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Looking at the OP is like meeting an old friend after a long absence.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAD6Obi7Cag

~i want star citizeeeeeeeeeen~

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Goredema posted:

I don't know how this is possible, but here's a sweet stash of primo JPEGs, and for some crazy reason they're free: Free LTI Space Game JPEGs

Seriously though, those trading cards ain't worth a thing if they don't come packaged with a flat, lovely stick of gum.

Quality JPEGs indeed, thank you friend:


A Neurotic Jew posted:

is it true what they say about Derek Smart?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEuY6-UM8VI

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I'm still not sure what's more unbelievable: that Derek Smart has finally found his windmill to slay after a decade of complete irrelevance, or the fact that the Star Citizen community as a whole is willingly offering itself up as that windmill.

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Sappo569 posted:

Did you email them the dick wulf picture attached to refund request?

Everyone who is requesting a refund should attach that as their reason for the request

See how long it takes them to ex-communicate dick wulf like they did with Smart

Hahaha like they're going to go out of their way to alienate a guy who's $20k in the hole already and basically a walking insane billboard for them.

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Jesus God and all the saints, I go to work and come back to this. What a glorious time to be alive

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hi derek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88WL5MX1Co8
MP3 Here

code:
the legend lives on from the forums on down
of the game dev who made wing commander
the man they all say never quite found a way
to respond to the lies and the slander

from his backers he scored eighty-six million bucks more
though the promises made were quite empty
that company and crew was a bone to be chewed
when the blogs of october came early

the game was the pride of all nerdlings worldwide
spending all of their cash for no reason
as the kickstarters go it was bigger than most
with rewards and good stretch goals well seasoned

concluding some sales with a coupla' space whales
while their deadlines were still disappearing
come three years later when their twitter feeds rang
could it be derek smart they'd been fearing?

the forums online made a tattle-tale whine
with the subreddit frantically wailing
and every man knew as the chairman did too
t'was the goons of october come stealin'

the sale came late and the videos had to wait
though the hit in morale was a small one
when the article came it was more of the same
in the face of a million refunds

when suppertime came all the mods came on deck sayin'
fellas, we'll just have to ban ya
at seven p.m. the last blog post came in, they said
fellas, it's been good to know ya

the chairman wrote in he had committed no sin
toward the broken, the poor, and the hateful
and later that night on his battered website
went the wrecks of star citizen's faithful

does anyone know where the love of god goes
when you browse those forums for hours?
the faithful still say we'll see gameplay next may
if you just spend a thousand more dollars

it might be online and it might be single player
it might even see a release soon
but all that we see is the hopes and the dreams
of the redditors, furries and spacegoons

freelancer's good, wing commander's alright
and the x series keeps on surviving
old freespace seems like a young nerd's dreams
elite and the rest keep on flying

and year after year it just keeps getting clearer
that a space game's just planning for failure
when star citizen goes just like everyone knows
will the goons of october remember?

in a dusty old thread on the forums they watched
the collapse of the faithful on reddit
and as denial began, they stood tall to a man
or at least five in the case of ben lesnick

the legend lives on from the forums on down
of the game dev who made wing commander
chris roberts they say always could find a way
to turn failure to more propaganda 

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The Glumslinger posted:

So I started following all of the drama recently, and I want to ask something about the intended scope of the game. Was the FPS/ ship boarding stuff part of the original kickstarter? Like did they originally pitch Eve, with a huge persistent world. And with dogfighting like this is world war 1, and the best weapon isnt a railgun launched past detection distance. And with important and interesting ai factions that can intelligently react to changing landscape created by user. And with the ability to walk around your huge ships and have your friends help you pilot the monstrosities. And also have other people be able to board your (huge) ship and then fight in a huge area that works well for an FPS, with interesting level design and poo poo. And to be able to track all of this poo poo, with poo poo like this happening constantly, in a single instance without sharding the player base into lots of small isolated servers?

Did they promise to do the things I laid out for 500k?

Because honestly, 100M sounds like a tiny budget to do all of that well

The game as pitched in the original campaign and KS was basically Freelancer 2: The Lancening; a single player campaign in the form of Squadron 42 and an online semi-persistent online component. Once they exceeded their original funding goal and figured out they could basically trade promises for cash, the project went off the rails in a profound way as CRoberts kept pitching newer and increasingly absurd "features" to rake in that sweet nerd money.

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Wow okay I wasn't expecting to record another thing so soon, but Beer wrote me a thing and well...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0RvCN3gYJA
"The game will come out in just a short time. Yes, yes, I know. You would like to know how long. I'm afraid it'll be... two weeks"

MP3 here

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Words by Beer4TheBeerGod

We flew among the stars
Backing what and when
And though it seems bizarre
He said it wasn't Ben
Which came as some surprise
I spoke about his lies
I thought you fled alone
A long long time ago

Oh no, not me
I couldn't do much worse
You're face to face
With the man who sold the 'Verse

I wept and left him then
And made my way back home
I searched for Citizens
For me they took out loans
My exploits you have heard
We fleeced a million nerds
We must have fled alone
A long long time ago

Who knows?
Not me
Nerds truly are the worst
You're face to face
With the man who sold the 'Verse

Who knows?
Not me
We truly are the worst
You're face to face
With the man who sold the 'Verse

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Skoll posted:

Metal Gear Citizen : The Phantom Game

In case you wanted a higher quality version of the image I used for the video:


DoctorStrangelove posted:

Lesnick is Miller
Sandi is Ocelot, but with the mod that swaps his and Quiet's models.
Derek is Skull Face
Derek's informant is Huey
Refunds are the vocal cord parasites, son
Eonwe is Eli
All the employees who are leaving are Diamond Dogs soldiers who get taken FOB invasions


Star Citizen: A Hideo Kojima Game.

