You may remember Venus Patrol from the kickstarter from a few years ago.
Venus Patrol is a spiritual successor to Offworld.com, with the stated goal of being "in search of beautiful things from the world of video games".
For this year's E3, the self-professed 'video game romantics' are having their own press conference to rival E3's final day. Partnering with MOCAtv, the video channel of Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Venus Patrol promises to " present games from studios both small and large, and will showcase new looks at and details about some games you may have already heard of, as well as brand new games from some of your favorite developers, and very possibly some super secret new surprises that will be entirely unexpected."
What surprises lay in store? Well...
We'll look to the Horizon.
Fantasy Flight games has dropped an offical announcement and release date for Planet Steam, their game of 'cutthroat commerce in a steam-powered future'.
And that date? Summer.
So, is that based on the Gregorian Calendar. Or are we using a groundhog-themed seasonal cycle?
Either way, it looks pretty awesome. We'll drop some more knowledge on you as the mythical release draws closer.
Well, it's official. There is a Star Trek space-battle miniatures game.
At first glance, it may look like it's a ripoff of the X-wing mini combat system. Well, that's because they straight-up licensed it:
So far, the consensus about A: CM is the single player is terrible and derivative, and the multiplayer is awesome. How could Gearbox do so incredibly well with Borderlands, and drop the ball so fiercely with Aliens?
According to this article over at Eurogamer, Gearbox only really developed the multiplayer section, having outsourced the rest of the content to TimeGate Studios. Which, sadly, kind of explains a lot.
Here's to hoping that the still-without-release-date Wii U version fixes some of the suckage.