Well I've been waiting for this for months and months now.
Positech games have released the beta version of GSB which you can play if you pre-order now! To pre-order costs $20 (about £15) so how does the beta play hmm?
So far so good!
I was a bit bothered by a multitude of help boxes that appeared as I was getting to grips with it. I'm not one for reading stuff like that, I like to poke at controls until something works and rely on the manual if all else fails. So I managed to design a ship and place weapons and modules in different places (ala Ascendancy/Pioneer) and got a fairly good feel for what did what. I didn't realise I should have added shields to my huge starship however and very soon I was wondering why my brand new sparking cruiser was covered in explosions.