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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #660 on: May 29, 2018, 03:49:39 PM »
Oeh, I know, I know. Aren't they due to publish their numbers in the UK by July first? And there is no way to avoid that any longer, so they have to show the whole world that all the money is gone without anyhing but the current pre-alpha crap to show for? But including almost a million dollar per year per company for Chris. And for Sandi. And for Erin. And for Ortwin. Something like that?

Yhey changed the filing dates for their accounts to year end. That's why their 2016 filing was in Oct 2017 as per my article about it.

Star Citizen isn't a game. It's a TV show about a bunch of characters making a game. It's basically "This is Spinal Tap" - except people think the band is real.

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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #661 on: May 29, 2018, 06:31:39 PM »
The trouble with downsizing / shutting a studio (if that's what is happening) is that once that is made public, however they try and spin it, it looks like they're running out of cash. Then things start spiralling out of control and they're finished.

I suspect they'll desperately try and maintain the fiction that everything is going fine right up to the point where Chris flies off on permanent holiday to Ecuador with the remaining cash.

I guess their biggest problem is trying to get their loans payed back fast before the Banks start asking difficult questions.

I am not so sure.

Companies restructure all the time and Backers just need to be told what they want to hear.   

If lots of offices close .. especially whilst other shit is going down, thats a different matter.


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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #663 on: May 30, 2018, 09:49:40 AM »
Cloud Imperium couldnít tell Kotaku whether anyone had actually purchased The Legatus Pack or not.

After this 5-part story, they probably have an email recipe that scans headers for anything with Kotaku in it, then send it straight to trash.
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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #664 on: May 30, 2018, 11:18:07 PM »
Hold that thought. 2 weeks + 1

Ah yes... They're about to default on their loans, aren't they?  Most notably the Coutts one since the news of that loan emerged around mid-late June of last year.

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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #665 on: May 31, 2018, 05:00:06 AM »
Good discussion in the comments of this video. Many are waking up even amidst the shillingzen postings.

« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 05:06:28 AM by krylite »

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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #666 on: May 31, 2018, 05:28:50 AM »
Once again, Polygon didn't disappoint in their disregard for the issues with the project, while throwing shade at dissenters.

Owen Good has taken the reins from Charlie Hall - and it's less funny.

Star Citizenís $27,000 bundle raises eyebrows
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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #667 on: May 31, 2018, 05:48:13 AM »
Star Citizen isn't a game. It's a TV show about a bunch of characters making a game. It's basically "This is Spinal Tap" - except people think the band is real.

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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #668 on: May 31, 2018, 06:03:46 AM »
Oh wow! They made it into Variety

https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/star-citizen-27000-pack-1202825654/

Another piece of shoddy journalism.   

All good free PR for Star Citizen...

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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #669 on: May 31, 2018, 06:39:17 AM »
Star Citizen isn't a game. It's a TV show about a bunch of characters making a game. It's basically "This is Spinal Tap" - except people think the band is real.

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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #671 on: May 31, 2018, 02:23:25 PM »
LOL And some more:

https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2018/05/31/heres-why-that-27k-star-citizen-pack-makes-perfect-sense/



She has no sense !

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Makes sense in a way .. Until the game is actually, finally released sometime around the heat death of the universe

At the very least, it doesn't make any sense to spend any money,  let alone $27k on a game that might be released when the universe is dying a heat death- which ofc ifs by no means the certain fate of the universe anyway.

Stupid mare !
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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #672 on: May 31, 2018, 02:56:13 PM »
You guys are too harsh on the media. They know how their colleagues got treated. They've got to do a factual news item, and they're paid to spend zero time doing so. So they're neither paid nor supported by their editors to do an investigative piece, but they want to share the cult-like hilarity with the world, especially in a week where a pastor wants his fourth private jet, and there's new revelations about nxivm. So, they snark it up and add some details that make Joe 6-pack say "that's messed up".

Ontology 101: "In a way" means "Only by accident."
As in, "In way, that corpse is Socrates." Socrates is dead. In a way it works because absolutely it doesn't.

The Variety piece reiterated CR's pledge of open development and statement that all the money goes to development. It's almost as if they're setting up the next article.

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Re: Star Citizen Media Musings
« Reply #674 on: June 02, 2018, 05:53:51 AM »
Even on the formal Reddit your latest Tweets are discussed  :magical:

I take that as a sign that the universe is about to collapse?
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