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The Daily Grind: What's holding you back from playing indie MMOs?

Ascent passed its Kickstarter campaign goal last week, for which I say, "Jolly good for it!" It's an ambitious little space sandbox that I'd really like to see succeed, if only for the size of the sole developer's eyes as he sits down to program an entire universe. Yet I doubt that I'll ever play...

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Braben says Elite: Dangerous' December 16th launch date is 'sensible'

Frontier's David Braben has announced that Elite: Dangerous will launch on PC on December 16th. Braben told Eurogamer that a game is "launch-ready when it is a great game," in spite of the flaws those close to the title might still see. He expressed concern over feature-creep and diminishing...

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Star Citizen passes $60M in fundraising, becoming 'single, coherent vision'

Star Citizen appears to be unstoppable, with the in-development space sim passing the $60,000,000 crowdfunding mark this past weekend. The $60M barrier unlocked the Aegis Bulldog fighter stretch goal. Moving forward, Chris Roberts revealed the next few milestone goals: the Espera Prowler...

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Ascent squeaks by its Kickstarter funding goal

The race to fund Ascent: The Space Game through Kickstarter came down to the wire, but in the final moments, the community came through and passed its $35,000 AUD goal by $334 AUD. This is obviously good news for the game's fans and for Fluffy Kittens Studio (and no, we will never get tired of...

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Make My MMO: October 26 - November 1, 2014

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Valiance Online launched its Kickstarter and Camelot Unchained got the band back together for an audio stretch goal and a look at the Tuatha De Danann. Star Citizen reached a significant milestone when it added ESP to the latest version of Arena Commander. No,...

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Get your first look at Star Citizen's FPS gameplay

Star Citizen's first-person shooter gameplay has often gone overlooked in its large (and mostly space-bound) features package, but this weekend it's been the star of the show at PAX Australia. In a 10-minute demo, the devteam ran a four-player co-op mission through a dilapidated space station....

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Betawatch: October 25 - 31, 2014

Elite: Dangerous' beta 3 went live this week with bug fixes and new features like player-driven interdiction, asteroid mining, and philanthropy missions. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Trove's open beta will launch on November 5th; no more wipes are planned. Remember the Otherland...

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Star Citizen's latest patch adds ESP, improves control

Cloud Imperium has officially released version 0.9.2 of Star Citizen's Arena Commander. It's kind of a big deal thanks to something that the company is dubbing ESP, or Enhanced Stick Precision. CIG's Chris Roberts explains how this latest version of the alpha software, which combines ESP with...

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Elite: Dangerous' third beta is now live with new systems, ships, and interdiction mechanics

After a brief technical delay, Elite: Dangerous' "Beta 3.00 is now available," declares a post on the official Frontier forums. The patch notes are extra long; new and updated features include new ships, player-driven interdiction, fuel scooping from stars, asteroid mining, visual overhauls to...

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Valiance Online launches its Kickstarter today [Updated: It's live now!]

A post on Valiance Online's Facebook has good news for fans of the upcoming game: SilverHelm Studios will be bringing the game to Kickstarter today. "It's packed with all manner of goodies for you to get your hands on," Design Director Nate "Paramount" Vogeding writes. "These things will be...

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