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Star Citizen Hits $21M; Video & Hangar Patch Released

The Roberts Space Industries website reflects the continuing flurry of activity surrounding Star Citizen, the upcoming space combat game that looks to return to the glory days of games like Wing Commander and Privateer. The game's crowdfunding campaign is hurtling along, and has surpassed the $22 million mark, triggering the new stretch goals of a Facial Capture System and a Public Transportation System. They add: "In addition to this immersion-enhancing design upgrade, we’re also going to dedicate some of the additional funding to making next year’s CitizenCon a bigger event! Thank you for making this all possible. Keep spreading the word!" Here's the summary of the latest happenings, which includes the release of a patch for the game's hangar module and the commercial for the 2944 Aurora:

Two pieces of great news: after a long night of hard work, the promised Hangar patch is available! You can check out the Avenger, the privateer outfit, the Aurora LN, the fish tank… and a few other surprises. The second piece of news is that in just four days, we’ve hit $22 million in crowd funding! Between the hangar patch, the bomber reveals, the Aurora LN, CIG Manchester and the start of The Next Great Starship, this has been a big anniversary week… and the best is yet to come!

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42. Re: Star Citizen Hits $21M; Video & Hangar Patch Released Oct 14, 2013, 21:51 Optional Nickname!
 
As a minor aside:

High-End SC is going to require a customized PC build (in my mind anyway) with certain peripherals and maybe certain hardware/firmware/software combinations that cater to the specifics of the Cry Engine, making the best of out your hardware.

It's nearing the point now where PCs have become consoles in that you put an OS, game, and maybe some utilities on an SSD and when you want to play SC, you pop that SSD in your dock and boot from that. When you are done and want to play something else, you pop that SSD out and the other SSD, say BF4, into the dock, Just like a console cartridge you don't ever have to blow on.

The point of PC gaming is to prevent that, but with WinXP still as strong as ever, Win7 with DX11 mainstream and now Win8 making a presence and even possibly Linux/Steam being usable on a high-end PC, you can or should consider multiple smaller SSDs.

 
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