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Endless Space 2's first expansion adds the series-mainstay Vaulters factionEndless Space 2's first expansion adds the series-mainstay Vaulters faction
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In what can be described as nothing but a massive blunder, the expansion has actually been made available on the 18th, for anyone who "preordered" from Steam. I know because I did, and could immediately start a game playing as Vaulters - my guess is the content is actually rolled into the 2Gb patch that dropped yesterday, and purchasing the DLC merely unlocks it.

Pretty sweet, but heads are probably going to roll.
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Alleged caller in fatal Kansas swatting faces involuntary manslaughter chargeAlleged caller in fatal Kansas swatting faces involuntary manslaughter charge
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only if you watch the news. This shit happens every day in every country and no one bats an eye. Put it under a microscope(US MEDIA) and as usual its blown out of proportion. As someone in a very stressful and dangerous job. I can understand what the 7 YEAR VETERAN was going through and can empathize with him. Do you think he went in that day hoping he could shoot someone? Do you think he went in mad at his wife and hoped he could kill someone as a coping mechanism?? If you answered yes to either of those. You have no business getting involved in this discussion. "What kind of people join the force" You fucking idiot. The kinds that want to make a difference and HATE when these calls come in because of what they have been taught in training. Because those nerves of steel you see only happen in the movies you watch while in your safe home away from your safe job not having to worry about the ones that receive that call. How inconsiderate of you to write that opinion.

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Clearly a troll/Poe account. 2/10 needs more subtlety.

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EA's CFO says Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot-crate debacle has been "a learning experience"EA's CFO says Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot-crate debacle has been "a learning experience"
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Utter tripe. Seriously, current tech levels allow us to program bots that are capable of more meaningful conversations than the endless stream of PR-speak that these suits parrot every time. What are these hacks being paid for, exactly? Tanking the stock?

https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7hi2c5/we_have_learned_a_lot/Reply
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Well, at least he didn't call himself a "gamer". Otherwise, yes, it's the kind of empty words that are thrown in every direction at such events.

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Star Control's future is in question as Ghosts of the Precursors devs clash with StardockStar Control's future is in question as Ghosts of the Precursors devs clash with Stardock
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Stardock's response:

"We are disappointed that Paul and Fred, two people we have a great deal of respect and admiration for, have chosen to imply that we are somehow preventing them from working on their new game.

Stardock has been nothing but supportive of their new project and wish them the best. I personally made the post here on StarControl.com in support of it.

With regards to their contentions:

First, as many people know, the classic Star Control games have been available for sale long before Stardock acquired the rights from Atari four years ago. For the entirety of the time we have held the rights, they have been getting paid for those sales. If they had an objection to the games being sold this is something that could and should have been addressed before we were ever involved.

Second, we have stated, repeatedly and consistently for over four years that we are not using any of the aliens from the classic series. As we have stated, our position is that, to the best of our knowledge, the classic alien IP is owned by them.

We have also discussed, at length, why it wasn't commercially viable for us to attempt to continue or retell the Ur-Quan story. 25 years is just too long of a gap. This is one of the reasons why we have been so excited about Paul and Fred's project. Their game frees us to introduce new characters and a new story into the new Star Control while allowing fans of the classic series a way to continue the classic story. This strikes us as a win-win situation.

Lastly, when we acquired Star Control from Atari in 2013, many assets were transferred to us including the various publishing agreements to the Star Control franchise. The short version is that the classic IP is messy. We understand that this makes them "really really angry" but we weren't a party to that agreement. All we can do is try to put something together that releases them from the restrictions placed on their IP that they agreed to and transfer any and all rights and responsibilities to them. We want them to make Ghosts but we don't want any liability or association with it.

Given the disturbing and unanticipated post by Paul and Fred, we are persuaded more than ever that a clear and irrefutable document that makes it clear that we are not associated or involved with their new game is needed.

We have nothing but respect and admiration for Paul and Fred and wish them well in their new project. "

Uh... wtf is going on here? I wouldn't be so quick to assume that Stardock "sucker-punched" anyone. It seems like Dogar and Kazon's post is rather out of left field. Hopefully they can settle this amicably and we won't see a repeat of the Fallout IP court drama.

https://forums.starcontrol.com/486284/Stardock-response-to-Paul-and-Fred
https://forums.starcontrol.com/485378/page/2/#3697083
https://forums.starcontrol.com/485378/page/2/#3697141
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