Here's designer Chris Roberts playing a bit of Star Citizen ahead of PAX East, complete with the audience losing its shit over some rather silly things. Not that I blame them -- there's an immense amount of excitement built ... more
Paying for early access to a game now seems the norm, and whilst I've no objection to the concept, I've rarely put money down for a game that's still in alpha. Especially not when that alpha access costs £200. Elite Da... more
Facebook's acquisition of the Oculus Rift company was a shock to say the least, and whilst industry figures have expressed cautious optimism over the buyout, there's still a sense of unease as to what the social media giant h... more
Born Ready Games isn't moving on from Strike Suit Zero just yet. The Director's Cut is set for a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch slightly later than anticipated, on April 8, 2014 for $19.99.
A developer diary, embedded abo... more
Last time we checked, Star Citizen had raised $30 million in crowdfunding; just under four months later we've got word that Chris Robert's ambitious space sim has now broken the $40 million mark.
In a blog post, Roberts revea... more
Strike Suit Zero is heading to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this March for $19.99 (£14.99). The Director's Cut will feature a restructured campaign to get you into the Strike Suit earlier, a graphical overhaul, and w... more
We've known an big update is coming to the wonderful FTL but we've got a bit more information as to what will actually be in the upcoming Advanced Edition. One of the big things that's caught my eye is the addition of a Clone... more
Well now, this is a pleasant surprise. Space Pirates and Zombies is getting a sequel and it's gone from a top-down view to a full 3D world while retaining many of the concepts that made its predecessor so alluring. As shown ... more
Gunpoint was one of my favourite games from last year and I've been eagerly awaiting to see what designer Tom Francis comes up with next. The answer, as you can see in the video above, is Heat Signature. It's a game where yo... more
EVE Online, your world is so goddamn fascinating.
So, here's the story straight from CCP Games. The N3 coalition made up of the Pandemic Legion, Nulli Secunda, Insdious EMpire, and other smaller groups missed a bill payment f... more
Rodina, a space exploration game, is now being offered for sale in an pre-release state. Taking a tiered, "pay-what-you-want" pricing structure, you can have the current build by spending a minimum of $1, but access to updat... more
I love CCP. They are a bunch of crazy guys, and every time they come out with a video it's always bizarre and amazing. To celebrate the holiday's in EVE Online, the guys at CCP are giving out in-game gifts on an advent calan... more
There are many things about Star Citizen I fail to grasp -- most notably, where is all of this money coming from? -- but dogfighting I get. That's coming as its own module for the game, but not in December as previously antic... more
We love us some Rogue Squadron around these parts, but Star Wars: Attack Squadrons is not that. Wishing does not make it so. Disney Interactive announced the Area 52 Games project this morning with the trailer above and some... more
The highlight of the VGX, aside from Joel McHale's unrelenting irreverence, was the unexpected, unlikely No Man's Sky from the creators of Joe Danger.
Much of the afternoon centered around content that was not particularly ne... more
Watching Elite be named as one of the 25 most important games of all time on Charlie Brooker's How Videogames Changed the World, and seeing the first trailer for No Man's Sky reminded me of why I love spaceship games. While ... more
The X series is known for being a little rough out of the gate, so when X Rebirth came out with some major bugs, no one was really surprised. Egosoft has been releasing a lot of patches, but the game is still borderline unpla... more
EVE Online has been tweaked a bit to change-up how players interact with Dust 514 players. Dust 514 players used to earn orbital strikes be earning points during their match, but now they have to rely on EVE pilots to decide ... more
The developers behind Battlestar Galactica Online are working on a new space game, called Entropy. Entropy is out now on Steam Early Access, so you can check it out for $19.99 if you want to. It looks a lot like EVE Online t... more
The makers of Joe Danger are back with a completely different type of game. No Man's Sky is a procedural exploration title that debuted at the Spike VGX awards. It looks freakin' incredible.
Hello Games' Sean Murray dropped ... more
This is one of those games that immediately made me sit up and pay attention when I first heard about it. Galactic Princess will be a "Spaceship Survival Sandbox," where players can design their own ship, hire a crew, and sm... more
Last night, on the eve of the Starbound beta's release, the developers at Chucklefish put out a new trailer commemorating the early access of this unique and ambitious title. For the uninitiated, Starbound is a randomly gene... more
EVE Valkyrie was a surprise hit at the EVE Fanfest earlier this year, so much so that there were calls to turn what was essentially a tech demo into a full game. Chief managing office at CCP Dave Reid has spoken to Digital S... more
Got the weirdest case of deja vu... I had this feeling I was reporting on how the ambitious space sim title Star Citizen had broken another benchmark for crowd funding. A few weeks ago we mentioned how eager fans had already ... more
GOG.com has added another feather in their cap with the release today of Wing Commander: Armada, the 1994 addition to the series which brought multiplayer game modes for the first time. And to celebrate, they're putting thei... more
Spacebase DF-9 seemed to be one of the natural fits for Steam's Early Access program; like Prison Architect, it's a management sim that's added new features (a large update came out at the end of last week) as development has... more
EVE Online: Rubicon, the 20th free expansion for EVE Online, is here at last with a hefty patch. The 1.21GB download has a crap ton of new features and bug fixes. I'm downloading it right now, and I should have impressions on it for you guys soon. Also, here's the Rubicon soundtrack on Soundcloud.
