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Star Citizen launches Public Test Universe with latest Arena Commander build

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Developer Cloud Imperium has created a Public Test Universe for its ambitious space sim Star Citizen, where payers can have fun testing out an incomplete and buggy alpha version of the game. Yay?

In a post on Roberts Space Industries the studio revealed that the PTU is now available to all backers, and comes with a test build of Arena Commander 1.0.1.

Cloud Imperium to launch European publishing arm, Star Citizen VAT charges begin February 1st

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Good news: Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games is expanding to include its own European publishing arm, helping out us Old World'ers moving forward. Bad News: Now we'll have to pay VAT.

This means prices will be local to Europeans, but we'll also have to pay a little more depending on the local VAT rate. This will help Cloud Imperium ride out those "exchange rate fluctuations" too.

Chris Roberts congratulates 'rival' David Braben and Frontier for Elite: Dangerous launch

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Star Citizen is far from its launch day but Cloud Imperium's Chris Roberts has published a congratulatory letter to space sim rival David Braben and his Frontier Developments team for fully releasing Elite: Dangerous.

Roberts has been a supporter "since day one, and am thrilled to see it become a reality." He'll be firing it up over the holidays, and reminds the Star Citizen community there's no real rivalry.

Star Citizen achieves $63 million in crowd-funding in wake of anniversary sale

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The latest 'Letter from the Chairman' from Cloud Imperium's Chris Roberts announces the latest record-breaking milestone of $63 million for space sim Star Citizen. It's thanks to the recent anniversary sales.

Roberts stresses "you don't need anything beyond" a basic starter pack to get in Star Citizen early, but the studio is grateful to those still contributing so they can invest in "bigger or additional ships".

Star Citizen's FPS mode‏ demoed at PAX Australia

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Here's a chance to check out space sim Star Citizen's first-person shooter mode, which was demonstrated by developer Cloud Imperium Games at PAX Australia last Friday.

The ten minutes of footage shows off some currently rather rough but fairly promising near-future co-op action, complete with a zero-G mode.

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