Star Citizen is working on planets and tech, and also Chris Roberts’ kids are adorable

    
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This week’s Star Citizen Around the Verse is… let’s call it mini, clocking in under five minutes. But CIG’s Chris Roberts and Eric Kieron Davis have big plans for 2019, which they spell out on the video.

“On the [persistent universe] side, there’s a bunch of existing stuff,” Roberts says. “First up would be ArcCorp. So we’re going to open up another planet; this planet’s different because it’s complete covered in man-made structures.” He also says the team is working on MicroTech (Stanton IV, another planet), which will hopefully be in by the end of the year, the full persistence tech too (dropping stuff and having it stay, basically), and server meshing (estimated more for next year).

The true stars of the episode, however, are the Roberts children, who bust onto the stream for a quick tour in front of the camera. My daughter, watching over my shoulder, is very concerned that wee Skye Roberts is about to drink Davis’ coffee. “Tune in next week for a normal boring episode,” Rain Roberts concludes, too precious for words. (My husband says they’re lucky Roberts didn’t name them Star and Citizen.)

Source: ATV. Thanks, Ken!
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primal

it is looking good, was surprised at how detailed the environment can be up close when i was doing an FPS mission the plants and that pretty good to, they could be better though. hope they fix the rendering issue while in first person in your ship on the planets Looks washed out all the time, only fixes itself with 3rd person camera view of your ship.

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dsmart

Weird how Chris keeps doxing his own kids.

(Thread closed by mod. Move on to a new topic peeps.)

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primal

i think theres a bit of difference between openly sharing information and someone hunting it down and exposing it without there permission

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dsmart

Except nobody actually did that. You guys just happened to be spreading that bs because ONE guy happened to find a PUBLIC imdb page that Sandi herself put up, and he used it to support the expose that she and Chris were married (something they went to great pains to hide from backers). Except that the SAME kids were in the pitch video from 2012, and also recently featured in recent ATVs.

Because an imdb page is doxing, but featuring kids in pitch and shill videos to scam backers out of money, isn’t. That was the joke. You missed it.

Get a grip.

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Joe Blobers

Quote : “…shill videos to scam backers out of money”

You proved in the past to have no limit, including spreading lie about alleged porn movie…

Read again article title and stop assuming people at large believe what you say.
Nobody is going to spend 1 cent because of a video showing kids or cats. The all project got +210M$ and growing at every quarter not because of CR’s kids… Your hate seep at every of your comments and it shows.

Get a grip.

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primal

well thats all i heard, you see unlike you DS i dont live and breathe star citizen. you do, which is extremely funny. you tell me to get a grip hahaha youve spent 3 1/2 years losing your mind over SC, you should take your own advice.

why would any backer care whose married to who? if they want to hide it thats there perogative. You probably think theres something shady going on but its none of yours or anyone elses business. its theres and theres alone

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dsmart

Making excuses for Star Citizen and the scammers that run it, is par for the course. No point in arguing with you guys. All I wanted to do was set the record straight regarding that nonsense about people doxing their kids – which is FALSE.

And some of us “live and breathe” Star Citizen, so that you guys don’t continue your attempts to obfuscate facts, engage in revisionist history etc. Which is precisely what some are doing now, even as the whole thing continues to burn to the ground.

Yes, nobody cares whether or not they were married. But that’s the thing with concealing things, eventually people start asking questions.

The fact is that they met while Sandi was working for him as intern at his failed Ascendant Pictures company. That they kept pretending in interviews, articles, videos etc, that she just “worked there” was the Red flag. When it got to The Escapist, backers started to deny it, calling us liars etc. Even though they also tried to keep it hidden AT WORK. Because you know, that’s perfectly normal. I mean, what’s a little nepotism among friends when you put your inexperienced wife in one of the highest positions in the company you crowd-funded with backer money?

And it wasn’t even about them being married that was the big flag, it was about this Sunny’s Diner interview which later surfaced. FF to 18:45. They had it pulled from the original source, and someone mirrored it elsewhere. Then she started editing, and ultimately removing FOUR separate LinkedIn profiles. And that was even before they pulled this page and video from the company website.

Heck, there was even an open letter to Chris on the game’s official Reddit. You should read that thread. It’s amazing.

Public figures are 100% subject to public scrutiny. You don’t have to like it, and they don’t get a free pass just because you happen to be a fan.

