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Starpoint Gemini 2: How we survived and succeeded on Steam Early Access

“We can only say what we got: loads of valued and appreciated feedback, a great community that pointed us (and still does!) in the right direction, and additional funds to invest into production.” …


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Escaping The Bermuda Triangle In PS4′s Lost Sea

It's pretty much a given that if you fly through the Bermuda Triangle, bad things are going to happen. In Lost Sea, getting lost is just the start of your ordeal. After your plane crashes in the Triangle and you're washed ashore an island, you must build a ship to escape. But getting back to civilization isn't as easy as sailing into the sunset. That nearby island with the ominous swirling vortex above it surely must be a part of your route home.

The action/strategy title takes place in a procedurally generated archipelago where you must gather resources to survive and then to build a ship.

Balancing short term survival with your long-term aims is the key to the game, and there are tradeoffs in everything you do. For instance, keeping up your health is important in the near term, but saving resources for powerful upgrades could make your life a lot easier on the whole.

There is permadeath for your crew, which is another concern, and the islands are filled with mysterious structures, dangerous animals, and powerful relics. There are even dinosaurs!

Developer Eastasiasoft is targeting a release on the PlayStation 4 in 2015, and it hasn't ruled out a Vita version, although nothing has been announced yet.

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Super Joystiq Podcast 118: Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Civilization Beyond Earth, Fantasia

This week’s Super Joystiq Podcast thinks the saying should be “a day late and a dollar up.”

It’s the games season, so let’s talk some games. Ludwig, Susan, Alexander, and Danny check-in to discuss some big releases across myriad platforms including…
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Warcraft reaches max level in adorableness with Funko toys

Funko’s Pop! Vinyl series of collectibles is recruiting heroes, villains and creatures alike for its second run of figures based on Blizzard’s Warcraft universe, Toy News International reports.

The series will include three standard, 3.75-inch tall…
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Her Majesty’s SPIFFING gives British space explouration another shot

Her Majesty’s SPIFFING from BillyGoat Entertainment failed to meet its Kickstarter goal last November, but the “quintessentially British” adventure game about Captain Frank Lee English’s quest to expand the British empire to the stars is back with a…
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Beware soldiers, avalanches, hawks in this Far Cry 4 trailer

Far Cry 4 will carry on the series’ fondness for threatening your life in new, varied manners. Ubisoft’s latest trailer profiles the opposition you’ll find in Kyrat, including patrolling drug-lord henchmen, arena battles, avalanches and irritable…
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Persona Q’s Wild Cards edition packs in a 3DS XL hard case

We’re one month away from reuniting with Persona 3 and Persona 4′s leads in the 3DS’ Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, but Atlus isn’t quite done tempting us with special-edition treats. While Persona Q’s Limited Standard Edition will pack Tarot…
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Don’t Miss: Building Beyond Earth atop the Civilization codebase

The co-designers of Firaxis’ latest strategy game explain how they went about building the game as designer/programmers, mucking about in the decade-old Civilization codebase in the process. …


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Reader Discussion: A New Perspective?

What camera a game uses is very important to how gamers experience that title, and a big decision for the developer. Every once and a while, gamers get a chance to change that perspective from how the game is regularly played, opening up new vistas.

With the recent news that a mod is available for Dark Souls II that lets you play in first person, and a report that Rockstar may be adding a first-person camera to Grand Theft Auto V on the new systems and PC, big changes may be in store for some of your favorite games.

While playing in the first-person isn't for every game nor every gamer, what are some of your favorite titles you'd like to experience through the eyes of a character and what do you think it would add?

Please post your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Super Game Jam’s final episode now on Steam

The fifth and final episode of Devolver Digital’s Super Game Jam is now available on Steam. Super Game Jam tells the stories of five pairs of developers that craft games during a 48-hour game jam. The final episode follows London-based developers Tom…
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