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Warframe’s Call of the Tempestarii update arrives with a kickass space shanty
Warframe’s Call of the Tempestarii update arrives with a kickass space shanty
Warframe's much-anticipated Call of the Tempestarii arrives today, bringing with it some of the biggest changes the space-ninja MMORPG has seen in years.
Sega, You Might Want To Choose A Different Font
Sega, You Might Want To Choose A Different Font
Sega recently announced a new Ultimate Quest for Phantasy Star Online 2 known as “Anal Battle: Space-time Interstice.” Read more...
Warframe's Rebecca Ford talks about its ghostly Call of the Tempestarii update
Warframe's Rebecca Ford talks about its ghostly Call of the Tempestarii update
This new Warframe quest sets players on a high-seas space adventure in pursuit of a ghost captain and a legendary ship.
Meet the newest Warframe: a ghastly space captain that reaps souls
Meet the newest Warframe: a ghastly space captain that reaps souls
Warframe's Call of the Tempestarii is out today and with it comes a new warframe with terrifying powers.
Epic spent $444 million to secure exclusive games for their store in 2020
Epic spent $444 million to secure exclusive games for their store in 2020
Epic Games have been working to carve out a larger space for themselves in digital distribution of games for multiple years now.
Space Grid Tournament Is Bringing Futuristic Fast-Paced Tactics To Switch
Space Grid Tournament Is Bringing Futuristic Fast-Paced Tactics To Switch
"The most spectacular sport of the future". Indie developer Rookiez from Warsaw has announced its latest project, Space Grid Tournament, a futuristic blend of strategy and sports. The game has you taking part in "the most spectacular sport of the future," as you spawn your robotic players and have them fight to take control of every tile on the field.
How Final Fantasy XIV kept us clubbing through lockdown
How Final Fantasy XIV kept us clubbing through lockdown
For many of us, the first few months of lockdown are a distant haze of Zoom calls, forced quizzing, and desperate attempts to create a functional working space in a tiny flat.
Outriders is a dopamine-dispensing closed loop for your monkey brain
Outriders is a dopamine-dispensing closed loop for your monkey brain
Outriders is a looter shooter, a type of game in which space-trousers will sometimes come whizzing out of enemies after you kill them and lay there on the floor, glowing seductively, until you pick them up and appraise them.
Outriders player discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Windows folder
Outriders player discovers 23GB of crash dumps stuffed in a Windows folder
If you've been wondering where your free C drive space has been going, look here.
Feature: The Exquisite Liminality Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Feature: The Exquisite Liminality Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The disorientation of a space-between-spaces. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games.
Bungie details upcoming nerfs and tweaks for Destiny 2 in Season 14
Bungie details upcoming nerfs and tweaks for Destiny 2 in Season 14
With the new season of Destiny 2 already approaching, players are being told to get ready for another wave of changes coming to the popular space shooter.
New Space Game Puts You In Control Of Everyone, Like A God
New Space Game Puts You In Control Of Everyone, Like A God
The Fermi Paradox is “a choice-driven sci-fi narrative strategy game” that’s coming later this year on PC, where instead of taking control of a single space-faring faction, you’re more of a “gardener”, tending to loads of factions and trying to guide them from the stone age into the depths of space. Read more...
Nintendo Superfan Recreates Company's 19th Century Office To Store His Collection
Nintendo Superfan Recreates Company's 19th Century Office To Store His Collection
Fabrice Heilig, a Nintendo collector from France, has been amassing stuff for so long that his house was running out of space to store it all.
Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
What are the best robot games on PC? Strapping into an overpowered robot filled to the brim with rockets and lasers is a power fantasy as old as anime itself.
Say goodbye to mandatory space taxis as Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's alpha enters Phase Two
Say goodbye to mandatory space taxis as Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's alpha enters Phase Two
Elite Dangerous players in the Odyssey alpha can finally wave a less-than-fond farewell to the expansion's tortuous space taxis as Frontier embarks on Phase Two of its pre-release testing today, 8th April, giving Commanders access to their own ships for the first time. Previously, Odyssey's AI-piloted Apex Interstellar taxi service was the only way to get around the galaxy during the alpha, forcing players into an endless series of lengthy journeys with nothing much to do but stare out the window at the infinite expanse.
