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9:00 AM on 03.12.2015

Mega Man Unlimited gets super tough Omega bosses and more

Your eyes do not deceive! Tony Ponce is writing about Mega Man on the front page! I want to talk today about Mega Man Unlimited, the fan game I reviewed nearly two years ago that made me cry manly tears. You remember that tas...

Tony Ponce



3000AD releases remastered Universal Combat CE for free on Steam photo
3000AD releases remastered Universal Combat CE for free on Steam
by Jason Faulkner

If Randy Pitchford and Peter Molyneux had a baby, Derek Smart would be the result. The long-running controversy concerning his first game Battlecruiser 3000AD is the stuff of internet legend and could fill a tome. With Usenet flame wars, lawsuits, and flipped tables, it was a huge ordeal.

I bought both BC3K and Battlecruiser Millenium and they're near and dear to my heart. They're not good games, they're broken, confusing, rambling games, but they were ambitious and I had as much fun trying to get them to work and figuring out just what the fuck was even going on than I've had with complete AAA titles.

3000AD is still around and kicking, though not nearly as vocal as it was in the late '90s. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Battlecruiser series, the company has remastered Universal Combat 2.0 Collector's Edition and released it on Steam for free. Derek Smart might be crazy as a shithouse rat, but he does show appreciation for his fans as this release is just the latest in 3000AD's policy of making its older games available as shareware when support for them is ended.

3000AD is still hard at work bringing its unique brand of broken, yet intriguing, space odysseys to new generations of players with a new refresh of Universal Combat underway. Regardless of quality I'm glad that there are developers like this in the industry who aren't afraid to reject the status quo.

Universal Combat CE "remastered" and released for free on Steam [PC Gamer]

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10:45 AM on 10.28.2014

Play free puzzler Transmission and maybe learn a little

At first, Transmission looks like a pretty standard Eulerian path-based puzzle game. That is not a bad thing; I was pretty hooked on Lyne for a while. But as Transmission progresses, it follows the history of electronic commu...

Darren Nakamura

2:00 PM on 09.11.2014

Adam Freeman's Berzerk-influenced Hazard is pretty snazzy, also completely free

What if Berzerk were reborn as a first-person shooter using the DarkPlaces engine? What if the soundtrack were crafted by electronic music producer Wolfgun? What if you could be playing this game, right now, fo...

Rob Morrow


1:30 PM on 05.12.2014

Freeware game Mibibli's Quest looks pretty mental

There is a lot to take in with this trailer for Mibibli's Quest. It starts with what seems like a standard Mega Man-like, but soon after it introduces elements from Dance Dance Revolution, VVVVVV, shmups, and Street Fighter....

Darren Nakamura

12:30 PM on 05.07.2014

Ludum Dare 29 entry Vertico dives into an isometric coral reef

The Ludum Dare 29 game jam is currently in the voting phase, with the theme "beneath the surface." Developer Sebastian Janisz of Ultimate Walrus took the theme to a decidedly less mental place than some of his past creations...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 02.21.2014

Foiled is another head game fueled by fencing

Last weekend, I dropped in on IndieCade East to have a look at some of the new games being shown off. Foiled is one such game and I can't get it out of my mind. Designed by first-time developer Gabe Cuzzillo, it puts two...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 02.01.2014

Pale Machine is a playable mouth and eyeball music video

What did you get on Christmas last year? If you're a daily Destructoid reader, then the answer is "a free weird videogame" in the form of Beokay, a music infused space shooting romp. Beokay was the first release in the P...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 PM on 01.10.2014

Sir, You Are Being Hunted dev released a cool, free racer

The lovely, successful Kickstarter game Sir, You Are Being Hunted is sitting in an alpha state. I'm eagerly awaiting its completion -- it's expected to be in beta within a few months -- so I can be chased around an island fo...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 01.10.2014

Your classmates are dolphins, you have to cheat on a quiz

Have you ever been woefully ill-prepared for a test that could negatively impact your life because of the test score blinded educational system? And, also, all your classmates were dolphins? Welcome to Classroom Aquatic. As ...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 11.17.2013

Zoe Quinn launches Tidbytes: Biweekly free games for you

Some people want to make videogames. A lot of want to play videogames. Everyone wants to get something for free. Tidbytes brings all those wants over one roof.  Zoe Quinn (Depression Quest) latest project pledges to prov...

Jonathan Holmes





5:45 PM on 11.12.2013

Bubsy goes to a museum and then to Hell in this tribute

Developer Arcane Kids wanted to do something, uh, nice (?) for Bubsy's 18th birthday. So, it brought Bubs back in this low polygon, free, 3D browser game, Bubsy 3D: Bubsy Visits the James Turrell Retrospective. It starts off...

Steven Hansen

3:00 AM on 10.24.2013

South Korea suspects North attacking it with free games

The South Korean National Police Agency is warning internet users of free game downloads that could potentially be developed by insidious North Koreans waging cyber wars. Arirang News reports. The police allege free game soft...

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 09.22.2013

Shantae: Risky's Revenge free on iOS, has new outfit

The Kickstarter for the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the HD re-imagining of the classic character for PC and consoles, is almost fully funded, though we're still pretty far away from snagging all the stretch goals. The most rece...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 AM on 09.16.2013

Brace yourselves for an 8-bit Game of Thrones platformer

Abel Alves, a Spanish comic artist and amateur game designer, has went ahead and made a game... of thrones... based on the hit TV series (and novels) Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones: The 8-Bit Game is an old school platform...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 08.27.2013

Tower of Heaven creator releases new game Pause Ahead

Do you remember Tower of Heaven? If the answer is yes, skip ahead to the next paragraph. If the answer is "no" because you never played it back in 2009, then you can (and should) rectify that immediately. It's not very long; ...

Darren Nakamura