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Star Citizen Voice Cast Announced: Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson, More

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Cloud Imperium Games have announced the voice cast for the upcoming single player component of their space simulator, Star Citizen.

Chief among the actors brought onto the project are the likes of Gary Oldman (Featured above, The Fifth Element, Batman, etc.), Gillian Anderson (X-Files), Mark Hamill, and even Andy Serkis.

You can find a complete lineup of all the confirmed actors thus far, below:

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To be clear, these actors are playing various roles in Cloud Imperium Games’ single-player component to Star Citizen, Squadron 42.

While Star Citizen has amassed a staggering $90-plus million dollars, its development has been mired with criticism and controversy, the latest of which is a report that development funds have been used for things other than you know, making the game.

You can read more about that here in The Escapist’s report from developers who have supposedly worked on the project.

With a release date nowhere in sight and the game’s FPS module Star Marine delayed indefinitely, it remains unclear how far the crowdfunded project has truly come.

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  1. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Well at least now we know where all the budget money went.

  2. John Smith
    John Smith
    October 10, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Wouldn’t the voice actors strike affect this?

  3. Erthwjim
    Erthwjim
    October 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I wonder how much they were paid for their voices.

  4. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I doubt Gary Oldman and Mark Hamil are participating in that. Plus for the right price I’m sure they’ll consider it.

  5. Cy
    Cy
    October 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    From what I know about video game voice acting, the voices and facial capture are recorded early in development, so they might be already done with their lines.

  6. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    October 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Where are they getting money to pay for all that?

  7. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    October 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I can’t wait for this project to actually be realized and for shit journalism to be called shit again for trying to push hit pieces without any type of evidence other than hearsay.

  8. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    October 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    90$ million dollarinos. All in their pockets, going into the game, specifically the voices.

  9. Nin
    Nin
    October 10, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I feel sorry for anyone who has backed this. Not because these voice actors are bad or anything (I wouldn’t know either way), but because this will only delay the game even more.

  10. sanic
    sanic
    October 10, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    What can you do in this game so far? Fight with ships in an arena?

  11. Love Kindness
    Love Kindness
    October 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    This game will either be the biggest bust or the most ambitious, epic game ever. I’m leaning toward the former.

  12. JustaGuest
    JustaGuest
    October 10, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    You forgot to post your referral code, SCIDF.

  13. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    October 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    For the first time in my life in regards to vidya, I now desire simplicity. Do we really need Gary Oldman? Then I remember Chris Roberts has a huge boner for making movies.

  14. Siveon
    Siveon
    October 10, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Jesus Christ they even have Mark Hamill.

    …I hope his callsign is Joker. Heehee.

  15. Trepie
    Trepie
    October 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    How much?

  16. Gillman
    Gillman
    October 10, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Remember when it was originally funded and none of this shit was even in the game, you know back when it was on kickstarter? then they went to continue shit on their own site and kept raising money? Is… is that violating the ToS of kickstarter?

  17. deadeye
    deadeye
    October 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I don’t believe so. There have been other kickstarter projects that kept getting donations via paypal and such after the kickstarter ended.

  18. S Childers
    S Childers
    October 10, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    They already completed all the acting back in April 2015, so it can’t cause delays.

  19. S Childers
    S Childers
    October 10, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    It was the $5M stretch-goal. Backers wanted it.

  20. Nin
    Nin
    October 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    No, I doubt it. While it’s not exactly the same, if there was a ToS, Occulus being bought by Facebook would have violated it.

  21. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 10, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    It would more likely be the $12M stretch goal that mentions Hollywood talent. I understand Serkis, but Hamil while he’s doing Star Wars and Gary freaking Oldman? Wow.

  22. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    October 10, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I worry it’s the former, too. I was hyped for it, but am now tempering my expectations

  23. JustaGuest
    JustaGuest
    October 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Star Citizen Internet Defense Force.

  24. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 10, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Was that one of the stretch goals?

  25. S Childers
    S Childers
    October 10, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    We’re both correct.

    $5 says “celebrity voice-acting talent including at least one from WC”

    $12 says “[move sound production to office with access to better] sound effects and Hollywood voice talent”

    Hamil *was* in WC, but so was John Rhy-Davies, and $5 said “at least” meaning possibly more…

  26. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 11, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Considering they put this up to a vote with the backers and the backers voted for a longer development time to add all these things, definitely not.

