Woooow…he Looks Maaaad…
So it’s no secret that Jim and I aren’t the biggest fans of Galactic Civilizations II, but we try to keep it positive here on Space Game Junkie. Therefore, when we sat down to talk to Paul Boyer, the lead designer of the recently announced sequel, Galactic Civilizations III, we were honest about that, and gave Paul (OMG another Paul!) the chance to sell us on the new game. Was he successful? You decide!
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Now beforehand, I had asked folks to submit questions about the new game that we’d go over during the interview. While the interview naturally covered quite a few of the questions on its own, due to time constraints it couldn’t cover all of them, so stay tuned for a follow-up written Q&A from Paul covering everything y’all submitted to me. :) Thanks, as always, for listening, and enjoy the show!
Hey folks, Justin — the developer of Void of Darkness — asked if I’d share this beta video with y’all, since the beta version’s about to be released, and I thought, why the heck not? ;) Enjoy!
Never Enough…Never Enough…
Yesterday one of my best friends came over to talk to me about the best way to get the most of my blog in terms of making it self-sufficient, and maybe even profitable eventually (i.e. I might have to get over myself and start adding ads and such, but we’ll see). The biggest issue I have with my beloved blog here, however, is managing my time and energy. I tell ya, if I could work full-time on this blog, I’d pound out the content, but I’ve been dealing with a lack of time and energy that’s coming from a bunch of factors. I won’t go into those, but I do wanna talk about the results of our chat, which was very productive.
What’s the Mean of All of This?
Google Said this Image Was Free to Use…How Could I NOT Use It? ;)
With the Thanksgiving holiday happening this week in the U.S., I wanted to talk to a bunch of folks about the games we’re thankful for, so I sent out word to the various places I hang out to join us on the show this week, and joining Jim and I are the following guests/panelists:
- From the Site: Readers Eric (EBM), Jason (Fugazi) and Wojciech (Gorkomatic)
- From Gamers with Jobs: Kyle (UMOarsman), Nate (Iridium884) and Taylor (tboon)
- From Quarter to Three: Adam (krayzkrok)
We talked about not only games we’re thankful for, but a ton of other random crap, and it made for a fun show. So much fun I don’t even have time/energy to put together show notes, we talked about so much. ;)
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I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say we hope you enjoy the show, and we all hope you have much to be thankful for in your lives beyond but including space games. ;) Thanks for listening! :)
I Have Yet to Find a Better Sale Graphic…
It’s that time folks: Holiday saving season! Steam has just launched their Autumn Sale today, and I’ve not yet had time to go through it, but I plan to soon, so stay tuned as I’ll likely update this post once I find stuff.
Okay, I went through all ninety-plus pages of Steam’s game list and here’s what I found:
FTL is also on sale today at GoG!
Now get out there and get saving! :)
A Sale?! A SALE! Or a Bundle, at Least…
Hey folks, the folks at Bundlestars have launched a new bundle called The Ultimate Sci-Fi Bundle which includes a mixed bag of spacey and sci-fi games, including:
- Great Games: Really Big Sky, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
- Good Games: Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition
- Terrible Games: Project Freedom
- Games I’ve Not Played: Ion Assault, Data Jammers: FastForward, SpaceChem, Planets Under Attack
All that for $3.52 currently, which is a steal for the Great and Good games alone. ;) Enjoy!
One of the Many Games to Get a Big Release of Late!
Hey y’all, I’ve been pretty busy of late, and I’ll be honest, my commute is sucking away all my energy and drive (heh). However, I’m on a staycation this week, so I plan on getting caught up, and the first order of business is to let y’all know of some biggish releases of late that I wanted to give extra special attention to, which are as follows:
- Void of Darkness is now on Desura for $5.99, and is aiming for a December 15th release date. You might recall our podcast with the developer a long time ago, and I’ve told y’all this is one I’ve been looking forward to, so check it out.
- Ring Runner has had its Steam release, so congrats to the team! It’s on sale $8.99 until tomorrow, so check it out if you’ve been meaning to, as it’s a fun game and I plan to release a video review soon. :)
- Gimbal has also been released on Steam, and while I’ve honestly not given myself much time with the game, that will definitely need to change. It’s on sale for $10.04 until tomorrow.
So please give these games a look so they get the attention the deserve. Enjoy!
PS: I feel like I’m missing one, but I can’t find an email or a link about it, so if I’ve egregiously missed one of these, please let me know. Thanks!
All This on Sale Now!
Hey kids, Matrix Games is having their holiday sale starting today until January 14th, and the entire Distant Worlds series is on sale. This means you can get this amazing game and all its expansions for the following prices:
All told, you get this amazing game with hundreds of hours of game time for $64.96 in total, which I’ll tell y’all, is totes worth it. For serious. If you’ve been waiting for a sale to get this amazing game, DO IT NOW. ;)
Talkity Talk Talk…
Hey y’all! I’m chiming in because I wanted to do something a bit different for our next podcast. I was hoping to get readers of the site here together to have a roundtable discussion on the games we’re thankful for and why, to mark the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. Would you like to join us? We record on Tuesdays at 7 PM Pacific (11/26/13 in this case), so if you’d like to come on, use the contact form above to hit me up for more details. Thanks guys!
This Might’ve Been a Better Game, Ultimately…
I’d been avoiding purchasing X Rebirth until I upgrade my video card, monitor and RAM in a little bit, but that hadn’t stopped me from reading the amazingly awful reports coming in of just how bad the game apparently was at launch (and still is). While the Internet easily gives way to hyperbole, usually, I felt I had to see for myself just how bad it was, so Jim volunteered to play his copy of the game on Twitch.tv while I watched. I asked folks on several forums I’m on to come on and join us, and only one person was brave enough, James “Jam3″ from Gamers with Jobs. So please join Jim, James and I as we wade through this mess of a game together.
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Below, please enjoy the video from our Twitch session. As apparently the game has issues with Twitch, we had technical glitches that made the stream problematic, resulting in three videos rather than one. You can find those in this YouTube playlist:
Thanks as always for listening, and enjoy the show!
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