Packed to the Gills with News!
Haaaaaaaaaay youuuuu guuuuyyysss! How are ya? I hope y’all are doing awesomely! Me, I’m still under the weather a bit, but feeling better today, so I’ve got a frakton of news to get off my chest, finally. Let’s dive in!
- First off, there have been a TON of Drox Operative reviews, and you can read ‘em over on GAMINGtruth, Giant Bomb (video, which I’ll embed below), Bytten, RPG Codex and Gametactics. Gamercast author Charlotte Wooley also named it one of her top games of 2012! Huzzah!
- Indie Game Magazine has their own nice things to say about Zigfrak. :) They also have a small article on Elite: Dangerous.
- Over on GamaSutra, they have a lovely article about the making of Spacewar! and how it relates to video game history.
- Dominion has a whole new website for you to feast upon!
- The Indie Games Weblog has listed their top 10 indie strategy games of 2012, and FTL made the list (but I won’t say where). ;)
- Over on the Starship Corporation website, they have new screenshots, a new version of the ship designer for you to try, and on YouTube they have a new tutorial to go with it (embedded below).
- Rock, Paper Shotgun has an article about the recently released Ur-Quan Masters HD update.
- There were two small patches released for OreSome, according to their IndieDB page.
- 4xgamer has word that a Halo mod for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is in the works, for all you Halo fans out there. ;)
- The Predestination website has a Kickstarter wrap-up article that goes into excellent detail about where they money is going and so forth. They even have graphs!
- Vendetta Online has a new patch that lets you easily add waypoints to the navmap, plus a buncha bug fixes.
- Starfarer has been renamed to Starsector “for business reasons” and has a new version out with a new character screen and other improvements.
- There’s a new dev build of Star Made entitled “Factions”. I assume that’s what it adds but I’ve yet to try it.
- OMG, there’s an update on the Space Rangers HD: A World Apart page! They say the game will be released Q1 of this year in both English and Russian at the same time! Yay!
- According to Massively,the long-thought-dead Firefly-based MMO, Firefly Universe Online, is now moving forward after receiving “well wishes” from Fox and announcing it on their Facebook page. However, after being accused of fraud due to an association with the Yes Men — who apparently are known for making fake media announcements — the devs of the game, DarkCryo, responded to the allegations on GameInformer. Wheeee!
- Over on their Kickstarter, the Slipspace folks have announced support for the Ouya console.
- According to their offical site, you can now find RetroBooster on PenguinSpy, a Linux gaming network thingy.
- Space Sector is running a contest for some StarDrive beta keys. Go! Enter!
- We have two Elite: Dangerous related videos. The first is an official video teasing some Cobra combat, while the second is a fan-made short film called The Return of the Cobra. These will both be embedded below.
- Finally in the space-game related news portion of our show, the SolCommand website is soliciting suggestions for more game models for their artists to create.
Next up, in related gaming news, THQ’s assets are going up for auction on 1/22/13, according to VG247. This includes Volition, creator of the Freespace games. Best of luck to all of them. Then, Kickstarter sent out a little The Best of 2012 slideshow, and what’s interesting here is that while no space games are mentioned specifically, there was $83,144,565 backed for games projects from 1,378,143 backers, which is more than any other category by a wide margin, so yay for games!
In non-gaming news, we have great ship designs from Michael Tassie and Darren Bartley over on the Concept Ships blog.
Finally, there’s unsurprisingly — after all the holiday sales — only one deal today, that being Star Wolves 3: Civil War for $14.99 on Green Man Gaming Today.
WHEW! I need a nap now. ;) Have an awesome day folks!
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Bring On the News!
Hey y’all, happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a great weekend (or in our case here in the U.S., a long holiday weekend)! A lot happened over the long weekend and while I don’t usually post on Sundays, some of this is time sensitive. Therefore, let’s get the week started with a ton of spacey gamey news! Remember, all videos that can be embedded will be after the cut.
- There are some Dominion updates over on Kickstarter, including both a screenshot and video of their planetary shader.
- There’s also a new video showing off station building in Deep Space Settlement that’s pretty cool.
- ScrumbleShip has been updated to version 0.19with a “ton of backend changes” such as allowing development on Macs and so on.
- Predestination has updated its Kickstarter with a small FAQ and a look at planetary customization. There’s also an interview with the developer over on 4xgamer.
