Having read all of the comments on both our forums and FB below, we need to have a bit of a sit down.
First and foremost, our announcement to delay the funding campaign was meant as delaying ONLY the funding campaign; not FUO development. FUO is being made PERIOD, regardless of what any Reporter says, regardless of what any Troll says, and regardless of whether we have 500 Subscribers or 5,000 Subscribers.
Aside from the fact that this is something we want to play, allow us to emphasize yet once again to our unrelenting commitment here. The number of pitchforks that would be at our homes from our own Investors and Supporters is matched only by the fact that our very own Spouses would be opening the front door for them. Hundreds of man-hours, and tens of thousands of dollars are vested in DarkCryo and FUO. Regardless of funding over the past year, we have never stopped working on her and will never stop working on her. As we have stated before, FUO is a lifetime commitment for the DC Crew. Whether you want her or not, she is here to stay.
When someone commits "fraud" as it was alleged, time is against the accused because eventually the truth always comes to light. Time is on OUR side here, and we don't mind sitting back for an extra week or even month to begin the campaign until Karma makes its rounds, leaving the Perpetrators sitting naked in the desert as it were.
Kotaku.com claim they are currently checking sources, however we are more knowledgeable than Kotaku are about our own contacts, and the replies are not going to come overnight. Certainly DarkCryo has already responded to them, however Jenny of Circa Paleo is on tour most of the time, Mike of The Yes Men barely even has time to respond to our own emails, and Jeremy of Fox Legal has much better things to do with his time than this B.S..
However long that process takes, DarkCryo EXPECTS from Kotaku a full public apology, a retraction of all their slanderous articles, and a Kotaku coffee mug to boot; not to drink, we're going to scan it into the game and have it sitting on the desk of the Alliance. Then we EXPECT all the other game sites to copy/paste the Kotaku apology just as quickly they did when the story was otherwise more colourful. We will give Google spiders time to crawl, the general public time to read, then we launch.
Suing Kotaku for deformation has been suggested multiple times, however we are for the moment giving Kotaku the benefit of the doubt; a courtesy which was not bestowed upon us.