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Fractured Space update adds new ships and features

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Developer Edge Case Games has announced that the latest update for Fractured Space adds the Titan Defense Systems manufacturer along with two new ships, the Corvette and Enforcer. Other new features include a loadout system for customizing ship configuration before battles, capital spaceship skins, leaderboards for stat tracking, and a founders pack tier.

The developers detailed the new ships:

With a background as a military warship supplier, Titan Defense Systems has now expanded to manufacturing their own capital ships with their first entry in the game, the Corvette. This general support craft comes equipped with an aimed repair beam and a variant of Titan’s so-called “smart weaponry” known as the Smart Gun. The ship’s drones can shield the Corvette and its allies from enemy fire while increasing friendly targeting and damage.

Designed for the close-range capture of mining station, the new Enforcer from Zarek Industrial has been added to the fray. Enforcers have systems designed to allow the ship to get close to an enemy and prevent its escape before unleashing its unique Escalate weapon that uses the target’s own energy against it with escalating damage.

Fractured Space is currently available through Steam Early Access for Windows. In celebration of the latest update the game has received a 25% off discount.

Star Wars fans will absolutely want to get into the Battle Pod

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Back in October, Lucasarts and Lucasfilms partnered together to create the next great arcade game, dubbed Star Wars Battle Pod.  It was unveiled at New York Comicon and fans of the franchise lost their collective minds.  Now we're finally starting to see them in various arcades and entertainment venues, such as Dave and Buster's.  

The cabinet is a 1200 pound behemoth with a full HD wrap around screen.  Players actually step inside the cabinet and sit in the pod, taking control of various iconic Star Wars fighters, such as the X-Wing, TIE fighter, and Speeder.

Check out the video to see how it was made and, if you have a Dave and Buster's near you, be sure to give them a call to see if they've gotten one in.  It's worth every moment of your time!

Hatred game now available for pre-order

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Developer Destructive Creations has announced that upcoming action game Hatred is now available to pre-order. In addition, a new gameplay video and screenshots have been released. Recently, the game was given an Adults Only (AO) rating by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

The game's features include:

  • An isometric twin stick shooter.
  • 7 free-roam, diversified locations.
  • Innovative technology giving a possibility to destroy almost any environmental elements on the way.
  • Wide arsenal of guns and items of destruction.
  • Unreal Engine 4 PhysX system boundaries pushed to the limits
  • Easy to learn but hard to master gameplay with elements of tactics and side quests.
  • Black & white visual style of the game emphasizing the atmosphere of doom.

Hatred is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2015 for Windows.


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Sid Meier's Starships PAX panel video

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On January 24th at PAX South, Firaxis held a Megapanel for Sid Meier's Starships.  The panel featured the first gameplay footage from Sid Meier's Starships.  Sid Meier himself sat alongside the game's lead designers.

You can tune into Firaxis's Twitch channel at 11am PST today (2pm EST) today for a sort of "replay" of the PAX South panel.  Sid Meier will be there.  If you want to watch, log onto www.twitch.tv/firaxisgames/.  

Metroid Prime Trilogy is on the eShop today

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As promised, Metroid Prime Trilogy is available for the first time as a digital download today on the Wii U eShop. It's the latest entry in Nintendo's Wii classics re-release initiative, which began earlier this month with Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Punch Out!! Like those previous games, Metroid Prime Trilogy will be $10 during its first week of sale, after which is will go for $20. Eeither price is honestly a steal for this trilogy, which collects three of the best action adventure games together in one package for something like 60 hours of Metroid goodness.

This is also good news for people who could never get their hands on the trilogy. When it released back in 2009 the game was a limited collector's edition with a rather brief print run. It bundles all three Metroid Prime games together, retrofitted with the Wii motion controls from Metroid Prime 3. It came in an attractive steelbook case and included an artbook. I was lucky enough to snag one back then, but when the game started getting scarce, secondhand prices on Ebay skyrocketed. It isn't unusual to see sealed copies running for upwards of $200 these days.

