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Checking out the battle system of Star Control: Origins

I have a heavy bias toward Star Control. It is one of the first PC games I ever fell in love with alongside MYST, though my original introduction to the series took place on the Sega Genesis. The original Star Control is likely not worth go...

 
 
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Why Elite Dangerous is my nightly holiday

The other day I spent a couple of hours at work reading about sailboats. Like a ten-year-old with a new fascination after discovering Treasure Island or some other seafaring fantasy, I was obsessing over famous ships from the past, and the ...

 
 
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New Star Control screenshots and Founders Program

Star Control II is one of the best games ever made. Getting that out of the way, I was pretty happy when Stardock announced last year that they would be reviving the series. The original creators Paul Reiche and Fred Ford will not be d...

 
 
 
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No Man's Sky is back this week with another major update

No Man's Sky is mostly a distant memory for me at this point, but with an ARG brewing and people getting jazzed about uncovering its secrets, the sci-fi exploration game has been back on my mind. We've known about a possible August launch f...

 
 
 
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What's up with No Man's Sky and these mysterious packages?

Hello Games has been sending packages to the Reddit moderators for the No Man's Sky page. They include cassettes (like CDs, but even older!) numbered "x/16" and a bunch of No Man's Sky swag -- pins, socks, and a signed poster that reads "ho...

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program finds a new home at Take-Two

Kerbal Space Program is now a part of Take-Two Interactive, which is one of those sentences I never envisioned writing. The popular space-exploration sim will still be supported by Squad, and the acquisition doesn't change the team's plans ...

 
 
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Space sim Starpoint Gemini 2 free to own on Steam

I don't know about you, but I like starting the week off with a free game that I in all likelihood will never get around to playing, much less downloading. This week, that game is the tactical space simulator Starpoint Gemini 2. It's free t...

 
 
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Review: Endless Space 2

It's 5AM, and my empire is crumbling. The clock ceased to be a concern quite a while ago. My heavy investment in scientific pursuits over militarism means that although we have better tech than the competition, we're not nearly as good at g...

 
 
 
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Starbound is getting custom space stations soon

Starbound is getting a new update that will allow for player created space stations. Using a snap module, players will be able to pick from a selection of different options to craft their very own home away from home. You'll start the proce...

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program's first expansion has a mission editor

More Kerbal Space Program is on the way with an expansion called Making History. The goal is to "enrich the Kerbal experience" beyond what's already available in the base game and mods, says Squad, and that'll manifest with a drag-and-drop ...

 
 
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Today's update for No Man's Sky is a doozy

Just yesterday I said I'd consider getting back into No Man's Sky with the next update (once I unearth myself from Q1 2017's avalanche of amazing games), and what an update it is. This introductory video mostly focuses on the new land-base...

 
 
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DayZ creator's multiplayer space sim Ion isn't happening

This is the second and seemingly final time I'll cover Ion, the space simulation multiplayer game DayZ creator Dean Hall announced as part of Microsoft's E3 2015 press conference. It's a game we never knew many concrete details about and on...

 
 
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The next No Man's Sky update is set for this week

Hello Games has mostly kept to itself as of late, but it hasn't stopped working on No Man's Sky. Another update is planned for release this week following last year's base-building Foundation Update. "We're calling it the Path Finder Update...

 
 
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed once again

Ubisoft is setting aside even more time for Star Trek: Bridge Crew, its upcoming VR-only solo-play and co-op game in which you and your pals can harmoniously work together or disobey orders as members of Starfleet. The Vive, Oculus Rift, a...

 
 
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Players are encountering alien ships in Elite Dangerous

As compiled above, clips of run-ins with a mysterious alien vessel in Elite Dangerous are starting to come in. For a player base that has long hoped to make contact, this is a big, energizing surprise. It's unclear what conditions are need...

 
 
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Astroneer is a minimalist No Man's Sky

I first played Astroneer at PAX West earlier this year, and it caught my attention immediately. It's near impossible to describe without mentioning No Man's Sky (NMS), as they're both procedurally generated games that revolve arou...

 
 
 
 
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew pushed to 2017

This one stings. Ubisoft is holding back Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Red Storm Entertainment's VR-exclusive space sim, until March 14, 2017. Previously, it was scheduled for a late November release for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR....

 
 
 
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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is September's sleeper hit

It can feel like there are as many games about existing and exploring the final frontier -- space! -- as there are stars in the sky. Because of this, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander flew under my radar at first. But after binging on it all we...

 
 
 




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