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It’s time for the guys to go to the stars. They go co-op in Artemis, a cooperative star ship bridge simulator. They picked up the demo, and with Will on weapons and Bud at the helm, they begin their quest to clear the cosmos.

Will_Artemis 2012-07-11 12-17-53-56Here’s the first screenshot, from Will’s weapon command screen. They guys started near Dock 1, with seven enemy ships in the area.

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Bud looks at the long –range scanners to plan their next move. They land back at Dock 1 to refill their missiles and nukes.

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Bud watched the ship view as the guys fire homing missiles at one of their enemies. They did a good job on the first half of their assaults. Well, if you ignore Will accidentally firing a nuke into the vacuum of space while figuring out the controls as Bud quickly turned and went the other direction, hoping no one mistakenly got in the line of fire.

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The guys used their beam weapons to deal with this guy at close range, which required Bud to maneuver to keep the baddie in the phaser range.

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Docking time again. More nukes,  sil’ vous plais?

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Another red ship goes down. You know how this works – the red ships always die. Or was it red shirts? Whatever.

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Bud again engages the long-range scanner to see their two remaining foes, and lines them up before engaging the warp drive.

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Down goes another red ship! One more to go, right?

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Wait – that’s not a single ship!

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Crap, it’s a trio of triangles. What the hell! Go get ‘em anyway. They decide they would fire away at them until we’re out of missiles and then bolt to the nearest space station to rearm.

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The guys take shots at the far left craft with a handful of homing missiles before scooting.

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They’re not retreating! They’re… just getting a better angle. And more ammo.

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Dock 4 has missiles and energy, but no nukes. Will insists on nukes.

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They next try Dock 3, but no dice.

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Same story at Dock 2. Dock 1, you’re our only hope!

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They arrive and, though not shown on this shot, they did get their nuke. Back to the battle, everyone. Warp drive, engage.

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They return to see that the triad has broken up their formation. Here Will fires a few homing missiles to soften the duet before preparing the Big One.

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You can’t see it here, but the nuke is mere seconds from impact on the two top ships. Bud engaged warp after firing to shoot through the target area to avoid the resulting boom.

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Got ‘em!  The guys turn back to the last ship and unload their remaining homing missiles.

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The duel goes close-up, but the guys ultimately win the war.

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The final missile is fired. VICTORY!

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Here’s the final score sheet. They’ll definitely be doing this again. We shall return!