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Elite's latest newsletter talks hyperdrives, the Cobra MK III, and more

Frontier has sent out issue #19 of its Elite: Dangerous newsletter. As usual, there's plenty of interesting info on the upcoming space sim sandbox, from how heat (and heat management) factors into Elite's gameplay to the design philosophy behind the iconic Cobra MK III. This latest letter...

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Betawatch: April 5 - 11, 2014

Venus Rising's internal alpha officially kicked off this week, and we're sure you can't wait to log in and do... whatever it is people do in there. Take totally platonic baths, maybe. What else is new in the world of MMO betas this week? Trion announced that ArcheAge is officially in alpha! The...

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Elite's premium beta starts today, expands May 30

Frontier has announced that the premium beta for Elite: Dangerous "effectively starts today." Backers may download a single-player combat build and play around with it until the full testing phase starts on May 30th. Prior to that, the devs will roll out the fourth and final phase of Elite's...

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Not So Massively: LoL's Twitch revamp, Dota 2's tourney sales, and D3's hotfix

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. League of Legends is reworking neglected character Twitch. Dota 2's The International tournament sold out within...

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Elite newsletter talks alpha progress, to-scale celestial bodies, and more

Frontier has released Issue #18 of its Elite: Dangerous newsletter. It's a good 'un, too, especially if you like development progress updates, videos, and answers to interesting questions. There are bits about the state of the game's 3.0 alpha client, a docking tutorial video, and a look at the...

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Stick and Rudder: Five more space sims to fill the Star Citizen void

A few months back I put together a list of my favorite space sims in an effort to pass the time remaining until Star Citizen's release. Well, that release is still a ways off, even though we are scheduled to get our grubby little space mitts on the dogfighting module next month. I'm in the mood...

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GDC 2014: A video interview with Elite: Dangerous' David Braben

GDC 2014 in San Francisco is a great time to catch developers and ask them burning questions about their games. And that's exactly what one fan of Elite: Dangerous did, sitting down with Frontier Developments' CEO David Braben for a long chat about the upcoming MMO edition to the Elite franchise....

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Not So Massively: Hearthstone's launch, Infinite Crisis' soft launch, and Diablo III's auction house termination

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Hearthstone officially and abruptly launched! State of Decay announced vehicle inventories. Firefly Online...

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Betawatch: March 8 - 14, 2014

Turbine's MOBA Infinite Crisis soft-launched into beta today, so Betawatch bids it a fond farewell. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? WildStar announced its launch date: June 3rd, 2014. The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off one last beta weekend tonight. Elite: Dangerous' 3.0 alpha...

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Elite's 3.0 alpha is here, as is docking and a new video

Frontier has officially released version 3.0 of the Elite: Dangerous alpha. If you've backed Elite or bought alpha access previously, you can update your client immediately and begin testing the new update. "After successfully proving out the moment-to-moment combat gameplay and multiplayer...

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