  27. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 11, 2015 at 12:47 am

    I see no reason too, I equally see no reason to be ecstatic. I’m looking forward to Limit Theory, sad what happened to it’s developer, but he’s back on track and getting the game finished.

  28. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 11, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Frankly I don’t know how to feel about this game. On one hand I’m not going to entirely brush aside doubts in exchange for blind optimism. On the other hand I don’t believe the escapist in the slightest. Whether it was collusion or a hit piece for clicks, it was done with the intention of not giving the devs a chance to even respond, but they did anyway and oops it was in our spam folder for 4 hours before the article went up.

    I hope for everyone’s sake that this game finishes in a decent state. I’m looking more forward toward Limit Theory myself, but if this game finishes I definitely will snag a copy.

  29. Ricardo Lima
    Ricardo Lima
    October 11, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Hamil and Rhy Davis worked with Roberts on WC 3 and 4

  30. Viredae
    Viredae
    October 11, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Hamil is no stranger to doing voice work, neither is Gary Oldman, this list IS full of big names, but they’re big names who are already IN the business.

  31. Viredae
    Viredae
    October 11, 2015 at 2:11 am

    That and a walking module, supposedly they’re right on track with everything else, but I have a healthy dose of skepticism.

  32. Some furf
    Some furf
    October 11, 2015 at 4:06 am

    After serious accusations of spending their funding poorly, they spent a long and boring evening talking about how they hired big-name actors and are giving their lovingly-rendered faces the most advanced eyelid twitching animations you’ve ever seen.

    They also announced another $160 ship and a pyramid scheme referral program.

    Bravo.

  33. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    October 11, 2015 at 5:23 am

    I’m a pirate and I never backed up any game. I just like to side with logic though, so I don’t believe anonymous authorities or bandwagons.

    Basically, the accusations towards Star Citizen are unfounded. Having no basis means their conclusion is improbable.

  34. Dammage
    Dammage
    October 11, 2015 at 6:57 am

    It’s like Broken Age all over again!

  35. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 11, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Mark Strong! Captain Titus-alike! Huzzah!

    Wait, Star Citizen has a dedicated campaign, meaning? Or are we just going to hear them as quest-giving NPCs? Because that’s just sad if it is the latter.

  36. xii7
    xii7
    October 11, 2015 at 8:23 am

    You forgot yours, OSCHC – Official Star Citizen Haters Club.

    The cult with something to lose.

  37. xii7
    xii7
    October 11, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Lol

  38. Ken
    Ken
    October 11, 2015 at 11:51 am

    It’s impossible to remember that without using revisionist history. Using Hollywood voice actors has been there since day one.

    Try to keep up.

  39. Ken
    Ken
    October 11, 2015 at 11:54 am

    It’s a dedicated, 50 hour branching storyline campaign that acts like a prequel to the MMO, called Squadron 42

  40. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    October 11, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    And AAA continues to march us ever closer to an industry collapse. I wonder how this game might be impacted further by the recent VA vote to strike.

  41. JustaGuest
    JustaGuest
    October 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Nothing you said remotely even makes sense. Referral code? Something to lose? Why would someone who thinks the project is gonna go tits up or gonna be another game with more promises than actual content be financially involved with the project?

    The only cult that has something to lose are the backers.

  42. King of Bros
    King of Bros
    October 11, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Don’t try to reason with a Star Cultist,he’s got thousands of dollars of ships banking on this.

  43. JustaGuest
    JustaGuest
    October 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    When you see kickstarter after kickstarter be released unfinished or with broken promises, you kinda start becoming jaded on the whole crowdfunding thing.

    Or look at MGSV, around 80-90 million dollar budget and it was painfully unfinished. For the money Star Citizen got and what their goals/ambition for the game are, I don’t think they have enough. The referral system they’ve just announced isn’t very reassuring easier.

  44. xii7
    xii7
    October 11, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Yeah, all $125 dollars of it when the campaign first started. Nice generalization there though – another shortcut to thinking by the haters.

