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Star Citizen FPS

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


I call my shotgun the 'prime directive.' Get it?
Nov 05
// Nic Rowen
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 ...
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Human Orbit

Human Orbit will let you indulge your rogue AI fantasies


Want to be SHODAN or HAL?
Oct 01
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Heat Signature

Heat Signature is already looking hot


I couldn't help myself
Sep 29
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Elite: Dangerous

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


An extra ship? Sure, that sounds good
Sep 12
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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GoD Factory: Wingmen is a thing of beauty, now available on Steam


Arcade-like space sim allows for tactical multiplayer action
Aug 30
// Rob Morrow
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...
Elite Dangerous photo
Elite Dangerous

Watch this crafty space pirate avoid the cops in Elite: Dangerous


It's like Smokey and the Bandit meets Red October. In space!
Aug 26
// Alasdair Duncan
Remember kids, crime doesn't pay. That is unless you find illicit liquor floating in space and decided to slowly sneak into a space station without the cops seeing you. In which case, it very much pays. YouTube user Isinona ...
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Ancient Space

Ancient Space is a new space RTS from Paradox Interactive


Dwight Schultz is in it! Murdock from the A-team!!
Aug 21
// Alasdair Duncan
If you're anxiously waiting for that Homeworld HD remake to arrive, we can console ourselves with another nice-looking space-based RTS game in Ancient Space which will dock with us later in the autumn for PC and Mac. Develop...
Star Citizen photo
Star Citizen

Star Citizen breaks the $50 million mark


All aboard your $350 luxury space craft
Aug 18
// Alasdair Duncan
Remember that animated .gif of Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata holding a DS and proclaiming "It prints money"? You could probably do the same with a picture of Chris Roberts and his pet project Star Citizen. The ambitious ...
Star Citizen photo
Star Citizen

New Star Citizen teaser commercial centers on Constellation


Building better worlds...
Aug 18
// Brittany Vincent
The latest in the series of faux commercials for Star Citizen released by Roberts Space Industries focuses on the Constellation multi-purpose corvette, specifically the Aquila variant. The Constellation Aquila will be focuse...
Star Citizen multiplayer photo
Star Citizen multiplayer

This Star Citizen multiplayer crew gameplay demo looks amazing!


Suit up, gather your crew, and head into space in this latest Star Citizen demonstration
Aug 16
// Rob Morrow
Chris Roberts' ambitious space trading and combat simulator Star Citizen has come a long way since its crowdfunding beginnings back in 2012. In this latest footage from gamescom 2014, Roberts and his staff demonstrate h...
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Freebies

Wing Commander III is free on Origin


Now I just need a joystick
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
The next free game in EA's On the House promo for Origin is the classic space combat sim Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger. Add it to your account and its yours to keep. This is definitely something to check out for folk...
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PS4

Put a dinosaur head on your spaceship in Habitat: A Thousand Generations in Orbit


Newly announced for PlayStation 4
Jul 30
// Jordan Devore
"Habitat is the only strategic space survival game that uses orbital debris to build the future homes of humanity and where hope for survival relies on the creativity and resourcefulness of the player." This is one of those...
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Elite

David Braben hopes Elite: Dangerous will be 'future proof'


I suppose we'll find out in 2024 if he's right
Jul 17
// Alasdair Duncan
Part of me worries about the three big upcoming space games No Man's Sky, Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous. I'm fearful they'll consume my life for years to come. Some of that is going to be down to DLC and expanded content...
Star Citizen photo
Star Citizen

Star Citizen launches Arena Commander for backers


Y'all ready for this?
Jun 04
// Jordan Devore
The bugs which led to the delay of Star Citizens' anticipated Arena Commander have been taken care of and the dogfighting module is now playable in an alpha capacity. If you're a backer, download it here, or simply update th...
Star Citizen photo
Star Citizen

Star Citizen Arena Commander dogfighting update delayed


There's still plenty of bugs to be ironed out
May 29
// Alasdair Duncan
As gamers seem to be more and more willing to play games in an unfinished state, it feels surprising to me when a developer decides to delay an update because of bugs. Of course unfinished games are buggy -- we expect that --...
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Perseus 230 looks like the Star Fox game I've been wanting for years


Inspired by classics like Star Fox and Sin & Punishment
May 16
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
A new Star Fox game is about realistic as a new 2D Metroid game these days from Nintendo. So leave it to indies to capture the spirit of games from our youth. Whereas Axiom Verge is fulfilling our Metroid desires, Perseus 23...
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Running with the devil

Space Run is a hexagonal Planet Express sim


But without lobster doctors and potty mouthed robots
May 02
// Steven Hansen
Videogames like to get highfalutin with their space concepts. Everyone's a bounty hunter or ace pilot of magic jedi planet saver or whatever. What about the folks just trying to get by that make space the place for all those...
EVE Valkyrie footage photo
EVE Valkyrie footage

Can you EVEn handle footage of EVE Valkyrie on Unreal 4?


Muscle memory got me typing 'Valkyria'
May 02
// Steven Hansen
Destructoid's Brett Makedonski is over in Iceland for EVE Fest contributing to the over fishing and extinction of whales. He also brought us a meaty (not whale) preview of EVE Valkyrie and I'm not sure if I'll ever write it ...
Citizen Paid photo
Citizen Paid

Starstruck: Star Citizen crosses $43 million in crowdfunding


Next stretch goal is a 'mystery object'
Apr 29
// Steven Hansen
For the ambitious, crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen, it took four months to shoot from $30 million to $40 million. So $2.5 million a month. And in the last month and a half, it's reached $43 million, showing no signs of s...
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Watch some glorious Star Citizen gameplay footage


That PAX demo but in hi-def
Apr 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Chris Roberts and his team on Star Citizen were at PAX East to show off Star Citizen's dogfighting module. You may have watched this footage already, but now it's in super hi-def and the crowd isn't totally drowning out the audience this time around either. I need this game all over me.
Star Citizen photo
Star Citizen

Watch Chris Roberts play Star Citizen's Dogfighting module


How about that helmet flipping animation?
Apr 11
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
Elite Dangerous photo
Elite Dangerous

You can now buy into the Elite Dangerous beta


Strap in for a May 30th beta launch
Apr 10
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
Star Citizen photo
Star Citizen

Star Citizen's Chris Roberts responds to Oculus buyout


Also, Star Citizen hit the $41 million funding mark
Apr 01
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
Strike Suit Zero photo
Strike Suit Zero

Revised Strike Suit Zero hits PS4, Xbox One in April


The Director's Cut isn't just a visual update
Mar 27
// Jordan Devore
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...
Star Citizen photo
Star Citizen

Star Citizen breaks the $40 million barrier


That's an extra $10 million in four months
Mar 11
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut heading to Xbox One, PS4


Includes all DLC and updated content
Feb 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
FTL photo
FTL

Here's some more info on FTL: Advanced Edition


Boarding parties ahoy!
Feb 18
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
SPAZ 2 photo
SPAZ 2

MinMax is going all out for Space Pirates and Zombies 2


Quite the jump in presentation
Feb 05
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
Indie photo
Indie

Gunpoint developer shows off his space stealth sim


Heat Signature is Tom Francis' current project
Feb 03
// Alasdair Duncan
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...
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A missed bill payment started latest war in EVE Online


57 Titans valued at $200,000 have been destroyed so far
Jan 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...

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