Daily Archives: 2021-12-09

A Dune strategy game is coming to PC in 2022

Source: The Verge - All Posts

Article note: Everything old is new again. Dune (1992). Dune 2 (1992). Dune 2000 (1998, I played a _lot_ of this one). Emperor: Battle for Dune (2001). Let's just ignore that other one based on the TV series that everyone hated. It is a great premise for an RTS/Strategy game, maybe it'll be fun.
Dune: Spice Wars will be available in early access next year. | Image: Funcom

Dune: Spice Wars is a new real-time strategy game for PC set in the Dune universe. It will be available in early access in 2022.

Spice Wars, which was announced at The Game Awards on Thursday, is described by developer Shiro Games and publisher Funcom as a strategy game “with 4X elements.” There will be multiple playable factions and multiple ways to win a game, which could mean a lot of replayability.

Control the spice, control the universe. Choose your faction, explore Arrakis, expand your forces, exploit the spice and exterminate your enemies in #DuneSpiceWars. From @ShiroGames and @Funcom.

Coming to Early Access in 2022 - https://t.co/J8eSFQ2VIi pic.twitter.com/ZkOp6Euk0S

— Dune: Spice Wars (@DuneSpiceWars) December 10, 2021


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The [Rust] Core Team Is Toxic

Source: Hacker News

Article note: So, I'm willing to believe the rust core team are being pompous myoptic assholes, or at least in over their heads, but there's another pattern that is also worrying. Every time this bubbles up, it seems like the rust core team is making choices putting the health and viability of the technology over sociopolitical purity like cooperating with monied interests who use and financially support the tech regardless of their politics and behavior - you know, the sort of thing a governance team whose charter is to ensure the health and survival of the tech _should_ be doing - and the identity radicals are mad about it and insinuating against them, but very carefully not being specific because if they were they'd get laughed out. At least when it's copyleft radicals vs. pragmatists, the sociopolitical arguments are fundamentally technological and not just about the identities of whoever happens to have their hands on it right now. VERY historical Marxist circular firing squad, come back for the identity-as-the-only-lens folks as it plagued the class-as-the-only-lens folks in the 20th century. Someone in the HN comments seems to be noticing the same thing.
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