- The Blockade Runner site has been updated with screenshots of its recent ship conversions, which look pretty cool.
- Vendetta Online has been upgraded to 1.8.237, which includes enhanced password security, fixes for video options and more.
- Space Sector has two articles regarding StarDrive. First, an interview with the developer, followed by news of pre-orders beginning in early 2013.
- Starfarer has been updated to 0.54a, with new character skills and aptitudes, a redesigned fleet interface and so on.
- VG247 has an interesting interview with David Braben regarding Elite: Dangerous. Their Kickstarter also has some new FAQ entries, as well as a development video…finally.
- There’s a fun AAR of Distant Worlds going on on Broken Forum in which the player is using the Star Trek – Picard Era Mod mod to play the Ferengi. Good stuff.
- There’s a new patch for Star Conflict that updates the matchmaking and changes the battle rewards systems.
- There’s a new website up for the upcoming EVE Online: Retribution expansion showing many of the new features.
- There’s a new patch for Drox Operative which allows buying a temporary ceasefire between warring races, among other things.
- Finally in spacey gamey news, you can now get Miner Wars 2081 on Steam, and if you purchased the game already, you can get a Steam key by logging into your account on the official Miner Wars 2081 site.
In other news, Cliff Harris has a great article on Kickstarter inequality which is totally worth a read. In non-gamey news, the lead dev of Beyond Beyaan has a life update, and there are some lovely Halo 4 ship drawings over on the Concept Ships blog. In bargains, there’s a new Fueling Up bundle over on GamersGate which includes Aeon Command and Space Pirates and Zombies.
Finally, the devs behind the Interstellar Marines: Prologue Kickstarter asked me to promote their campaign, and while it’s not a spacey game, I’m happy to help as much as I can.
That’s it folks. Have a great day, and thanks for visiting!
Continue reading “Spacey Gamey News and Deals – 11/22-25/12” »
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Instead of Jazz Hands, News Hands!
Hey y’all, SO SORRY I missed posting news yesterday, was just SO swamped at work that I barely had any time to post the new big news items yesterday, yet put this whole digesty thingy together. Therefore, this will cover two days worth of newsy news, and WOW has there been a good chunk of it, so let’s jump in:
- Last night a bunch of folks got an email from Martin E. Cirulis, CEO of Kerberos Productions, saying that Sword of the Stars II has now received the long-awaited “all-clear” for Sword of the Stars II, stating that even though they’ve reached this stage, more content is coming. In related dealy news, you can get the game for $10.49 right now on Impulse, if you wish.
- The Strike Suit Zero folks have released a new video — which I’ll embed after the cut — promoting their Kickstarter campaign. Incidentally, they’ve announced it’s reached $25,000 already. YAY!
- According to a press release from Iceberg Interactive, they’re going to be releasing a new update for Gemini Wars which will include skirmish and multiplayer modes. This will coincide with the game launching on Steam for $19.99.
- In Star Citizen news, PC G amer has a great interview with Chris Roberts in which he states PC gaming has been held back by console development, which makes total sense to me. ;) They also have a article on the system requirements. On the official site, they also have a poll asking if folks have pledged, and a draft FAQ which is pretty informative. On Kickstarter, Chris Roberts sent out an update thanking folks for their support so far. Already the campaign is up to $171,280 as I write this, making their goal seem that much more attainable. YAY!
- According to a press release, you can now pre-order Edge of Space at $9.99 for the regular edition with beta access, or $24.99 for the special edition which comes with the sound track and a digital art book.
- In sticking with games that start with the letter E, Endless Space got an update on Steam which balances the AI even further among other things. You can also get the Emperor Special Edition on sale at Amazon for $23.44.
- Soldak has released a short new video of Drox Operative which I’ll embed after the cut. There’s also yet another new beta patch for the game (0.927).
- There’s a new blog post on the Starfarer site regarding the command UI.
- In sad Kickstarter news, Blackspace didn’t reach their funding goal, and the Armada Engine cancelled their campaign…again. Sigh.
- The EVE Online folks will be opening their Singularity test server from today to next Wednesday to help with Dust 514 testing.
- The media section of the Star Conflict website has been updated with links to listen to and download the soundtrack.
- The Blockade Runner website has been updated with screenshots of new ships like the Unseelie Corvette, X19 and Pikeman.
- The Miner Wars 2081 folks are releasing new DLC called the 2.5D Experiment, which is apparently a joke about DLC being released for an unreleased game. Thanks to Blues for the tip.
