Another gem from the deep PC mine of yore has been spirited away as GOG.com adds Wing Commander: Armada to the shelves, completing the entire Wing Commander series. You know what this means?
It's 48 hour 50% discount sale time! Originally launching in 1990, Chris Roberts began his campaign of global domination through the medium of space simulators, starting with Wing Commander.
Developer Little Green Man Games has just beefed up the Early Access alpha version of Starpoint Gemini 2 with "yet another big content update" bringing the space sim/RPG to v0.6000.
On-screen notifications can now happily blurb data at you, expanded in-game options, new purchasable ships that go straight to your garage, bounty boards and a campaign video intro.
Double Fine has announced on Indie Fund that the studio has recouped their $400K investment on their space station sim Spacebase DF-9 in two short weeks via Steam Early Access.
It wouldn't be an X game without a bug-ridden launch, and Egosoft has apologized in the Steam forums for X Rebirth's problems, with a promise to get the game patched as soon as possible.
The community of Star Citizen erupted in panic as a recent Wingman's Hangar episode revealed a PlayStation 4 devkit was in the Cloud Imperium Games offices, leading to rampant speculation.
Chris Roberts, ambassador of space sims, has affirmed that Star Citizen is a PC game that won't even dilute itself for a "lesser platform," and they "will NOT limit" themselves.
DayZ creator Dean Hall has a released raw footage of the standalone version of the zombie survival sim, bugs and all. In fact he warns it "may deeply trouble experts who post YouTube comments."
He also admits the "poor FPS, floating loot, bad lighting, placeholder sounds" and avalanche of bugs all confirm the "project is completely doomed." There may have been some sarcasm in there.
Melbourne-based indie developer NuclearFirecracker has announced that the studio has launched its space station sim Space Station Alpha.
The colonisation of space with a ragtag bunch in Spacebase DF-9 has just been updated by Double Fine, adding the Alpha 2: Taste Oddity build to the mix which means there are grumbly tummies to fill.
There's a long list of bug fixes and other new additions with Alpha 2, with the team promising to make "more legitimate ways" in the future for beds to catch fire - they won't for now.
The X series returns tomorrow with X Rebirth, the first full game in the series since 2008's X 3: Terran Conflict, itself a standalone expansion for 2005's X 3: Reunion.
Miles Jacobson from Sports Interactive has revealed the cracked version of Football Manager 2013, which occurred May 12th of this year, contained a significant flaw that let the studio track pirated copies.
He revealed 10.1 million copies were pirated, with 3.2m from China alone, followed by Turkey with 1.05m and then Portugal with 781,785. Even the Vatican had a copy.
Wargaming has today launched their World of Warplanes MMO as they expand their online universe with aerial dogfights, with the studio planning to "grow and evolve" the MMO much like World of Tanks.
The game's beta testing accrued 4.5 million players which Wargaming thanks for their "invaluable feedback and input" that sees today's launch. The MMO uses the Unified Premium Account system.
Los Angeles-based indie developer Digitlus is currently running a Kickstarter crowdfunding for the company's space combat sim Skyjacker, which is based on the "Abyss Lights" book series written by project lead, Eugene Zhukov.
Comport Interactive has announced that Racing Manager 2014 will be landing on the 5th December for PC. The game will cost $19.99 USD/EUR (14.99GBP).
Over a month ago, Bohemia Interactive announced
the Deimos downloadable content pack for their Mars exploration simulation Take On Mars
. The DLC adds two new locations and the Zero-G Probe vehicle, as well as a dynamic mission generator and a new weather system.
2 Player Production's documentary on Mojang's explosive entrance onto the gaming scene with little indie Minecraft all that time ago is now free to stream via YouTube, the home-away-from-home of Minecraft.
It's about 1 hour and 44 minutes long and chronicles the game's meteoric rise and how Markus "Notch" Persson put his crazy vision to work. Industry veterans give their two cents.
Dean Hall, creator of Arma 2 mod DayZ, has revealed the standalone version of his game is being held up by some "runaway systems in the code" that they're now tidying up as they bug fix and optimise.
They "need performance" before it can release, which will be as a DayZ Standalone Alpha. His team won't let it launch before they achieve a minimum of 15 FPS with 50 players.
A bald-headed, fedora-wearing Swede on US TV? Must be Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson. The developer/Swedish indie (game) rock star was being interviewed on The Late Late Show.
That's the one hosted by Craig Ferguson. Notch, whilst sharing a feast of chocolate coins, discussed his little project Minecraft - heard of it? There's some Mario Kart in there too.
A lengthy 40-minute live stream was hosted by Maxis for the imminently due expansion Cities of Tomorrow for SimCity, with balance designers Ross Treyz & Chris Schmidt showing off The Academy.
The devs explain what The Academy is for and its impact on the city you build it in, with Sims generating a resource called ControlNet which it uses to research new technologies.
Egosoft has released a new developer diary for their space combat/trading sim X Rebirth showing off how the scanner aids in galactic exploration.
The upcoming SimCity expansion Cities of Tomorrow will be arriving on the 22nd November, and a new trailer is showing off some of the structures that can be bought in the game, including MagLevs, Garbage Atomizers, and the impressive MegaTowers.