  45. xii7
    xii7
    October 11, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I was being facetious so making sense wasn’t exactly a priority…but let’s do this. The fact that you think the project is going to go “tits up” just highlights your willful ignorance about the game. You even stated that if it is released then it won’t be the game that is being promised – like you can somehow predict the future? Cultish indeed.

    Even when it is released and fully playable as promised you will still sing your negative narrative won’t you? Why? Because you were wrong all this time? Time will tell on this won’t it….

    SC is experiencing a hate campaign against it like no other game has before – and why is that? Because the detractors have something to lose by its release? Because it is already successful? Or maybe the haters just love hating for hates sake and LOVE to be around other similar minded people, who love to hate the same thing – like a cult.

    One day SC will be released in full – when it does detractors like you can then go suck a fart.

  46. xii7
    xii7
    October 11, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Using revisionist history is a tactic used by the side that is destined to be proven wrong. The haters are really scraping the bottom of the barrel with all the disinformation they’re pushing.

  47. xii7
    xii7
    October 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Damn, what happened to the dev of Limit Theory? Was really looking forward to what he was doing. Glad to know he’s back on track though.

  48. JustaGuest
    JustaGuest
    October 11, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    “You even stated that if it is released then it won’t be the game that is
    being promised – like you can somehow predict the future?”

    So looking how recent crowd funded games and AAA games with large budgets failed to deliver and applying it a different project in a similar scenario is predicting the future? Better round up financial planners or anyone playing the stock market, they’re fucking witches.

    If it comes out and everything thing was promised, I’ll be surprised.
    If it comes out and doesn’t have everything promised or comes out with extreme corner cutting, I won’t be surprised.

    The only scenario where I’d actually lose something is if it never comes out; because I will die laughing.

    Being pessimistic/not investing in something risky =/= cultist behavior

  49. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 11, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    He began to obsessively work on the project to an unhealthy level. Pulling all nighters, not going out, and it threw him into a horrible depression. He couldn’t get anything done for three months no matter how hard he tried. To him it didn’t feel that long, but he ultimately moved back home and got medical attention. He’s doing fine now and he took advantage of a hometown program to bring tech industry into it so he now has an office where he goes to work on Limit Theory.

    The game is back on track, and he’s working at it at a healthy pace, so the game will still be coming out. In fact he says he has the same passion now that he had when he began the project, so It’ll probably rock.

  50. xii7
    xii7
    October 11, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Wow, that’s unfortunate for him to go though but I’m so glad that he’s better now. I truly hope it all works out for him and I’m really looking forward to his game. Cheers for the update.

  51. xii7
    xii7
    October 11, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    “So looking how recent crowd funded games and AAA games with large budgets failed to deliver and applying it a different project in a similar scenario is predicting the future?”

    Yes, not all projects are equal so applying some other failure to a game that is still in development, and is quite open about its status, is not only dishonest but also asinine. Just because you’ve seen something else fail that doesn’t mean that failure is now the standard. Besides, SC is being made in a totally different manner than any other game beforehand, so again using previous examples is just not applicable here.

    “If it comes out and everything thing was promised, I’ll be surprised.If it comes out and doesn’t have everything promised or comes out with extreme corner cutting, I won’t be surprised.”

    And that’s fine, everyone is entitled to their opinions. It’s just funny when there is so much information freely available about the progress of this game, people still insist that it’s a scam and won’t be finished. the EVIDENCE suggests otherwise, hence why backers are so ready to be vocal in its support – why is that such an outlandish idea to grasp?

    “The only scenario where I’d actually lose something is if it never comes out; because I will die laughing.”

    And here we have your bias, clear for everyone to see. You’d be happy if people lose their jobs and money. Says a lot about you.

    “Being pessimistic/not investing in something risky =/= cultist behavior”

    You’re right, but the Official Star Citizen Haters Cub has an agenda – to derail SC. It’s a movement. A club. A cult.

    No one cares if you’re pessimistic or don’t want to fund the game – it’s your apparent glee for its failure that is causing backers to be vocal. Wouldn’t you if you could see a focused hate-campaign attacking something that is of interest to you? (probably not by the sounds of things).

  52. JustaGuest
    JustaGuest
    October 11, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    “Just because you’ve seen something else fail that doesn’t mean that failure is now the standard.”