And that’s it. WHEW! Have a great day and weekend everyone!
Continue reading “Spacey Game News and Deals – 10/18-19/12” »
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A Crushing Amount of News...
Hey y’all, how are you? I seem to only have time to do these every other week nowadays, so the news SURE does pile up. With that in mind, let’s begin!
- PC Gamer has an article regarding Novus Aeterno — a game I only found out about recently, thanks to SpaceSimCentral — and how it claims to be the “first true MMORTS”.
- According to the BorderSpace Twitter account, they’ve released a significant update to their wiki, so check it out!
- According to the official Starfarer website, a new version has been released that adds accidents, music, improved AI and more!
- There’s a new video up of the latest beta from the FTL folks, which I’ll embed below after the cut.
- The official Star Conflict website has been updated with more information on the Troy system. They also have some new Thar wallpaper.
- There’s a new version of the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator that updates the 3D engine, revises existing races and adds…Space Whales…yup…Space Whales. Even though I’ve no one to play it with at the moment, I kinda want to get it just for the Space Whales.
- The Starlight Inception folks have launched a little Q&A video on their Kickstarter page to help answer people’s common questions and hopefully get them the backing they need with just days left in the campaign. This Kickstarter ends VERY soon, so help ‘em out if you can.
- According to Eurogamer, the folks over on EVE Online will be giving players the choice of a gift to celebrate their nine year anniversary. This could be various skill books, lasers or implants.
- Spealing of, Apparently crap is going down in EVE wherein folks are trying to destroy the economy, and Eurogamer has what I feel are the best articles on the subject here and here. VG247 also has a good summary.
- According to a press release, Battlestar Galactica Online has reached ten million players. Dayum
- Along with a whole new website, you can also read an article on Salvation Prophecy over on Rock, Paper Shotgun that makes for pretty good readin’.
- The latest release candidate for the Freespace Source Project has been release. Hopefully we’ll get our grubby paws on it soon.
- Lunar Flight was featured on the latest Return Fire Podcast. They also have a new wallpaper and a new branding logo. They’ve also released a pretty awesome article talking about their Steam sales, which is pretty bold and honest.
- The folks at Destructoid revisited the Kerbal Space Program, which is a good read.
- There were several looks at Endless Space recently, including from Rock, Paper Shotgun, Strategy Core and Space Sector.
- Space Sector also has an interview with the folks at the Logic Factory, who made the amazing game Ascendancy.
- According to Space Sim Central, the folks behind the upcoming game Galactic Patrol Pirates is looking for beta testers.
- On the Beyond Beyaan blog, Brent apologizes for the wait for version 0.5.3, as well as an update on the demo download. He’s also introduced a new race, the Salix Cybornia!
- There’s a new dev version of Blockade Runner that adds wings and other things.
- Space Pirates and Zombies, Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion and Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter all got updates recently.
- The official Wing Commander Saga website now has the soundtrack available for download.
- Rock, Paper Shotgun has an article about a little space game called Space Murder which is being revived after reaching prototype stage and then dropped a while back.
- Finally, in non-gamey news, the amazing Concept Ships blog has fantastic entries from David Demaret, Manuel Gomez, Vaughan Ling and Tae won jun.
WHEW! I gotta not have such a long break in-between these things, this one took FOREVER. Worth it though, as I like giving y’all all the news I can. :) Have a great day, and thanks for reading!
Continue reading “Spacey Snippets – 5/7/12” »
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Hey y’all, how’ve you been? Me, I’ve been BUUUSY, which is why it’s been a while since I did one of these. There’s been a good chunka news over the last couple of weeks, so let’s get right to it, shall we? :)
- The Starfarer blog has an article about accidents which talks about stat limits.
- In the world of EVE Online, they just had their FanFest, so a lot of news came out from that, including articles on the mocking of a suicidal player, a release date for the Inferno expansion, a look at gameplay from Dust 514, and blog posts on alliance tournaments, third party development, UK pricing, exploits, and news about their user interface. Whew!
- There’s a new gameplay video from FTL: The Game which looks pretty cool.
- Space Sector has an in-depth interview on Endless Space, which is good as it helped me know what NOT to ask in my own Q&A that I’ll hopefully have up soon. ;)
- There’s a newly released version of Naev that adds new missions, outfits and more.
