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Star Citizen hits $33 million in funding, two new ships unlocked

I really don't think funding is going to stop for this game, just three days ago we were reporting that Star Citizen had hit $30 million in funding, but now it has pushed through $33 million.

 

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This means it has seen an insane $1 million per day of funding - read those two words carefully, per day. Insane amounts of money are being pumped into this game. Thanks to the $33 million funding breakthrough, two new ships have been unlocked, the Anvil Carrack and the Drake Herald. Keep checking TweakTown over the weekend, as we have some 7860x1440 benchmarks on the Hangar Module, with some interesting results.

RumorTT: Next-gen open-world Star Wars game is coming

If a job listing posted by Electronic Arts is anything to go by, we should expect a new Star Wars game to be announced soon. The company is looking for an Animation Director for EA Canada, which is for "a major new next gen open world action game".

 

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EA Canada is also looking for an Executive Producer and a Lead Combat Designer. If you're a Star Wars fan, this should be some exciting news, especially after a few of the games and news nuggets over the years haven't really materialized into anything, yet.

Garry's Mod has sold over 3.5 million copies, isn't slowing down

Garry's Mod is a runaway success, with the pun intended for the picture below, with over 3.5 million copies sold, and rising. It is doubling its sales every year, which is impressive to say the least.

 

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The man behind the mod, Garry Newman, attributes the success of Garry's Mod to the increasing popularity of Steam, user-generated content, and additions in titles like Team Fortress 2, as well as the video game-based footage on YouTube, and the like. For a $10 Steam title, it has pulled in over $22 million in sales since its release.

Battlefield 4 on the PS4 receives its crash-fixing patch

If you're experiencing issues with Battlefield 4 on your PlayStation 4, never fear, a patch is near. EA has just pushed an update out for BF4 on the PS4, which should fix those crashing issues.

 

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The PS4 version has had issues from the get-go, but this new patch should hopefully fix things up. The updated BF4 should also include a fix for the issues involving the single-player campaign save file corruption problems, and a connection bug that involved PlayStation Plus. Aren't you glad you own a console? Where you never have issues and problems, like those troublesome PCs?

Valve announces Steam Reviews, a crowd-sourced review system

I can see it now: countless keyboard warriors attacking a game because "it has lag" or the "graphics are crap", but Valve has just announced Steam Reviews, a crowd-sourced review system on Steam.

 

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Gamers can review any game on Steam, where Steam Reviews will show ratings from those reviews, and is in beta right now. Better yet, you'll be able to do some Review Inception, where you can rate other gamers' reviews. This could work well, but it could also open Pandora's box, too.

More Fallout 4 teases, now we hear 'nuclear winter is coming' soon

It looks like we really could expect Bethesda to unveil Fallout 4 very soon, right on the Thanksgiving holidays and Black Friday sales - perfect for consumers to get all excited for a new Fallout title.

 

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A teaser site has popped up, dubbed "Survivor 2299" and it teases the game big time. There's a countdown timer included, stating that nuclear winter is coming in 5 days and counting. Are you excited about Fallout 4? I'd love to see a next-gen Fallout game released, I'd better start putting time aside to it now, I guess.

Star Citizen breaks through $30 million of funding, will it stop? No

Star Citizen is simply unstoppable right now - with its original $500,000 goal on Kickstarter now ballooning out to an amazing $30 million+. At the time of writing, it had received $30,374,530 of funding from 311,504 Star Citizens.

 

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The next stretch goal is $31 million, and at this rate, it should hit that goal within the next day or two. People are excited about this game, as the premise does sound truly amazing, but when will this funding explosion stop? At the rate it's going, it will hit $40 million by the end of year. I've backed it, and I'm enjoying my hangar right now, and boy does it look glorious at 7860x1440.

 

I'm going to be the first to say it: but if things don't stop with this funding, it will be the first non-AAA (as in, developed/funded by a huge company like EA, Activision, Microsoft or Sony) to reach $100 million - you heard it here at TweakTown first, folks!

Bugbear cancels its Next Car Game Kickstarter, unleashes demo instead

The developers of FlatOut did have a Kickstarter set up for their upcoming game, Next Car Game, but it looks like it has met a metal-crushing death. Not many gamers coughed up the funds to back the project, so Bugbear pulled the Kickstarter.

 

 

Bugbear will still continue Next Car Game through its Early Access program, going as far as offering a demo for early backers. Bugbear explained why it pulled the game from Kickstarter:

 

Although our Kickstarter campaign has attracted tremendous enthusiasm, during the last couple of weeks it's become obvious that we are not going to meet our goal. Because of this we have decided concentrate on our efforts on the pre-order campaign. As a thank-you to our faithful fans, we have decided to release a PLAYABLE technology sneak peek, and it's available RIGHT NOW to all our pre-order supporters. The sneak peek features a playground that we use internally to test various features various like car damage and environment destruction. The best thing about it is that you will get a chance to have fun and wreak havoc with an amazing 24 cars!

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Double XP is on offer for Battlefield 4 for one week

EA and DICE are offering up some double XP for Battlefield 4, which begins on November 28 and goes for seven days through to December 5. If you're like me, you haven't clocked up that much time on the game yet, and this is the perfect opportunity to clock those experience points up.

 

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DICE has explained: "To show our appreciation for your patience as we work through these issues, we are announcing that from November 28 through December 5, we will reward all players with Double XP for every multiplayer match they complete. We understand that the launch issues may have impacted your progression, and we want to do everything we can to help you get back the XP that you may have lost."

 

It looks like DICE is apologizing to BF4 players through this double XP period, even offering the M1911 pistol scope on the 5th of December, which was previously something you could only own as a DICE developer. DICE added: "You are the heart and soul of Battlefield. We thank you for your support in these early days of the launch, and will continue to show our appreciation as time goes on."

Ubisoft reiterates its commitment to PC

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, is one of the best-looking PC games on the market right now, with the developer coming out and saying that it is pledging its commitment to optimizing its games for PC.

 

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We've just lived through the launches of both next-gen consoles, and now Sylvain Trottier, Associate Producer of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has had some wise words on the Ubisoft Blog. Trottier talked about Ubisoft finishing up the R&D stages of Black Flag, where they began working on optimizing the PC version of the game first.

 

There are three reasons behind this: the first, is that every team member has a PC at their desk, most engineers are more experienced and familiar with the PC environment in the early stages of next-gen consoles, and finally, the PS4 and Xbox One are pretty much PCs with their x86-based architectures. He said: "It's not 100 percent linear, but at least it gives you an order of magnitude."

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