Bring On the News!
Hey everyone, happy Friday! As this will very likely be the last thing I post before Christmas day, I wanted to wish all those who celebrate the holiday a joyous, fun, and present-filled holiday. :) Now let’s jump into some news and deals!
- First up the Emeny Starfighter site has been updated with two awesome videos showing some fun, short bits of the game. I’ll embed these below, but be sure to check ‘em out, especially the one showing things getting blowed up. ;)
- Okay, get this folks. There’s a new update for one of the Distant Worlds expansions, but not Legends, rather, Return of the Shakturi. That’s kinda crazy awesome. Apparently, “v18.104.22.168 update incorporates all the bug fixes and performance improvements from Distant Worlds: Legends,” which is pretty cool if you’ve not purchased Legends yet.
- Star Trek Online Community Manager Brandon “BranFlakes” Felczer was interviewed on the Deck Eight podcast.
- The Limit Theory Kickstarter has been updated with talk on creating a faction and a new tech demo, which I’ll embed below. Definitely looking awesome!
- Rock, Paper Shotgun has posted an excellent review of Drox Operative that anyone on the fence about getting the game needs to read.
- Iteration 14 of Void Destroyer has been released, which includes a new command mode, turret enhancements and more!
- The Vendetta Online folks have released their holiday newsletter, which offers some free time for previous subscribers and so on.
- The Star Conflict folks are now offering gold standards for victories in battles, which can be used as currency in the game it seems.
- Finally, the Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter has been updated with video of a scavenger hunt (embedded below) as well as some other useful links. Whoopiedeedoo.
Now onto deals, of which there are a bunch today. First off, GamersGate’s holiday sale seems to be in full force, and they have the following funness:
WHEW. Now, we’re not done yet, because DotEmu is also having a sale, which includes the following:
NOW we’re done, and I need a nap. ;) Again, have a wonderful and festive holiday folks, and thanks as always for visiting. :)
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OMG THE SALES! RUN! SAVE YOURSELVES!
Happy Black Friday y’all! I hope y’all had a lovely Thanksgiving here in the US, and I hope y’all are jumping on all the sales today. In trying to help y’all out, I’m putting this post all the non-Steam sales on spacey games I can find. Here we go:
Warning: LONG List Ahead!
Armada 2526, Armada 2526 Supernova, arvoch alliance, arvoch conflict, dark horizon, darkstar one, distant worlds, Distant Worlds - Return of the Shakturi, distant worlds legends, endless space, evochron legends, Evochron Mercenary, Evochron Renegades, Galactic Civilizations I, Galaxy on Fire 2 HD, genesis rising, Haegemonia - Legion of Iron, Haegemonia - The Solon Heritage, master of orion, Master of Orion III, o.r.b., Outforce, sins of a solar empire trinity, sins of a solar empire: rebellion, Smugglers IV - Doomsday, sol exodus, Space Trade, star ruler, star wolves, Star Wolves 2, Star Wolves 3: Civil War, Starships Unlimited v3, stellar impact, sword of the stars, Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter, x3 albion prelude, x3 reunion, X3: Gold Edition, X3: Terran Conflic
Get Distant Worlds on Sale Now!!!! Go Go Go!!!
Hey y’all, good news! I just got a press release from the folks at Matrix Games talking about a biiiig holiday sale, and it includes the amazing Distant Worlds games! Here’s the breakdown:
That’s a little less than $60. People, these games rarely get this cheap, and they’re worth every penny. I’ve recently declared the game with expansions my favorite 4X ever. It’s seriously that good people. If you can, jump on this and experience some of the finest space strategy gaming ever, I highly recommend you do so. This also lets you get the entire package in preparation for the new expansion, Shadows, which will come out early next year. Good luck, and enjoy! :)
Get Distant Worlds on Sale Today!!!!
Thanks to Scotten on Quarter to Three for this tip. According to this post on the Matrix Games forum, Distant Worlds and its expansions (The Return of the Shakturi and Legends are going on sale for two weeks to celebrate the release of a huge update for Legends. From the thread:
To celebrate this huge update, we are placing all Distant Worlds titles on sale for two weeks, starting today and ending on September 4th, at 33% off! That means that Distant Worlds, which is normally $39.99 for the download price, will now be $26.99 and the two expansions are reduced to $16.99 from their normal download price of $24.99! This is a great opportunity to pick up that extra expansion you’ve been waiting on or jump into the whole series.
This means you can get the whole kit and caboodle for around $60, MUCH cheaper than the usual price of $90 for the whole kit. If you’ve been eyeing this game, I beg you, I IMPLORE you to buy it at this lower price to tell Matrix you support these lower prices (and also to get this awesome game, of course). Thanks, and enjoy!!!
How Much Is This Awesomeness Worth To You?
On several forums I frequent, including Matrix Games’ own forum, there has been more and more discussion about Distant Worlds, namely its current pricing model. Basically, if you want the original Distant Worlds, as well as its two expansions, The Return of the Shakturi and Legends, you need to fork over around $90 ($39.99+$24.99+$24.99, respectfully) for what is considered the “complete package”, since both expansions add so much to the game.
Why Is This an Issue?
I Feel So Small…
In our last adventure, Admiral Rubin had his eyes opened up to just how big the universe really is, and was offered a position in Leader Lapuri’s senior council. In this final look at Distant Worlds – Legends, we see if Senior Naval Advisor to the Grand Leader (SNAGL?) Rubin can handle the new responsibilities put upon him.
Continue reading “Distant Worlds – Legends: This Time, Things Get Serious…” »
You Guys are Represented by This Dog, and I Wanna Give Y'all a Hug! ;)
Hey y’all, I just wanted to chime in and personally thank everyone for their patience this week. I didn’t release any major content while running that integrated forum experiment because I didn’t want to lose any valuable comments. Rest assured that I’ve got several great articles coming in the pipelines for next week, including the conclusion of my Distant Worlds – Legends review series, the continuation of my Weird Worlds review series and more, so thanks again for visiting, and please stay tuned. :)
The 3rd Fleet Continues its Journey
When last we left our heroes in the 3rd Fleet, they were wiping out the scourge of piracy in the galaxy to keep the trade lanes safe from the ruffians that would cause our people or our industry harm. The fleet had just wiped out one of the few known pirate bases and was heading back to home territory for some R,R,R&R (Refuel, Repair, Rest and Relaxation). Read on to see how this latest game session turned out.
Continue reading “Distant Worlds – Legends: Beginning to See the Big Picture…” »
Every Big Meal Starts with a Menu....
I have a confession to make. I never played the original Sins of a Solar Empire for more than five minutes, and only once. The reasons for this are personal and varied, and aren’t the fault of the original game in the slightest. Therefore, it was with no small amount of trepidation that I approached this…sequel? Expandalone? Not sure what to call it, honestly.
However, as the original had a great deal of love and hype associated with it, I tried to approach Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion (Rebellion) with hopefully no expectations, and in the mindset of the total n00b that I was (which is why you won’t read any comparisons to the original here). Read on to see what I thought of the latest beta build.
Continue reading “Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion – 4X Grandeur with RTS Sensibilities” »
When Last we Left Our Heroes...
If you recall from our last adventure, Captain Rubin had to scuttle his frigate, Ishinomaki 001, after it got jumped by an evil, evil sand slug. That. Bastard. After a long and strenuous journey back in their escape pods, Captain Rubin must face the consequences of what happens next! Read on to see where fate, guile and tenacity take our plucky hero and his crew!
Continue reading “Distant Worlds – Legends: Rising in the Ranks” »