February 4, 2017 1RBC Gaming Weekly – Starforge Abandoned by Devs, Switch Online Subscription Priced, ZeniMax vs. Oculus

This week in gaming, Starforge was abandoned by its developers, details about the pricing of the Nintendo Switch’s online multiplayer service were unveiled, ZeniMax has been awarded $500 million in their lawsuit against Oculus VR and Namco founder Masaya Nakamura has passed away- all this and more on this week’s episode of 1RBC Gaming Weekly.

If you came here for the free Starforge, you can get it from the developer’s site here. The developer, Codehatch, generated controversy by releasing the game for free this week; the game was initially released on Steam Early Access in 2014, where it languished with infrequent updates- the game is unfinished and, from the looks of things, is going to be stuck that way. To make things worse, the developers have another game on Steam which seems to be going the way of Starforge– when people point to Steam’s Early Access games as being critically flawed, they point to developers like Codehatch.

There were a few neat crowdfunding projects that we featured on our show this week; the first is for The Dream Cube, a VR game that looks rather reminiscent of Inception; it’s currently in development for Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard.

Another Kickstarter project from this week’s show is Sunless Skies, the sequel to Sunless Sea; it takes the action to the skies and thus far, it sounds pretty promising. If you’re looking for a story-focused RPG with a unique setting, you owe it to yourself to check out Sunless Skies.

The last Kickstarter project on this week’s episode is for the multiplayer top-down arena game RUiN, which is currently in development by the Sweden based Tarhead Studios- the game is in a pretty polished state right now and looks quite promising.

Any thoughts on this week’s game news? Hit us up on Twitter @1RuleBeCool and let us know what you thought.

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