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Video games: Players have every right to be unhappy with 'Star Citizen' progress

More than 1,200 people who backed space simulation PC game "Star Citizen," which has raised more than $87.6 million to date, have changed their minds. Developer Cloud Imperium Games has refunded 1,269 people 93 since July 1 on a case-by-case basis. Many of these disgruntled gamers are frustrated with the lack of progress the game is at least one year behind schedule. The question is clear: How can a game with nearly $90 million in funding possibly be behind schedule? We were supposed to have a fully formed beta version by the end of 2014, but that isn't coming until 2016. What happened? I asked David Swofford, spokesman for Cloud Imperium Games, exactly that. He told me...