Classic Space Battle Sim FreeSpace Returns as a Tabletop Game

FreeSpace Tactics is a tabletop space battle game based on the classic late-90s video game Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War. Take control of an advanced space fighter and have a thrilling dogfight between the Terran Alliance and the Vesudan Empire. » 12/12/14 5:05pm 12/12/14 5:05pm

Watch Star Trek — Infinite Space's badass Intrepid-class starship take…

It's a tough galaxy out there, so you need a ship that can dish out some pain when needed. That's why Gameforge's free-to-play browser game Star Trek — Infinite Space is preparing to roll out the mighty Intrepid-class starship. » 8/08/11 1:23pm 8/08/11 1:23pm

Here's another screen showing Intrepid-class starship taking multiple shield hits An…

How a Debut Novelist Sold a Book About the Battle Between Two…

Who says giant, thrilling space opera is dead? British author John Love just sold his debut novel, Faith, to Nightshade Books, and it has a huge widescreen premise that sounds like the perfect mix of space battles and politics. » 7/18/11 2:35pm 7/18/11 2:35pm

3D model of the Klingon K't'inga-class warship will get you pumped up…

This glorious 3D rendering of the Klingon K't'inga-class warship will be this week's "starship of the week" over at the site for the upcoming free-to-play browser game Star Trek: Infinite Space, and we've got the exclusive first glimpse. » 5/19/11 7:30am 5/19/11 7:30am

The best space battle smack talk of all time!

A couple years ago, we shared with you our favorite moments of commanders trash-talking each other prior to, or during, an all-out battle in space. Now we're bringing it back again, as today's io9 flashback. » 6/03/10 2:20pm 6/03/10 2:20pm

Maybe Star Trek And Caprica Shouldn't Be Franchises

It's the curse of Hollywood: We can't get new space opera movies unless they're the resurrection of 1960s workhorse Star Trek. And we can't explore artificial intelligence intelligently unless it's a Battlestar Galactica adjunct. » 4/28/09 12:00pm 4/28/09 12:00pm

Best Space Battle Smack Talk

Click to viewThe greatest tacticians in space don't just use high-energy beams and force shields, they use psychology. And the best interstellar smack-downs start with the trash talking before a single shot is fired. Whether it's Kirk mocking Khan's superior intellect or Adama growling into the space-phone, nothing… » 3/19/08 12:32pm 3/19/08 12:32pm