Why is a video game website feuding with a crowdfunding superstar?
A courtroom showdown is currently brewing between a $90 million crowdfunding superstar and a gaming websiteStar Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games has threatened legal action against The Escapist over what it calls false allegations and unethical reporting.
At the heart of the conflict is a story published by The Escapist on Oct. 1 that used quotes from unnamed sources to paint a troubled picture of what’s going on at Cloud Imperium (CIG). The studio immediately refuted the claims, prompting a back-and-forth between the two parties. It all culminated Sunday with CIG’s threat of legal action. Read more…