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Sep 15, 2020 14 tweets 4 min read
His latest missive is no different from similar ones which he penned back in the day when he was - again - facing a backer backlash. If you want a refresher on that, @nichegamer just did one.

nichegamer.com/2020/09/14/sta…
It's not odd that he showed up - out of the Blue - even as backer posts asking where he was kept being deleted and backers banned for daring to ask where the grifter they gave $300M+ disappeared to. And it wasn't to explain wtf is going on with the project or the money.
No, it was to address some inconsequential bs that he - once again - littered with the same lies culled directly from the well curated dreams.txt and then just regurgitated it in a bid to "prove" that he was still around - or something.
And if you had any doubts that this was a freaking cult of madness, this response to his latest bs could never exist on the game's official forums. This writer was kind in his response, because if I wrote a response to his drivel, it would be worse.

old.reddit.com/r/starcitizen_…
His forum missive gives you a quick understanding of how the official forums are moderated whereby you can't even ASK where the creator is without being attacked, banned or your post deleted. So once that tone was set years ago, it remained. His latest bs just reinforces it.
Without going too much into it, all I am going to say is what comes next should have happened long time ago; then this farce wouldn't be $400M in + 0 games. All that was needed was accountability. And those who kept giving him money are going to see why they should have stopped.
The fact that almost NINE (!) years + over $400M later Chris is still calling Star Citizen "early alpha" should tell you all that you need to know about the on-going scam being passed off as a project of two games.

i.imgur.com/uTesu7o.png
Meanwhile over there, someone decided to check out the on-going free fly that's going until 23rd. The results were...well...read it.

resetera.com/threads/l-rttp…
Don't miss the irony of the him suddenly reappearing at the time when the backer numbers (which we knew were bs to begin with) have been revealed to be superficial.

The fact that a project bringing in and spending over $30M a year, yet still needing investor bailout should have been the huge Red flag that maybe the backer numbers aren't there; and it's just a bunch of sunk cost fallacy whales propping up an obvious scam.
April 2013. Well, they're now $400M in. Do the math if you will.

"Chris Roberts: I can be more profitable than AAA games on a fifth of sales"

gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-…
May 2019:

"Exclusive: The Saga Of 'Star Citizen,' A Video Game That Raised $300 Million—But May Never Be Ready To Play"

forbes.com/sites/mattpere…
I just came here to amend this thread to say that of the 3 people I know currently working on the project, not a SINGLE one them has a farking clue wtf Chris was going on about in his post about atmospheric rooms.

Oh apparently more key people are on the way out.

That is all.
Yes, I know the link was broken due to copy and paste, so here's a better one.

imgur.com/a/P9PZSNw#xVcc…

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More from @dsmart

Oct 10, 2020
Well don't look now, but SQ42 no longer has a release date. Wait till you see Chris's response in an AMA on the game's 8th (it's actually 9, but whose counting?) anniversary.

robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/commu…
As Star Citizen turns eight years old, the single-player campaign still sounds a long way off

eurogamer.net/articles/2020-…
But wait! Are you old enough to remember this 2014 interview?

gamespot.com/articles/star-…
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Oct 8, 2020
So there's a new Star Citizen controversy brewing and which various parties are diving into. I haven't done much digging, so I will just provide some of my own thoughts.

First of all, I want to make this clear - again...
Star Citizen devolved into an absolute scam years ago. The basis for the scam is that the creators and primaries were busy focused on unjust enrichment by taking money out of the project, rather than putting money into it. This has gone on for years now.
To the extent that not only have they done shady financial things like building a corp with backer money, then selling back that corp to themselves, but also taking out large sums from the venture, even as they run out of money year after year.
Read 28 tweets
Sep 29, 2020
For context, you'd have to do some catching up on my tweets since this fiasco started. To be clear, as a veteran game dev for 30+ yrs, as I see it, this battle was a long-time in the making, and needed to be waged.
Though some of my peers & colleagues in the biz are hesitant to publicly opine given the parties involved, my view is that with all the confusion as to the merits of the matter and what it means to gamers and game devs, this discussion is worth having cuz feelz aren't relevant.
To get started, this is what I said on 08/13 when news of the lawsuit went public, and which goes back to what I just stated in the first tweet of this thread.

Read 46 tweets
Sep 25, 2020
This is a very big deal indeed.

Amazon’s Luna game streaming service is powered by Windows and Nvidia GPUs theverge.com/2020/9/25/2145…
When Google decided to do Stadia, maybe they thought that because most of the leading game engines supported Linux - and thus Vulcan api for graphics - that devs would rush on board.
Thing is, like OGL, Vulcan hasn't exactly lit our collective butts on fire because it's new (to those not keeping up to date), and it's a major hassle to implement in a graphics pipeline. Forget about porting from DX to Vulcan; it makes grown men wheep.
Read 9 tweets
Sep 21, 2020
If you thought Chris couldn't be any more, what's the word - dismissive? Well, he told the community that he's so busy that he can't answer their [important] questions. However, he will answer a SINGLE question. I swear I'm not making this up:

robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/commu…
"Tony’s goal (goal != promise) is to have elements of the Dynamic Universe start to come online next year, likely towards the back half of the year, where player’s actions can impact both the Dynamic Economy and other players."
Read 6 tweets
Sep 16, 2020
Epic Games lawsuit is just a publicity stunt, says Apple 9to5mac.com/2020/09/16/epi… via @benlovejoy
lmao! I doubt that very much. Despite my misgivings about how Epic went about this lawsuit and which was only revealed via Apple's filings (emails), Epic could have more publicity impact by putting money for these legal bills into worthy causes - or even marketing.
Generally, a company that has traditionally supported devs the way Epic has over the years, aren't likely to put those same devs at risk by engaging in a protracted publicity stunt like this and which has severe consequences.
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