If Top Gear Reviewed High-Performance Starships

It stands to reason that if the world of Chris Roberts' ambitious crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen has television commercials for new starships, it would likely have its own space-themed version of Top Gear as well. Here's what that looks like.


Accompanying the beefy o.9 update to Star Citizen's Arena Commander mode, this episode of "Galaxy Gear" takes a look at the Origin M50, a top-of-the-line speedster perfect for use in the game's new racing mode. The M50 is now available for purchase at the game's website for something like $100, which seems pretty insane.

As much a fan of the game's persistent universe space sim concept as I am (I've still never played it, dammit), I think I love the idea of a commercialized space-faring society even more. None of this "we'll have to get past traditional economics in order to reach for the stars" nonsense. You want to play in space, stop on by the Origin dealership and see if you qualify for financing.

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They really captured the spirit of the show - with the exception of casual racism. Surely there's some aliens they can make fun of subtly enough that they can't fire them?