a new trailer
off the ORIGIN Jumpworks 300 Series line of spacecraft from Star Citizen, the
upcoming space combat game from the man behind the Wing Commander series. The
accompanying post outlines various ways these ships are being bundled for
purchase with the game, and there's also a post from "Chairman" Chris Roberts
adding some urgency to all this:
For people on the fence about jumping in
and backing Star Citizen, this promotion and next week’s “grace” period (more
below) will be your last chance to get Life Time Insurance (LTI) with your ship!
Those who want to jump right in to Star Citizen’s roles will enjoy the 300i,
which allows them to go farther, faster (and since it’s an ORIGIN design, you’ll
do it in style!).
Square Enix has posted a beta signup
PC benchmark tool
(both in Japanese) for an upcoming PC edition of Dragon
has word a Windows edition of the Wii U MMORPG is expected in Japan
on September 26th. There's no word on plans to bring it to other territories.
Happy birthday QUAKE, as id Software's shooter was first released 17 years ago
today on June 22, 1996. In recalling this I'm struck by how it came out on the
cusp of all sorts of changes: It was an MS-DOS game, most of us were online
using modems at the time, and no graphics cards featured 3D hardware
acceleration. But within less than a year, a hardware accelerated version and a
Windows version was released, and it wasn't long after that most of us were able
to leave the screech of modems behind. Seems fair to say that QUAKE helped usher
in a modern game era in more ways than one (it took a lot of restraint to avoid
using the term "shook up" in there).
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