- The Beyond Beyaan blog has been updated with posts on background music, more overhauls and a successful scripting system.
- According to Steam, there have been updates for Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter, Space Pirates and Zombies and SOL: Exodus.
- Vendetta Online has been updated with some fixes to cameras, groups and so on.
- There’s a newly released screenshot of ZigFrak over on Desura.
- There’s a preview of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion over on the blog Matchsticks for my Eyes. I’m still awaiting my press copy. :/
- Space Sim Central has a review of Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn which is pretty good. I hope to have mine up shortly. ;)
- Space Sector is having a contest wherein you can win a copy of Armada 2526 Gold Edition. Head over there and enter for frak sake. ;)
- The Star Conflict website has been updated with new screenshots and some new art for a dreadnought class ship!
- David Braben — you know, one of the co-creators of Elite — has stated that pre-owned games are “killing single player games”. At least according to this article in VG247. Seems a tad reactionary to me, as I only play single player games and there are tons to choose from these days.
- In SLIGHTLY space gamey news, according to The Escapist, some high school kids (!) are striving to make a full-motion Battlestar Galactica Viper simulator! If it looks cool to you, you can kick ‘em a few bucks through Kickstarter, but at this time, they’re more than fully funded. Still, looks pretty cool.
- Finally, in non-gamey news, the awesome (yet hard on the eyes from a design standpoint) Concept Ships Blog has some awesome designs from Thomas Pringle and KaranaK. The KaranaK designs are a particular favorite, though they look like the Star Conflict art above…
That’s it for now folks, Stay tuned for some more original stuff in the coming days. Have an awesome day, and thanks for reading!
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It's a Supernova of News!!!
Heeeeelllo everyone, how y’all been? Me, I’ve been busy, not only with work, but with some articles for here as well, so a lot of news has happened in the interim. I’ve got a ton to go through, so let’s get started:
- According to Eurogamer, the long, long, long delayed fan-based project, Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn will finally, FINALLY be released on March 22. I know I’ll be trying out this bad boy. You can also see a trailer below after the cut.
- There’s a mod being planned for The Ur-Quan Masters that will be called Project 6014 according to this forum post. This mod takes place shortly after the end of Star Control II, so it should be a good time.
- In the world of EVE Online, Eve News 24 has a fascinating article about a few folks two trillion ISK due to exploits in the contract system. The dev blog also has new entries on little improvements, a streaming FanFest feed, launcher issues and price indices for February.
- In Starfarer news, Space Sector has their own look at the game, which also got a new version released recently.
- RTSGuru has some tidbits about beta updates and changes to the current beta version of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.
- There’s a new blog entry regarding Starfare that involves modding that looks pretty neat.
- PC Magazine has a list of the “10 Classic Computer RPGs” and, as I’d hoped, Starflight makes the list.
- According to folks at the recent Game Developers Conference (GDC), folks compared Miner Wars 2081 to Descent, Freespace and Red Faction, which seems fair I s’pose. There’s also a new version of the game available for beta testers.
- Speaking of the GDC, the folks behind FTL: The Game wrote up a little recap of their experience there. Their Kickstarter page also recently passed $100,000. Woooow!
- There’s a new patch available for Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter that has a few critical fixes.
- Over on the Beyond Beyaan blog, Brent admits he’s never played Master of Orion on impossible difficulty, and then discusses the result of his first attempt to do so. He also has entries on his game, covering topics like the combat screen (video embedded below), a tutorial and a new version!
- There’s a new version of Arvoch Alliance available that fixes a few things, but not the difficulty wall, apparently *grumble*. Thanks Blue’s News for the tip.
- Apparently the composer for the music in Descent Freespace and Freespace 2, Dan Wentz, is now on the Hard Light Productions forums to get help making remixes of the music from those games. AWESOME!
- According to VG247, the lead ship designer for Star Trek Online, Adam Williams (blog with ship designs here), has left Crpytic to join Bungie. Sad, since I did love the designs of STO.
- There’s a new version of Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, according to this forum post,, which adds among other things, a GM console! Cool!
- There’s a new version of Kerbal Space Program that you can buy in their store, according to their dev blog.
- There’s an update for the exceptional Really Big Sky over on Steam.
- Out of Eight Reviews has reviewed both Star Hammer Tactics as well as Lunar Flight.
- If you want more Lunar Flight reviews, you can head over to Impulse Gamer, MetaGem and IGN Germany.
