(Citizen Star News) - 2014-04-07 - Another installment in an excellent series, Bridger gives us an in depth look at what we know and can deduce about the very important aspect of Star Citizen, Exploration and Detection. Star Citizen seems to be intent on having one of the most sophisticated sensor implementations we've seen in gaming. This will have a huge impact in combat and in many professions -- most notably exploration.

To echo Bridger: Very much subject to change, but this is a fascinating video on a fascinating subject.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-04-06 - Our friend Byronyk has delivered another of his excellent Star Guide series, this time looking at CIG statements about hardware requirements and performance for the Dog Fighting Module alpha v1.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-04-04 - We see a lot more of the DFM this week.



  • Sandi talking about Alienware donated towers so attendees of the PAX East event can try out the DFM. Quite a challenge getting them to have enough memory and graphics power. (Uh oh, is my rig going to hold up?)
  • Meet the team
  • Various flashes of different aspects of the DFM with technical details and tidbits of where we are and the challenges the team faces.
  • Check in with the TNGS teams as they move forward with the work to present their designs for the final contest.

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-04-04 - The "DATELINE: SESEN" novella[1], serialized as a weekly COMM-LINKs on the Roberts Space Industries website, has been garnering considerable interest and praise from the Star Citizen Community. We've been following the adventures of intrepid space-journalist Ulla Yadav, who continuously leaves us on the edge of our seats with weekly cliffhangers as she investigates the mysteries of the pirates of planet Sesen and tries not to die in the process.

The Citizen Star got a chance to ask the author, Marina J. Lostetter, a few questions recently and we thought you might enjoy hearing more about this elusive Star Citizen personality.

Citizen Star News: First off let me say how much I am enjoying "DATELINE: SESEN". It debuted just as I was starting to launch my Citizen Star News project which is a Star Citizen web site, combined with an in game "corporation" that supports reporters. Very timely.

Now, how did you get involved with the Star Citizen project?

Marina J. Lostetter: This might require a little back story.  I am a full time writer, focusing on science fiction and fantasy.  Every year, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (a professional organization for writers in my genre, known largely as SFWA), holds a convention called WorldCon.  I attended WorldCon in San Antonio, Texas, in August of last year.  There I was introduced to a Star Citizen writer, Griffin Barber, by a writing friend (who deserves a shout-out: Alistair Kimble), who in turn introduced me to David Ladyman.  Mr. Ladyman was on the hunt for authors who could produce tie-in novelettes for Spectrum Dispatch.

(Citizen Star News) -2014-04-02 - Wingman's Hangar Episode 63 Streamed from twitch. Publishing my notes as we wait for the video to appear on YouTube. This story will be updated shortly after. As a note, the stream was choppy for me and even had to be restarted a few times. May have missed a few things.

Update: Rendering seems to take longer and longer. Anyway here's the tube:


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