    When big budget crowd funding has yet to produce anything meaningful and when multiple big budget crowd funded games start trying to find new income sources for their unreleased projects, failure does become standard..

    You can scream about “muh haters” bogeyman all you want, the only thing that will change the development of the game is the developers themselves.

    If the game doesn’t come out or releases unfinished; it’s all on the devs hands. No amount of internet shit flinging will change that.

    Look at all the flack the shenmue III kickstarter got regarding sony’s involvement. Do I want the game to succeed? Yeah I do, but it’s all up to the developers to make it happen.

    I still want that game to succeed even after they opened up for more funding, but I completely understand why people would worry/start shitting on it after that.

    And if it goes tits up? Oh well, I’m still here and I can still play games. The only thing is people will learn the risks of crowd funding and I’ll get some laughs out of it.

    Crowd funding is broken at it’s core for both the developer and the community.

  53. xii7
    xii7
    October 11, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    “When big budget crowd funding has yet to produce anything meaningful and when multiple big budget crowd funded games start trying to find new income sources for their unreleased projects, failure does become standard..”

    Big budget crowd funding is a relatively new thing right? Star Citizen is one of the first and the project is just three years old. A game of this scale needs time to complete and to expect it to be done overnight is unrealistic – and just becuase it hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it can’t actually be done. I’m cynical too, but when there’s so much information available you just have to make a decision on whether or not you want to remain intentionally ignorant and continue to peddle misinformation or to actually know what you’re talking about. I know it’s harder to do the latter and much, much easier to remain ignorant – kudos to you for not even bothering to try.

    “You can scream about “muh haters” bogeyman all you want, the only thing that will change the development of the game is the developers themselves.”

    That isn’t going to happen as in reality there’s nothing wrong the development of the game and its developers. That’s just the fallacy your cult is perpetuating.

    “Crowd funding is broken at it’s core for both the developer and the community.”

    And there’s your adgenda. Some of you people are so weird when it comes to crowdfunding and think that you’re on some holy crusade to make it stop. You are not the gatekeepers to the game development world. You’re just cynical armchair critics with self-important delusions of granduer. Good luck with your quest.

  54. Crizzyeyes
    Crizzyeyes
    October 12, 2015 at 9:14 am

    While I don’t think the Escapist article and Derek Smart are the most reliable sources of info, frankly you’ve made an idiot of yourself. You’ve been arguing with nobody on this site; instead, you have been arguing with a very well constructed strawman called “The Official Star Citizen Haters Club.” What are its parameters for entry? Who is currently in it? These are all mysteries known only to you in your imagination. You seem to think that if anyone discusses something in depth on the internet, they must be completely devoted to it. You’ve neatly filed all your opposition in a group with the same characteristics, then detract from your opponents from doing the same.

    Moral of the story is: you’re all retarded.

  55. S Childers
    S Childers
    October 12, 2015 at 9:23 am

    They already completed all the acting back in April 2015, so it can’t cause delays.

  56. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    October 12, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Can you or anyone else provide proof that they are indeed failing?

    The only things that seem to indicate that they are failing in developing this game is hearsay and indirect “evidence” (like I can call it evidence), like them taking more time to develop the game, like 2-3 years is some big deal when we’re talking about the magnitude of this game. I can’t even call it evidence because it’s not like it’s the first time games haven’t been released on time.

    No amount of money behind the project will justify that “late development = failing/hoax game”.

  57. xii7
    xii7
    October 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Every single SC thread has the same old tired hater talking points. “It’s a scam”, “They’ve all spent thousands of dollars on it”, “It’ll never get made”, “It won’t be any good”, “They’re criminals” – Every. Single. Time.

    There’s a lot of misinformation and a FUD campaign going on and I’m arguing against malicious and willful ignorance. So what? It’s the internet – I have a right to argue for and against something and anything. Just like the haters do time and time again..
    As far as being “devoted” to it, HA! As I mentioned I’ve spent $125 when the campaign first started as I’m an old Wing Commander fan and I knew what Chris had in mind. It’s not such an outlandish idea that a game like this could be made considering the circumstances, yet the hate campaign that’s going on is attempting too undermine any and all progress CIG make to further their goals (which is demonstrably true if you look at random SC threads all over the web) – in this case they want to stop crowdfunding being a viable way to make games. As far as it being a strawman – just look at his comment about that. It’s real.

