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I believe the Hill Country Galleria office in Bee Cave, TX has new tenants. Around Thanksgiving time there was a listing for 14,000ish sqft of office space in building A, office 250: http://www.hillcountrygalleriatexas.com/space.php The space was listed as available either June 1st or July 1st.
That listing is gone, but these guys still have the space advertised: https://www.thesquarefoot.com/tx/austin/13420-galleria-circle (Kind of the zillow of commerical space, lagging behind the times a bit.)
On a bit of a related note. The Restoration Hardware Aviator series of furniture that folks love to harp about didn’t cost CIG anything, if my memory is correct. The previous tenant in Galleria space was Fired Up, Inc., the main office for the 170 or so Carino’s Italian restaurants spread across the country. Carino’s went into Chapter 11 and when they did, more or less moved out of A-250, leaving everything behind. Some of the stuff left behind included the kegerator and the Restoration Hardware furniture. When Sandi realized people were watching Wingman’s Hangar and she was missing an opportunity to be a star–that is when Mike Morlan and crew got kicked to the curb, the show moved to LA, along with the set furniture.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="720"] Which one is cardboard? </p> But more importantly, how great is SQ42 going to be? The game creator put his wife in the game! That has to mean it will be great, right? Gary Oldman didn’t even get a cardboard cutout. All Gary got was an animated gif, which I bet he loves.[/caption]
Had not seen the full sized cardboard Yoko Gardiner promo display. That is simply awesome on so many levels. Now I want one! Talk about an awesome collector’s item. Who wouldn’t want a life-sized cutout of the most toxic person at CIG? Hopefully each whale is sent one complimentary–it would be a great addition to their lonely flat.
So, with an empty spot on the show and E3 right around the corner–I wonder who they could get on short notice? What do we need to do to get D. Smart in the spot Roberts gave up?
Saw that picture on the SA forums. Folks were thinking it was a Mexican flag, but that sure does look like the coastline around Monaco. Lots of Google images for comparison. The emblem in the middle of the flag does make you wonder–the State Ensign version of the Italian flag?
Was also mention of CR looking into a vineyard. A vineyard makes a lot of sense as CR’s next venture. I do think the wine will be a little salty though, being that it will be made from Star Citizen tears.
Sure wish you hadn’t linked that Goon article. Reading the SA thread is full of hilarity–but such a time sucker!! Been tempted to pony up the $10 to join in the fun, but then I’d really worry about the time suckage!
How did I not know this was a thing. (Well, I know why, couldn’t be bothered to follow this crap.) Have backers linked the projects yet or has it gone over everyone’s head? There was a WingMan’s Hangar back in late 2013/early-2104 with a discussion about the in-game economy. The design decision was to create a pen and paper game to “nail down the mechanics and make sure it was fun” and then implement that in Star Citizen.
Like all things Star Citizen, from what I know things didn’t go well. Ladyman was laid-off and hired back on a contract basis to help with an occasional Jump Point? I think one of the jokes in the office was Ladyman can’t get a spreadsheet to total a row of numbers, much less code an economic system–so of course he was making a pen and paper game. So backers backed CIG, CIG hired Ladyman and tasked him with creating the economic model for the game, Ladyman came up with Star Traders, was laid off, took his work and created yet another crowdfunded project.
Not 100% sure of the facts–but at least we know where the Star Citizen economy can be found….
edit: Also a little strange to see Clifford aka Miku from INN on one of the art slides. Certainly seems to imply there is a good relationship between Ladyman and Miku. Sure makes you wonder…
The challenge will be getting backers to click the accept button. Wonder what CIG has devised. What could get backers to click? A free ship? CIG seems too cheap for that. Maybe a free outfit?
But what I really wonder about–how long until CIG starts to work the gambling angle for funding. There was a write-up/bit of research into what makes people spend money in F2P. Wish I had saved the link… Anyhow, the premise was the more you introduce ways to tap into the gambling the higher the spending. Something like a raffle for an Idris. Or some kind of card pack–collect so many of a certain card and redeem for a Javelin, etc. Might be just the hook to get folks to accept the new ToS–click here for you chance to win an Idris…
On a related note, on other forums I got into a discussion about what kind of scam Star Citizen is. Someone called it a pyramid scheme. I corrected them and mentioned it was more a ponzi scheme. To which I was flagged as that not being accurate.
Then it occurred to me: Star Citizen is a Shiponzi scheme. Feel free to use. 🙂
Not sure why you are spinning the reveal as a negative. Star Citizen fans are going to be super excited with this reveal. Finally Star Citizen will have a commercial release!! Of course it is just a commercial they are releasing, but TOS 1.2 worries solved!!