SPACECOM is the latest strategy game made by Flow Combine studio. It's a real-time strategy game, but not a classic one, where you build your base and units on a map and then roll over your enemies. In SPACECOM all the micro-management is very simplified and the player commands his troops on a strategic command map from solar system to solar system.
You can play against some computer enemies in pre-made missions, but the developers state, that the game is primary optimised for human multiplayer with up to 6 players per match.
Through it's nature of simple 2D style graphics, the computer requirements are typical very low. Minimum is Ubuntu 12.04 Linux or compatible, a Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 1.8 GHz, 2 GiB of RAM and a graphic card of the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 class (that's a real old one), as well as 300 MB disc space and some simple on-board audio.
The French game studio Eugen Systems is well known for their highly realistic real time strategy simulation serie Wargame.
In the latest part, Wargame : Red Dragon, the gameplay shifted away from Europe and is placed in Pacific-Asia now. The developers say, it's a bigger, better, more, all enhanced game.
The about 7 years old futuristic racing game H-Craft Championship has recently become a Freeware game. You are racing not with wheeled cars, instead of, you have some fancy hover crafts. But be aware, the control is a little tricky and yes, you can fall off from the tracks, which are floating free in the sky.
The available versions has become something outdated, but the developers has promised to look over some bugs and will release an patch in the coming month.
Earth 2140 is back now! The Gold Edition of the classic realtime strategy game has been relaunched on Desura. Although it's already 17 years old and has only 2D graphics, it's still worth the play. It offers a much more challenging difficulty with more units and missions, than other strategy games of that time and the Gold Edition includes all expansion packs as well.
Intro - Desura
If you have missed the Valve Steam Dev Days back in January, no problem, you still can have it all sliced up in handy videos.
There are about 20 hours left to register for the Strife trial weekend. Strife is a new MOBA, which is currently in a closed beta phase, from S2Games, the creators of the Savage serie and Heroes of Newerth.
S2Games is also doing weekly video episodes, where you can follow the development of the game.
Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing you good health and prosperity in the year of the horse.
AMD had introduced it's new top desktop processor FX 9590 just a few months ago and over the past weeks, it got a price adjustment. But it was not a price cut you would expect regularly, the price got trimmed from whooping 730 £ down to only about 240 £. Yes, that is less than half after just a few months!
AMD has not a single desktop processor above 300 £ now, while Intel is still able to sell several models above 500 £ and cashing in the big profits.
The FX 9590 processor is based on the Piledriver architecture, featuring a 4.7 GHz base clock and 5.0 GHz turbo frequency with unlocked multipliers, 8 processor core modules, 1 MiB level 2 cache per module and 8 MiB shared level 3 cache, produced in a 32 nm SOI process. It does fit into the old AM3+ socket, but the mainboard needs to support it's power hungry 220 watt TDP.
AMD had not stated clearly how long they will continue the FX serie and the availability of the FX 9590 is already very limited with just a few dealers have it in stock, like amazon.co.uk (AMD FX-9590 Black Edition Octa Core CPU Socket (AM3+, 4.7GHz, 16MB, 220W, FD9590FHHKWOF, Turbo Core 3.0 Technology)) or novatech.co.uk.
If you are interested in the FX 9590, you should better get in right now!
To promote their soon to be release X Rebirth, EGOSOFT had bundled all the previous X serie titles into one single Humble Weekly bundle. For just 5 € you will get them all on Steam, X3: Albion Prelude, X3: Reunion Bonus Package, X3: Reunion, X3: Terran Conflict, X2: The Threat, X: Beyond the Frontier and X: Tension.
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