    Just because I’ve replied to a comment about something that is of interest to me doesn’t mean I’m totally and absolutely devoted to it. I have interests yes, but this is the internet, people comment and I commented on this thread – again, so what? I realise that my tone and aggression may be seen as extreme in this case, but when you see nothing but unjustified and focused hate on something that will probably turn out to be quite a cool and ambitious game then yes frustration does take hold, like it did for me here. Apologies to anyone that I’ve annoyed though, as I can see how this argument wasn’t going anywhere.

    Oh, and calling everyone who doesn’t think or behave as you do a retard says a lot about you Crizzyeyes. I won’t stop being me just because you resort to insults and slander. Grow up.

  58. Trepie
    Trepie
    October 12, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    >all $125 dollars

    Well I think that answers that. You spent more on SC already than I’ve ever spent on a single game ever. And people defend their $60 purchases vehemently.

  59. beerhammer
    beerhammer
    October 12, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I have yet to see any good arguments from the “its going to fail”/”only people who defend the game are cultist” crowd. The negative projection some of you are putting on it is outright pathetic, not to mention intellectually dishonest.

    Be objective about it! It is not hard to do.

    Earlier someone claimed, vaguely, that the higher budget kickstarter games failed or didnt deliver. The reason it is vague is because I have no idea on whether or not they have any specifics in mind when they say that, rather its just a confirmation bias.

    Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity which got nearly $3million over their stretch goal succeeded gloriously. Great game! Divinity Original Sin received double its goal in financing and delivered a successful game, so much so the sequel’s kickstarter even brought in more funding. In terms of raw crowd funding, Star Citizen’s crowd funding is so successful that it has the luxury to license engines like the CryEngine and hire talent across the board.

    Any project, big or small, publisher backed, self funded or crowd funded can fail just as much as they can succeed. Kickstarter/funding method doesnt really impact the chances of success as much as what is realistically being sold and if there are the resources (including people) to make it happen.

    CIG/Chris Roberts clearly did not skimp out in hiring based on qualifications. I believe they made a mistake by using the CryEngine, but to remedy the mistake they actually poached CryEngine developers to work on the project.

    They are clearly on track to deliver something close to “half life” in space for Squadron 42. The single player challenge is a lot less daunting than the Persistent Universe, which is going to be extremely tough to balance right. BUT the caveat in this is that if the Squadron 42 follows in the footstep’s of his wing commander series, it will do well end bring in revenue… this will certainly allow far more time and resources to be funneled into the PU.

    Its quite smart actually, the single player campaign can keep providing content while the back end for massively multi-player is fleshed out and right out the bat they have stress/alpha testing via all the backers.

    There is nothing yet, objectively, to signal that there is failure on the horizon for the project nor that they are “scamming” everyone… because if it were a scam its one of the worst scam’s I have ever seen. Generally you try to spend as little as possible with a scam, not actually build up development studios all over the globe and invest resources into professional mocap, talent and partnership’s with 3rd party peripheral makers. No this is clearly no scam, just an ambitious project that if it succeeds…everyone but the big publishers will win with.

  60. beerhammer
    beerhammer
    October 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Fun Fact, Mark Hamill was in the previous Wing Commander games (they used live action cutscenes). So this is not surprising.

  61. Siveon
    Siveon
    October 12, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I knew the latter, but I did not know the former. Cool.

    I’ve been meaning to play them, but, it feels like everytime I play anything flight related, it’s ingrained in my mind that I need some sort of joystick (the pilot kind not the gamepad kind).

  62. xii7
    xii7
    October 12, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the clear and concise rundown of what is wrong with the detractors constant slurs and how they actually amount to nothing. Cheers.

  63. xii7
    xii7
    October 12, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Jesus. So what? I am a fan of Wing Commander and space games in general. SC was a game that fans of the genre had been waiting for for over 20 years – so why is contributing my own money to a project I want to succeed a bad thing?

    I spent $188 on Tesla Effect too, as I love the Tex Murphy series and I wanted to contribute as much as I could to see it get made. Again, a game that would of never been possible without crowdfunding. Again, what the hell is wrong with that?