Hopefully the digital release will cut back on those scalper prices. In any case, this is probably the best deal yet of the digital Wii re-releases. Check out what our friends at Nintendolife have to say about the game. 

Moon Chronicles is complete on February 5th

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According to Renegade Kid's co-founder Jools Watsham, their 3DS shooter Moon Chronicles will be complete on February 5th. A 3DS remake of the classic DS FPS, Moon Chronicles was originally envisioned as an episodic adventure, with new chapters released every few months.

Episode one launched last year, but now Renegade Kid is releasing episodes 2, 3 and 4 to the 3DS eShop all on the same day. You can buy each one individually for $4.50 apiece, or all three for a $9 season pass. This release is of course just a little early for the launch of the New 3DS XL in America; I'm excited to see how the new handheld's C-stick will work in a true FPS.

Renegade Kid said that if the initial four episodes of Moon Chronicles--which comprise the entirety of the original DS game--sold well enough, they would make a "season two" of Moon Chronicles that would effectively serve as a sequel. I loved Moon when it came out on the DS years ago so I'd love to see more content, but with Treasurenauts, remakes of Dementium 1 and 2 and Mutant Mudds Super Challenge on their plate, I'm not sure when Renegade Kid will find the time!

Sony and Spotify team up for new music service

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Sony fans can say goodbye to the Music Unlimited service and hello to PlayStation Music. Sony has announced that they are teaming up with Spotify to bring this new to users. It will initially be available on the PS3, PS4, and Sony Xperia smartphones, giving users access to more than 30 million songs and more than a billion playlists. PlayStation 4 users will get a little bit of an extra feature as the service can be used during your gameplay sessions. This means that you can listen to your favorite playlists while playing through your favorite games.

As I said, this new service means the end of the old one. Music Unlimited will go offline on March 29 of this year. Current members of the service will get 30 days of free access to PlayStation Music leading up to the cutoff date of Unlimited. For more information, you can check out the official press release of the announcement on the next page.

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News Roundup - 01/28/2015

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Take On Mars roadmap points to final release in June

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Bohemia Interactive has released a development roadmap for space simulation game Take On Mars that details future content updates. Currently, the game is expected to reach beta in April and followed later by a final release in June.

Update highlights include the addition of survival elements, competitive and cooperative multiplayer mode, manned mission integration with the Space Program campaign, in-game video tutorials, and various tweaks and optimizations to prepare for the game's final release.

Take On Mars Project Lead Martin Melicharek describes the future updates:

Many, myself included, are looking forward to the addition of the Manned section to the Space Program mode, and we sincerely hope not to disappoint. This will be story driven, focusing on survival in a catastrophic failure scenario. I am sure this culmination to the Space Program mode will whet the appetite for playing with friends online in the Cooperative or planned Competitive modes. I hope to meet many of you on the surface of our red neighbour.

Read additional details about the roadmap to release on the official Take On Mars website. Take On Mars is currently available through Steam Early Access for Windows.

Dragon's Dogma Online will be free to play on PS3, PS4, and PC, and not Xbox

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Okay, I'm starting to feel shafted as an Xbox person. First Bloodborne, now this? 

As anyone who has ever spoken to me for more than a few minutes knows, I love Dark Souls. As it turns out, Dark Souls being released on the Xbox seems to have been a bit of an anomaly, because now all of these great Japanese action-RPGs like Dark Souls are being released as either Playstation exclusives or at least not on the Xbox.

I'm gonna have to buy a dang PS4 for just a handful of games it looks like.

Anyway though, good news for people like me in that they love kinds of games and unlike me in that they own a platform with which to play them. Dragon's Dogma Online will be free to play! I love free to play, and I'm glad to see when developers find ways to implement it. Hopefully it will follow the trail of MMOs that get their money through microstransactions that people actually want to buy because they love the game, and not through microtransactions that people are forced into because they block off key features otherwise.

Have fun with this game for me guys.