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    News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    It’s a new game by the creator of Wing Commander, scheduled for Nov 2014 release.
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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    It's already nearing 5.7 million, might top 6 million by the end of the funding period (4 hours remaining)

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    I decided to take the plunge this morning. Hoping for something like freespace 2 as always preferred it to anything else except maybe tie fighter but anything is better than nothing we've had recently in this category.

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    So much for piracy and PC games not selling. The complete lack of innovation and understanding of customer interest in gaming by major publishers are the cause, not piracy, not lack of interest in PC gaming.

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    Amen MobiusPizza.

    Bearing in mind these are pre-orders for a game to be released 2 years from now, I reckon some major studios are kicking themselves (and whatever passes for their strategy/planning depts) for not having a solid entrant in this category ready to hit the market now.

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    Quote Originally Posted by MobiusPizza View Post
    So much for piracy and PC games not selling. The complete lack of innovation and understanding of customer interest in gaming by major publishers are the cause, not piracy, not lack of interest in PC gaming.
    Well said sir, and seconded.

    This and Planetary Annihilation are the best thing to happen to PC gaming in as long as I can remember!

    Power to the people!

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    do or don't I

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    off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    You sent a payment of $60.00 USD to Cloud Imperium Games Corporation

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    Do it

    Edit...oh you already did

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    6 million, it had better be a bloody good game

    the thing that did it for me was the ability to host your own server, now considering i work for a game server provider thats going to be a big help

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    Quote Originally Posted by MobiusPizza View Post
    So much for piracy and PC games not selling. The complete lack of innovation and understanding of customer interest in gaming by major publishers are the cause, not piracy, not lack of interest in PC gaming.
    Think about the numbers here. There are 70,000 backers roughly. Can you imagine a AAA game only managing 70k sales? It would be a disaster on a scale almost unheard of. There have been some very large donations to the project, because it's the kind of game a small minority of people want to see (myself included). Those people have paid above the going rate to see their game come to fruition, but it's not going to be telling any publishers that there's suddenly mass interest for this kind of game.

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    So is the game coming to Linux along with CryEngine 3 yet?

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    Epic!!

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Think about the numbers here. There are 70,000 backers roughly. Can you imagine a AAA game only managing 70k sales? It would be a disaster on a scale almost unheard of. There have been some very large donations to the project, because it's the kind of game a small minority of people want to see (myself included). Those people have paid above the going rate to see their game come to fruition, but it's not going to be telling any publishers that there's suddenly mass interest for this kind of game.
    Maybe, but you're comparing 70,000 sales. This is 70,000 pre-orders 2 years ahead of release!

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    Quote Originally Posted by Tpyo View Post
    Maybe, but you're comparing 70,000 sales. This is 70,000 pre-orders 2 years ahead of release!
    Yeah, not quite up to Diablo 3's 2 million pre-orders , but I know what you mean. I truly hope this game actually does sell well, as I would like publishers to consider the PC market in this area.

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    Re: News - Star Citizen game breaks crowdfunding record at $5.5m

    EDIT sorry must have typed it wrong in my calculator It's $73 for RSI, still impressive in my book

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Yeah, not quite up to Diablo 3's 2 million pre-orders , but I know what you mean. I truly hope this game actually does sell well, as I would like publishers to consider the PC market in this area.
    But we are 2 years before SC is anywhere near finished, and just checking the updated number iof almost 1 million fans (though likely to have quite a bit of double count for KS, then again many people ordered multiple copies), it is nothing short of impressive.
    The fundraising is not comparable to pre-oder, in a fundraiser, there is no guarantee and people donate a lot more than they would to pre-order. The average donation per person is $136 for RSI, $62 for KS. One SC fan is worth at least twice Diablo fans
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