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By Damis

Starsector sandbox space sim

Starsector is an open-world single-player RTS space-combat game with roleplaying, exploration and economics from Fractal Softworks. You take the role of a space captain seeking fortune and glory however you choose.   

Current Features
Develop your character into a hot-shot pilot, a smuggler, a stern admiral, an industrial magnate – or anything in between Pilot your ship in top-down 2D combat Command your fleet in tactical battles Gain experience to level up your skills Detailed space combat mechanics Customize your ship’s loadout before battle Outfit ships with your weapons of choice and add hull modifications to create devastating tactical combinations Hire officers to give skill bonuses, pilot auxiliary ships, and oversee your operations Explore war-torn star systems Exploit events to trade goods for profit Win the favor or scorn of powerful factions Discover new worlds and salvage lost derelicts Mod support for diverse user-made content Claim new worlds, build outposts and industry Cripple core world supply lines to create easy prey for piracy or bolster the rule of law and try to reverse the Sector’s descent into chaos Survey forgotten worlds and establish new colonies among the ruins Use lost and forbidden technologies to advance your cause – can you afford to pay for the consequences of your hubris? Leave your mark upon the world and determine the fate of the Sector with your decisions
Still in its alpha phase, this one looks to be something to keep an eye on moving forward.  If you preorder now, you pay $15 – 25% off the final price.
What you get:
Early access to the game, starting with alpha builds – available now! Discounted price The full version, when it is finished You help support the development of Starsector http://fractalsoftworks.com/
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By Damis

War Thunder - Free to Play

War Thunder is a free-to-play vehicular combat multiplayer video game developed and published by Gaijin Entertainment in cross platform format for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Shield Android TV.
In War Thunder, aircraft, attack helicopters, ground forces and naval ships collaborate in realistic competitive battles. You can choose from over 1,000 vehicles and an extensive variety of combat situations many of which are exclusive. You can find yourself blasting your pursuers from a bomber turret, defending your teammates on the ground from an air raid with anti-aircraft guns, shooting down enemy planes with a firestorm from multiple rocket launchers, or trying to sink an enemy warship with a torpedo from a fast attack boat.
Features include:
Seamless cross-platform gameplay between Windows PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4 with Xbox One users being included in PC battles – everyone on the same server. Over 1,000 highly detailed aircraft, helicopters, tanks, warships and other combat vehicles crafted carefully from historical documents and surviving sources. 80 maps representing the main historical battle theaters.  Intense PvP experiences in full-scale combat missions at various difficulty settings for all play styles and degrees of experience.  Rich PvE content including dynamic historical campaigns and solo missions.  Regular content updates including new vehicles, maps, missions and nations.  Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects and beautiful music creating an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in.  Create custom content for War Thunder and share it on War Thunder Live, with the prospect of earning real money through the Revenue Share Partner System! Free to Play Download
https://store.steampowered.com/app/236390/War_Thunder/  
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By Damis

Fractured MMO

Fractured is an open-world fantasy sandbox MMORPG which blends action combat with fully interactive environments, appealing equally to lovers of competitive and cooperative gameplay. Jump right into the fray from day one. Defeat your enemies with skill and wit, not equipment or level. Gather resources, craft, trade and venture into legendary travels as a solitary hero, or start a settlement with your guild and grow it into the next empire. A true sandbox MMORPG, Fractured lets players pursue the gameplay they enjoy, create the type of character they enjoy, and focus on doing what they enjoy. 
Fractured Key Features
Unique And Dynamic Setting – Explore the universe of Fractured, which is spread across three planets – Arboreus, Syndesia, and Tartaros. Travel is an important part of the game experience; unlike many traditional MMORPGS, players must find a way to survive as they traverse the worlds. In addition, eclipses, unique PvE events, have a huge impact on the lives of demons and humans. The state of the universe, and even the position of planets, matters!
Race Is More Than Cosmetic – The race you belong to has an actual impact on game mechanics, from the type of society you live in to the ways you can interact with other players. Choose a human and live in – or at odds with – a feudal society. Be a beastman, and live in harmony with nature. Or, choose a demon, and slake your thirst for blood and revenge!
Crafting That Matters – Finding a broadsword in the corpse of a rat sounds a little unlikely? Forget about old RPG clichés and enter a world where every item is crafted by players. Exploit the uneven distribution of resources to get high profits when trading at faraway markets – but make sure you reach your destination alive!
Get Into The Action – You do not need to grind zombies for 80 hours or reach some level limit before you can join your friends on adventures. In Fractured, you can take part in any content from the first day in the game! The Knowledge system offers power and flexibility, allowing players to develop exactly the character they wish to play.
Action Combat Evolved – Fractured melds the combat style you’ve loved in single-player Action RPGs with a complex sandbox universe. Learn to aim, dodge and master over 400 abilities and 40 unique status effects: only your skills and tactics will lead you to victory! The environment is fully interactive, and can be used to give you an edge in your adventures.
https://fracturedmmo.com/
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By Damis

