Cloud Imperium announces that Star Citizen has passed the $20 million
mark in the crowd-sourced funding campaign for this upcoming space simulation.
They promise surprise announcements are coming next month to coincide with the
first anniversary of the game's announcement:
WIRE)--Star Citizen™, the PC based space sim from legendary designer Chris
Roberts, has crossed yet another major milestone in its crowd funding campaign.
Roberts’ company, Cloud Imperium™ Games, announced today the campaign passed the
$20 million mark in crowd funding. It’s an amount that’s been raised in less
than one year — $10 million was raised in just the past 4 ½ months.
“It was not quite a year ago when we began our voyage with this incredible
community,” said Roberts, Cloud Imperium CEO. “Honestly, we never dreamed we’d
reach this point so quickly. It’s a testament to the passion that our backers
have for space sims and PC gaming. We have the best community in all of gaming
and they are literally taking part in helping us develop Star Citizen.”
Star Citizen’s crowd funding campaign is setting new standards in the way a
community participates in a game’s development. “We are breaking new ground in
community interaction,” said Roberts. “The fans are involved through feedback
forums, polls and direct contact with our dev team, and all the while they are
continuing to back our project even more and helping us put out the word about
Star Citizen. Our backers are our sales force. It’s really quite liberating for
us and for our fans who are helping us create the dream of a true AAA PC game
without the restrictions of a publisher.”
Ahead for Star Citizen backers and fans are plenty of game updates including the
unveiling of more ships, some surprise announcements coming at the one year
anniversary of the game’s unveiling on October 10 and the highly anticipated
dogfighting module scheduled in coming months. More Information on becoming a
Star Citizen backer can be found at
Star Citizen is a crowd funded game that officially launched on October 10 of
2012. Since that time Roberts’ company has raised more than $20 million from
backers all over the world making Star Citizen the top ranking crowd funded
Larian Studios announces
on Kickstarter that Divinity: Original Sin is now slated for release
on February 28, 2013. Here's the plan:
We are very determined to
implement all the extra features gained through stretch goals the way they
should be implemented, which essentially means that we want to incorporate them
in the story, the world and the gameplay mechanics.
This is taking us more time than we originally thought, and so, rather than
cancelling a feature or a goal, we decided to move the release of Divinity:
Original Sin from this fall (as originally announced) to this winter,
specifically to February 28th 2014.
We realize this may be disappointing for some people who had hoped the game
would still come out this year, but really, we think you'll have a much better
RPG experience when everything we wanted to put in, is actually going to be in.
For backers that have Alpha access, expect to have the rough and rugged version
of Original Sin by November. Beta should be your New Year's present in January!
WBIE announces details on a Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Origins, which
includes a batch of DLC at a bulk discount. Here's the plan, which features
pricing in British currency:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today
announced the Season Pass for Batman ™ : Arkham Origins , this Autumn’s
highly-anticipated installment to the best-selling Batman Arkham videogame
franchise . The Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass (for PlayStation®3 system,
Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U™ system or
PC) will be available at launch for £15.99 (£27.99 value) and grants purchasers
access to five of the game’s upcoming downloadable content packs, one of which
includes two exclusive skins.
Players who purchase or pre-order the pass will gain access to the following
Gotham by Gaslight Batman™ Skin and Brightest Day
New Millennium Skins Pack
Infinite Earths Skins Pack
Arkham Origins Initiation: Play as Bruce Wayne
before he became Batman™, and face his final test to prove himself worthy to
his greatest teacher, Kirigi.
A new "devspeak" trailer
from WildStar shows off character ability mechanics in Carbine Studios'
upcoming MMORPG. Word is: "NCSOFT and Carbine Studios is pleased announce the
latest episode of DevSpeak, where we tell you how you, the player, control what
your character can do. You will learn more about how WildStar deals with the
traditional Instant, Cast time and Channel abilities." Continue here to read the full story.
This trailer from
F1 2013 show off another hotlap in the Formula One racing simulation, this time
showing motorsport legend Emerson Fittipaldi taking on the Brands Hatch circuit.
