FYI: No Podcast Tonight and Upcoming Schedule (Updated)

OMG so tired...

I Feel Like This Puppy, Only Not as Cute…

Hey folks, just chiming in because I’m not feeling awesome, so we’re skipping the podcast because I’m too low energy to really make it fun for anyone. I think just the lack of/lousy sleep over the last few weeks is really catching up with me. :/ I’m just so…bleh…tired, unmotivated, it’s not usual for me and I don’t like it, so I wanna try to do whatever it takes to recover. With that said, we have some fun stuff coming up that I wanted to share with ya. I’m still trying to get guests for upcoming weeks, so this may change, but as it is right now, here’s what’s coming up:

  • April 1st – John Hemry, Author of the Lost Fleet book series (which has awesome space combat)
  • April 8th – Slower than Light with creator John Brewer (Here’s the Kickstarter)
  • April 15th – Space Salvager with creator Sam Albon (fun game!)
  • April 29th – A look at the Freespace Open Project with its project lead Fabian “The E” Woltermann and discussing Freespace 2′s 15th anniversary a little bit (which won’t be our only look at the game this year)
  • May 6th – A look at O.R.B. (which was requested by Jim, as it just came out on SteamA
  • May 13th – Off Topic: Marketing & SEO for Game Websites (Jim’s idea, to help devs out, because y’all got some stanky websites)

Remember, if you have a topic idea you’d like us to cover, please send it to hail@spacegamejunkie.com because we’re totally open to ideas. :) Thanks folks, and have an awesome day.

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SGJ Podcast #14: Rodina Q&A (and Random Ramblings)

Rodina

I Want to Go To There. ;)

Heyyyy folks, welcome to this edition of the Space Game Junkie Podcast. In this episode, Jim and I sit down with Brendan Anthony, former Bethesda developer who is currently working on an awesome space game called Rodina. We talk about the game at length, but due to a good deal of wine on my part I think, the conversation goes all over the place as well. It’s a fun ride, and we hope you enjoy it.

As always, we welcome your comments/critiques below in the comments or on the forum, and invite you to follow us on the RSS or the iTunes thingamajig. Thanks for listening, and have an awesome day!

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Spacey Game News and Deals 2/25-26/13: Catching Up Edition

News Satellite Dish

SO MUCH NEWS!!!

Hello everyone, and happy Tuesday! Sorry about the lack of news yesterday, had a dentist appointment and no time to put into this, sadly. Fun times! This mean I have news from today, yesterday and the weekend to cover, so let’s dive in!

Next up, sales, and there’s a good chunk of stuff! Steam is having several midweek sales, which includes the following:

Finally, related news! First, since we cover older games here, I though that a new version of the Amiga emulator WinUAE being released was somewhat relevant, thanks to Indie Retro News for the update. Next, I missed this somehow but Artem Bank — the gentleman who composed the amazing music for Star Ruler — has two new bits of music out, “Facebook 5” and “Natural” which sound great. Finally, the Concept Ships blog has fantastic ships from Joseph Cross and a gorgeous orbiter concept from Rasmus Poulsen.

That’s it folks! WHEW! Thanks for visiting, and enjoy!

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Space Game News 1/24/12: Old Games Coming Out of The Woodwork…

Stack of Newspapers

Lots of Stuff Today!

Hey party people, how’s your Thursday holding up? Mine is great so far. Have a review in the pipeline now, just started on a preview, and will try to get two more reviews in the pipe before the staycation ends. YEAH! Space games for the MF’ing win! :) With that said, let’s look at some news about said space games!

Finally, on the Concept Ships blog, there’s a lovely little motion graphic of the progress of painting a ship by Tom McDowell that is really neat to look at.

That’s it folks! Have a lovely day and I’ll talk to y’all tomorrow! :)

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Volition Goes to Koch Media in THQ Auction

Volition Logo

I Love These Guys…

I want to interrupt whatever the heck it is you’re doing to bring you this verrrrrrry interesting news piece. Today, the auction for the holdings of THQ commenced, and Volition seems to be going to Koch Media for around $22.3 million. You know Volition, right? The folks behind the Saints Row and, especially more important, Freespace series? ;) Now, to be honest, before yesterday I’d never heard of Koch Media, so at first I was like, “Who the heck are these guys?”

Theeeeeeeeeen I saw they publish games through a company called Deep Silver, who I’ve known of for years. These guys have a hand in publishing the X series of space games from Egosoft. This got me VEEEEEEEEEEEERY excited. Now, I try not to give to much into rumor or speculation, so I’ll put this one more in the “dream” column. And I have a dream. I have a dream that Deep Silver, seeing how long lasting and successful the X series is will take a shine to Volition’s Freespace IP, which I’m hoping comes over with them in the sale. Then maybe, just MAYBE, we might at long last see a Freespace 3.

Now again, this is just a dream, but I’m gonna hold onto it with all of my might, even if it’s crazy. Freespace 2 had an amazing ending (well, if you got the good one, anyway, the other was just dang depressing). AMAZING. But it wasn’t the end of the whole story, and I feel we deserve to see that entire story. Freespace 3 is a game that (some of us are) begging to be made, and I can just hope and dream that it might become a reality.

Now tell me, am I alone here? Am I just making the insane ramblings of the ultimate fanboy? I’d love to know what y’all think in the comments. :)

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Freespace and Freespace 2 on Sale This Weekend at GoG

Freespace 2 is the best in the business.

Best Space Combat Ever for Mere Peanuts...

Once again, GOG (formerly Good Old Games) are having a huge Interplay sale, and as a result, you can now get the amazing Freespace (and its expansion) and the subblime Freespace 2 for $2.99 apiece. If you have ANY interest in the genre, and have yet to play either of these games…well, what the hell is wrong with you? ;)

Seriously, buy them! You don’t need to have played the first one to enjoy the second, however, so while I suggest you buy them both to support GOG, you can only play the second one if you wish. Also, don’t forget to get the FSO Installer so you can update Freespace 2 to the latest version of Freespace Open, which pretties it up a LOT.

Enjoy!

PS. If you need convincing as to why Freespace 2 is so awesome, check out the YouTube video I’ve embedded after the cut.

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