Stop-motion-style space adventure Harold Halibut looks sublime in new story trailer
Stop-motion-style space adventure Harold Halibut looks sublime in new story trailer
Developer Slow Bros' "handmade" space adventure Harold Halibut has given its handcrafted sets and claymation-style characters another gorgeous airing in a brand-new story trailer. Harold Halibut is part stop-motion movie, part narrative-driven adventure, and tells the story of the titular Harold - a young lab assistant forced to live his life onboard on a city sized spaceship submerged beneath an alien ocean, 250 years after it fled Earth to preserve the human race. "While most of the ship's inhabitants have reconciled themselves to a life lived aboard the sunken ship," explains Slow Bros, "[lead scientist Jeanne Mareaux] still works tirelessly to find a way for the ship to leave the planet and find a new, dryer home.
MSI's new SSDs have a beautifully stupid name and I'm digging it
MSI's new SSDs have a beautifully stupid name and I'm digging it
Want some more space in your PC? Then MSI has the perfectly named SSDs for you.
Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
When is the Halo Infinite release date? Looking for more details on the upcoming, next-gen Halo game? We were recently shown Halo Infinite campaign gameplay at the Xbox 2020 Showcase, so we've got plenty to dissect. Microsoft certainly got fans of 343 Industries' space game in an excitable tizzy by officially unveiling a new Halo PC game in 2018.
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a tactics game starring the ultimate goth space marines
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a tactics game starring the ultimate goth space marines
We played the beta of the game pitting Blood Angels against devouring alien tyranids.
Lighthearted Space Survival Game Breathedge is Available Now
Lighthearted Space Survival Game Breathedge is Available Now
We’re delighted to announce that Breathedge, the first fruit of collaboration between HypeTrain Digital and RedRuins Softworks teams, is available now on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Review: Star Wars: Republic Commando - Not An Elegant Weapon, But Still A Blast
Review: Star Wars: Republic Commando - Not An Elegant Weapon, But Still A Blast
Super Troopers. A long time ago...well, in 2005, LucasArts took a bit of a risk and threw us all a curveball with a Star Wars offering that eschewed Jedis and lightsabers, the Force, epic dogfights and much of the fantastical heroics that fans expect from the series, in favour of a dark and gritty tactical take on everyone's favourite space opera.
Engineer Builds the World's Largest Playable Switch and Then Donates It
Engineer Builds the World's Largest Playable Switch and Then Donates It
Space software engineer Michael Pick has created the world's largest playable Nintendo Switch, complete with a 650% larger, 4K display, and then he donated it to a children's hospital for the kids to enjoy.
Breathedge: Five gameplay tips for space survival, out tomorrow
Breathedge: Five gameplay tips for space survival, out tomorrow
Hey there! We at HypeTrain Digital are incredibly happy to present you with the fruit of our glorious labor – Breathedge, an awesome space survival adventure with humorous flair, which launches on PS4 tomorrow, April 6! Stepping out into space isn’t nearly predictable as it would seem.
DayZ creator's new game Icarus fills in its space lore
DayZ creator's new game Icarus fills in its space lore
There are dozens of survival games now, but DayZ still feels like lightning in a bottle.
Frontier addresses Elite Dangerous: Odyssey alpha's tedious space taxis and murder planets
Frontier addresses Elite Dangerous: Odyssey alpha's tedious space taxis and murder planets
Elite Dangerous is currently in the throes of alpha testing its new Odyssey expansion, with pre-order players now able to put a limited version of the experience through its paces.
Astronaut Thriller Breathedge Is About One Man And His Pet Chicken In Space
Astronaut Thriller Breathedge Is About One Man And His Pet Chicken In Space
Apollo 11 herbs and spices. A fun fact about the Nintendo Life staff is that several of us have degrees in astrophysics.
