Same deal as last time. A collection of random video clips with zero production value. If you are unfamiliar with Planetside 2, it is a MMO first person shooter that is free to play. You can find more information about it here.
A brand new trailer and Arena Commander 1.0 is here! Today’s release marks the most significant update to Arena Commander yet, adding both the long-awaited lobby system and more than tripling the number of flyable ships. Every variant of the Aurora, Mustang, 300 and Hornet are now flyable, as are the base models of the Cutlass and the Avenger. If you’ve been waiting to fly one of Star Citizen’s single-seaters, there’s a good chance your ship has come in today!
There was also a $20 Anniversary Starter Pack up today that included the full game and basic starter ship. Unfortunately that has already sold out if you were looking to get in at that price. There is always the $35 pack if you want to buy now and get in on the Arena Commander module and future modules as they become available.
The site is now running on the new web host. We had about an hour of downtime but most things should be working properly now. There might be a few small issues such as some images missing, but I will sort these out later this week. Let me know if you notice any big problems.
Earlier this week I started the process of transferring to a new web host. The company I am currently using has fairly poor customer service, often tries to bill me for service I don’t want, and was the target of a fairly long DDoS a few days ago which took the site down for a while. I have transferred all the files and databases over to my new host, and am just waiting for my current host to release the domain names to be transferred. This should happen sometime tomorrow. There should not be much down time, but if there is I apologize in advance.
Today is Half-Life 2’s 10th birthday. For those keeping track, that’s 10 years of Half-Life 3 not getting made. Both Half-Life and Half-Life 2 were genre defining games that have left lasting impacts on the industry. PC Gamer has a nice article up on the legacy of Half-Life 2. Below is a video about the lasting impact of the original Half-Life. If you are one of the few people that never played either of these games, you owe it to yourself to finally check them out.