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Elite's latest newsletter talks upcoming mission additions and more

Itching for the latest Elite: Dangerous news? Newsletter #38's got it in the form of blurbs about ship weathering, the Ocellus starport, and Frontier's plans to expand the space sim sandbox's mission framework. "We plan to build this out as we move through the beta to release and beyond, with...

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Star Conflict launches September 4th

Sci-fi space sim MMO Star Conflict has today announced its official launch date: September 4th. The EVE-like soft-launched as an open beta title on Steam last year; this formal release will include a special invasion mode still currently in closed beta. What's invasion mode? Invasion Mode...

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Stick and Rudder: Star Citizen is standing on the shoulders of genre giants

It's confession time, folks. My Star Citizen fandom has been on the fritz. It's not that I'm less enamored with Cloud Imperium's sci-fi sandbox opus; it's just that the interminable waiting coupled with a pretty severe case of themepark MMO burnout (help me, ArcheAge, you're my only hope) has...

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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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Elite: Dangerous' Stellar Forge tech powers planetary creation

Maybe you think that creating solar systems for an MMO is nothing more than plunking down a few spheres and programming in physics for a gravity well. Well, you've got some nerve! The developers at Elite: Dangerous think about nothing else day in and day out, and as a result the team has come up...

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Stick and Rudder: Should you be scared off by Star Citizen's community?

Massively's Justin Olivetti and I were talking MMO communities recently. Star Citizen came up, and my esteemed colleague mentioned that the constant hubbub surrounding the crowdsourced space sim sandbox has made him a bit wary of getting invested in the title for the time being. From the inside...

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Elite: Dangerous prepares for beta 2, official app release

With Elite: Dangerous' first beta test now a thing of the past, it's time for the team to reflect and prepare for the next round of hot plasma space action. In today's newsletter, the team reports that it saw players from 122 countries in beta 1, with 4.2 million light years travelled...

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Elite's Beta 1 starts today, here's a new trailer

Frontier has released its Beta 1 build of Elite: Dangerous. It "covers a greatly expanded 38,000 cubic light-year volume of Elite: Dangerous' accurately modeled Milky Way galaxy centered around the Boötes constellation." Beta 1 also introduces new features including fuel consumption, player...

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Elite's expansions to include planetary landing, ship interiors

Frontier's latest newsletter for Elite: Dangerous talks post-launch plans for the sci-fi space sim sandbox. Launch is currently scheduled for sometime in Q4 of 2014, after which Frontier will continue to expand the game. "Major new features will include planetary landings and even walking around...

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The Stream Team: Seeking danger in Elite: Dangerous

You don't have to be an ace pilot in Elite: Dangerous to enjoy flying, as Massively's MJ can certainly attest. She's hopping back in her cockpit and is ready to take on those nefarious waste containers! Or maybe she'll just accidentally shoot down some other players again. Hey, space is a...

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