This thread is Code Talker

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cl_gibcount 9999 posted:

derek smart
Derek Smart
DEREK SMART

you're about a day too late for the summoning, friend

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Agrajag posted:

wait what? i want more deets

In the Tanker chapter of MGS2, there's a bucket of ice that when shot, spills ice cubes everywhere that are programmed to melt realistically based on size and distribution. It is the only part of the game where there is any ice at all, and has literally zero bearing on the rest of the game, Kojima just put it in because he thought it was awesome. And it was.

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Awww, thanks bro

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OhDearGodNo posted:

People seem to be surprised over how crazy the SC cult is.

Has everyone forgotten this?

http://youtu.be/blPpnnSOiwk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-AJ9d6A2Yk

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Decrepus posted:

Chris Roberts: I'm not a game developer. There's no "Roberts Space Industries" We don't have a game.
Dick Wulf: [looking at PC screen] But there it is...
Chris Roberts: The game is just jpgs.
Dick Wulf: But, I see many ships.
Chris Roberts: You've seen concepts that look like ships. Our flight model is... is Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. And our cargo system is... it's Bejeweled. It's an illusion. It's all fake. Just like me.
Dick Wulf:



Adding to the quote parade

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1m3tEj2JzI

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Captain Satire posted:

Am I correct in assuming the current Goon opinion on SC is something like "This poo poo is a mess and it's going to crash and burn, but gently caress Derek Smart, too"?

derek smart is the hero star citizen deserves.

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Chocobo posted:

good show

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Chocobo posted:

good show

planetes really is good, everyone should watch it
it has spaceships

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DoctorStrangelove posted:

RIP Ramba Ral, biggest dong of anyone in Gundam.

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basketball and mma are good but the greatest sports anime will always and forever be ping-pong the animation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcSuAhbtIFg

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Eonwe posted:

btw King of the Hill is the greatest anime ever made

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A Neurotic Jew posted:

ahahahhaa I knew the name sounded familiar. He's this dude:



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

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de_dust posted:

the culture series isn't gritty or post-apocolyptic enough and would make a boring as gently caress show

Matter would be a good book to follow since you can reuse GoT sets and props for like half the show.

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Bootcha posted:

I HAVE BEEN INFUSED WITH GREAT PURPOSE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGRsEF953n0

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What I still don't understand to this day is if Smart and the Escapist are wrong, then it would be trivial to prove them as such. But no, let's have the head of the company write a rambling, incoherent letter and threaten to sue the mean ol' journalists for calling us poopyheads.

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Klyith posted:

quote me something you've said about star citizen in the last two years that's been proven correct

I'm sorry that reality doesn't fall neatly into the personal narrative you've constructed where all people who choose to spend money on a game of their choosing suffer from some mental disorder that you get to play the hero and save them from. The reality is that people see something in the game that excites them, and they are willing to spend money because of that.

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No Mods No Masters posted:

Sorry to break it to whoever it is, but the one who made this should be killed

yeah gently caress that guy

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Jst0rm posted:

So what exactly do the sc people hate about ed? It looks like all the pew pew space game they wanted.

it exists

Actually, the thing about Elite is that it used a completely inverted development model; whereas SC was devloped bottom-up and therefore got lost in its own feature creep and miraculous vision, E:D was developed top-down and delivered a complete but kind of dull space sim and then consistently iterated on it with new content (for example, patch 1.4 which hits tomorrow adds a light fighter arena mode called CQC. This would be essentially the equivalent of Arena Commander except in this case delivered as an addon to a game that already exists rather than a barely working tech demo in lieu of an actual finished product)

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nopantsjack posted:

Oh man, its tragic the amount of goon effort behind this nonexistant game. That space hammer and sickle is some tight poo poo and its actually pretty goddamn funny and appropriately pisstakey for a jpeg game.

Oh you have no loving clue. Back in 2013 when there was even less of a game than there is now, a group of SC "players" got their guilds together to create PACT (Powers Against Common Threats, essentially space NATO) to combat pirates or more specifically goons. I created TCAP (Trade Coalition for the Allied Proletariat) as a completely fake org just to needle the PACT guys and they promptly imploded in a vortex of paranoia and fear that the evil spacecommies and spacegoons were going to give them wedgies and shove them into lockers. You can thank GotLag for the logo by the way.

EDIT: and the handbook was basically my take on the AAA-grade spergmanuals groups like SUN were putting out at the time. They no joke put a section in their manual about semaphore:

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drat Dirty Ape posted:

The cloud.....

*waves hands*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp10_PygJ4o

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Star Citizen: Literally Motherfuckers

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Bolow posted:

Strike Suit Zero does have a good as hell soundtrack at least

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TQa2AYadrg

Getting Paul Ruskay (of Homeworld fame) will do that. I liked SSZ quite a lot on release, and the director's cut did a lot to iron out some of the weirder issues with the game.

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Omi-Polari posted:

Derek Smart knows a thing or two about beverage machines

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Elite is a good game to chill but it requires a very specific type of mindset (or a good library of podcasts) to really get into it. It's basically Euro Spacetruck Simulator.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0RvCN3gYJA

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VenusRedux posted:



I was feeling nice yesterday and tried to make them a new ship. They didn't like it. I don't get it, its got more pixels than some of the ones CIG released already.

Hard to please, some people.

No toilets

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