No Man's Sky adds galaxy spanning seasonal Expeditions and rewards in latest update
No Man's Sky adds galaxy spanning seasonal Expeditions and rewards in latest update
It's only been six weeks since the arrival of No Man's Sky's pet-themed Companions update, but already developer Hello Games is back with more, this time introducing seasonal, galaxy spanning Expeditions and accompanying rewards. Launching today on all platforms, No Man's Sky's Expeditions update is intended to give players a new way to experience the ceaselessly expanding space sim, with each new Expedition depositing players - armed with a "wild and varied" collection of technology, customisations, ships, and weapons - onto the same planet. An accompanying Expedition chart plots a course across the galaxy, which players are then encouraged to follow, completing challenges (known as Milestones) along the way. Read more
League of Legends’ Space Groove event launches this week
League of Legends’ Space Groove event launches this week
If you've been keeping an eye on the League of Legends social channels and PBE, you'll know there's a Space Groove skin line coming to Riot's flagship MOBA game very soon.
Forget Destiny, here's how Warframe makes us care about its space stuff
Forget Destiny, here's how Warframe makes us care about its space stuff
Can you believe Warframe came out a whopping eight years ago, in 2013? It was a follow-up to Digital Extremes' Dark Sector, a third person shooter with a knife frisbee gimmick that got a lukewarm reception (though I myself liked it a bunch).
Step back in time with Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space
Step back in time with Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space
A fresh take on classic JRPGs by industry veterans
Call Of Duty: Warzone's next huge download will actually save you space
Call Of Duty: Warzone's next huge download will actually save you space
Call Of Duty: Warzone and Cold War are heating up tomorrow with a mid season update.
Turn a grim laundromat into a bustling 90s arcade in Vostok Inc. dev's Arcade Paradise
Turn a grim laundromat into a bustling 90s arcade in Vostok Inc. dev's Arcade Paradise
Vostok Inc. developer Nosebleed Interactive is trading space-capitalism for retro-tinged arcade management in its newly unveiled Arcade Paradise, coming to PC and consoles later this year. In Arcade Paradise, players are cast as Ashley, a teenager trying to transform the family's small-town laundromat into a bustling retro arcade, somewhere in the 1990s. What follows is a game of two halves; on the one side, Ashley will need to complete dull chores - washing clothes, clearing out the rubbish, cleaning toilets (all given a suitably entertaining mini-game twist) - in order to raise the money needed to turn the King Wash laundromat into a booming arcade hangout, managing the business and investing profits along the way. Read more
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey just sent alpha players onto the surface
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey just sent alpha players onto the surface
We've got contact, Commanders. Elite Dangerous has fired up the alpha test for its Odyssey expansion—the one that'll let you stomp around on space surfaces.
The Fans Who Refuse to Let PlayStation Home Die
The Fans Who Refuse to Let PlayStation Home Die
Hardcore PlayStation Home fans are using unique methods to resurrect the divisive social space 6 years after its death.
Dark Souls and Tetris combine in the action-packed Loot River
Dark Souls and Tetris combine in the action-packed Loot River
If we told you that an upcoming game was "Dark Souls meets Tetris," you'd probably shake your head sadly and say something like "the games journalists are at it again." But that's literally how Slovakian developer straka.studio describes Loot River, an upcoming PC game that blends heavy real-time combat with the block-shifting space management of Tetris. Loot River is an "island-shifting action-roguelike" that casts you as a warrior in a plague doctor's mask who has the power to move chunks of the floor around in a dungeon crawling with horrible monsters.
T-Force announces its DDR5 memory modules for overclocking
T-Force announces its DDR5 memory modules for overclocking
Talk of next generation hardware is about ready to pick back up again in the CPU and memory space.
Spacebase Startopia review
Spacebase Startopia review
Manage a space station fuelled by nostalgia.
Spacebase Startopia review — A lot of empty space
Spacebase Startopia review — A lot of empty space
Spacebase Startopia is a management sim game from developer Realmforge Studios and publisher Kalypso Media.
Why fly, when Elite Dangerous Odyssey's new space cabbies can do it for you?
Why fly, when Elite Dangerous Odyssey's new space cabbies can do it for you?
Apex Interstellar will jet you across the galaxy, for a small fee.