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Joe Blobers

Quote: “so that you guys don’t continue your attempts to obfuscate facts”

DS there are literally pages of years of your proven lies and obfuscation against this project. And again today, you serve the same FUD about Sandi… so she is now officially the Devil’s wife :)

Talking about The Escapist, it is interesting to remind all the”journalist” who copy/paste your blog… had soon after an opportunity of career outside of the company.

Translate in clear language: she got fired . And the Escapist never talked again about SC… They shut up for good, because they have nothing but you as a source, directly or indirectly.

What was supposed to be the new Pulitzer… turned to be another drama … as usual, affecting only those who for various reason (mainly lake of education about game development, trolling or clickbait) are fool enough to use yours infamous anon source.

Again the so called “inexperience person”… did contributed, together with +500 employees to a +460M$ valuation company.

You don’t deceive anyone DS.

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Mr.McSleaz

A lot of Fools will open their wallets if they see some smiling kids.

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Lateris

Leave the kids out of the discussion

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dsmart

Oh? You did read the article header though, right?

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Bruno Brito

You got a point, but c’mon dude. Let’s not get that far. It’s not like people aren’t realizing that CIG radiosilence isn’t irritatting nor that SC isn’t a game that will take a shitload amount of time to launch.

You have a history with said game. And you DO go overboard quite a lot. Don’t shove yourself on those petty stuff. Let them drown by themselves.

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MurgeneTemplar

First, I’m not interested in your obsessive blackballing all over the net. Second, it is time someone writes about your endless stream of similar failed games, I believe your last one was something named lod? Really …

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dsmart

Yes please do. I would love to read that. As long as it doesn’t contain a blanket bs statement like “all over the net”, I think it should be a very interesting read. That I’ve funded, developed, and shipped over a dozen games, should make for quite a lengthy and informative read. Get to it!

Line Of Defense isn’t out yet, but is coming along just fine. It’s amazing what you can do when you are spending your own money and have to reduce risks. And if you know what you’re doing, you get to FINISH and SHIP games, you see.

So yes please, let’s make this about me and my games. I welcome the attention, and I don’t mind the deflection from a Star Citizen discussion. Bring it.

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Joe Blobers

Quote: “shipped over a dozen games”… are you talking about the same disaster of a “game” named Battlecruisser two decades ago, you renamed year after year to pretend it is a brand new game?

On Metacritic site, your “production” have either no Users score at all (9 out of 17 have no users score) or the score is terrible.

What does it mean. A conspiracy from SC fan? Nope. Metacritic is free to all and successful released games are sold to many and got as well many reviews (good or bad).

Factual conclusion: gamer community ignore yours “games”. Yours expectation do not match reality.

Even worst, despite having copy/paste the same game during 20 years, your last attempt through Steam, after years of “early access” turned to be another disaster. Something you spent 20 M$ on (yours numbers)… and nothing. Care about sharing were those alleged M$ went? or sis you messed up with zero. did you mean 20.000$?

Using your own words: you Finished and Shipped games… You did and it turned to be a disaster of experience for the few getting it.
Time to revise yours priorities DS :)

A man pretending to have 200M$, providing daily “expert” advises on what should be done or not be done… but “famous” only by gamer public for an hater blog and a list of titles. Not games… titles.

What an achievement DS.

I give you a hint: Work more, speak less :)

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AlphaStrike

They have a pretty large income, they have already secured additional funding, development is starting to hit its stride. If you don’t like Chris or CGI how about don’t click on articles talking about them? You’re not changing anyones mind by whining.

((Edited to remove ad hom. Please review the commenting code.))

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Sean Barfoot

You’re not changing anyone’s minds with name calling either.

There’s plenty of reasons to be concerned about the game, not least their finances. People are going to discuss this. Maybe learn to live with that?

This is just what people’s opinions are like if you step outside of the Reddit and Spectrum. Maybe that’s on CIG, hmm?

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AlphaStrike

Concern yes, but all too often its the same people with no information other than someone yelling they “got scammed” because creating a company, hiring hundreds of people, creating entirely new tech takes awhile 🤔

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Bruno Brito

So? Stay away from those arguments and hear the arguments of people who are, rightfully, pissed from all the times they increased the scope of the game and delayed everything because of it. People who are rightfully pissed because a Alpha game has a functional, complete cashshop with p2w possibilities that will curbstomp anything their 40 bucks to access the game gave them.

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dsmart

It’s a scam. Creating a company, staffing it etc doesn’t make it any less a scam. I mean the FTC lives for the sole purpose of shutting down such scams which take place in even larger companies around the nation.

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Joe Blobers

Quote: “I mean the FTC lives for ”

Except the FTC don’t give a s… about SC. They even write it on a letter :)
Keep your permanent FUD campaign DS, this is entertaining.

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primal

so when/if this game gets released i.e. sq42 releases likely in 2021 and if/when SC gets released which could very well rely on sq42 doing well would you still call the game a scam then even when its released as 1.0 gold level build?

if the game truly was a scam the FTC would have done something about it by now.

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dsmart

That’s nonsense.

The FTC doesn’t just get up and go after companies. It’s a govt. agency that prioritizes their case load. They have major companies committing fraud, people selling bad pills etc and which are in the “public interest”. A crowd-funded train wreck doesn’t qualify as a public interest issue unless and until it gets on their radar (from complaints, State|District attorney referrals etc) and they investigate it.

There thousands of scams going on throughout the day and by even larger companies, but you don’t see the FTC running after them yet.

Star Citizen is a scam.

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Joe Blobers

We know DS. FTC do investigate, we know it.

We have no details except two sure things:
– their report is 90 pages long,
– they are currently compiling Glassdoor review as evidence.

Happy New Year DS.

The Lamp be with you :)

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Bruno Brito

Not how it works. The industry isn’t just a big conglomerate of independent forces. Everything inside it can create ripples, and we should keep attention to that.

This isn’t about liking Chris, he’s not my uncle. This is about a crowdfund project that may or may not set the pace for every crowdfunded game after it.

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primal

Crytek is extremely broke and after CIGs financials basically showing they have no money to give them i wonder how long itll be before there lawfirm starts to question there ability to pay them seeing as there highly likely to completely lose in court

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dsmart

What gave you the impression that Crytek relied on their finances?

And while you’re racking your brain over that one, did you read and understand the CIG financials? If so, what also gave you the idea that if CIG loses and Crytek is awarded damages, that they would be allowed to pay other expenses when they have awarded damages to pay for?

And where did you get the impression from that Crytek is “extremely broke”? Have you seen their finances?

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Joe Blobers

Quote: “… did you read and understand the CIG financials”

We did…. Except that we know anything CR will do or have done is the opposite of what you would have done yourself… CR is evil incarnated, the doom of all gamers hope… But DS… all your prophecies have been proven wrong, all your proclamation over years were just pure lies and obfuscation.

The gaming community is still waiting your full advertising page on NYT …. :)

or this from your own mouth: “We will fight it every step of the way and my guess is that with the Federal authorities involved…”… back in August 2015. LoL

Meanwhile, CR, his team and Backers are coming closer to Beta at every quarter. Not in 10 years or never… a year and half.
You admit it yourself already several times… you start to let some if sneak into yours own comments:
if CR screw up
if CIG loses

Come on DS, there is no if. It can’t happen, the project is dead, it is collapsing… soon. Look at Finance, this time it is for sure!

But better prepare for reality. Project is going to be delivered.

You slowly start to put yourself in position for 2020, to claim people are wrong pretending you said it was really dead… because you wrote two times in 2019 it would happen only if CR screw it up.

We are eager to see your next language gesture :)

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dsmart

Joe, please try to construct proper English sentences. It’s getting harder and harder to read your missives. And in case you haven’t noticed, nobody responds to your deflective drivel. So let’s stick to the facts…

Yes, most of us read and understood the finances. I wouldn’t expect you to understand any of it. And even if you did, it would go against the narrative to admit what everyone who hasn’t drank the Kool-Aid knows: that it looks VERY BAD.

They were broke.

Spending more than they were raising.

Barely had $14M, and since the financials didn’t show ANY liabilities such as loans (e.g about $5M in the UK), accounts payable etc, it stands to reason that they may have been insolvent YE 2017 end of 2017.

Have loans.

Then went and got additional $46M funding as a bail out.

These are all facts.

And that was all after statements like this from 2013:

My dream is to make Star Citizen a 100% community funded game, with the investor money being only for contingency. I’m not counting on this but if we can do this is will be saying something about the power of the crowd as Star Citizen is not your normal crowd funded game – its something that will compete with the biggest AAA games out there.

or this

We have private investors already. I’m still closing with some of them. I lined up money to make this game even without the crowdfunding. The crowdfunding was validating the demand. Now I’m at the point of going back to some people and telling them I don’t want as much money now. I want to have more control. It’s going to be better for the players. Their money has ensured that this game and this universe will be truer to their needs.

I like how 2020 is the new 2016, even though I knew this since Summer 2017 and said so, even as you and your ilk were denying it.

