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Gamers' funding fuels meteoric rise of 'Star Citizen'
Gamers' funding fuels meteoric rise of 'Star Citizen'

Chris Roberts' brain spun out a grand vision: a rich, immersive galaxy; exquisite spaceships traversing between infinite star systems with thousands of computer gamers manning the cockpits, racing, dogfighting and defending humanity. He would call his game "Star Citizen." It would be big. It would be ambitious. It would be ridiculously impressive. And it would be built outside the traditional publisher system dominated by big game companies such as Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts. The vision was clear. All he required was money. Roberts — former Hollywood producer, movie director and veteran computer game creator — had a plan: raise several million...

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