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Starbound beta starts today

Starbound developer Chucklefish began sending out beta keys for the PC, Mac and Linux game today. Those who backed the space-faring exploration game should see a Steam key in their inboxes momentarily, and the developer says a direct download version of the game will be available "as soon as we...

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Space Engineers touches down on Steam Early Access

Space Engineers, the sandbox engineering simulator dedicated to living out your "what if?" scenarios in space, has made contact with Steam Early Access. Players who dive in now will be able to suggest improvements as developer Keen Software House approaches the game's official liftoff. ...

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X Rebirth pops out this November

Come November 15, X Rebirth resurrects Egosoft's cult-favorite series of space simulations, though as you can see from this trailer the simulation doesn't go quite so far as to eliminate physically-unlikely fiery balls of death erupting from busted spaceships....

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Star Citizen to deliver first content, hangars, to Kickstarter backers

Star Citizen, the space exploration MMO by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, is ready to launch. Well, sort of - hangars, the first piece of playable content, are about to be made available to those who backed the Star Citizen Kickstarter. The catch is that you won't be able to actually fly any...

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4X space strategy game StarDrive out now on Steam

Zero Sum Games' StarDrive is now available on Steam for $26.99. The game is currently 10 percent off until May 3. StarDrive is a new entry in the "4X space strategy" genre, and has players "starting with a single planet and a small number of space-worthy vessels" before seeking out new worlds to...

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Valve had a space pirate game called 'Stars of Blood'

Valve at one point had an internal project called "Stars of Blood," and it was all about buckaneering on the galactic sea, co-founder Gabe Newell said. Newell was speaking to a group from 4chan.org's /v/ board, who paid him a visit on his birthday to drop off a Mann Co. crate and pick his brains...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: FTL: Faster than Light

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We believe they deserve a wider audience with the Joystiq Indie Pitch: This week, Justin Ma and...

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Notch still working on 0x10c, despite a few stops and starts

Speaking to Joystiq at PAX last weekend, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson told us that while most of his days lately are taken up with "just discussing how to do stuff" ("and then Reddit," he added slyly), work continues on the 0x10c space game he announced a while ago. Oh, and in case...

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First Kinect in space is like the first dog in space but it has more use

Engineers in Surrey are using Kinect technology in a pair of satellites, hoping to make them dock together, in orbit, using the peripheral's motion-sensing capabilities. Surrey Satellite Technology Limited's STRaND 2 satellites will use components of Kinect tech to scan their immediate surroundings...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Orbitron: Revolution

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We at Joystiq believe no one deserves to starve, and many indie developers are entitled to a...

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