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Contest: Explore the universe in Between the Stars

We've got some Steam copies up for grabs in today's contest for Between the Stars! Space is super big. And super vast. And super scary. It's kind of like the ocean (huge, expansive, terrifying), but like, different. It's so weird! I think I...

 
 
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Review: Outer Wilds

I didn't even last ten minutes into my first session with Outer Wilds, the intriguing open-world adventure game from Annapurna Interactive and Mobius Digital. A freshly minted astronaut from the tiny world of Timber Hearth, I took a bit too...

 
 
 
 
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Review: X4: Foundations

The X series has a storied history of being the top in the space trading and combat simulation genre. It has also been one of the harder series to get into with previous iterations offering little to no introduction. With X4: Foundations, i...

 
 
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Review: Star Control: Origins

It’s hard to talk about Star Control: Origins without talking about Star Control 2. SC2 is a game extremely near and dear to me. I originally played it on the Panasonic 3DO, that system nobody owned that cost an arm and a leg, where i...

 
 
 
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Weekly content and events lined up for No Man's Sky

I stopped playing No Man's Sky due to boredom, which is never how I want to end a video game. I felt engaged in the early hours just scouting out new planets, but eventually, I ran out of meaningful things to do. Then I kept pushing anyway....

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew no longer requires VR

With today's PC and PS4 update, Ubisoft's social space sim Star Trek: Bridge Crew no longer requires players to use a virtual-reality headset. If you've been trying to talk your friends into playing (or vice versa), that conversation should...

 
 
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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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Rudorlf

Holy shit, they brought this cancelled game back from the dead? I mean itll inevitably still be an outdated game at this point, but even as a non-Bionicle fan (I did played the 2003 Bionicle game back then), this is still something Im interesting

 
Snaileb

I dont know how to Heres me taking out a More to come?

 
Zalno

Im one of like five people whos excited for this, but fuck Modern AAA games dont hold a candle to a fixed-up, unreleased, JANK-ass PC game based on muthafuggin BIONICLE!

 
Shinkz

Preorders for both are live on Amazon UK!

 
mullon

Where the Hell is the new Shovel Knight DLC?

 
Kerrik52

Heres my wisdom of the day: Zone of the Enders 2 is harder than I remembered and Tales of Legendia is weird as

 
FakePlasticTree

Made a short video showing how to unlock Tiger Drop for those playing Judgment/Judge

 
JcDent

More violence against heads than in a Counter-Strike headshot

 
Shinkz

Bomb Chicken Super fun little game and getting some of those gems is Moving on to Kirby! 4 levels in and its I dont know why so many people shit talk it? Unless it nose dives at some point?

 
Parismio

Been playing Bloodstained on the switch today and its pretty good so It has consistent 30fps with I think 720p with a few noticable drops here and It might feel a little I think it has input lag on the SW version as So far its good

 
 

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