Another One…or Three…Bite the Dust…

SpaceShip Crash

Ah Well...

So recently I said I was gonna do a few previews, and even listed them on the site. Welp, I tried to preview a few games and found them…not up to snuff. First, neither Star Supremacy  and Planet War had any kind of direct spaceship control, so they were disqualified. Then, I tried Starjack Online, but a broken tutorial — how can I extract minerals on that planet when there AREN’T any, dangit? — and seemingly no community turned me off, so I’m dropping that as well. Now I’ll be moving onto Moon Breakers as well as starting my review, finally, of Distant Worlds – Legends. Stat tuned!!

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Spacey Snippets – 1/17/12

All those little dots are news stories...

Catching Up on News...

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so sorry if it’s incomplete from the last one. I kinda took a break during the holiday season. With that, here’s some of the latest spacey gamey news!

  • Evochron Mercenary is now available on Steam, and on sale no less.
  • Angry British game journalist TotalBiscuit has done one of his “WTF Is…” videos covering upcoming indie space 4X/RPG Starfarer.
  • On the Lunar Flight website, there’s a fun graphic comparing the posters of Lunar Flight with Lunar Lander. You can now also buy the game on Desura for half the regular price, which you might wanna jump on after you read their impressions over at Rock, Paper Shotgun.
  • Over on Sugarfree Gamer, they have an after action report covering Armada 2526 Supernova, currently in three articles covering turn 1, turns 2&3, and turn 4.
  • The developer behind Kickstarter darling StarDrive is about to release the first dev build of the game, available for those who chipped in.
  • According to the official Miner Wars 2081 website, you can now pre-order their companion MMO for $19.99, which includes two years of gameplay with no subscription fees. They’re also having a level design competition.
  • According to a press release, the folks behind Star Supremacy have a huge patch in the works, which includes colony ships, an optimized alliance system, architectural effects and more. The folks at RTSGuru also have some new screenshots.
  • Adam over on Space Sector has an article entitled, “A List of Sci-Fi/Space Games You Can’t Miss In 2012 that’s pretty self-explanatory.
  • Kerbal Space Program has gotten a new update to their game’s engine.
  • According to their blog, the folks at Soldak Entertainment have added info on two new races in Drox Operative, the Hive and Utopian.
  • As always, the fellow behind Beyond Beyaan has been very busy blogging, with articles on the production screen, a discussion of orbiting, a small update on the overall game, articles on colonization and colonization again, and a look at transports.
  • Finally, in non gamey news, according to Gizmodo, if you want your home to sound like the Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise, they now have door chimes for that. Also, the TV show Wing Commander Academy is coming to the US in a complete series DVD set, according to TVShowsonDVD, which is awesome because I missed it while it was on.

And that’s it. Have a great day y’all!

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Spacey Snippets – 12/16/11

All those little dots are news stories...

TONS of news lately...

Talk about busy! I love the holiday season, but dang if they don’t wreak havoc on the blogging. That being said, lots of stuff has happened! So let’s get to it!

Whew! That’s a lot of newsy news! Have a great weekend and a happy, safe holiday season!

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Spacey Snippets – 12/1/11

All those little dots are news stories...

My god, it's full of news...

HOLY CRAP what a busy couple of weeks. I mean last week was CRAZY, then I had a vacation, which was AWESOME, then this week has been CRAZY. So yeah, a LOT of crap has happened between my last Spacey Snippets, so let’s dive in, shall we?

I should be able to resume normal posting of original content next week. These last couple of weeks have just KILLED me. Thanks for understanding y’all, and for visiting. Have a great week and weekend. :)

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Star Supremacy Open Beta Begins Today

Star Supremacy Logo

Open Beta Begins Today. :)

Hey folks, just wanted to remind y’all that Star Supremacy goes into an open beta today, so head on over, register an account and give it a shot. I’ll be trying it out and will post some impressions shortly. Enjoy!

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Spacey Snippets – 11/11/11

All those little dots are news stories...

11x11x11 news stories! ;)

With a busy week at work, along with finising up my look at Space I and doing research into the best n00b-friendly space games, I missed a buncha news, so let’s get to it!

Whew, I need to catch my breath now! Have a great weekend everyone!

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Star Supremacy Open Beta Gift Package Giveaway

Star Supremacy Logo

Open Beta Coming Soon!

Hey y’all, the good folks behind Star Supremacy sent me some keys to activate some in-game goodies to celebrate the game going into open beta! Comment on this story with a valid email address and I’ll happily email you a code. Click after the cut to see instructions on how to redeem the in-game gifts, and enjoy!

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Spacey Snippets – 10/28/11

A boss fight in Huespace

Go "pew pew" like you did in the 80's!

There’s a buncha little spacey news bits that have cropped up lately, so let’s get to it:

  • The Star Supremacy folks have a boatload of stuff going on, such as a Halloween event and a massive update as they prepare to go into open beta soon.
  • The folks at EVE Online have been plenty busy, with a new power of 2 special offer, a return of the Community Communication Liaisons, and a new Gallente starship, the Talos, which looks pretty sweet. They also just emailed me about returning for five days, so I might give it a whirl.
  • Beat Hazard Ultra is now available in the Mac App Store, and is on sale for $1 until November 1st.
  • There’s a new space shooter called Huespace from Nonsuch Games that looks lovingly retro, and is only $4.95. You can also download a demo to try out, which I totally plan to do.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading, and if you have any spacey news to share, feel free to contact me. Have a great day!

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It’s All About the Benjamins in Star Supremacy

Without money, you can't buy pretty ships.

It takes cash to buy one of these beauties...

Today marks our final article on Star Supremacy, this time talking about the stuff that makes the universe go ’round; money. Enjoy!
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Gotta Catch all the Items in Star Supremacy

Trade Screen in Star Supremacy...

I love shopping for goodies...

In our continuing series of articles looking at Star Supremacy, we today have an article looking at the items in the game. Enjoy!
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