Risk of Rain 2's big Anniversary Update includes a very cool space cowboy
Risk of Rain 2's big Anniversary Update includes a very cool space cowboy
Plus new items, an overhaul of the final stage, and tons of tweaks.
Civ-Style Strategy Game Humankind Delayed To August
Civ-Style Strategy Game Humankind Delayed To August
Humankind, the next 4X strategy game from the makers of Endless Space and Endless Legend, has been delayed until the summer, Amplitude Studios announced today. Read more...
The Best FPS Campaigns of All Time
The Best FPS Campaigns of All Time
From the far reaches of space in Halo to the literal pits of Hell in Doom - and everywhere in between - these are our favorite FPS campaigns ever.
Valheim update increases chest inventory space and nerfs harpoon
Valheim update increases chest inventory space and nerfs harpoon
Valheim is still early in its, erm, Early Access.
Infinite Fleet is a new space MMO inspired by EVE, Homeworld, and Bitcoin
Valheim patch adds more storage space and other quality of afterlife changes
Valheim patch adds more storage space and other quality of afterlife changes
It's a chunky patch composed of lots of little changes.
Rule the troubled galaxy of Star Dynasties with these tips
Rule the troubled galaxy of Star Dynasties with these tips
Space after the apocalypse isn't so rosy.
Warframe makes over space combat in Corpus Proxima & The New Railjack update
Warframe makes over space combat in Corpus Proxima & The New Railjack update
At the start of the month, Digital Extremes gave Warframe fans plenty to chew on.
Warframe's latest update aims to fix
Warframe's latest update aims to fix "overly complicated" Railjack space combat
Digital Extremes' free-to-play sci-fi shooter Warframe has just released its new Corpus Proxima & The New Railjack update on PC, aiming to fix the game's "overly complicated" space combat. Warframe initially introduced ship-to-ship combat as part of 2019's wildly ambitious Empyrean expansion. In
Slaughter Aliens and Fix a Broken World in Space Robinson
Slaughter Aliens and Fix a Broken World in Space Robinson
Your unmanned space shuttle crash lands outside Colony 21, where you’re supposed to make some desperately needed repairs.
Warframe completely overhauls its contentious space combat
Warframe completely overhauls its contentious space combat
More missions, less complexity, and a quicker grind should make flying the Railjack a lot more fun.
What has Square Enix Montreal been doing for the last five years?
What has Square Enix Montreal been doing for the last five years?
As it teases a new Hitman Sniper game and a Space Invaders AR project, head of studio Patrick Naud talks about shifting the studio to free-to-play, what's changed, and what's the same
An outside studio is helping with Star Citizen's Battlefield-like mode
An outside studio is helping with Star Citizen's Battlefield-like mode
UK developer Firesprite has been contributing to the Chris Roberts space sim since 2019.
Planet Zoo welcoming sun bears, binturongs, babirusas and more in new Southeast Asia DLC
Planet Zoo welcoming sun bears, binturongs, babirusas and more in new Southeast Asia DLC
Planet Zoo's menagerie is expanding again on 30th March with the arrival of its fifth content expansion, the Southeast Asia Animal Pack. This latest paid DLC expansion, which follows on from Planet Zoo's Arctic Pack, South America Pack, Australia Pack, and Aquatic Pack, introduces a total of six new creatures. There's the Clouded Leopard, a medium-sized arboreal cat more commonly found in the forests and grasslands of Southeast Asia, as well as the docile sun bear, which won't require much ground space but needs plenty of room in the air to accomodate its fondness for climbing. Read more
The Outer Worlds' last DLC expansion ‘Murder on Eridanos’ is out now
The Outer Worlds' last DLC expansion ‘Murder on Eridanos’ is out now
Obsidian’s Fallout: New Vegas-style space RPG is now complete.
League of Legends gets new Space Groove thematic next patch
League of Legends gets new Space Groove thematic next patch
If you caught League of Legends developer Riot Games' latest 'LoL Pls' video - a dev update looking at the state and future of its flagship MOBA game - you'll have got a peep at a new thematic headed to the title.
