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Spacewar! – The Oldest of Old School Space Games 10

Spacewar! – The Oldest of Old School Space Games

About fifty years ago, three guys — Martin Graetz, Steve Russell, and Wayne Witaenem — of the fictitious “Hingham Institute Space Warfare Study Group” conceived of a computer program that would be a better demonstration of the PDP-1 than the typical kaleidoscope program that was currently being used.

Newsletter Signup Added 4

Newsletter Signup Added

Several people have asked me if I could add some kind of newsletter functionality to my site, and I’d like to let you all know that now you can sign up for weekly newsletters...

Guns and Lasers Weekend Deals at Beamdog (Ended) 0

Guns and Lasers Weekend Deals at Beamdog (Ended)

Pew! Pew! Spend! The folks over at Beamdog are having a “Guns and Lasers” sale, which includes many space games of varying quality. Click below for the entire list:

Soldak Teases Space Monsters! 0

Soldak Teases Space Monsters!

Thanks to Marcin over at Quarter to Three for this tip. Steven Peeler over at Soldak Entertainment has been working on a new space game for a while now, and while we’ve not gotten...

A Buncha Strike Suit Zero Media 0

A Buncha Strike Suit Zero Media

Straight out of Gamescom comes a plethora of new media for Strike Suit Zero, including new screenshots and concept art. Click below to see all the goodness.

Takeshi Miyaji – Creator of Thexter and Silpheed – Passes at 45 0

Takeshi Miyaji – Creator of Thexter and Silpheed – Passes at 45

Thanks to rei over at Quarter to Three for this tip. According to GamesRadar, Game Arts founder Takeshi Miyaji passed away recently at the surprisingly young age of forty-five (the article makes no note...

New Star Trek: Infinite Space Screenshots and Videos 4

New Star Trek: Infinite Space Screenshots and Videos

There was some new media released for browser-based Star Trek ship-to-ship combat game, Star Trek: Infinite Space today, such as some new renders, in-game screenshots and videos. Click below to see all the pretties.

Gratuitous Space Battles 75% off Today on Steam 0

Gratuitous Space Battles 75% off Today on Steam

The exceptional space game Gratuitous Space Battles is Steam’s Daily Deal, and you can get it for 75% off! That means if you want the base game, it’s only $5, but if you want the...

Planet War Flies Into Open Beta 0

Planet War Flies Into Open Beta

Browser-based MMO Planet War has launched into open beta today, which according to the press release, allows players to “build massive ships to navigate the stars and explore the Milky Way to learn of...

Nexus 2 Announced!! 5

Nexus 2 Announced!!

Coming to you from the “HOLY FREAKING CRAP” department (actually Blues News), they have a press release in which Most Wanted Games has announced their intention to bring a sequel to the FANTASTIC tactical...

Space Pirates and Zombies Impulse Issues Fixed 0

Space Pirates and Zombies Impulse Issues Fixed

Apparently over the last day or so, a lot of folks who purchased Space Pirates and Zombies on Impulse have been unable to update their game from the beta version to 1.o. This was...

Space Games are Almost Fifty Years Old?! Damn… 0

Space Games are Almost Fifty Years Old?! Damn…

In doing research on all of the space games made for computers, I embarrassingly forgot about the first game, and the granddaddy of them all…Spacewar! (Yes, the exclamation point is in the title of...