Cits and Civs, Captains and Commanders, you’re tuned to episode 452 of Guard Frequency — the best damn space game podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday, July 21 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at GuardFrequency.com
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This Week’s Schedule
- Flight Deck
- Elite Dangerous
- Star Citizen
- The Expanse
- Star Wars Outlaws
- Interstellar Pilot 2
- The end of the Microsoft-Activision merger
- Guard Frequency Origins, where we now resume our regularly scheduled shenanigans
- Feedback Loop
Links & The Like
Elite Dangerous had their monthly Frameshift Live show this week, and according to research badgers, it’s a good thing they went to a monthly format. Because once again, the big news is no news. Update 16 is due out the first week of August and there was not a peep, nor a preview, nor a tease about what was to come.
Star Citizen may begin testing Early Access Pre-Alpha Release Candidate Prototype Experimental Test Build 3.20 with Wave 1 backers soon, according to some guy on the internet. And while we were on vacation, CIG made another bad choice about its microtransaction store and we haven’t had a chance to excoriate them about it yet. And finally, this is a summer of farewells to old favorites. First, Ortwin resigned from some of his jobs at CIG, but maybe not all of them. And now we learn that Turbulent is no more. They have been purchased by CIG. Of course, we’re only hearing about this three months after the fact and they didn’t disclose terms. But rest assured that all of the backers’ pledge money is going straight to game development – and not to compensate Canadian business owners for the sale of their company.
And Tony is running late drafting the shownotes so he only wrote me a list of things that we’re going to talk about and put me in charge of making sure we got through all of them. AHEM:
The Expanse, Homeworld, Star Wars Outlaws, Interstellar Pilot 2, and the end of the Microsoft merger thing
- What do you think about CIG’s decision to sell starter packs that you can lose?
- Did you play Homeworld back in the day and are you going to download the free version from Epic and play it?
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