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5:15 PM on 03.15.2015

Descent: Underground is on Kickstarter

Do you guys remember Descent? (No, not the Freespace series). I certainly do and I'm very pleased that a new entry to the series is coming our way with Descent: Underground. The Kickstarter for this game has already hit an im...

Claire Sharkey



Heat Signature is the best game I saw at GDC photo
Heat Signature is the best game I saw at GDC
by Mike Cosimano

Gunpoint ultimately had very little to do with guns. It was a smartly designed puzzler with an immensely satisfying core set of mechanics and witty dialogue. But the title never came into play; pointing guns at people always went poorly for me. Tom Francis, the writer-turned-designer behind game, promises his new project will have a relevant name. From what I played at GDC, that seems to be the case.

It’s called Heat Signature, it’s Hotline Miami meets FTL, and it’s easily the best thing I saw all show.

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8:00 PM on 03.09.2015

Seeing ships sliced apart in Star Citizen is satisfying

As a casual observer of Star Citizen, I've struggled to keep up to date with the game's open development. It can be overwhelming. That's why I appreciate this recent video covering the damage model -- it's accessible. Blowin...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 03.05.2015

Elite: Dangerous has bold plans for the future

Things have been going well for Frontier Developments. With the success of Elite: Dangerous, which features a sizeable and passionate community of space explorers, and having won the prestigious Audience Award from the 2015 G...

Alessandro Fillari


1:30 PM on 03.04.2015

Elite: Dangerous lands on Xbox One this summer

[Update: Elite: Dangerous is a timed console exclusive on Xbox One but will be eventually come to PlayStation 4, according to Frontier Developments founder David Braben.] During a talk at the Game Developers Conference, head...

Jordan Devore



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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9:00 AM on 02.06.2015

Elite: Dangerous 1.1 patch brings pilots together and enhances gameplay

Elite: Dangerous continues to mature with the latest 1.1 BETA update. The addition of Community Goals adds missions for groups of players to work towards, like destroying x amount of enemies, or hauling a certain cargo t...

Jason Faulkner

3:00 PM on 01.29.2015

How long can you survive in Out There: Omega Edition?

Out There: Omega Edition by Mi-Clos Studio is certainly a pretty little thing. Don't let its eye-catching pulp-comic appearance fool you, though. It's a difficult game. Think Oregon Trail meets FTL and you'll have a goo...

Rob Morrow

12:30 PM on 01.20.2015

Are you ready for some X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter and X-Wing Alliance?

The re-releases of X-Wing and TIE Fighter were lovely, but they were only the start of GOG.com's plans for Star Wars. Today, the DRM-free game distributor added six new titles: Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter + Balance of ...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 01.09.2015

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet is an Early Access title to keep an eye on

I've tried to keep one eye on Blazing Griffin's lovely looking real-time space strategy game Distant Star: Revenant Fleet for a while now, however, the slippery devil somehow managed to sneak past me and ...

Rob Morrow

6:00 AM on 01.05.2015

Schadenfreude alert: EVE Online pilot loses $1,500 after attack on unarmored ship

You know what seems like a sound strategy for getting robbed? Try taking $1,500 cash out of the bank and transporting it elsewhere by walking down the street at night and waving that money in everyone's faces. Oh yeah, do all...

Brett Makedonski





5:30 PM on 11.05.2014

Explore the majesty of the universe, then shoot some dudes in the face with Star Citizen's FPS module

Like the universe itself, Star Citizen's ambitious scope continues to infinitely expand. Chris Roberts himself, infectiously enthusiastic as always, was at PAX Australia last week to unveil the first public demonstration of ...

Nic Rowen

7:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Human Orbit will let you indulge your rogue AI fantasies

Is it me or are all artificial intelligences on spacecraft always evil? GLaDOS, HAL, SHODAN, the ... steering wheel thingy from WALL-E -- all of them were pretty evil, or at least fairly negligent in their jobs and now it's y...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 PM on 09.29.2014

Heat Signature is already looking hot

Heat Signature was one of the games I most wanted to get my hands on at EGX. Designer Tom Francis was the guy behind Gunpoint, one of my favorites of 2013, and this next title similarly allows a great deal of player expressio...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 09.12.2014

Here's the digital goodies you'll get if you pre-order Elite: Dangerous

While there's no firm release date, you can pre-purchase a copy of Elite: Dangerous from Frontier Developments. To sweeten the deal, if you order now you'll get some digital goodies like an extra Eagle Fighter ship which sou...

Alasdair Duncan

3:00 PM on 08.30.2014

GoD Factory: Wingmen is a thing of beauty, now available on Steam

Nine Dots Studio's gorgeous-looking multiplayer space combat game GoD Factory: Wingmen is now available on Steam. Wingmen is a 4v4 competitive arcade-like title where the goal is to destroy the enemy's 13km carrier...

Rob Morrow