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December 9, 2015

Elite Dangerous: Horizons Coming Soon

The world of Elite Dangerous gets a lot bigger this holiday season with the Horizons expansion pack, launching on December 15th. This expanded version of the game will feature a host of new features, including new ships, missions, a CQC (Close Quarter Combat) Arena, and the ability to land on a planet’s surface and explore in search of new resources and adventures. Horizons will also feature a host of other improvements and expanded content including:

Loot and Crafting, unlocking a world of customization options and adding new value and meaning to every action. Multicrew, allowing teams of players to assume roles aboard the same ship. Commander Creation, giving a [...]
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August 5, 2015

Elite Dangerous: Horizons Announced

Today, Frontier Developments announced that Elite Dangerous would be receiving a full season’s worth of updates with the overarching title Horizons later this year. The new expansion will introduce the Surface Recon Vehicle (SRV) ‘Scarab’ landing vehicle which will allow players to explore the surface of world’s they’ve scanned in search of new resources. Players will also be able to carry out raids on planet surfaces with live support from both the ground and sky. According to Frontier Developments, the transition between space and surface will be seamless and allow players to switch between the two without loading screens.

Horizons will launch this December [...]

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June 15, 2015

E3 2015: The Long Dark And Elite Dangerous Coming To Xbox Game Preview

At E3 today, Microsoft announced that they will be launching the Xbox Game Preview feature for the Xbox One later today. Working in a similar manner to Steam’s Early Access feature, Game Preview will allow developers to release early versions of their games to fans before their final release. Among the first games released via this system will be indie developer Hinterlands hit survival game The Long Dark and the tactical space exploration sim Elite Dangerous. Both games will be available for purchase via the Game Preview section of the Xbox Store when the feature launches later today, 6/15/2015, at 5:30 PM PST.

“We’re excited to offer a select list of games via Xbox [...]

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March 4, 2015

Elite: Dangerous Comes to Xbox One in 2015

Ahead of this weekend’s Game Developer Conference, Frontier Developments has announced that they will be porting their popular massively multiplayer space game Elite: Dangerous to the Xbox One sometime in 2015. According to Frontier, the Xbox version of Elite: Dangerous will feature all of the content added to the PC version during both the February Community Goals content update and the March Wings update, which goes live in the PC version of the game next week.

Release in December for PC after being funded via a Kickstarter campaign  in 2013, Elite: Dangerous is the sequel to the classic 1984 space exploration game, Elite. In Elite: Dangerous  players star with little [...]

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January 24, 2015

Elite Dangerous at Pax South: Interview with Eddie Symons

Today at PAX South, APGNation’s Luis Angeles interviewed Frontier Development’s Producer Eddie Symons about Elite Dangerous. We reviewed Elite Dangerous previously and the game was impressive, to say the least. Eddie was kind enough to shed some light on some of the lingering questions raised in the review. While unable to comment on the radical redesign of the Fer De Lance from its initial concept to its current concept art, Eddie was happy to discuss some of the features of the upcoming Elite Dangerous content expansion (Patch 1.1) currently slated for February.

“Community Goals… missions that everyone can take part in together… everyone working [...]

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December 31, 2014

Jeremy Effinger’s GOTY Nominees for 2014

So the year is up and I’ve not played nearly as many games as I normally do. Maybe it’s just that I’m getting older, but I seem to be getting more and more picky with games I bother to spend time on. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve played a game for less than an hour before putting it down and never playing it again. I used to always think kids had short attention spans but maybe I was wrong. Less free time and a general jaded attitude may make the aging gamer market even harder to find success in than the younger demographic. That said, here are the top five games that did more than just catch my attention over the last year, in no particular [...]

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December 22, 2014

Our Nation’s Elite: Dangerous Review

Game: Elite: Dangerous Developer: Frontier Developments Release Date: December 16th, 2014 Platforms: PC Platform Reviewed on: PC (copy provided by developer)

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Elite: Dangerous is an online space combat/trading game based upon the original Elite released in 1984 on the BBC. In Elite Dangerous, you take the role of a space ship commander (CMDR) and your goal is to become “Elite”  rank in one of three categories: Exploration, Trading, and Combat. Those will be your primary means to make money in Elite Dangerous. Trading can consist of running trade routes, smuggling goods, hauling contracts, mining asteroids, or even fencing stolen goods you picked up via [...]

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December 16, 2014

Elite Dangerous Launch Includes $19,000 Contest

Elite: Dangerous has launched — so far the servers have been stable and while download speeds for the client are not fantastic, they are serviceable. Elite appears to have benefited greatly from its lengthy Alpha, Beta, and Gamma phases leading up to the games release. It’s clear that Elite: Dangerous will be remembered as a true Kickstarter success, raising just over 1.5 million dollars nearly two years ago. Eager players are getting their first taste of Elite, while some old hands are reliving the glory days of the original Elite game with graphical fidelity no one could have dreamed of back in 1984. Be sure to check out the Elite: Dangerous Launch Trailer:

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December 10, 2014

Elite Dangerous Gears Up for Launch with New Trailer

With the release date looming, Elite Dangerous gears up with an all new cinematic launch trailer and an all new gamma release. The game’s debut is less than a week away now and it’s really shaping up with a huge change log recently released for Gamma 2.0 and critical features of the game finally being implemented. The trailer is really great but like most game cinematic trailers, it bears little resemblance to actual game.

The Gamma 2.0 client for Elite Dangerous was just released and the change log is absolutely massive. Gamma 2.0 adds some very important features including two new ships the Adder and Type 7. The very important feature of route planning has been [...]

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December 1, 2014

First Impressions — Elite: Dangerous [Part Two]

I’ll confess I’ve got a new addiction — it’s Elite Dangerous. I grew up and started PC gaming in the late 90’s but I didn’t get to play the truly great space simulator games when they came out. I played and loved the Wing Commander franchise and a few other space combat games here and there, but the genre more or less died in the 2000’s when graphics and sound design really came into their own. It was a little surprising to me that the genre died down as it did because space combat games are some of the easiest games to make visually impressive — most the time you’re rendering a skybox, a few ships, and a couple of orbital objects. There is a [...]

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