Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 11/24/13


"Chris Roberts’ independent crowdfunding campaign for Star Citizen has surpassed $29 million and is well on its way to the next stretch goal at the $30 million mark.At press time, the most successful crowdfunded project in history stands at $29,810,927 from 309,035 backers. This places it much higher than the most successful Kickstarter projects.Hitting this latest stretch goal also means that Cloud Imperium Games will add the RSI Orion to the game, a mining platform that backers have voted for previously."


"Most of the one million-plus Xbox One owners are spending the weekend in video game heaven, playing with Microsoft’s newest console that hit shelves Friday.Some gamers, however, aren’t having quite as much fun.Several people have posted videos and areissuing reviews about a problem with the disc drive. When inserting a disc, the broken consoles make a bad grinding sound and are unable to play disc-based games. One person coined it the “Noise of Death.”In a statement, Microsoft said that the “issue is affecting a very small number of Xbox One customers.”Microsoft also added that the company is sending replacement consoles “right away,” even before customers return their bricked consoles."


"After rumors earlier this week that Sony might have bought back the rights to Crash Bandicoot from Activision, theCall of Duty publisher has reported that they still own the license to what was once Sony’s original PlayStation mascot.Speaking with Game Informer over the weekend, an Activision spokesperson said they’re still in charge of Naughty Dog’s former platformer series.That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t explain why Crash is suddenly gone from Activision’s online presence entirely, why they wouldn’t just have told Videogamer the license was still theirs or that easter egg in the PS4 launch, the appearance of which seems hardly an accident."