Space Game General All-Platform Thready Discussy Thing :)

Oliver over at eXplorminate gave Crying Suns a positive review. Not much chatter over here about the game. I liked the demo well enough but work has been demanding and not much time for fun but now I have a bit more time. Is Crying Suns worth a buy?

I myself found it boring and repetitive, but they’ve been working on improving it. I’d get it on sale if you’re really interested.

Hey, whatever happened to Void Destroyer 2, anyway? Isn’t that the 3D cell-shaded one in early access on Steam?

Yup, still being worked on. Coming together very nicely.

So you guys, this game is great:

It’s a mix of Lunar Lander and Typing of the Dead in a first-gen black and white Macintosh aesthetic. So delightful.

Oliver’s review is accurate.

I bought it Day 1 and really enjoy it, but have yet to play it since the 1.10.0 update (was too busy hunting down pumpkins in Iratus!). You can always try the demo, as well. As an added bonus, you can carry over your progress in the demo to the full game, if you decide to buy it.

Hello my wonderful gaming friends, and welcome to another week of spacey gaming! This week’s game of the week is a look at the newly-released space combat and mining game, Masteroid! I might do more videos throughout the week as well, so stay tuned to the channel if those pop up. :)

Moving on from pre-recorded content, here’s this week’s streaming schedule (please remember, all times are Pacific):

  • Monday - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Deep Space Nine: The Fallen stream.
  • Tuesday - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Invasion 2037 stream. 4:00 PM - AI War 2 interview podcast live recording.
  • Wednesday - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Hind stream
  • Thursday - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Curator Curiosities stream. 4:00 PM - Dying Light LAN Party stream.
  • Friday - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Mass Effect 2 stream.

You can see all of our planned upcoming streams and events on our calendar, as always!

You can watch any of these streams on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer or Steam.

Finally, in written content, this week’s discussion topic is our comfort food games, the games we always return to, like a Reese’s peanut butter cup. This week’s gaming check-in is kind of a mess because I didn’t know what to write, and finally, just an FYI, I’ll no longer be using tags on the website because Wordpress’ use of tags has turned to garbage.

That’ll do it for this week, my amazing friends. Thanks as always, and I hope to see y’all online somewhere during a stream or something. :)

Starpoint Gemini Warlords is on deep discount right now, but X4 just released their big beta that will end partly overhauling the game. Which would be better to invest ones time in?

I’d say X4. But then again, I’m a huge Egosoft fan.

Warlords, easily. With all the expansions you could play it forever.

That’s a part of you I’ll never understand. ;)

I feel Warlords is the better overall experience, rather than the still-broken X4.

Fair enough. I might buy the DLC myself. ;)

I really wanted to like Warlords but bounced right off of it. At least in the opening 10 hours or so the campaign was unengaging and the combat was very samey. I don’t feel like I ever got to the point where the strategic map mattered much, though - maybe there’s something in there if you can push past a bad opening?

I felt pretty much the same way, but I played the game right after launch, and never gave it a chance after patches and DLC…

See I didn’t think the opening was bad. But you can skip the story entirely if you want and just dive right into the map stuff.

Hello my amazing gamer friends, and welcome to another week of spacey gaming. This week, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the states, we’re gonna have another low-key one-off week, starting with the shooter Vortex Attack EX, and with videos of DarkSpace, One More Burn and Event Horizon: Frontier among others. They’ll go up each morning, so stay tuned for them.

Moving on from pre-recorded content, here’s this week’s streaming schedule (please remember, all times are Pacific):

  • Monday - 12:00 PM-3:00PM, Deep Space Nine: The Fallen stream.
  • Tuesday - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Beast Agenda 2030 stream. 4:00 PM - Introvertedness and multiplayer gaming podcast live recording.
  • Wednesday - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Hitman stream.
  • Thursday - Thanksgiving Holiday, No Stream.
  • Friday - Thanksgiving Holiday, No Stream.

You can see all of our planned upcoming streams and events on our calendar, as always!

You can watch any of these streams on Twitch, YouTube and several other locations.

Finally, in written content, I have a lot to be thankful for in this crazy and mostly crap year, and in this week’s check-in, I marvel at some wonderful post-release support.

That’ll do it for this kinda shortened week, my wonderful friends. Thank you as always for being so damned great, and I hope to see y’all online somewhere. :)

Anyone tried this:

Not sure how something like that can work well in an MMO? Looks nice.