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Game updates - April 7th Edition

------------- Star Trek Online -----------
STO: is currently running a special new captain type - Delta Force, um, no, Delta Recruitment. Apparently you need to create a new character specifically for this and there are account-wide benefits for your Delta recruit leveling up to the max (or something like that). I guess they're trying to get people to spend more money. But hell, as long as they kept this game going I'll be more or less happy. I know their previous updates (season 7) trully ticked me off; but it's still Star Trek and they haven't Jar Jar Abram's the universe yet (nor demanded it to be ARC only). There is now a second BOff specialization; and more Tier 6 class vessels to support it. In short, a helluva lot has changed since we last logged in. I'll try and get some STO time in this week and maybe figure things out again :(  It is a great sign that they continue to improve this game (5 years old now?).

------------ Don't Starve Together ---------
Edging closer and closer to RoG Beta; they last updated RoG Alpha on April 2. So it's moving along nicely.
EDIT: and another update with more bug-fixes April 6th. Nice. Unlike a company responsible for a particular zombie game I used to like, DST's Klei and KSP are prime examples of companies dedicated to supporting their customers and improving their games. Speaking of which...

------------ State of Decay ------
Releasing the graphically updated, sans-dicks, version for purchase by the end of this month. With all their effort in updating graphics, you'd think they'd make it multiplayer which they said would only take a year, that was stated three years ago. With the genre now saturated with zombie games which already have superior graphics to SoD, there just might be something better out there - or well, maybe we just won't care anymore about it. Speaking about a company where so many were anticipating the release of its multi-million dollar funded game and got beat to the release by something better...

---------- ELITE: Dangerous (and a dig at Star Citizen) -----------
Just released and boy it looks good. Single player, multiplayer, and MMO? I'm dying to try this title out. Many are initially stating there's quite the steep learning curve in just how to fly your vessel (let alone everything else). I never played the original Elite; but this damn near looks like what Star Citizen promises except Elite is now available whereas Star Citizen has focused on reeling in the money without ever getting in the water (yet); now they may have missed the boat entirely. Good thing they already made millions off their promise of a game.

There is one scene in Elite's demos that made me want to purchase it already: Leonard Nimoy Station :) I guess they worked that in at the last minute before release; nice way to honor the actor that inspired so many scientists, myself included. Though worth the hefty price tag we all know there's a Steam Summer sale coming along soon - and there's already a ton of games we already own from previous sales...

------ KSP (Kerbal Space Program) -------
Version 1.0 is nearly out. That means they're done with Beta and ready for prime-time. I've just been waiting on this title until they're done. They were making just way too many changes to the game for me to continue enjoying it (and all the mods had to be updated way too frequently). I'm not certain if multiplayer is an option in 1.0, yet. I think it was planned, but can't recall for this version. I guess it would be a pleasant surprise when it actually happens. Unlike a certain zombie-company which considered and then refused to bother integrating despite re-releasing their game and expecting us all to pay for it again just for a graphics patch.

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