Stunning cosmic jazz adventure Genesis Noir is out at the end of the month
Stunning cosmic jazz adventure Genesis Noir is out at the end of the month
Genesis Noir, developer Feral Cat Den's stunning cosmic jazz adventure through time and space, is coming to Switch, Xbox, Steam, and the Epic Games Store on 26th March. Genesis Noir, described as a non-traditional point-and-click adventure with a focus on "tactile puzzles and exploration", casts players as No Man, a watch peddler embroiled in love triangle with other cosmic beings.
Reclaim some desk space with this compact mechanical keyboard, on sale for $65
Reclaim some desk space with this compact mechanical keyboard, on sale for $65
HyperX's Alloy Origins Core with tactile key switches and RGB lighting is $25 off right now.
Somehow, 2020 was Star Citizen's most successful year to date
Somehow, 2020 was Star Citizen's most successful year to date
The crowdfunded space sim passed the $350 million threshold last month.
Valheim players are waterskiing with carts to transport items
Valheim players are waterskiing with carts to transport items
We've already seen some pretty funky physics from Valheim's abyssal harpoon, but beyond NASA space programs Valheim players have now found a more practical use for the weapon: as a way of transporting heavy goods by waterski.
Star Citizen reaches $350m in crowdfunding after record 2020
Star Citizen reaches $350m in crowdfunding after record 2020
Cloud Imperium's space franchise rumbles on despite absence of solid release dates
The best mods for Kerbal Space Program
The best mods for Kerbal Space Program
Gorgeous planets, better handling, and far-flung places to explore.
Star Citizen shoots through $350m raised mark
Star Citizen shoots through $350m raised mark
Controversial PC space game Star Citizen has shot through the $350m raised mark. The game's official website reveals Star Citizen has now raised a whopping $351,026,475 from over three million customers.
Samsung To
Samsung To "Aggressively Position" OLED Tech In Console Gaming Space
Wants to go "well beyond" smartphones. The hunt for the existence of a new Nintendo Switch continues, so what's the latest? YouTuber Doctre81, who has identified games like Apex Legends coming to Switch years ahead of the official reveal, believes he's uncovered evidence that backs up existing reports of a Switch featuring an OLED 7-inch screen from Samsung. According to the Doc's latest findings, Samsung may have "quietly" announced its involvement with Nintendo's console in January this year.
Crapshoot: The very few and not very good games based on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Crapshoot: The very few and not very good games based on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
We're rerunning Richard Cobbett's classic Crapshoot column, in which he rolled the dice and took a chance on obscure games—both good and bad
How Eve Online’s corps recruit fresh blood for the space game’s wars
How Eve Online’s corps recruit fresh blood for the space game’s wars
When most of us hear about Eve Online, it's because of some record-breaking battle that's just annihilated an eye-watering amount of real-world value from the game.
Destiny 2 dev lays out more nerfs for Stasis subclasses
Destiny 2 dev lays out more nerfs for Stasis subclasses
Destiny 2's Crucible players do not care for the space game's Stasis subclasses.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Games often have you pick up a suit of armour early on, but in next week's free PC game from the Epic Games Store, you are the suit.
Curved Space Interview – Progression, Combat, Level Design, and More
Curved Space Interview – Progression, Combat, Level Design, and More
Only by Midnight president and Curved Space lead designer Andrew Czarnietzki speaks with GamingBolt about the upcoming twin stick shooter.
Stellaris is one dollar
Stellaris is one dollar
Maybe you've been curious about the space-faring grand strategy game Stellaris lately, after reading about how it's working on becoming the best Star Wars game, or how its next expansion, Nemesis, will let you become a galaxy-destroying supervillain.
What do Stadia's struggles mean for game streaming?
What do Stadia's struggles mean for game streaming?
With Google's closure of Stadia Games and Entertainment, other players in the game streaming space explain why they're still optimistic
The best Kerbal Space Program mods
The best Kerbal Space Program mods
Kerbal Space Program (KSP) is a game about going to space...
"Going For Golden Eye" Is Getting A Sequel This Year, And It Will Be Free To Watch
Grant Kirkhope is supplying the music. Back in 2018, we had the absolute pleasure of watching an independent UK movie by the name of Going for Golden Eye (yes, the space is deliberate).
