SGJ Podcast #83 – The Tropiest of Space Game Tropes

WHY ARE ALL SPACE PIRATES LIKE THIS?!

WHY ARE ALL SPACE PIRATES LIKE THIS?!

Welcome, my friends, to this episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast (also happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans! ;)! This week, Jim and I talk about a few things, such as a small glut of space games hitting Steam, the (at the time upcoming, currently ongoing) Steam Fall sale, and our main topic of the week, space game tropes! Tropes like: Why are pirates always like a biker gang? Why do they call big fighters, “bombers”? How come YOU always have to be in charge of the damned wing? That sort of thing. It made for a fun conversation, I’d like to think. ;)

If you choose to watch the video, I choose a game from one of the sources of the tropiest of tropiest tropes, Star Wars. ;) Through emulation I got my PS2 copy of Jedi Starfighter working on my PC, so rather than stare at a bland image, you can watch something as well. ;) As always, if you have a suggestion for a guest or topic, hit us up in the comments or ping us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com, and join us next week when we talk about Jim’s favorite capital ship simulator, Star Trek: Bridge Commander! ;) Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy the show!

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2014 Holiday Space Game Buying Guide: Early Access Edition

Early Access Stuff is AWESOME!

Early Access Stuff is AWESOME!

Hello folks, and welcome to my Space Game Holiday Early Access Buying Guide for the holiday season of 2014! Unlike the guide to complete games, this one covers early access titles that aren’t yet finished. This means I had to make the — honestly, rather tough — call as to determine which games were “finished enough” to be worthy of your gaming dollar. There are tons of other early access space games out there — THANK GOD, seriously — but a lot of them are not yet to a state that I could recommend yet. Not unless you’re as into early access as I am, but that’s a whole different list. ;) This list covers games that have enough game in them that anyone could enjoy them, and all the games here have gotten some play time by me, so I’m speaking from experience. :) Now with that said, let’s get onto it!

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2014 Holiday Space Game Buying Guide: Complete Experience Edition

Still One of the Best Values in Gaming!

Hello folks, and welcome to my Space Game Holiday Buying Guide for the holiday season of 2014! With … [Continue reading]