    I contributed to these projects as there was never ever going to be another chance for them to be made – and to you that makes me a second class citizen? Know this, I don’t care what you people think about me and how I spend my own money. At the end of the day I get to play two new games from series that were essentially dead – and if that makes you mad well then tough shit for you and the other haters.

  64. Trepie
    Trepie
    October 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    It’s not a bad thing at all, but you need to realize that investing any money into a game makes you biased. There are people who defend games that they only spent $60 on. You’ve spent twice that amount just on SC. It makes your defense hollow because you cannot look at the situation objectively. I have no investment in the game, I don’t honestly care whether it succeeds or fails. But I do enjoy laughing at all of the people who have spent over a hundred dollars on the game defend it so much despite evidence that this is Mighty No 9 all over again.

    It’s worth noting that I did back MN9, but because it was such a low amount ($20) I guess I was able to realize that money was being thrown away much easier. There are people who still defend MN9 too, and you can’t seem to realize that you look exactly like those people right now.

  65. xii7
    xii7
    October 12, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Yes, I totally accept that there is an element of bias. I grew up with the Wing Commander games and really enjoyed Privateer, Strike Commander, Starlancer, Freelancer and even Conquest – they’re all great games, so why would’nt I be biased towards SC? Knowing CR’s previous work also makes me aware of the scope and ambition that he has planned for SC and judging by past successes (and the constant WEEKLY updates) I am confident that SC will release and live up to the promises.

    You assume that I don’t have the ability to look at things objectively, but if I’m wrong I’m wrong, life goes on – this thing doesn’t matter to me as much as some haters would like to think. I’m commenting in this manner as I’m sick of the constant negativity and insidious hate campaigns that are actively try to derail it. Gamers can be the most toxic people you will ever come across, and that’s what I’m arguing against – the disinformation perpetuated by the haters becuase they either think it’s funny or they have something to lose.

    If my defense is hollow because I’ve spent money then any argument for or against a game is moot, because by that logic we’re all too biased to have an objective point of view.
    Some of us are adults though, and can see reality quite clearly thank you.

    I don’t know what’s giong on with MN9, but isn’t that a relatively recent crowdfunding success? Doesn’t it take time to develop a game? Wouldn’t it take even longer when the total money gained could potentially increase the scope of the initial design? Gamers an be such an entitled, thoughtless and whiney lot sometimes…

  66. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    October 12, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    NP, he definitely seems pretty happy, so I’m glad for him. Can’t wait to try his game.

  67. Trepie
    Trepie
    October 13, 2015 at 12:10 am

    You keep using that term, “Gamers can be…” Are you not a gamer? Look at the site you are on, Tumblr is that way. —>

    And no, MN9 was anything but a success. Look at Inafune’s KS for his follow up game Red Ash. All the goodwill gamers had for him is gone. You can look up on this very site about the troubles MN9 has had. If you’re not knowledgeable about these things why are you arguing about them? Keep your head in the sand while the rest of us talk about reality.

  68. xii7
    xii7
    October 13, 2015 at 1:03 am

    Am I a gamer? Sure, I play games. Gamers as a community however CAN be the most speculative, obnoxious, entitled, hate-filled people you can ever come across. No, I’m implying it’s everyone, but it is common and visible all over the web, and yes, GG is most certainly included in that. I don’t use Tumblr. sorry.

    Regarding MN9, I stated at the start that I don’t know what’s going on with it? So does that mean I am not entitled to talk about it? I realise that I’m coming off as combative, and that’s my own doing, but I was just simply acting as devils advocate in MN9’s case and am more than happy to be corrected about it as I am admittedly ignorant about it. Star Citizen haters on the flip side though, they’ll still be calling it a scam even when everyone has been playing it for years…
    Question: If people aren’t knowledgeable about SC, then what do they always talk about it negatively?

    ….Reality? Sure thing, what ever you need to say to feel like you’ve come out on top…

  69. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 13, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Are you from the future? Did you play the finished product?

  70. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    October 13, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Why should that matter? Or do you accept that someone’s a rapist just because he was accused of being one without any proof given?

    Just like Star Citizen was accused of being a hoax or a scam, it doesn’t make it true until there’s actual evidence behind it.

    If you’re so inclined in just believing hearsay, then you’re pretty gullible.

