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Crytek Sues Star Citizen Developer For Breach of Contract

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Star Citizen’s development process has been fraught, with marked disagreement among both developers and the gaming community over whether Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) can actually bring its incredibly ambitious product to market. One rare point of agreement among the various parties is Chris Roberts’ decision to use the Crytek engine for a space sim as complex as Star Citizen is didn’t pan out well, and the CIG team had to spend a great deal of…

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Star Citizen game makers being sued

The makers of the crowdfunded space game Star Citizen are being sued for copyright infringement and breach of contract by development studio Crytek. Crytek claims Roberts Space Industries (RSI) and Cloud Imperium Games “have caused substantial harm” to them. Crytek said it would seek damages and an injunction that stopped further use of its CryEngine game engine software. Star Citizen’s creators said the suit was “meritless” and added that it would defend itself “vigorously”. Development of Star Citizen began in 2012 and since then it has raised more than $…

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Star Citizen Now Selling $50 and $100 Land Grants in Further Feature Creep

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Roberts Space Industries, the developer behind the long-and-still-awaited Star Citizen, has announced it now offers players the opportunity to buy a land-claim license to help fund development. For $ 50 or $ 100, you can buy the rights to a 4km-by-4km lot or an 8km-by-8km estate, respectively. That’s enough to raise eyebrows, given Star Citizen has already raised $ 168 million since its Kickstarter campaign began. But the situation gets even stranger as you dig…

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Actor Colin Firth becomes Italian citizen

British actor Colin Firth has become an Italian citizen, the country’s authorities have confirmed. His wife – film producer Livia Giuggioli – is Italian, making the Bridget Jones star eligible for citizenship. The Italian interior ministry confirmed the Oscar winner had been granted a passport. The 56-year-old now has dual citizenship and can therefore keep his British passport. The Italian interior ministry said: “The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film The King’s Speech, is married to a citizen from our country and has often declared his…

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EU citizen detention letters sent in error

The Home Office sent about 100 letters “in error” to EU citizens living in the UK, telling them they were liable for “detention”. The mistake emerged after a Finnish academic, who has the right to live in the UK, received one of the letters. Dr Eva Johanna Holmberg, who is married to a British citizen, was told she had a month to leave. A Home Office spokesperson said “the rights of EU nationals living in the UK remain unchanged”. Everyone who received a letter would be contacted to “clarify that…

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Ariana Grande to be Manchester's first honorary citizen

Ariana Grande is to become an honorary citizen of Manchester after organising a concert to raise funds for victims of the terror attack in the city. Councillors met on Wednesday to agree to the distinction after the pop singer’s involvement in the quickly put-together One Love benefit concert, which raised money for the 22 people who died when a suicide bomb was detonated at her Manchester concert in May. Ariana Grande, left, and Miley Cyrus perform at the One Love Manchester tribute concert in Manchester, England, Sunday, June 4, 2017. Photo:…

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Ariana Grande made an honorary citizen of Manchester

Ariana Grande is being made an honorary citizen of Manchester as a thank you from the city for the way she responded to the arena attack in May. The city council passed the motion unanimously at a special meeting. The singer was praised for returning to stage the One Love Manchester concert less than two weeks after the attack on her arena gig, which killed 22 people. Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese said it would have been understandable if she hadn’t returned. “But no – instead she, as…

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