Fractured - Crowdfunding Ending Sale

It’s time for Kickstarter-replica packs to say goodbye: alpha 1 access, lifetime VIP and limited offers will soon be gone!
On August 1, the Fractured store will be overhauled as follows:
*  Current pledge packs will be phased out and three founder packs will be added. The cost of access will be the same as current non-sale prices (€25 for Beta 2, €50 for Beta 1, €90 for Alpha 2), but the new packs will be less value-oriented (less Gold, VIP time, etc). Alpha 1 access won’t be available in the new store!
*  You’ll be able to buy Dynamight Gold…
*  and spend it on cosmetics (pets, housing decorations, skins, etc).
STATE OF THE STORE
For your convenience, here’s a recap of what’s left in the current, soon-to-be-gone store:
*  All the 2.5k and 5k packs are gone, aside from a single Warlord of Tartaros. Poor lonely pack, will it find a home?
*  All Aristocrat and Creator packs were also gone, but we’ve been contacted by some community members who really regretted not being able to grab one. Therefore, we’ve decided to add a few units of each for this last week!
*  Governor packs are over, but town-ownership offers might make it back to the new store one day.
TESTING WEEKENDS
If you have Alpha 1 access, you won’t have to wait for the start of Alpha 2 to play Fractured again: testing weekends are coming!
*  To be run in August and September, they’ll give you the chance to preview:
*  The Knowledge System. Yes, it’s finally coming!
*  Enchanting: fine tune your equipment to fit your character’s build.
*  New areas & creatures: Goblins Territories & Heartwood.
*  Carts for moving heavy materials: the most requested minor feature!
We’re soon going to detail all of the above in an upcoming proper road map post.  Once again, we’d like to remind you that Alpha 1 access won’t be purchasable in the new store. You want it, there are only a few days left to get it 
https://fracturedmmo.com/store/basic-pledge-packs/
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By Elric

Wolcen: Major Content Patch

If you haven't already heard, Wolcen just dropped a huge 1GB content patch yesterday (6/24/2019). They added a lot of good stuff, and they are really moving along in the development path.  If you haven't heard of "Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem" before, it is an Action RPG similar to Diablo III that is being developed for Steam by Wolcen Studios.  On a side note, it is on sale this week for 20% off!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/424370/Wolcen_Lords_of_Mayhem/
 
 
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A&M and the SEC

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Boy has the info been flowing out the past few days that A&M will be joining the SEC maybe in 2012, but for sure in the 2013 season. Well from the info that I have gotten, A&M will announce on or before 8/22 which is that date that the BOR meet. The topic isn't on the agenda yet, but they have till 72 hrs to post it, so look for that very soon. All I can say is I am finally happy that this is happening, GIGEM AGGIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Man this has been a great day and a great past few days!!!

 

To recap, Texas A&M BoR have announced a meeting for 8/22, what has happened since then:

 

Ok since then, and I am not sure about the dates but will try to be as pressies as possible.

