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


#8437

Do we really believe they’ve spent nothing of the $46m?


#8438

I don’t know what you or I believe, I’m talking about the numbers the article gives.


#8439

Ah, I missed this. Thanks.


#8440

Friends and family nepotism is #1


#8441

Not quite. Remember, they’re still raising money each month. So this $46m which they got back in May 2018, just gets added to that. Since they were already making about $35m a year, and spending more than that, this bailout money is a sort of reserves cushion to get them to Q2/2020 (SQ42 Alpha) so they don’t keep operating in the Red and face having to do major staff reductions, or even bankruptcy. Note, according to their own financial brochure, they were pretty much insolvent at various parts since 2015. I totally called that one.


#8442

Yeah. And they were still in the Red


#8443

Why I believe that $46m is for cash reserves, and not for marketing as CIG claimed


#8444

This is so funny. Prepare your bodies.


#8445

Is Star Citizen a VR game?

Did Duke Nukem Forever turn out to be any good?


#8446

Duke Nukem Forever the Build engine mod, based off the 2001 trailer, is incredible! :)

The Gearbox, Triptych Games, Piranha Games, and 3DR Realms effort published by 2K in 2011 is more interesting as a development artifact than a traditional game. I still stand by Shrunk Machine and Duke Burger as very inspired shooter levels though, and I love that the game came with some neat flashback materials, like dev snapshots of the game circa 2003 (the final game, outside of being set in Las Vegas and fighting off an alien invasion, doesn’t even superficially resemble this vid):


#8447

Here’s some positive, but odd news:

I can’t imagine how irksome it must be to get this kind of thing going, but hey, at least someone is doing something with Star Citizen.


#8448

“Of course?”


#8449

Maybe they mean of course RSI is paying him?


#8450

Well the article implies he writes off his ship purchases as a business expense :rolls eyes:


#8451

It’s shit. Wrapped in tin-foil. Shoved into a furnace.

Don’t believe? Fine. In this video, a bunch of them decided to race buggies on a barren planet. Things went sideways right from the start, and by the time the “race” was going anywhere, the “winner” was running the remaining 3km. On foot. I shit you not. Watch.


#8452

Dayum. I mean… really?


#8453

Yeah. It’s all so hilarious to me. The “game” is as dead as a door nail.


#8454

There you are mistaken. Door nails still serve a purpose. The are either ornaments or they strengthen the door.


#8455

Is that choppy frame rate my crappy internet trying to stream the video, or is it really that shit? (I think I know the answer)


#8456

You guys need to be a little more patient, they’ve only had seven years. Gotta wait to at least the 15 year mark to pass any kind of judgement.