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[-] xkforce@lemmy.world 7 points 1 month ago

A billion dollars being thrown at them wasn't enough.

[-] brsrklf@jlai.lu 2 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I've started reading Ernest Cline's Armada (he's the author of Ready Player One) to follow a "book club" podcast kind of things made by RiffTrax people (very late to the bandwagon, those episodes are a few years old). Obviously treated with a very "so bad it's good" and "how the hell did that book even happen" kind of tone.

One detail that had me smile a bit around the beginning : the (fictional) best videogame ever, a space combat simulation called Armada, is the unholy brainchild of a whole lot of people, including, you guessed it, Chris Roberts.

Yeah, good luck with that.

Bonus : that book is supposed to take place in 2018. They talk about Star Citizen like it's a thing of the past.

(Oh, about the other names thrown in there : Richard Garriot, Fromsoft's Miyazaki and... Shigeru Fucking Miyamoto, for a gritty military-style space shooter. Not sure if he was there for his experience directing Star Fox or for his 00's personal works, like Doshin the Giant, Pikmin or Wii Music. Who knows.)

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