"It's fun to rule the world, but it's way more fun to rule the galaxy. Yes, we love ourselves some space strategy games and we're seeing another one, Sins of a Solar Empire coming closer to its 2008 release. Like another game released last fall, Sword of the Stars, Sins challenges players to move back and forth between stars and planets in those systems in an effort to dominate space. It balances combat, economy, research, and diplomacy in a way less complex than Galactic Civlizations, but in a way much more dynamic. We finally had a moment to sit down and play some games online and found the pace good and the possibility of domination quite delightful, even if the lobby system still needs a lot of work."