Interstellar Space: Genesis
is set to launch on July 25th
, offering a turn-based space 4X strategy game set in space, where
no one can hear you order off the menu. This is the debut game from Portuguese
studio Praxis Games, formed by the team behind
, a website devoted to
space and sci-fi strategy games (though their new project became its sole focus
a while ago). They call this "a spiritual successor to Master of Orion II:
Battle at Antares and other classic 4X titles from the ‘90s, and the
is now online to show off what that means. The announcement has more on the game:
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You are among the latest, and perhaps the last, of the challengers to undertake
this great journey into the stars. While the universe may be ancient, you and
your rivals are still young. As you compete with others for control of the
galaxy, participants far older and more powerful than you watch from a distance
– their true intentions covered in shadows. It’s time for you to prove that your
Empire deserves to rule this galaxy, once and for all. You may prove worthy
after all, but worthy of what? It’s up to you.
- Turn-based tactical combat with extensive ship
customization and free space-based movement with range limits.
- Soundtrack by Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye 007,
Civilization: Beyond Earth, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle) and Ryan McQuinn
(Lotia, Dungeons & Doritos, Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, Liberty:
Vigilance, Dark Dice).
- Custom alien races with specific planet types,
unique leaders, and random tech trees for each civilization.
- Deep colony development, terraforming, and
- Varied exploration mechanics and freedom to define
a civilization’s wants and needs.
- Complex economic model with asteroid mining, space
tourism, and more!
Aurora Studio announces Ring of Elysium
has rung up more than seven
million downloads since the release of this free-to-play battle royale shooter
They take the occasion to remind everyone there's still a chance to win cash and
prizes in their ongoing
Ring of Elysium
Aurora Studio is thrilled to announce that Ring of
Elysium has surpassed 7 million downloads according to SteamSpy. The next-gen
battle royale found success during its time in Early Access and fully released
recently in June. Having first featured a dynamic weather system for players to
contend with along with the familiar mechanics of battle royales, Ring of
Elysium has since continued to present players with fresh new mechanics with
each newly added game mode. The most recent game mode Ashen Eye has players not
only facing off against one another but an ever depleting supply of oxygen and
features no zone shrinking but intense combat in an ever-moving safe zone.
Ring of Elysium is also proving to be an esports contender with the recent team
up with Amazon GameOn for the Amazon Cup. Currently underway, the Amazon Cup
features a hefty $60,000 prize pool and is open to players in NA and EU. As
revealed in a recent announcement, players entering the Amazon Cup will also
have a chance to play against Shroud and Forsen who were announced as wild card
team captains for their regions. The Amazon Cup open qualifiers recently began
and feature weekly tournaments for both NA and EU players to battle it out for
their spot in the Regional Championships, players can sign up to compete from
now until the final qualifying week which takes place on August 6.
that Tekken 7
has sold more than four million copies
across Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (thanks
Over 4 Million players have stepped into the ring! Thank you
for your continued support and keep those #TEKKEN7 fights going!
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WIRED - 'Fallout 76' Desperately Needs to Test-Play Its Patches More.
"In response to the latest controversy, Bethesda has canceled a planned
livestream, while fans have started asking for something that a lot of games
like Fallout 76 already have: a test server. A test server is a specific
server of the game set aside for updates to be rolled out early so willing
players can serve as testers of the content in a live environment. What I
like about this request, and the story in general, is that it shows just how
tricky it is to run a massively multiplayer game, and how ignoring the
solutions favored by other, bigger games can be ruinous. Especially when
folks aren't super happy with your game anyways."
Rainbow Six Quarantine
will break out before April 2020, reports
. They picked up this tidbit from the conference call that
financial results from Ubisoft. During the call CEO Yves Guillemot
said the next installment in the tactical shooter series will come before the
end of this financial year, which runs through March 31. Guillemot also stated
the game would build upon "the proven gameplay of Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak,"
the PvE event they
is now out of Early Access and officially released, offering a "ludicrously
violent" virtual reality gladiator game developed by Free Lives (Broforce
and Genital Jousting
). While this does not allow you to defeat your
opponent by crafting gunpowder
(much less a
), it does put you
in the arena to go all Spartcus on everyone. You can see this in action in the
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GORN is a ludicrously violent VR gladiator simulator featuring a
unique, fully physics driven combat engine where combatants creatively execute
their most violent colosseum fantasies in virtual reality. The acclaimed VR game
entered Early Access in 2017 to high praise and huge success despite players
propensity to smash screens and tear down light fixtures in the heat of battle.
One player even dislocated their knee cap. Damage to personal property
notwithstanding, GORN went on to become one of the top ten VR games in sales and
one of the top three in user reviews on Steam during Early Access.
Free Lives spent the past two years adding in everything from new weapons and
opponents to local cooperative modes and even a custom language within the GORN
universe. That last one is a joke that frankly just got out of hand until they
had a full language and a five-track hip-hop EP in said language. The final
update in Early Access brings an ultimate showdown with a longtime nemesis, a
new weapon, and more alongside SteamVR Index support and a slew of fixes and
“Our team couldn’t be more pleased to see the continuation of Free Lives’
unbelievable streak of turning weird ass ideas into commercially and critically
successful games,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker.
Google Stadia AMA on Reddit
yesterday answered some questions about Google's
planned streaming game service. Since Google is notorious for pulling the plug
on projects that don't pull their weight (Wikipedia
puts the number at 50), Google's Andrey Doronichev was hit with the question of
what will happen to game purchases if Stadia ends up going to a farm upstate to
live with a nice couple. The response is that nothing in life is
We get this a lot. I hear you. Moving to the cloud is scary. I
felt the same way when music was transitioning from files to streaming. I still
have all my old CDs in the garage… although it's hard to find a CD player these
The same happened to Movies and Photos and my Docs and other files… And it’s
great! Games are no different. Eventually all of our games will be safely in the
cloud too and we'll feel great about it. We’ve been investing a ton in tech,
infrastructure and partnerships over the past few years. Nothing in life is
certain, but we’re committed to making Stadia a success.
The games you buy on Stadia are yours to play. From day one we’ll support
Takeout, so that you can download your game metadata, including saves if you
Of course, it’s ok to doubt my words. Theres nothing I can say now to make you
believe if you don't. But what we can do is to launch the service and continue
investing in it for years to come. Exactly how we've been doing with gMail,
Docs, Music, Movies and Photos. That’s exactly what we’re committed to.
I'm starting to turn my attention towards reforming the sovereign state of
Manstovia. As I previously mentioned, charcoal grills are verboten by our new
homeowners association, so I must turn my attention elsewhere. At first I
thought this meant I would have to get a propane grill, but in reading the HOA
rules, it does not appear there is a rule against wood pellet grills, so I am
going to look a little further into this. There is already a pellet stove in the
house, and we're discussing installing another in my office/man cave, so it
would be pretty convenient to get a grill that uses the same sort of fuel.