 

Thurs. the Committee on higher education announced a meeting for Tues.

My note: They have no buisness sticking there nose in what the Texas A&M athletics does, they need to focuse on more important things.

 

Thurs. or maybe Friday morning:

The SEC announced a Prez. meeting for Sun. around 10am to vote on expansion. Also, it has come out that t.u. has hired a PR firm to start the campaign to smear Texas A&M and it is evident on the tv and tweets now.

 

Then Friday around 3pm (this is great, what a great check mate!!):

It comes out that the BoR meeting was changed from the 8/22 to Monday at 3:30pm!! The agenda was set, its item "15) Authorization for the President to Take All Actions Relating to Texas A&M University's Athletic Conference Alignment, The Texas A&M University System"

 

Also there is some stuff coming out about the Committee on higher education that they have been funded by the same PR group that t.u. has higher. Also there is no Aggies on this committee, but the head of this committee is funded by the fine folks at b.u..

 

I will post more tomorrow on the on going items before Texas A&M moves to the SEC.

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I really wish SEC would of agreed to expand. That tu cable channel is going to ruin recruiting.

 

Basically they will, but they don't want to be seen as the one who raids an existing league. So what we saw on Sunday with the no vote is they are covering there ass legally and put the ball into Texas A&M's court. So that was phase 1 of several phases to go in this expansion. Monday the Texas A&M BoR voted unanimously to give Prez. Loftin the right to search for our next Conference, that's phase II. Now Texas A&M needs to get there legal stuff in order, they need to find out there exit fee and other stuff before we can move onto Phase II which will be maybe an app to the SEC. From what I hear, we will be done before Sept. 1st, but if not, then it wont happen till after this football season :cray:. We will see within the next few weeks.

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Notice sent out earlier today, one step closer to SECede!!!!!!!!!

 

 

TEXAS A&M NOTIFIES BIG 12 OF CONFERENCE EXPLORATION

NEWS RELEASE - August 25, 2011

 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M University today officially notified the Big 12 Conference that it is exploring options related to the institution's athletic conference affiliation. Texas A&M also requested that the Big 12 outline the process to be followed should the university elect to withdraw from the conference.

 

athleticsFacts.jpg In the letter to Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe, Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin indicated that if the university withdraws from the conference, Texas A&M would do so in a way that complies with the Big 12's bylaws. Additionally, Texas A&M would be supportive of the Big 12's efforts to seek a new member of the conference.

 

"As I have indicated previously, we are working very deliberately to act in the best long-term interests of both Texas A&M and the State of Texas. This truly is a 100-year decision," said Loftin. "While we understand the desire of all parties to quickly reach a resolution, these are extremely complex issues that we are addressing methodically."

 

"Ultimately, we are seeking to generate greater visibility nationwide for Texas A&M and our championship-caliber student-athletes, as well as secure the necessary and stable financial resources to support our athletic and academic programs," Loftin added. "As a public university, Texas A&M owes it to the state's taxpayers to maximize our assets and generate additional revenues both now and well into the future."

 

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http://www.tamu.edu/athletics/big12Exploration.html

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Next step cleared!!!!!

 

http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/colleges/2011/08/am-receives-letter-from-big-12-confirming-mutual-waivers-of-legal-claims-taking-next-step-toward-pos.html

 

 

August 29, 2011

 

A&M receives letter from Big 12 confirming mutual waivers of legal claims, taking next step toward possible SEC move

Texas A&M officials received a letter today from Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe, outlining withdrawal procedures according to the financial provisions of Big 12 bylaws and mutual waivers of legal claims.

 

The letter, received in response to A&M’s Thursday request for withdrawal procedures, should help expedite A&M’s apparent move to the Southeastern Conference.

 

In a statement released today, A&M president R. Bowen Loftin stressed that it is “not our intent to prolong our conference exploration for an extended period of time.” Sources at both A&M and the Big 12 have suggested that, because of the mutual waiver of legal claims in regard to a possible A&M move to the SEC, an announcement in regard to the school’s application for SEC membership could occur by the end of the week.

