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Offworld Trading Company: The Kotaku Review

I have never played a game like Offworld Trading Company.

Ashes Of The Singularity Is A Very Old-Timey RTS

Ashes of the Singularity, a new sci-fi RTS, was released last week. Long famous for being a benchmark for DX12, I’ve been playing the actual game for a few days now, and have thoughts.

Games Of 2015: May

Two major titles characterised May this year for me, and it was an unusually stacked month even without having to dig through the indie pile. There was even some cracking titles released on mobiles, and the next-gen consoles also got some extra love with some notable ports.

Stardock Wants You To Fill Out A Survey So You Can Help Them Reboot Star Control

The most stringent warning I’ve seen on a game in Early Access so far has been the all caps WARNING THIS GAME IS IN EARLY DEVELOPMENT description for DayZ on Steam.

Stardock’s approach with Star Control is far less cantankerous, but certainly eyebrow raising all the same. Rather than trying to get people to flood in for early access through their founders program, Stardock wants only those who are absolutely dedicated. And you’ll have to take a survey to prove it.

Play A Game About The 2016 US Election

Because the actual US election promises to be the beginning of the End Of Days, it might be safer — and more fun — to just play a video game about it instead.

The Star Control Reboot Will Have An Entirely New Story And Aliens

Star Control is now in the hands of Brad Wardell’s Stardock and although the studio has some chops in the 4X department with Galactic Civilizations, it’s a tall ask to replicate the magic of the original games — especially SC II. Where before we had little to no information on the modern retelling, we now have some, thanks to an FAQ on Wardell’s blog.

How DLC Actually Helps Games

Reading the comments on my current survey about how publishers have violated gamers’ trust, it is clear that business practices around downloadable content have left a bad taste in many gamers’ mouths.

$US100 For An Alpha? Stardock's 4X Galactic Civilizations III Hits Steam

For Early Access games — and alphas in general — the trend is to offer the game at a lower price to entice people to pay for the privilege of playing / testing a busted version of your work. Stardock’s Galactic Civilizations III is one of a number of recent titles that’s drifted away from this model — instead, you’ll need to fork over more than what the final version will likely go for, in Stardock’s case, this the rather heavy amount of $US100.

Stardock's Star Control Reboot Could Feature 'DOTA-Style Super Melee'

The Star Control franchise? If you’re not up-to-date with the latest, the rights are currently in the hands of developer Stardock, best known for its Galactic Civilizations series. We know the company hasn’t been sitting idle with the property, but it’s only recently that CEO Brad Wardell has spoken about what plans it has for creating a new, modern instalment.

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