Sometimes it's hilarious to watch the boss actually play with his own product, and this is definitely no different. But this livestreamed event didn't exactly go the way that Chris Roberts had planned. Instead he ended up with a few issues that necessitated a cold restart.
Below you'll see the struggle that ensues, which is probably something any PC enthusiast has gone through at least once in their life. Even after you check over everything thrice, something goes dramatically wrong and you have to power cycle his PC. Thankfully Dennis was there to help the process along.
After the tough start, everything went a little bit more smoothly, though that doesn't mean that the veritable creator of the space-simulator, as we know it, is an ace in the cockpit. You can watch as he too encounters issues that anyone testing the currently available alpha 2.1 in the PTU would.
And though the purists might not like it, he even plays using a gamepad at around 15:41 in the video, embedded below. Regardless, Star Citizen represents a huge success for crowd-funding in general having pulled in over $100M and still growing strongly, despite the naysayers.