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3:30 PM on 12.12.2013

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 ...

Alasdair Duncan



Review: X Rebirth photo
Review: X Rebirth
by Joshua Derocher

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 unplayable. It's more than just a few weird glitches or flaws -- nothing in X Rebirth feels ready to be played.

Beyond just being glitchy, the core gameplay mechanics are flawed. The menu systems are hard to navigate, it's hard to know what you should be doing or what you can do, doing a simple task is an exercise in patience, and I always felt like I was fighting the game's mechanics to get anything done.

There is some good stuff in here, but anything worth playing in X Rebirth was done better by X3: Terran Conflict. X Rebirth was supposed to be a new starting point for the series, a game to bring in new players while keeping the old spirit alive. Instead, we have a game that scares away newcomers and upsets fans of the series.

Not really a winner in my book.

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11:15 AM on 12.11.2013

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 ...

Joshua Derocher

11:45 AM on 12.10.2013

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...

Joshua Derocher

6:56 PM on 12.07.2013

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 ...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 12.06.2013

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...

Joshua Derocher







Starbound beta takes off with release of new trailer photo
Starbound beta takes off with release of new trailer
by Alessandro Fillari

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 generated 2D action RPG title in the vein of Terraria, but features a sci-fi setting and a deeper level of customization for players to delve into.

The trailer does well to show off much the game's potential, as the element of randomization will continue to keep the game fresh for some time to come. As an early access title, this beta period will give fans a taste for what's to come, while also helping out the developers find bugs and other issues with the title.

Beta keys for those who preordered should be going out right now. For more information on Starbound, check out the official website for more trailers and plans for future updates.

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9:00 PM on 11.25.2013

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...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 11.25.2013

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 ...

Alasdair Duncan

1:00 PM on 11.21.2013

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 PM on 11.20.2013

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...

Alasdair Duncan

7:30 AM on 11.19.2013

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.

Joshua Derocher

11:30 AM on 11.18.2013

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...

Joshua Derocher

10:30 AM on 11.18.2013

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...

Joshua Derocher

9:00 PM on 11.14.2013

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...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 11.14.2013

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman