Spacey News and Deals – 12/11/12
Hey y’all, happy Tuesday! I hope y’all are having a great week so far. I’m still feeling a bit under the weather, especially energy-wise, but I’ve got more than enough to give ya the latest spacey news and deals. :) Enjoy! (Lots of videos today, which are embedded after the cut if possible)
- According to the folks at 4xgamer, there’s going to be a third free expansion for Endless Space. Called “Polaris”, it’ll add Steam achievements, an option for no pirates (YAY!), a new wonder and hero, and more. This might get me back into the game. Bloody pirates (and horrid AI). They’ve also been nominated for Gamespot’s Strategy Game of the Year and People’s Choice Best of 2012.
- Speaking of nominations, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion has been nominated for PC Gamer’s 2012 Strategy Game of the Year.
- The demo for Drox Operative has been updated to the release version of the game, so if you’ve not checked it out, now is a perfect time to do so!
- The SlipSpace folks have a new trailer for us all to enjoy, which I’ll embed after the cut below.
- There’s a new dev diary video for Elite: Dangerous that shows more footage and talks roles. They also have an update to their Kickstarter FAQ about the single player portion of the game. Whee.
- There’s an update on the Dominion Kickstarter which discusses what they mean by on-line play.
- The Rodina website has been updated for the first time in FOREVER with a look at the new ship interior editor, which looks awesome.
- The latest update to EVE Online: Retribution will be released today, apparently.
- Space Sector continues their look at 4X games with an article on tackling build management tedium.
- The Star Citizen site has been updated with new paint-overs of the Constellation. Looks really sexy!
- The Beyond Beyann blog has a new article on glasses and the economy (don’t worry, they’re somewhat related). Feel better, bro!
- Finally in gamey newsiness, my buddy Paul Tobia has put together some excellent videos covering various facets of Sword of the Stars II, including game setup, the strategic screen and economics and government. These are all worth watching if you wanna learn more about the game. :)
We also have a few random deals today, such as:
- GOG is starting their massive holiday sale tomorrow, which will likely include many spacey classics.
- Green Man Gaming has Space Pirates and Zombies for $5.00
- Finally, GamersGate has Galaxy on Fire II HD also for $5.00
That’s it for today folks. I hope it’s a good one for y’all, and thanks for visiting and reading. :)