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Skywatcher 12-06-2019 04:03 PM

Downloading the game got a tech author temporarily blacklisted from his office internet:
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Apparently, my single machine went from using largely nothing to choking out all of the bandwidth for Allure Media within seconds. It's a company that operates several sites viewed by millions of Australians every month. Having reliable internet is Kind Of Important

Johnny Bravo 01-04-2020 02:09 PM

Crytek wants its lawsuit against CIG dismissed without prejudice until later in the year, since their lawsuit revolves around a game actually being released.

Skywatcher 01-06-2020 03:27 PM

CIG’s financials are not in great shape. Despite bringing in record income of $49 million for 2018, the company still generated a $7 million loss. A staggering $9 million alone was spent on marketing...

Remember, according to the current TOS, they don't have to tell anyone what they're doing with all that money.

Skywatcher 01-06-2020 03:40 PM

Per the financial report released a couple of weeks ago, CIG hasn't turned a profit since 2014.

Atamasama 01-06-2020 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo (Post 22062578)
Crytek wants its lawsuit against CIG dismissed without prejudice until later in the year, since their lawsuit revolves around a game actually being released.

Beautiful. As long as they never release a game they’re safe. CIG will be fine forever.

RickJay 01-07-2020 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Skywatcher (Post 22066002)

I bet Chris Roberts's paychecks are being cashed though.

Who invested $46 million in the company in 2018?

Skywatcher 01-07-2020 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by RickJay (Post 22067419)
Who invested $46 million in the company in 2018?

These guys, in exchange for 10% of CIG.

Jophiel 01-09-2020 01:45 PM

Humble has some game called Headsnatchers for free. Local/Online party game where you, uh, snatch the other people's heads?

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/h...eckout-section

Atamasama 01-09-2020 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Jophiel (Post 22071930)
Humble has some game called Headsnatchers for free. Local/Online party game where you, uh, snatch the other people's heads?

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/h...eckout-section

Is that what CIG releases instead of Star Citizen?

Jophiel 01-09-2020 02:56 PM

LOL, that was supposed to go into the free games thread. I was in a hurry and did a word search for "Free" and posted without checking. Oh well, something to play when you've spent all your money on vaporware space freighters :D

Skywatcher 01-15-2020 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Banquet Bear (Post 21621681)
...just watched this video based on the experiences of a gamer playing the Alpha:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhzU806jxnY

The game looks like a nightmare. As in, a literal nightmare. Like the sort of nightmare you wake up from screaming. Best quote: "With each void consumption giving me a surreal peek behind the curtain at just how much this world is held together with tape."

The game looks so fundamentally broken.

They still haven't decided to help players who find themselves trapped in the environment!

Atamasama 01-15-2020 06:16 PM

Here’s an attempt to translate your link to English.

Skywatcher 01-17-2020 05:45 PM

Sorry, I'm on Chrome and it translates automatically.


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