Future Pastimes has released a new character for Cosmic Encounter called The Vacuum. Cosmic Encounter is an online gaming community where battles for supremacy occur daily. The Vacuum is an alien that sucks the lifeblood from its opponents. According to Future Pastimes:
The aliens at Cosmic Encounter announced the arrival of the 27th alien, THE VACUUM, to Cosmic Encounter Online. Cosmic Encounter Online is a multi-player game where humans have their brains augmented by a superior alien being. They are then locked in a series of short (30 minute) contests to dominate the cosmos.
The VACUUM, a fan favorite, can suck the lifeblood from itis opponents. Vacuum clings to other aliens in a desperate attempt to save itself from the warp. Succeeding only in dragging innocent bystanders along, it takes solace in not going to its doom alone. On the bright side, if you are the VACUUM it makes losing easy to take.
You can find more information about the new character at the at the Cosmic Encounter Online Web site. Memberships basically start at US$2.50 per week depending on membership scheme.