishers over hyped. Too Human? Lair? For almost a year my Gamestop has had a huge The Order banner hanging up. No one is turning to game reviewers for academic-level critique on game theory or the nature of play ferchristssake, this is what they do.
A Kickstarter that is grounds for a lawsuit:
However, even if the backer for this one were found, you'd have to prove intent to deceive. Progress has been made on Godus, albeit slow. I'm still waiting on four kickstarters from 2012, only one of which is a video game. Each investment I make on the platform is a risk. I've never lost out on my investment, though I certainly have waited far longer than almost any campaign pitch claimed. Creative endeavors take time.