 

In Monday’s statement, Loftin said: “I certainly appreciate the discussion among the Big 12 presidents/chancellors (during Saturday’s teleconference) and the expression of their desire for Texas A&M to remain in the conference. We all agree that Texas A&M is an extremely valuable institution; thus, it is incumbent upon me, as the president of the university, to ensure that we are in a position to enhance our national visibility and future financial opportunity. While this is a complex and long-term decision, it is not our intent to prolong our conference exploration for an extended period of time.”

 

_ Jimmy Burch

 

 

Read more: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/colleges/2011/08/am-receives-letter-from-big-12-confirming-mutual-waivers-of-legal-claims-taking-next-step-toward-pos.html#ixzz1WSlSn3ux

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It was reported today that the SEC has unanimously agreed to let A&M in as the 13th barring any legal action. This was decided after Big 12 sent a letter confirming there was none. However, today it is reported that there is a legal action as the Baylor Bears are threatening to sue A&M if they leave.

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Yes Gaylor is trying to sue A&M if it goes to the SEC. How pathetic they look right now, really Gaylor, Really? It was a week or so ago the B12 and the Schools said they would survive with out A&M. It dosnt matter anymore, A%M will not be in the B12 in the 2012 season and Gaylor's crap is going to bit them in the end, no one will want them after the B12 implodes.

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If you weren't able to see t he link I posted before, they have now made it free to see. Go read it.

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Statement from SEC Commissioner Slive:

 

"In the 78 year history of the SEC, the conference had accepted the membership applications of only two institutions—Arkansas and South Carolina. Texas A&M is now the third. We remain optimistic that Texas A&M will be a member of the SEC and have started to look at schedules for 2012-13 involving thirteen teams.

 

"As I said over the past year or so, the SEC has had no particular interest in expansion. We were, and are, happy with twelve teams. If Texas A&M’s President, Dr. Bowen Loftin had not called me in late July, we had no plans to explore adding an institution.

 

"However, when President Loftin called we became interested. Texas A&M is an outstanding academic institution with an exceptional athletic program, passionate fans and wonderful traditions. While the SEC wasn't thinking about expansion, it was impossible not to be interested in Texas A&M. As you can see from the unanimous vote of our twelve Presidents/Chancellors, we would very much like to have Texas A&M as a member of our conference.

 

"When Texas A&M joins our conference, we don't have immediate plans for a 14th member. We aren’t thinking in terms of numbers. We think about the strength of the SEC and the attractiveness of Texas A&M as an institution."

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LoL, just LoL!!!

 

 

What has just been reported and happening is so funny.

 

 

t.u. got rejected by the PAC 12, I love it, ESiPN and them made a bad bed that they cant get rid of and no one wants that crappy lhn. How do you like it now t.u. fans, oh wait, no one can see lhn anyway.

 

 

Kinda surprised that the PAC 12 wouldn't take OU and OSU, they were on the up and up and are a good school, I do understand t.u. with that crap network and having to bring tech with them, but WoW.

 

 

Today has just helped out Texas A&M to the SEC with out gaylor pushing the crap they they tried to push.

 

Oh gaylor fans, how do you like this billboard on your way to the stadium?

 

 

http://i48.photobuck...b/billboard.jpg

 

 

 

Lets go SEC and also BEAT THE HELL OUT OF THE POKES THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Its a good billboard, I tweeted it a couple days ago. I'm betting if OU and OSU were to go to Pac-12, without any mention of tu and tech, they might of had a chance, but since everyone was grouping them together, no one wants to deal with the ego of tu and LHN(I am sick of seeing the ads for it on this website). It was mentioned that the PAC12 didn't want to have rules for 15 colleges and another set of rules for tu. Was also mentioned that the whole revenue sharing was ok with tu except for anything from the LHN which made it all unequal since they are listening to NCAA about showing HS football games on it and there was one more item that NCAA said they couldn't have on it, but they were going to do it anyway.

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