Zach Turnbull

4x MMORTS Starborne: Sovereign Space Launches Alpha On October 18th.

Solid Cloud’s Starborne: Sovereign Space promises to be “head and shoulders” above the competition in the multiplayer strategy segment.  The gameplay is a mix of classic 4x elements combined with a persistent MMO experience. A card-based system also features prominently for upgrades and counters from an alliance level on down. The …

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Commodore 64 Reboot Kicks Off

I wasn’t lucky enough to own a Commodore 64 when they debuted in 82. I was fortunate enough to have access to one in the early 80s…and if you are too young to have experienced those halcyon days, don’t despair! You don’t have to boot up an emulator  or dig through …

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Heaven’s Hope – Review

Portrayals of super-natural figures from the Christian mythos tend to be uneven: there’s often a heavy bias towards the superstars, with Jesus and Lucifer getting the lion’s share of attention (sorry, Daniel). Heaven’s Hope takes a different approach, telling a story centered around angel-in-training Talorel. The introduction sequence leaves you …

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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak review

Prequels in modern entertainment find themselves in an unenviable position: they don’t continue the story that generated all of the excitement of the original and they often face the impossible task of living up to hype that can be difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. Episode One: The Phantom Menace …

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Steam Sales Stats For 2015

Sergey Galyonkin of SteamSpy has released the sales and key activation numbers for Steam throughout 2015. Actually, it only shows from April forward, but it’s still a fairly exhaustive estimate of game revenues and sales/key activation. The break-down uses a top-twenty format: So, there’s some predictable heavyweight titles topping the …

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Sega Rumor Adds To Possible Japanese Ports Coming to PC

2015 was a good year for official announcements and rumors for Japanese console and handheld games making their way to PC. This list from Neo-Gaf has already shown promise, with Guilty Gear Xrd Sign hitting Steam in December, so hopefully Steam will be showing listings for the Danganronpa games, Criminal Girls, Steins;Gate and Phantom Brave…along with …

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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Start January 6th

The Oculus Rift dev kits have been running around in the wild for quite some time now, but according to an announcement on the official Oculus Rift blog today, the consumer version will be available for pre-order starting January 6th: “Today, we’re excited to announce that pre-orders for Rift will …

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Beta Signups Now Open for SNOW

It’s that time of year when snow can really be a problem. Well, it’s not a problem if you are lucky enough to live in Florida, but I live in Denver, and snow is something I have to deal with from October through May. But there’s another SNOW coming, and this …

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