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Positech Games has announced a sequel to its interstellar strategy hit Gratuitous Space Battles, that, the developer claims, will make the titular melees between massive spaceship armadas even more ludicrous. "[Gratuitous Space Battles 2] uses an entirely re-written custom engine, vastly better vi...

July 24th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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You might be familiar with Kixeye for many different reasons, but this week I am discussing one of the games from its line-up: VEGA Conflict, which is typical in many ways but can definitely be surprising when it needs to be. Many of my favorite MMOs are made up of mechanics we've seen before, but...

September 15th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Gratuitous Space Battles is pretty much precisely what it says – massive, interstellar dogfighting for basically no reason, aside from the fact that it's fun. Give it a go for free this weekend on Steam for PC and Mac, now through Sunday, February 24 at 1 p.m. PT.If you discover that space-ba...

February 21st 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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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, English develope...

February 13th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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316,258 individuals signed on for the latest Humble Indie Bundle, which is arguably the best Humble Indie Bundle yet. Humble Indie Bundle 6, which halted sales earlier this evening, managed to earn a total of $2,048,330.42 during the collection's sale.Humble Indie Bundle 6 initially launched with t...

October 2nd 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Humble Indie Bundle 6 just added four new games to its already stellar lineup, available to those who pay more than the average (currently less than $6): Bit.Trip Runner, Wizorb, Jamestown and Gratuitous Space Battles. All four games are DRM-free, of course, and come packaged with soundtracks. They...

September 25th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Er, not every game ever -- that'd be impossible, you guys. We're talking soundtracks for every game in the fourth Humble Indie Bundle: Gratuitous Space Battles, Cave Story+, Jamestown, Bit.Trip Runner, Super Meat Boy, Shank and Nightsky HD. The soundtracks are free to anyone who pays above the c...

December 16th 2011 at 10:50pm 0 Comments
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A second expansion pack for Positech Games' Gratuitous Space Battles is on its way from one-man dev powerhouse Cliff Harris. "The Order" adds 11 ships along with a new species that shares the $5.99 expansion's name. The expansion also adds four new weapon types and two new scenarios (one on a norma...

February 28th 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Between all of January's blockbuster releases, we're guessing you're already up to your neck in gaming opportunities this weekend. However, if you're looking to add a bit more slag to the top of the pile, digital retailer Impulse has cut the price of a few PC games for this weekend only. Until tomo...

January 30th 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Those looking to try out -- nay, test -- Gratuitous Space Battles before the final game leaves space dock should note that developer Positech Games will be allowing pre-order customers into an online beta. Though we'd prefer to hold on to our $20 and wait for a demo, we're sure some have already be...

September 2nd 2009 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Indie games developer Positech Games caught our attention again with more footage of its upcoming tower defense title Gratuitous Space Battles. In the latest video, Positech shows off the process of rendering a single frame in one of the game's marquee deep space standoffs. If you're a fan of tower...

August 30th 2009 at 7:30pm 0 Comments