Star Citizen - Chris Roberts, lots of spaceship porn, lots of promises

They dance around it hilariously but in the end they admit that they don’t have any game to show.

I love how hilariously incompetent they all are.

Isn’t a video just a collection of sequential JPGs? They should have mastered that by now. ;)

I’ve never seen a team with so many excuses for not delivering just a silly little video lol. if they cant string together some footage what does that say about the game

Hire some teen TikTok girl and she’ll have a nice video done by the end of the day.

I have seen individual developers do this with projects stringing it along and eventually getting fired (or reassigned) and it turns out they have done basically nothing. So all the excuses and delays and shifting stories ring so familiar.

But I have never seen a whole company do it before.

Either they 1) stoked the whales right through the sale period or 2) figured it was crap and didn’t want to risk whales getting mad.

So the day before the whaling ends, they make this rather convenient announcement

Tell me about it! Maybe someday they can auction off their most valuable asset… Every Excuse Under the Sun.

So Elite Dangerous finally unveiled the worst kept secret in all of gaming! SPACE LEGS!!

In a massive world.

And it didn’t cost even $20m to make.

I don’t even know where to begin with this one.

So, on the day that ED announces space legs coming in early 2021, the SQ42 newsletter from CIG goes out.

Get this.

Having lied to and disappointed fans over the promised SQ42 video from 3 weeks ago, they added not only this hilarious note, but also a link to the 2019 video. I’m not even joking.

Da video linked in that image

This is what SQ42 looked like in 2018. The last time anyone saw it being played.

Actual live gameplay. Apparently.

The weekend funnies :)

In case you were wondering what that’s about…

Wow, a Downfall meme in 2020.

Never gets old for me.

Hitler really isn’t looking well in that clip.

Same. I love any use of this video… as long as the humor/content doesn’t peter off after the ~ 1 minute mark.

hahahahaha. “maybe I should buy an idris…”

That was brilliant

Some commentary on Lumberyard on a ex dev of Crucible:

“ There was a lot going on there. Lumberyard was based on the not exactly state of the art Crysis engine, which was notoriously hard to work with. It also had basically no community support (unlike Unreal and Unity which both have thriving dev communities).
Then there was the fact that there was craptacilar tool support for debugging and such, because a lot of things had been redone at Amazon, and therefore were only semi-supported.
Then layer on top of that the atrociously bureaucratic dev methodology which made it difficult to get anything done. Code changes taking a week to get approval is torture to most.
As I understand it (and I’m not an expert by any means), Crytek was the only company that managed to make a decent game on that engine. Everyone else threw up their hands.
Amazon was attempting to build a state of the art, secure for esports gaming engine on top of a shakey foundation, using a completely untested network layer taken from another game that had been canceled.”

Yup, that’s basically what most of us have known about LY for years now.

Speaking of Crucible…

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-06-05-amazons-recently-launched-team-based-shooter-crucible-retiring-two-of-its-three-modes

I remember back when we used to see this move as a way to consolidate the low player base into a single server. Now we just remove features to force everyone into a singular game mode.

Just gonna leave this here. The Star Citizen “Legatus Pack” is live. For the low - low - prices of $35K

ps: Totally not a money laudering op though. At all.

Sadly the Legatus pack appears to have been discontinued. All the news I see about it is months old at least and it doesn’t appear on their packages page (the most expensive of which is now a mere $1,100), and this link is a 404:

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/Packages/Legatus-Pack-2949