Spacey Game News and Deals – 1/7-8/13

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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!

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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Spacey Gamey News and Deals – 11/22-25/12

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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.

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!

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Spacey Game News and Deals – 10/18-19/12

News Hands!

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!

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Spacey Snippets – 5/7/12

All those little dots are news stories...

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!

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!

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Spacey Snippets – 3/27/12

All those little dots are news stories...

So...Much...News....UGH!

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? :)

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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Spacey Snippets – 3-16-12

All those little dots are news stories...

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:

WHEW! That was a lot! Thanks for reading y’all, and have a great weekend!

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Spacey Snippets – 3/2/12

All those little dots are news stories...

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:

Thanks guys, and I’ll see you next week!

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Starfarer: Full of Potential, Oozing with Style

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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…

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A Slight Change in Plans…

Detour

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 StarfarerPlanet WarStarJack 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!

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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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