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Watch Chris Roberts play Star Citizen's Dogfighting module

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

Watch Chris Roberts play Star Citizen's Dogfighting module photo

You can now buy into the Elite Dangerous beta

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

You can now buy into the Elite Dangerous beta photo

Star Citizen's Chris Roberts responds to Oculus buyout

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

Star Citizen's Chris Roberts responds to Oculus buyout photo

Revised Strike Suit Zero hits PS4, Xbox One in April

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

Revised Strike Suit Zero hits PS4, Xbox One in April photo

Star Citizen breaks the $40 million barrier

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

Star Citizen breaks the $40 million barrier photo

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut heading to Xbox One, PS4

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

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut heading to Xbox One, PS4 photo

Here's some more info on FTL: Advanced Edition

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

Here's some more info on FTL: Advanced Edition photo

MinMax is going all out for Space Pirates and Zombies 2

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

MinMax is going all out for Space Pirates and Zombies 2 photo

Gunpoint developer shows off his space stealth sim

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

Gunpoint developer shows off his space stealth sim photo

A missed bill payment started latest war in EVE Online

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

A missed bill payment started latest war in EVE Online photo

Explore space in Rodina, pre-release version on sale now

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

Explore space in Rodina, pre-release version on sale now photo

EVE devs dress up as Yule Lads to hand out presents

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

EVE devs dress up as Yule Lads to hand out presents photo

Dogfighting module for Star Citizen pushed back

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

Dogfighting module for Star Citizen pushed back photo

There's a new Star Wars space combat game for PC

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

There's a new Star Wars space combat game for PC photo

No Man's Sky has me excited for the next gen

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

No Man's Sky has me excited for the next gen photo

Elite: Dangerous alpha is available for select backers

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

Elite: Dangerous alpha is available for select backers photo

Review: X Rebirth

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

Review: X Rebirth photo

EVE Online increased incentive to attack Dust 514 players

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

EVE Online increased incentive to attack Dust 514 players photo

Battlestar Galactica Online devs working on new space MMO

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

Battlestar Galactica Online devs working on new space MMO photo


Battlestar Galactica Online devs working on new space MMO photo
Battlestar Galactica Online devs working on new space MMO photo
Battlestar Galactica Online devs working on new space MMO photo
Battlestar Galactica Online devs working on new space MMO photo
Battlestar Galactica Online devs working on new space MMO photo
Battlestar Galactica Online devs working on new space MMO photo



Explore the stars in Hello Games' No Man's Sky

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

Explore the stars in Hello Games' No Man's Sky photo

Check out this teaser for Galactic Princess

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

Check out this teaser for Galactic Princess photo

Starbound beta takes off with release of new trailer

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

Starbound beta takes off with release of new trailer photo

EVE Valkyrie will connect with the EVE Universe

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

EVE Valkyrie will connect with the EVE Universe photo

Surprising no one, Star Citizen raises $30 million

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

Surprising no one, Star Citizen raises $30 million photo

Wing Commander series half-off on GOG.com

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

Wing Commander series half-off on GOG.com photo

Double Fine's Spacebase DF-9 covers its investment

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

Double Fine's Spacebase DF-9 covers its investment photo

EVE Online: Rubicon out today with 1.29GB patch

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

EVE Online: Rubicon out today with 1.29GB patch photo

Star Citizen is a PC game and 'will never be dumbed down'

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

Star Citizen is a PC game and 'will never be dumbed down' photo

X Rebirth devs are sorry about bugs, fixes coming soon

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

X Rebirth devs are sorry about bugs, fixes coming soon photo

The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool

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

The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool photo


The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool photo
The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool photo
The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool photo
The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool photo
The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool photo
The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool photo



X Rebirth launches into space this week

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

X Rebirth launches into space this week photo

Star Citizen raises $1 million in a single week

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 raises $1 million in a single week photo

New in-game commercial for Star Citizen released

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

New in-game commercial for Star Citizen released photo

Preview: Conquer space one turn at a time in Horizon

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

Preview: Conquer space one turn at a time in Horizon photo


Preview: Conquer space one turn at a time in Horizon photo
Preview: Conquer space one turn at a time in Horizon photo
Preview: Conquer space one turn at a time in Horizon photo
Preview: Conquer space one turn at a time in Horizon photo
Preview: Conquer space one turn at a time in Horizon photo
Preview: Conquer space one turn at a time in Horizon photo



Stardock announces Galactic Civilizations III

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

Stardock announces Galactic Civilizations III photo

Trading in X-Rebirth looks streamlined and even fun

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

Trading in X-Rebirth looks streamlined and even fun photo

Take On Mars gets a free update and Steam Trading Cards

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

Take On Mars gets a free update and Steam Trading Cards photo

Get a load of this capital ship combat in Elite Dangerous

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

Get a load of this capital ship combat in Elite Dangerous photo

Star Citizen has now raised $17 million in funding

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

Star Citizen has now raised $17 million in funding photo

Notch drops 0x10c, wants to work on small games

[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

Notch drops 0x10c, wants to work on small games photo

Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni used in virtual walk on Mars

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

Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni used in virtual walk on Mars photo

CCP releases statistics for largest EVE Online fight

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

CCP releases statistics for largest EVE Online fight photo

Take On Mars lands on Steam Early Access

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

Take On Mars lands on Steam Early Access photo

Largest EVE Online battle yet is currently in motion

[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

Largest EVE Online battle yet is currently in motion photo

Interplay now owns the Freespace IP

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

Interplay now owns the Freespace IP photo

Drifter: A Space Trading Game is available for pre-order

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

Drifter: A Space Trading Game is available for pre-order photo

Here's a petition for CCP to release virtual-reality EVR

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

Here's a petition for CCP to release virtual-reality EVR photo

Standalone, budget-priced Strike Suit Infinity announced

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

Standalone, budget-priced Strike Suit Infinity announced photo

Gearbox has rights to classic RTS Homeworld

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

Gearbox has rights to classic RTS Homeworld photo

Crowdfunded attempt to buy Homeworld rights unsuccessful

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

Crowdfunded attempt to buy Homeworld rights unsuccessful photo