Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 1/22/14


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Star Citizen, the upcoming PC space sim from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts and developer Cloud Imperium Games, has now raised $37 million from fans. To put that into context, Tim Schafer said last night that 2009 game Brutal Legend cost $25 million to develop.

At press time, funding stands at $37,019,348 from 367,834 total backers.

That’s not the only milestone Roberts announced, as he also said players have now created more than 4,900 Organizations just 12 hours after the new system went live last night. The web-based Organization system is a clan offering of sorts that will be updated on a regular basis going forward.

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Square Enix has released a new Tomb Raider Definitive Edition developer diary focused on the ways in which Crystal Dynamics has updated last year’s series reboot forXbox One and PS4.

Specifically, the video focuses on the upgrades made to Lara Croft’s physical appearance, which are detailed by Tomb Raider executive producer Scot Amos.

Set for release on January 28 in North America and January 31 in Europe, Definitive Edition features plenty of new graphical flourishes, but nothing fresh in terms of gameplay or story elements.

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The makers of Candy Crush Saga, who have filed for a trademark on video games with the name “candy,” and are opposing the trademark application of The Banner Saga, say they are “not trying to stop Banner Saga from using its name,” but are compelled to defend their position under trademark law.

“We do not have any concerns that Banner Saga is trying build on our brand or our content,” a spokesperson for King, the makers of Candy Crush Saga, told Kotaku. “However, like any prudent company, we need to take all appropriate steps to protect our IP, both now and in the future.

Kotaku

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