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BTS: The Starmap Team

Greetings Citizens,

The attached article was originally printed in the December, 2015 issue of Jump Point. Learn more about how our starmap team is creating worlds and beyond!

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Around the Verse: Episode 2.14 - Still in the UK
Don’t forget to make a funny joke about the UK, Jared. This episode comes to us from the UK.


00:29 – Intro
02:12 – News From Around the Verse
07:29 – Gameplay Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6kJ0xHjm50)
08:14 – ATV Interview with Mark Hong
16:16 – Gameplay Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZurIqvP5PAM)
17:04 – Ship Shape: Xi’an Scout Style Guides
38:41 – MVP (https://www.youtube.com/user/grayheadedgamer/)
39:13 – Art Sneak Peek

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Around the Verse: Episode 2.12 - We're on Vacation
We’re on Vacation.


00:29 – Intro
01:00 – ATV Interview with David Swofford
10:33 – ATV Behind the Scenes: Lighting
18:10 – Gameplay Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGMaw3njXkI)
18:33 – MVP (https://robertsspaceindustries.com/community/citizen-spotlight/1860-CIG-Foundry42-Staff-Tribute-Photo-Montage-Art-Work-Dedicated-To-The-Hard-Work-Of-Individuals-Within)

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WIP: The Million Mile High Club

Greetings Citizens,

The attached article was originally printed in the November, 2015 issue of Jump Point. It offers a comprehensive overview of how Cloud Imperium Games’ artists and designers have created the trendiest night club in the galaxy!

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Suj Kossi Suspends Campaign

< Transmission Begins >

Alan Nuevo: Good evening. I’m Alan Nuevo and welcome to the Empire Report. Our top story, a recent report from the non-profit Saviors of Sentient Space Species claims that if Human intervention on Genesis II does not occur soon then one of the warring species may completely eradicate the other. While the Senate appears concerned, sources indicate that a fear of revising the Fair Chance Act’s non-interventionist policy to address this issue might unintentionally set a precedent that could be used to undermine the act. For now, there appears to be nothing Humanity is willing to do to stop Genesis II’s interspecies war. Beck …

Beck Russum: Thanks, Alan. A surprise announcement from Jalan today, as the Suj Kossi campaign temporarily suspended the Tevarin candidate’s historic senatorial run. It seems Mr. Kossi will be taking a week off from politicking to report for duty with the Naval Reserves. The announcement comes on the heels of the latest polls, which showed Gabrielle Gracián pulling ahead of Mr. Kossi for the first time.

According to an official press release from the campaign, Mr. Kossi, a UEE veteran and Medal of Valor recipient, has been an active Naval Reservist ever since his discharge in 2928, and will be spending the week on MacArthur instructing pilots on how to repair deep space sensors, like the ones monitoring the jump point into Elysium from the Vanduul-controlled Vanguard System. Even though some critics applaud Mr. Kossi’s actions, they still dispute his intentions, claiming the move is more political than patriotic.

Here to discuss this unexpected development with us is Nori Ryak, a consultant for the Kossi campaign. Let me start by asking the obvious question, why now?

Nori Ryak: Being a member of the UEE Navy was a...
Around the Verse: Episode 2.13 - Back to the UK
Sandi and Erin are hosting once again from Manchester with a behind the scenes look at Shubin Interstellar.


00:29 – Intro
02:56 – News From Around the Verse
13:36 – Gameplay Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM8W683-YSg)
14:25 – ATV Interview with Jeff Pease
23:19 – Gameplay Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eufCV0Rz6VY)
24:21 – ATV Behind the Scenes: Shubin Interstellar
56:36 – MVP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7uO374XzGw)
57:33 – Art Sneak Peek

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Around the Verse: Episode 2.11 - Home Alone
It’s Christmas Eve, and we’ve left Ben home alone…


Welcome to Around the Verse: Episode 2.11. This week: Lighting Artist Emre Switzer on the ATV Interview, and we take a Behind the Scenes look at working Quality Assurance with the Austin QA Team.

01:29 – Intro
04:33 – News From Around the Verse
14:48 – Gameplay Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt3s-oHlIvM)
15:43 – ATV Interview with Emre Switzer
23:05 – ATV Behind the Scenes: QA
41:26 – Gameplay Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K_xEjFX3UA)
42:46 – MVP (https://robertsspaceindustries.com/community/citizen-spotlight/969-Pixel-Citizen)
43:05 – Art Sneak Peek

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Star Citizen Alpha 2.1 Available

Greetings Citizens!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve opened up 2.1.0 on the Public Test Universe (PTU) to all players!

We’ve feverishly been working to get Star Citizen Alpha 2.1.0 ready, but we’ve discovered a couple of issues that prevent it from being a fully enjoyable and stable gaming experience (particularly, temporary significant drops in framerates). The last thing we want is to jeopardize all of the fun everyone’s been having with 2.0.0, and certainly not over the entire holiday period!

With that in mind, we’ll be keeping 2.0.0 on the Live service and opening up 2.1.0 on PTU for all players!

We know some of you really want to check out the flight-ready Freelancer as well as the hangar-ready Sabre, so take a look at the updated 2.1.0 Patch Notes available on the forums:

https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/306826/2-1-0-published-to-ptu

Important things to keep in mind about PTU, which is a true test environment where we can stage our builds before deploying to Live in order to stabilize the service and catch critical bugs:

- Playing on PTU is completely optional!

- PTU capacity is somewhat restricted compared to Live. If you find that you cannot join a match, we advise waiting for another time.

- PTU is not about “early access” to content; it’s intended for actual testing of features, content, and updates. Opening PTU up is opening up the option to be a tester to help us accomplish near-term development goals.

- You might encounter some game breaking bugs or experience latency issues not seen on the Live service. We encourage all players to help report bugs at https://robertsspaceindustries.com/community/issue-council.

- You’ll have 60GB+ of Star Citizen installed if you decide to play both on...