You can read all of the patch notes right here, but I listed the most notable changes below. more
There were some rumors popping up that Chris Roberts' space behemoth, Star Citizen, would be coming to the PlayStation 4. Robert's wrote up a post stating that "Star Citizen IS a PC game. It will NEVER be dumbed down for... more
X Rebirth came out on Friday, and it is facing the usual bugs that games from Egosoft suffer from at launch. On the Steam forums, they have listed the known issues, and some plans on fixing them. Essentially what has hap... more
Here's another look at the upcoming Galactic Starfighter expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, aka the first truly interesting thing I've seen out of this game in months. The familiar sights and sounds of Star Wars dogf... more
X Rebirth will be arriving on Steam tomorrow, so here's a little audiovisual taste of what you can look forward to if you decide to get involved in some interstellar trade and conflict. There's a lot of great color and ... more
People love Star Citizen and are willing to show it with their wallets. Chris Roberts' giant space game managed to raise $1 million in just a week, causing it to pass the $25 million mark. This unlocked another one ... more
Star Citizen, the upcoming super-crowdfunded game about spaceships, just released a shiny new video. The great thing about this video is that it isn't a trailer or a teaser, but rather a commercial. Not a commercial for... more
4X (Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) space strategy games have been all over the place, and recently we've had Sins of a Solar Empire to tackle the real-time side of the genre. It's been awhile since we've had... more
Stardock is back with the game many of its fans have been craving: Galactic Civilizations III. This key franchise in the 4X space strategy genre is going to be more of the same, building on what's been a successful formula w... more
Yes, space trading can be fun although to be honest, I can't think of many activities that wouldn't be less fun when you're not doing them in a space ship. Whilst trading in most games is simply a means to an end, X-Rebirth ... more
Take On Mars, the Mars rover simulator currently available on Steam Early Access, is getting a free update on October 3, adding two new locations to explore as well as updated features including "Dynamic Weather System." I'm ... more
Typical, you wait for a great space sim to arrive, then two get successfully crowdfunded. Elite: Dangerous (which is still a funny title) didn't manage to pull in the $20 million that Chris Robert's Star Citizen crowdfunding... more
It seems that after its initial crowdfunding success, there's no stopping Star Citizen. Chris Roberts' super-ambitious space sim just hit the $17 million mark and now there's stretch goals for $19 million. However, fans have ... more
[Update: Notch has shared his thoughts on 0x10c with a blog post. "Turns out, what I love doing is making games," he wrote. "Not hyping games or trying to sell a lot of copies. I just want to experiment and develop ... more
If the slew of recent and upcoming games on the red planet are any indication, there is a significant amount of interest in exploring Earth's second-closest neighbor. Nobody knows this better than the engineers at NASA's Jet... more
Last weekend, we reported on a battle that was taking place in EVE Online. At the time, it wasn't hard to see that it was the literal largest battle that had ever taken place in the game since it launched back in 2004. Develo... more
Last month, we heard that Bohemia Interactive's Mars exploration simulation Take On Mars would be coming to Steam Early Access today. They were not lying; it is now available to purchase for $12.99 on Steam.
The player acts ... more
[Update #2: All fighting is complete, and the remaining CFC/Goonswarm players are leaving the system now as well.]
[Update: Test Alliance has started to back off from the system. A small amount of fighting still remains, b... more
In this week's episode of The Question, I talked about how much I'd like to see a new Freespace game; now we've gotten an update as to who owns the Freespace IP. Coincidence? Almost certainly. Polygon has discovered that the ... more
Space. I love space games, and we can always use more of them. Drifter: A Space Trading Game looks like it's going to fill that little place in my heart for games like Elite. Drifter is a random- and procedura... more
While I imagine there's nothing quite like putting on an Oculus Rift for yourself and diving into EVR, Joseph's descriptions from Fanfest and this trailer have me convinced the project should see a wider release. Six-on-six ... more
Born Ready Games is leveraging the work it put into space combat game Strike Suit Zero, which our own Fraser awarded a 7.5 out of 10, to create a spinoff title. Dropping on Steam this Tuesday for $6.99, Strike Suit Infin... more
Update: Along with Darksiders, Red Faction, and other THQ properties getting picked up by Nordic Games for a cool $4.9 million, it's come to light that Gearbox spent $1.35 million in acquiring Homeworld.
Borderlands developer... more
THQ's auction of certain remaining properties took an interesting turn when a group called teamPixel leveraged crowdfunding in an attempt to bid on the rights to Homeworld. In a Kickstarter update this week, the company ... more