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Wing Commander, and more recently Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts recently delivered his BAFTA Masterclass presentation in Los Angeles and via Twitch, revealing target launch dates for each phase of the game. As reported by Polygon, the beta programs for the game's first-person shooter and plane...

January 21st 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Star Citizen isn't just about spaceships anymore. At PAX Australia, developer Cloud Imperium Games showed off the extremely well-crowdfunded game's first-person shooter module, which lets players fight for glory with handheld armaments (as opposed to galactic vehicle-mounted ones). A gameplay vide...

November 1st 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Space is big. Very big. The-next-closest-planet-is-more-than-30-million-miles-away-on-a-good-day big. That's going to give any spacefaring readers out there plenty of downtime, so why not spend 10 minutes of it with Star Citizen gameplay, pulled from a Twitch stream of CitizenCon 2014? [Image: R...

October 11th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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I actually said the title of this piece out loud the other day. I was compelled to do so primarily because of a certain sandpark's launch as well as the fact that it's been dominating my game time for a solid month now. And yeah, I left off the Stick and Rudder part when I said the title out loud...

October 5th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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As Star Citizen recently crossed $55 million in funding, Roberts Space Industries founder Chris Roberts announced that the game is entering the Guinness Book of World Records "not as the largest crowdfunded game of all time, but as the largest crowdfunded anything of all time."

October 1st 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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I was hoping to use this week's column to talk in glowing terms about Star Citizen's newly released racing mechanics. The only problem with that plan is that Arena Commander 0.9 hasn't launched just yet, purportedly on account of a few pesky bugs that Cloud Imperium is still in the process of squas...

September 7th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Star Citizen crossed $50 million in support following the launch of some pricey digital starships. The milestone was reached thanks to the docking of the "2945 RSI Constellation Lineup," a collection of four ships that went on sale over this past weekend. The game reached $48 million in mid-July, a...

August 20th 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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Massively's Justin Olivetti and I were talking MMO communities recently. Star Citizen came up, and my esteemed colleague mentioned that the constant hubbub surrounding the crowdsourced space sim sandbox has made him a bit wary of getting invested in the title for the time being. From the inside lo...

August 10th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Since our last look at Chris Roberts' space epic Star Citizen, the game's crowdfunding effort has pulled down another $5 million, bringing the current total to a staggering $48 million. With another funding milestone comes another stretch goal reward, in this case, the two-fold debut of the bomber...

July 15th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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I've taken a little while to let Chris Roberts' recent flight model manifesto marinate. In that time, my opinion has run the gamut from "funk yeah, simulation!" to "hmm, I hope I'm able to enjoy this title" and back again. I waffled because as much as I'm salivating over Star Citizen and everythin...

June 29th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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A series of bugs grounded this week's scheduled launch of Arena Commander, the space-based dogfighting module for Star Citizen. Project creator Chris Roberts revealed the delay in a blog post on the game's website, saying "it would be foolish to release an unstable build, even if pre-alpha for the...

May 30th 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments