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Star Citizen expected to reach $100 million in funding

Wing Commander, and more recently Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts recently delivered his BAFTA Masterclass presentation in Los Angeles and via Twitch, revealing target launch dates for each phase of the game. As reported by Polygon, the beta progr…
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The Star Citizen Release Date Road Map

At a BAFTA LA Masterclass session, Cloud Imperium's Chris Roberts announced the release road map for Star Citizen – including when he expects commercial launch.

The game has different parts to it such as an FPS component, ship combat/racing (Arena Commander), single-player/co-op campaign (Squadron 42), etc., and these will come out in various forms as you can see in the slide below. If everything goes according to plan, the whole thing should come together by the end of 2016.

"Next year, probably towards the end of it, is when everything will be all together in one package with most of the content there," said Roberts during his presentation. "Really from the end of this year to the end of next year, it's really going to be a big content drive and fine-tuning and honing drive."

Note: Roberts said that the "beta" text for the Planetside/social component in the slide should read "Alpha."

 

Our Take
Nailing dates in game development – particularly on this scale – is tricky, but at least Roberts is being transparent at this stage for his crowdfunded project.

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Humble Card Game Bundle deals out Scrolls, Star Realms

Humble Bundle has a new promotion on deck: digital card games. From Mjoang’s newest (and previously most litigious) Scrolls to the granddaddy of deck-builders Dominion, the Humble Card Game Bundle has plenty to offer those looking for a reprieve from…
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GOG.com adds six Star Wars games, including KOTOR 2

GOG.com added a second helping of Lucasfilm games to its classic PC gaming catalog today, giving players the opportunity to download six Star Wars games on its platform, DRM-free. Three of the games are available digitally for the first time accordin…
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Dark Horse Digital Star Wars Comics Are On Sale Until They Disappear In Two Days

Earlier this year, Disney announced that Marvel (also owned by the House of Mouse) will take over responsibility for Star Wars comics. That means that Dark Horse’s time with the property, which began in 1990, is coming to a close after nearly 24 years.

As a send-off, the publisher is offering every digital Star Wars comic at 50 percent off. In addition to single issues and omnibuses, there are bundles available covering Knights of the Old Republic, Clone Wars, Dawn of the Jedi, Darth Vader, and more.

For $ 300, you can get the whole lot, consisting of over 20 years of comics. The list price on this bundle is $ 2,714.34, according to Dark Horse. 

These will be removed from circulation on January 1, 2015, but if you purchase them before they are gone you can re-download them. The expanded universe may have been obliterated like Alderaan, but that doesn’t mean these stories aren’t worth reading. You can check out the bundle (and it's discounted components) on Dark Horse's website.

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Get A Sneak Peek Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Figures

The original Star Wars figures were so popular that they were sold in empty boxes because the manufacturer wasn't ready to meet the Christmas demand. We have a feeling that Disney could also sell empty boxes of The Force Awakens figures, but they probably won't. Get an early look at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens' costuming in these early prototype shots of Episode VII's action-figure line.

In the shot above you can see the figures, which are left to right: Kylo Ren, John Boyega as Finn, Daisy Ridley as Rey, droid BB-8, and Peter Mayhew’s Chewbacca.

Star Wars: The Force Awaken will change your life next December.

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Cop drama, gadgets star in new Battlefield: Hardline trailer

Battlefield: Hardline’s latest trailer shifts focus from police officers shooting non-descript criminals with military hardware to highlighting the game’s melodramatic storyline and its non-firearm gadgets. Though, inevitably, there’s still lots of g…
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Here’s The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Recreated In Grand Theft Auto V

During modern times in a galaxy based on a fictionalized version of the west coast…

YouTube channel Powerlight-13 took the endlessly parodied and recreated Star Wars teaser trailer and added a Grand Theft Auto twist. Overall, it's really well done, especially the flying sequences. You can check out the video below.

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For more on the Star Wars teaser trailer head here to see what video games you should play to experience the trailer's moments, and here for arguably the teaser's best parody.

[Source: Powerlight-13 on YouTube, via Kotaku]

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Malkovich, Paxton star in Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies

When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is overrun with zombies, who do you want standing at your side? If you answered “anyone who survived The Walking Dead’s zombie apocalypse,” “that girl with the gun-leg from Planet Terror,” “the general keeping huma…
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Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts Leads First BAFTA LA Masterclass

BAFTA Los Angeles – the LA branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – has announced it's holding a Games Masterclass series in 2015, and Star Citizen's Chris Roberts is its first presenter.

The masterclass is free and will be held at the Silver Screen Theatre, Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on January 20 starting at 7:30. It's a 90-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session. The masterclass covers Roberts' experience developing Star Citizen and is open to the public, but you have to register in advance. For more info, head here.

Star Citizen has famously raised many millions past its crowdfunding goal, and follow the link to take a look at a trailer for its Arena Commander mode.

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