Here's the description: "F1 2013 gives FORMULA 1™ fans the chance to compete
against legendary drivers in cars from different eras of FORMULA ONE with a
range of classic content from the 1980s. F1 Classics, introduced by legendary
broadcaster Murray Walker, allows players to race iconic 1980s cars from
Williams, Lotus and Ferrari against drivers including Mario Andretti, Nigel
Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Gerhard Berger, with more to be announced, on
classic circuits Brands Hatch and Jerez." Continue here to read the full story.
A new trailer is now
available from X Rebirth, the upcoming installment in EGOSOFT's X series of
space simulation games. The clip shows how trading and mining work in the game's
complex economy. The clip includes developer commentary, explaining the
difference between simple item trading and the more complex trade and transport
of large quantities of goods, which is a separate game system. This is also
accompanied by this text primer on the topic:
Sharon, MA, September 26,
2013 - All X games have been created to provide players an open sandbox
experience with multiple levels of gameplay elements. Among the most significant
is a fully simulated and realistic economy. X Rebirth takes advantage of the
wealth of experience derived from the prior X games to create a trading
experience that is completely immersive. Today we are pleased to present a trade
video that delves into some of the trading, building and resource management
aspects players can expect from the X Rebirth economy.
Like any economy, supply, demand and animal spirits are the main drivers. In the
trade world of X Rebirth, countless variables impact each of these factors.
Prices and the economy can and will be influenced by pirates, warring factions
disrupting supply routes, broken station power units, shot-down freighters, good
relations with merchants, and the list goes on... For example, if a player
directs his aggression at a freighter, he can be sure that his action will make
prices rise or delay production elsewhere.
new Kickstarter is underway for Pro Rugby Manager 2014, as Cyanide is
proposing a return to this sports simulation series that was last updated in
2005. They are looking to raise £100,000 to support this effort, adding that it
"is important to note that Cyanide has already earmarked and invested its own
funds in this project." They are shooting for the game to go gold in August of
next year, though they note that this "may evolve as new stretch goals are
confirmed, but the main aim is for a release to coincide with the start of the
2014/2015 club season in the northern hemisphere" (no stretch goals are
currently listed). Here's the elevator pitch for the game:
Manager" puts the players in the shoes of a manager of a rugby union team. They
must guarantee sporting success on the field and financial success off it, so as
to secure the job for another season or to be recruited by a bigger club. Only
available on PC.
announces an early access program for Carmageddon: Reincarnation,
their upcoming road-rage revival. This is early notice on early access, as they
say it won't actually launch until Q1 of next year, so just consider this
advance warning. Here's word: "Once the Early Access programme launches, players
will have the option to buy the game content at a variety of tiered prices,
starting with the standard game package and leading up to a full package bundle
that will include all DLC and all future released material at an all-inclusive
price. (All the Kickstarter and Paypal Backers who pledged $15 or more for the
game will receive the standard game package bundle for free, as that content is
released.)." This prior notice gives everyone interested in a free copy of
the game to participate in their
Early Access Prize Drawing,
where 99 winners will get the full Carmageddon: Reincarnation package as a
reward for tweeting about this.
Ubisoft announces preorders for Air Conflicts: Vietnam are now being accepted on
The Official Ubisoft Online
Store in advance of its October 2nd release. Those who commit in advance to
the aerial combat game will be rewarded with a 10% discount as well as a free
game: a copy of .R.U.S.E.: The Art Of Deception, Eugen Systems' 2010 real-time
I had some discomfort in my mouth that was getting worse, so I went to the
dentist yesterday to check it out, and ended up with a root canal for my
troubles. The doctor asked if I had any health changes or something that might
help understand why a tooth that looks fine on an X-Ray taken in January would
have decayed so much, but we could come up with no explanation, other than this supports my mom's contention that amid all the positive traits I
inherited from her I also got some pretty bad teeth. Anyway, I'm glad I decided
to take care of this before it became an emergency, as the discomfort is
minimal, so I think I can stop taking the painkillers already (on a related
note, apologies for the two stories that were each posted twice here last