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The Starmade Alpha – My God, it’s full of Blocks…

The Starmade Alpha – My God, it’s full of Blocks…

Minecraft was fun for a few hours. Eventually though, after the final blocks are placed in my wood and stone villa overlooking the sea, the sad truth of my endeavor starts to sink in – it’s all utterly pointless. At least with Lego you can at least pretend the things you build have function, but in the almost-endless forests of Notch’s masterpiece, it’s a case of build and move on.

Starmade is a little different. It lets you build fully functioning star-ships, stations and planetary complexes, fight pirates and other players, all in an infinite void. And it makes you use the word “blocks” uncomfortably often.

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Stompy Robots and Beardy Wizardry Both Free!

Stompy Robots and Beardy Wizardry Both Free!

I feel like 'pew pew' is far too high in pitch for the size of these lasers. Perhaps 'pow pow' would be better.

Seems like a good day to be a PC gamer. Firstly, to mark the 25th anniversary of Battletech, Smith & Tinker are allowing Mektek.net, a Mechwarrior community site, to give away Mech Warrior 4 and all of its expansions for free, to go with the announcement of a new Mechwarrior game. Blimey, that’s a lot of stompy robots for better than cheap. While they haven’t quite launched it yet, keep an eye on the website for download details. Mechwarrior 4 is known to be perhaps one of the less than classic Mechwarrior titles, I still have fond memories of loading up my MadCat with far too many EMP lasers and heat sinks, and trying to melt everything with hydraulics.

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Good Old Games Gets Free Games

Good Old Games Gets Free Games

Good Old Games is branching out a bit from its’ usual remit of selling classic old games for great low prices. Now they have two classic adventure games going for absolutely nothing. What is this madness I hear you ask?

Beneath a Steel Sky and Lure of the Temptress are both available, and more importantly, both a now XP and Vista compatible. These are two great point-and-click adventure games from Revolution Software, and I must say that it is good to see games like this getting rejigged for XP and Vista.

This is exactly the kind of thing I want to see from Good Old Games, age old games that we thought were lost in time being brought back. More of it I say!