Archived News:

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015

Star Citizen January Report; Funding Passes $72M

A January Monthly Report on the Roberts Space Industries website has the latest details on development of Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium's upcoming space combat game. This includes the usual detailed reports from the various studios working on modules for the game, covered by this overview: "January was an extremely productive month both on the development front and the planning front laying a solid foundation for 2015." They also have videos from the Star Citizen Town Hall 2015 if you missed them. Also, the game's Stretch Goals page indicates it has passed another funding milestone, as fans of the project have now pledged more than $72 million dollars toward its development. Thanks 88fingers.

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Launches

A Steam Community announcement has word that The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot is out of early access and officially released on Steam, though this is an interesting distinction for a free-to-play game. This is accompanied by the news of the release of a launch trailer for Ubisoft Montreal's action/adventure/RPG. Here's word:
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a brand new game from Ubisoft Montreal that thrusts you in an outrageous medieval fantasy world called Opulencia where wealth, status and showboating are the name of the game!

As a newcomer to Opulencia, you will hack n slash your way through hundreds of castles designed by the ingenious minds of your fellow players!

Don’t forget to show them who’s boss by constructing deadly keep of your very own – in this kingdom, size really does matter!
Continue here to read the full story.

Assassin's Creed Rogue Pre-Purchases

Steam News announces pre-purchases are now underway for Assassin's Creed Rogue, the Windows edition of the action/adventure game. This advance commitment comes with the bonuses of some in-game content as well as a free giftable copy of Assassin's Creed III, though for some reason, this will not be fulfilled until Rogue is released. Here's word:
Assassin’s Creed® Rogue is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam!

Pre-purchase now to receive a giftable copy of Assassin’s Creed® III* and free in-game content for Assassin’s Creed® Rogue.

18th century, North America. Amidst the chaos and violence of the French and Indian War, Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Brotherhood of Assassin’s, undergoes a dark transformation that will forever shape the future of the American colonies. After a dangerous mission gone tragically wrong, Shay turns his back on the Assassins who, in response, attempt to end his life. Cast aside by those he once called brothers, Shay sets out on a mission to wipe out all who turned against him and ultimately become the most feared Assassin hunter in history.

*Assassin’s Creed® III will be added upon the release of Assassin’s Creed® Rogue

Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews


  • A free weekend is underway for CrossFire. Since the online military shooter is free-to-play to start with, this involves free bonus items…

Out of the Blue

I made the batch of chili I discussed yesterday, and I think I finally have to admit that I am incapable of making a version of this suited to people with normal tastes. The plan is to share this with family, and I really did intend on it being milder than usual, but it's turned out extremely spicy. I guess it was good that I only used half the habaneros I bought, because these were the steroidal kind (they are said to range from 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville scale, so there's a range). I think if I used all six instead of three, I may have created a meltdown or something. Oh well, more chili for me!

Hot Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: KING.
Save The Balloons.
Do Not Escape 2: The Outbreak.
Link: YSK that Bob Ross's 'Joy of Painting' is public domain and you can watch every episode here.
Stories: TransAsia Turboprop ATR-72 Crashes Into Taiwan River, Killing 31. Thanks The Flying Penguin.
Hamill Says Forget "Star Wars" For Now. Thanks nin.
Science: Arthur C. Clarke accurately describes the 21st 1976. Thanks David.
We Can Now Build Autonomous Killing Machines. And That's a Very, Very Bad Idea.
Huis Ten Bosch theme park to get hotel staffed by robots. Thanks j.c.f.
Media: If RPG Video Game Characters Were Honest. NSFW.
Train plows through huge snow drifts in Canada. Snowpiercer!
Keeping Russia's sidewalks free of douchy drivers. Is everyone there a gangster wannabe?
About That Ad Blocker
We see you're using an ad blocker. While we strive to make our ads behave, we understand your desire for peace and privacy. So please consider becoming a supporter to take advantage of the no ads version of Blue's News. This will help sustain our efforts to bring you the best in gaming and tech news without requiring you to see ads or suffer a guilty conscience. You'll even get a nifty forum badge that will be the envy of the neighborhood!
Support the Site!