- In somewhat related gamey news, Cliff Harris — the bloke behind Gratiutous Space Battles — is now taking pre-orders for his new game, Gratuitous Tank Battles, which looks pretty cool.
- Finally, in non-gamey news, the Concept Ships blog has some fantastic concept art for spaceships from an upcoming web-comic called Carpe Chaos that look REALLY cool, so check out parts 1, 2 and 3.
WHEW! That was a lot! Thanks for reading y’all, and have a great weekend!
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Oh God, SO MUCH NEWS...
Hey y’all, me again. Been SO busy lately that the news has just been piling up and up, but now I have some time to finally open the flood gates. With that said, here’s a bunch of spacey news from the last week or two. Again, there are vids and pics this week, so check ‘em out below the cut:
- There’s been a bunch of Lunar Flight news, such as it being available on GamersGate, as well as writeups by Rock, Paper Shotgun, The Examiner and Voightkampf.
- Space Sector has a first look at Solstice, a simplistic space-based RTS for PC, iOS and Android. They also have a video of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.
- Speaking of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the official site has a new preview video (which is embedded below), the beta has gone live for folks who pre-ordered, and Gamespy has a preview.
- There’s been some updates regarding SOL: Exodus, such as a new cockpit view (a video of which you can see below), and word on Steam as to how to check out the beta of the next major revision.
- The Star Conflict site has been updated with some artwork of Imperial ships.
- Even though a beta of Starfarer was just released, you can already read patch notes for the next version, which looks great. There’s also a great looking mod using ships from Star Control II, and a writeup on Rock, Paper Shotgun.
- The Beyond Beyaan blog has been updated with posts on weapons hots and misses, release plans, and progress on combat.
- Lots of bits on EVE Online recently, including an interview with CCP’s CEO and CMO, news that CCP made $66 million in revenue in 2011, and blog posts about Crucible’s 1.1 deployment, their new launcher, a team avatar introduction and a massive post about their upcoming expansion, Inferno.
- According to Arcen Games, a new beta patch for AI War: Fleet Command is out.
- X3: Albion Prelude got an update recently, and someone named “Grubber” made a nearly hour long YouTube video on how to be a pirate in the game, which looks great.
- Miner Wars: 2081 has shown off some new faction ship prefabs which look pretty cool.
- There’s a news update for StarDrive that talks about a new patch and other fun tidbits.
- The Drox Operative blog has a new post about doomsday weapons, and Gamespy has a new interview with Steeven Peeler, the creator.
- There’s new news on the Stellar Impact front! First is a new publishing deal with Meridian4, which should gain them some exposure, as well as some new screenshots, which I tried to download but couldn’t, dangit. Sorry. :(
- Reall Big Sky — the dynamically generated shooter that I really enjoyed — is now available on Steam.
- The Kerbal Space Program blog has been updated with a new story of their history, this time on version 0.4.
- Finally, which generous soul out there wants to buy me this AWESOME Dralthi Kilrathi model from Etsy? ;)
Thanks guys, and I’ll see you next week!
Continue reading “Spacey Snippets – 3/2/12” »
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Epic Menu Battles!!
When I first began this site nearly six months ago (!), one of the games I promised to preview was an interesting looking indie title named Starfarer. I had played the alpha a bit and enjoyed it way back when, but sadly I got caught up in reviews and such. With a new version coming out — which is out today, by the way — I contacted the game’s author a week ago for a preview. After diving into the game for a bit, I’m ready to tell y’all what I think…
Continue reading “Starfarer: Full of Potential, Oozing with Style” »
Just a Mild Course Change...
So I’ve tried to keep this blog regularly updated, and so far I think I’ve been somewhat successful in terms of review diaries and interviews, but sadly something has slipped past me, and that’s previews. Over the last few months, I’ve gotten emails from developers and so on asking me to preview their game, and while I totally agreed, I totally focused on the next review. I just realized this recently, and now this leaves me feeling kinda bad. :/
So over the next few weeks, while still continuing to do regular diaries and so on, I’m gonna plow through my queue of game previews for upcoming games, such as Starfarer, Planet War, StarJack Online, StarDrive and Beyond Beyaan. So please stay tuned for looks at all of these upcoming games in the weeks to come. After I go through this list, I’ll meld my previews within the regular schedule of reviews, so fewer games get left behind, if any.
As always, thanks for visiting and for reading, and have an awesome day!
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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