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New Elite newsletter features outposts, smuggling, and more

The latest Elite: Dangerous newsletter is here, and it's worth parsing if you're high on Frontier's gorgeous space-sim sandbox. Outposts are coming to Beta 2, which might cause some of you to ask "what's an outpost?" Well, it's the "equivalent of the run-down road-side cafe, the isolated fuel...

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Not So Massively: SMITE's launch date, Star Citizen's $33m goal, and Elite's cockpit reveal

Another $3 million was pledged to Star Citizen this week during the Thanksgiving livestream, pushing the total to over $33.5 million and unlocking several new ships for play. Developers now have over 50% more finance than was initially required for their ambitious plans. Meanwhile, Elite:...

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Star Citizen salvage, smuggler ships detailed

Another day, another million dollars in crowdfunding for Star Citizen. Chris Roberts' latest letter from the chairman outlines the game's $32 million stretch goal unlock, otherwise known as the Aegis Surveyor. The Surveyor is "an industrial-quality salvage ship" that is "equipped with a...

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EVE Evolved: Risk vs. reward in lowsec

In EVE Online's early years, one of its core design philosophies was adherence to a strict risk vs. reward balance scheme. There were riches out there to be found, but to get them, you had to put yourself in the firing line. Police ships patrolled high-security space to keep players safe from...

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SWTOR announces Han Solo's future home as a playable planet

Corellia, the primary planet of the Five Brothers in the Corellian system, has just been announced as the next planet for you to explore in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Who doesn't know Han Solo? This famous smuggler will be born on this pivotal planet in some 3,500 years after the in events in...

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Hyperspace Beacon: Blaster at my side

Hey, kids, the name's Han Solo. I've been asked to step in here because I know a thing or two about smuggling. I know many of you are lookin' to jump into this line of work, and I'm going to tell you right now: it ain't gonna be easy. You gotta live by your guts, kids. You hav'ta be smooth, and...

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EVE Evolved: Combat boosters

The drug trade has been a part of EVE since the very beginning. Originally, drugs were nothing more than a trading commodity occasionally demanded by agents in low security space. The old drug trade goods still exist in EVE, a non-functional relic of years gone past. A new drug trade has taken its...

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CCP Games to revitalize EVE Online's drug trade in Apocrypha expansion

Exploration has long been a profession in EVE Online that really held a niche appeal to players. The exploration system has been a complex one, where one had to bookmark locations in space midwarp at specific points in a solar system, and burn through various types of probes (and time) to find...

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An insider's tips on drug smuggling in EVE Online

Among the numerous professions available to players in EVE Online, there are few that seem as arcane to an outsider as engaging in the booster (drug) trade and smuggling. One of the newest EVE blogs out there -- part of the ever-growing Blog Pack -- is something quite different. "Paradise...

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Outlaws of EVE Online: Masu'di Part 2

How do you handle the inevitable conflicts with territorial alliances who likely have greater numbers and firepower? Most of the areas of space we need access to are claimed, with various levels of effectiveness, by large and powerful territorial alliances. We can not begin to match them with...

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