  71. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 13, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    “It remains unclear how far the crowdfunded project has truly come” Lol, no it doesn’t remain unclear, you have about 2 hours of publicly broadcast progress report to watch, which is the same place you got the news with the progress on this stretch goal of the promised voice acting. XD Com’n Brandon just seek the video the video forward about an hour and you can see where they are or just download the bloody alpha.

  72. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 13, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    AKA many people’s sole reason for backing.

  73. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Yes, what assholes they are for honoring and delivering on their stretch goals for 5m and 12m promising voice acting performances like this. XD

  74. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Well that was the stretch goal promised.

  75. Some furf
    Some furf
    October 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    But they didn’t have any game to show for it. They didn’t offer any reassurances that the game was actually being managed well. There is no reason to believe that they’re going to be able to remain in development for however many years they still require to get it done to a reasonable quality. They’re still trying to prop the company up with disgustingly overpriced ship packs and pyramid referral schemes.

    Instead of making the company look more on the level, it just reinforced their position as a shady, untrustworthy group of pan handlers.

  76. Ken
    Ken
    October 13, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Exactly

  77. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 13, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    The presentation for star citizen was quite long, they had lots of progress to show at the time. Not to mention you can simply go and download the alpha and see what they have worked on.

    What more assurances do you actually think you are entitled to beyond what they have done and what they continue to do? The game is over a year out from release, exactly what do you expect other than bits and pieces of the finished product being showcased?

  78. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 13, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Obviously his callsign has to be Maverick. That was Christopher Blair’s callsign.

  79. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    You should see the making of video. They did a lot more than just time in a voice recording booth. Motion capture and facial capture was recorded too.

  80. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 13, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    It is almost like personal favors and clout had something to with it. /s

  81. Some furf
    Some furf
    October 14, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Taking $90 million in funding should make a company very responsible to its investors. They deserve their assurances that all that money isn’t going to waste.

    If you’re going to ask people to to spend hundreds of dollars on spaceships that don’t even exist yet, you’d better give them some reasonable assurance that they’re going to get to fly that ship some day in a completed game.

    If you’re going to be running a recruitment scheme to try and get people to drag even more of their friends into this questionable game, you’d damn well better give them reasonable assurance that it’s not going to fall apart.

    Is it really that unreasonable to want to know what state the main game itself is in, how much time and money it will require to complete, and how much money the company actually has? There are some very important questions out there and instead of answering them, they’re relying upon one grand showing of actors to cover it up. Clearly, in your case, it worked.

  82. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    They constantly give frequent assurances on a regular basis that the game will be released in the form of status updates, product samples, etc. That is as much as any reasonable person can expect.

    What an unreasonable person would expect, like you and Derek Smart, is a detailed look at their financials. No sane company in their right mind would agree to this and it was never at any point part of the agreement with the backers. If looking through their books is what it takes to make you happy then you shall forever remain unhappy and are not worth listening to.

  83. Some furf
    Some furf
    October 14, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    All talk, no substance. They can issue placations to the community, telling you that everything’s fine, that they’re all hard at work making it the best, most polished, most transcendent work of art they possibly can. But it’s all meaningless without something hard to back it up. Can they show that they have been working EFFICIENTLY? Does it look like the combined efforts of hundreds of people across three years?

    No, it really, absolutely does not. It looks like a group of fresh university graduates got together to work on their own game, with one person handling textures, one modelling, one animating and another programming. Everything is stuff, undetailed and lacking. The only decent looking thing is the lighting, which comes from the proprietary engine they licensed, not their own work.

    “But furf,” you should be saying, “the game is still so unfinished. Of course it looks so unfinished.” The problem is, It’s still had three whole years of development. They still only have so much money available to for development. Even if Derek Smart is totally wrong and they can stay afloat for another three years, they’re still the same people making the same stuff at the same rate. So take all the same low-quality assets, poorly-implemented game mechanics and lifeless star systems, double them up, and there’s your release game.

    Happy sailing.

  84. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 15, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    *sigh* I can’t believe I wasted my time actually talking with an obvious troll. XD I really need to stop trusting that people are honest and arguing in good faith. You already pretty much established that anything they would do would make you unhappy, so why even pay attention to the subject?