CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit

An update to the Chairman's Response to The Escapist on the Roberts Space Industries website has the latest on Cloud Imperium Games' reaction to the recent Escapist article alleging troubles at the developer of Star Citizen, the upcoming crowd-funded space game. The post has been modified to demand a retraction of the assertions in the article, threatening legal action if this doesn't happen by the end of today. They say the site has "violated the most basic rules and ethics in journalism by failing to properly vet [their] sources and providing the affected party with an opportunity to refute these ridiculous, highly slanderous, and easily disproven allegations," and also state this was not a legitimate piece of journalism, but rather a conspiracy between the author and "third parties" (who go unnamed, though we have a guess). They reproduce a lengthy letter they sent to the Escapist, and here is how this concludes:
If we have not received within a reasonable time your written confirmation (email being sufficient) that you agree to cooperate and comply with the above demands we will firstly publish this letter to our website. Based on the generous standards set by you, we believe that 24 hours should be sufficient to hear from you. Furthermore, if we have not received the aforementioned confirmation from you or your magazine and/or parent company by EOD Monday, we will turn this matter over to our litigators to prepare legal action in the US and the UK against the individuals and entities involved as listed herein.
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RedEye9 wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 22:14:
Grokk wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 19:45:
Is it worth my time reading back through 158 comments on this thread?

Nobody else does, why would you want to be the first. Hahaha_no


Second. I absolutely start from 1 and read entire threads, including just finishing this one now. It's why I've come here since before 3/11 (fukushima talk on blue's). Yes I'm one of those first time poster / long time listener types. This place is just too damn entertaining.

I've read every comment, clicked every link reading both articles and comments therein, returning to the next reply on Blues in this thread, and while I've laughed outright at some comments, and chuckled at the DS hate, as I was sitting here a random thought started percolating in my head as I approached comment #173:

I wouldn't want to be CR right now.

I honestly don't think Chris Roberts is a scammer, and looking for an out at this time. I believe we're witnessing nothing more or less than the continuing saga of one of gaming's more interesting personalities, and what appears to be an ongoing inability to match the state of what passes for current computer technology with the 'Vision' he has in his head. Some of us have been around the block more'n a few times, and have seen this before, not only with various other studios/heads, but with 'this' dev in particular; in point of fact he and Freelancer are basically the poster children for the dictionary definitions of missed targets / feature creep / and inability to release, alongside DNF.

Opinion here, not backed with any facts at hand, but more of a gut feeling, but I think this situation is less scam and more of an affirmation/indictment of CR's apparent lack of ability to realise his Vision, whether due to actual inability to hit realistic goals, or outright mismanagement of the project.

I honestly feel that when he came out with the kickstarter for this game, he was raring to go and fired up to release the game he initially intrigued us all with, and was more than pleased when those initial targets were funded. But I also feel that he took it as affirmation by (Insert your version of Universal Creator here) that he was the Chosen One, that fact only solidifying in his brain pan as the many millions started rolling in. That tsunami of money rushing forwards to his outstretched arms... that's one helluva test of one's character and ability, for damn sure. I'd like to think that I wouldn't be tempted to don Emperor's clothing, and act as CR has been attributed to have according to the many posts/threads/articles about the web, but I'm not the one promising people literally the (virtual) world(s).

I wonder who's going to play him in the television movie.



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