Keep it up Joe! We’re rooting for you! :)

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Joe Blobers

I know DS, bad English is always the last remark of guys looking for excuse :)

I am here only to provide facts about who you are and why you are behaving as you do, not to get a couple of like. My life is not driven by egocentricity DS :)

You provided years of lies and obfuscation. Your last comment about 2013 is another proof.
Scope changed mid-2014. Keep referring to 2013 as much as you want. Backers supported this change with +30M$ on average every single year. More pledges, more Backers, years after years.

Keep bringing loan on the table, this is standard practice for fiscal optimization… and you know nothing about the all Finance picture. Showing 14m$ profit or lose does not mean a company is doing good or bad.
What does is an external audit which turned to be 46 M$ versus only 10% shares (and then you will serve us… “they own everything with 10%” lol)

As usual you are delivering your very own broken reading: “46M$ as a bail out”

You were wrong during past years. Constantly, quarters after quarters. About absolutely everything: Austin closing, Loan, Glassdoor, collapse 90 days, key member leaving, space to planet decades away, no Citizencon… and pages of others.

You have no legitimacy DS because you have proved endlessly your gross incompetency.

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Sean Barfoot

You realise that whether you like Derek Smart’s games or not is irrelevant to the success of Star Citizen don’t you?

It doesn’t change their financial situation one bit, and devoting thousands of words to how much you don’t care about what Derek has to say kind of creates the exact opposite impression.

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dsmart

Joe provides the lolz track.

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Joe Blobers

Sean… I will make it short: “CIG Finance will turn for sure in a 90 days collapse or lost of company control” Because “internet expert” said so :)

Back to topic: CR’s kids are adorable and people having a real interest in this project are expecting to read more information in weekly ATV’s and get their hand of first 2019 patch.

Happy new year!

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Sean Barfoot

I genuinely don’t know why I try and converse with you sometime Joe. You seem to respond to points you wish I’d made, not the ones I’ve actually made

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dsmart

It’s Joe. So it’s not supposed to make one lick of sense. At all.

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Joe Blobers

DS… Like Citizencon was the greatest event with +2000 attendees, best pledges quarter as well. You know… the show that was for sure never to append in 2018.

What make sense DS is that CR together with backers community are making this project a reality. Parsecs away of the nonsense prophecies of Doom proven false quarter after quarter.

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primal

Ghost Theory is going down as Crytek alters its Indie Dev Fund program, but developers are also to be blamed

they cant afford to pay anyone in the program they set up which means there so broke they cant do it. there on life support, barely anyone uses cryengine and if hunt showdown doesnt do well i dont think theyll be around in the next few years

or the indie program was a highly deceptive thing they did that they never intended to honour. con people into using cryengine to get usage numbers up because unreal engine is the goto engine for the majority of devs. i think unity is more popular than cryengine, then after the devs have spent alot of time, so much time it would be unreasonable to switch engines they cancel the program and they get some exposure without really costing them anything

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Roger Melly

When politicians show off their kids to the public it is often when they have been upto no good , I wonder if the same can be true of Developers . :P

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Alex Hyer

I wonder if they just wanted to put the gd kids in a video because they thought people would like it.

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dsmart

It’s not the first time.

The kids (we didn’t know they were his and Sandi’s at the time) were in the 2012 pitch video back when nobody knew they were married. They also appeared in 2 ATV broadcasts – selling ships – a few months back in June and July.

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Alex Hyer

Sounds like you’re really unraveling that sweater.

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Joe Blobers

DS nobody care who married who. They could have not been officially married… and have an intense couple life together, including working together on a Kickstarter project.

Your attempt at that time was to create FUD as usual: relative in Business equal disaster.
6 years and 2 months later, the disaster was proven to be in your head (again): +210M$ pledges and a company valuation of +460M$

Get a grip.

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Alberto

January is a Dead Zone for any content..as half the staff is still on Vaca and they have a lot of Planning Meetings to figure out the schedule for the next 6 mos or so…happens every New year worst time of the year for me.

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Bruno Brito

They’re not my kids so i don’t care.

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Randy Savage

I’m surprised his children are fully formed. I figured his wife would be 32 months pregnant waiting for Chris to raise more money for additional features like arms and legs before giving birth to them.

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Mr.McSleaz

Priceless!

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Ken from Chicago

Vote for the adorable children, all the votes! All. The. Votes!!!

For those who wanted news, there are other YouTubers posting STAR CITIZEN news updates for the week.

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angrakhan

Ah, good to see the obligatory “when it comes out in the year 203948024803” comment made it in. Wouldn’t be a proper SC thread without it.