Here’s a preview of Warframe’s biggest update in eight years
Here’s a preview of Warframe’s biggest update in eight years
When the next big update to space ninja MMORPG Warframe arrives this month, you'll be able to start playing 'spot the difference' right away.
Valheim On Switch? Port Wizards Panic Button Would Love To Help Make It Happen
Valheim On Switch? Port Wizards Panic Button Would Love To Help Make It Happen
"I would love to port that to Switch". Sandbox survival title Valheim is currently causing quite a storm in the world of indie gaming, selling over 5 million copies in the space of a month to become one of the most-played titles on Steam.
Valheim: How to Increase Your Inventory Space and Carry Weight
Valheim: How to Increase Your Inventory Space and Carry Weight
Learn how to increase your inventory space and carry weight with these rather simple tips and tricks.
Review: Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space - Two Mid-Tier RPGs For The Price Of One
Review: Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space - Two Mid-Tier RPGs For The Price Of One
Ambassador, with these RPGs you are really spoiling us. Comedy in video games is an extremely difficult prospect.
It's Time For Crusader Kings In Space
It's Time For Crusader Kings In Space
If you’ve been wondering why there haven’t been more clones of Crusader Kings, it’s because the systems that define Paradox’s game are really hard to copy! Pawley Games are going to give it a shot, though, and they’re going to do it in space. Read more...
Space Jam 2 Sounds Weird
Space Jam 2 Sounds Weird
Space Jam: A New Legacy—or as I will be referring to it for the rest of this blog Space Jam 2—is coming out later this year.
Elite Dangerous' Odyssey expansion opens playable PC alpha later this month
Elite Dangerous' Odyssey expansion opens playable PC alpha later this month
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, the new on-foot-focussed expansion for developer Frontier's long-running space sim, will be opening its doors to the paying public on 29th March, when its playable alpha gets underway for Commanders on PC. Players wishing to take part in the alpha will need to have pre-ordered Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's Deluxe Alpha edition, priced at £39.99 - which is £10 more than the standard edition if you're wondering how much you'll be paying for the privilege (and an OST). To accompany the news, Frontier has released a new trailer showing off gameplay from the alpha build of Odyssey.
Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games acquired by Zynga
Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games acquired by Zynga
Zynga, best known for publishing social mobile games, is looking to expand into the console and PC space with the acquisition of Echtra Games.
Star Dynasties is Crusader Kings in space, and it’s coming to Steam Early Access
Star Dynasties is Crusader Kings in space, and it’s coming to Steam Early Access
"So imagine Crusader Kings, right, except it’s in space." This is how we imagined the elevator pitch went for Star Dynasties, an upcoming space 4X game from publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Pawley Games that wants to go all Game of Thrones with intergalactic politics.
Have you played… Sins Of A Solar Empire?
Have you played… Sins Of A Solar Empire?
Slow and beautiful space battles
March 2021 Humble Choice has Control and XCOM: Chimera Squad
March 2021 Humble Choice has Control and XCOM: Chimera Squad
Last month, Humble Bundle had several awesome titles such as Endless Space 2 and Valkyria Chronicles 4.
Queer space opera A Long Journey To An Uncertain End has been successfully crowdfunded
Queer space opera A Long Journey To An Uncertain End has been successfully crowdfunded
An interstellar scoundrel management sim from former Telltale and Obsidian developers.
Ultima Creator Is Now the Only Human to Have Been to Both Poles, Space and the Mariana Trench
Ultima Creator Is Now the Only Human to Have Been to Both Poles, Space and the Mariana Trench
Ultima creator Richard Garriot has completed an expedition to the Mariana Trench, making him the first person on earth to see the deepest oceanic trench, outer space and both poles.
Breathedge is a fun survival game, but the space gags get old quick
Breathedge is a fun survival game, but the space gags get old quick
Let's hope our real future isn't full of wisecracking AIs like all the fictional ones are.
Breathedge Review
Breathedge Review
Breathedge's concept of survival crafting in space may be good, but it just isn't fun in practice.