It’s the Omnispacebus! Space week has been and gone, but if you missed even a single syllable of our vaguely thematic wittering about stars and planets and spaceships and jetpack brontosauruses and dear Christ so much Eve, here’s where to catch up.
Oh, worth quickly mentioning a site-tech snafu, as folk keep mailing us about it – we are aware that the RSS feed is truncated and picture-free. It’s an unfortunate side-effect of a WordPress upgrade, and we’re hoping for word on a fix soon. Soz, like. In gladder tidings, the three people who read us in Safari will be happy to know we once again play nice with Apple’s silvery browser.
And now, on with the busman’s latest holiday.
Features, Opinions & Interviews
The Walker review of the Byron review.
The Eve online interviews: creator Reynir Harðarson and senior technical producer Torfi Frans Olafsson on the space MMO’s future.
Retrospective: Space Hulk
Ubisoft ignores everyone except America
DICE’s James Salt on Battlefield Heroes
Being a Codemasters PR, plus Damnation art & Turning Point competition
Kane’s Wrath: Kieron’s Weview
The Making of System Shock 2 – with real words from the real Ken Levine
The RPS Verdict: Sins of a Solar Empire – the Derek and Clive of the videogaming set
The Making of Jumpgate.
Mass Effect – Jim post-mortems the Xboxian version with a view to the upcoming PC port
Jetpack Brontosaurus – He’s an Apatosaurus called Brontosaurus
More Spore. Behind the scenes at Maxis.
Project Origin. More like Project Can’t-Make-Decent-Trailers.
Dawn of War II – announced and first screens & trailer. Bonus: Gillen has a nerd meltdown about Warhammer 40,000.
Tom Clancy’s HAWX – next week, John Grisham’s YMCA
Trackmania Nations Forever
Race Driver GRID
Free games and gaming frippery
Armored Brigade – Stern wargaming
7 Minutes – We believe in nothing, Lebowski. Nothing.
Photopia – space-weeky interactive fiction
Spectromancer – multiplayer beta
Battlestar Galactica – a Homeworld 2 mod and a Freespace 2 total conversion
Mr Robot – Now free on Gametap
EUO: Free Ultima-esque MMO approaches 5 years.
Mekuri Master – Knicker-spying Japanese pervert ’em up
Tim Stone’s favourite Gravitar descendants
Fuck Space! – How rude.
Stars over Half-Moon Bay – Dreamy indie gaming from Sims 3 bigwig
Lost: The Roslin Station – fan-made Mystalike
Space Barnacle – b-platformer
The Ancients’ Tome – mad memorisation thinger
You Have to Burn The Rope – that is all.
News and curios
Prototype multiplayer scrapped
No dancing in Warhammer online. Only war.
Prey is very cheap
Beee-yooo-teee-full Eve screenies
Tabula Rasa new content
Indie studio’s Space Hulk April Fool backfires miserably
DICE defend the PC
Company of Heroes, the MMO
Sins of Solar Empire expands
How not to die whilst playing games
WoW mega-geeks make IRL armour set
Second Skin – MMO documentary
Make Something Unreal – Epic’s modding contest returns
RPS compo: gaming t-shirts to be won. Plus, help us design our own shirts.
Thief 4 – mmmmmmmmmmmaybe
Deus Ex 3 concept art – mmmmmmmmmmmmaybe
Completely irrelevant to anything we do here