Joaby probably thinks too much about games. It's his strength and his weakness. He fixates often on philosophical points related to gameplay and systems, pulling apart games and their inner workings in ways some of us don't even realise, and he gets very, very passionate about his points. It's best when debates spark as a result of this, and for better or worse, agree or disagree, he makes you think because games make him think. It seems all Everybody's Gone to the Rapture has done for him though, is made him sick.
That's right, Civilization: Beyond Earth is free-to-play on Steam this weekend. And in case you're a stock broker working in the high stakes world of high finance and are wondering what free means, it's $0.00. Nada. Zilch. So, for the duration of this weekend play as much Civilization: Beyond Earth as you can. Which in the case of Civilization means 'the entire weekend'. Oh, and this is due to the expansion Rising Tide coming soon.
A newly announced mode for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront, Supremacy, will see two teams vying for control over, err, control points. Five of them. The mode will also feature all the vehicles available in the game so expect to see a few Tie Fighters and X-Wings flying around as you capture points. Of the control variety.