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Elite: Dangerous Review

Dec 31, 2014

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” These words by Edwin Powell Hubble can directly be applied to the sensory overload that is Elite: Dangerous. With a visual splendor that so many of us have dreamed what other worlds are like, and the sound your ship makes as you’re about to enter hyperspace is overwhelming. All of Elite: Dangerous‘ sight and sounds are wonderfully detailed, begging you to explore to see and hear more of it.

Elite: Dangerous enters Gamma phase, between Beta and Final Release on December 16th

Nov 25, 2014

Frontier Developments held its Premiere event at RAF Duxford Imperial War Museum on Saturday 22 November, where it:

  • Officially closed the game’s Beta process.
  • Released the final Gamma development build.
  • Launched the official Elite: Dangerous iOS companion app.
  • Announced that on Wednesday 26 November all players who have pre-ordered the game can download and play the game’s single player combat missions in preparation for Elite: Dangerous’ 16 December launch, when players will influence the vicious power struggle to succeed the recently-deceased Emperor.

Elite: Dangerous releasing in full on December 16th

Nov 07, 2014

Frontier Developments has announced via their community newsletter that Elite: Dangerous will release for personal computer on December 16, 2014.

Elite: Dangerous Beta 3 has begun

Oct 29, 2014

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Call of Duty Elite to hoard all your funbucks

May 30, 2011

According to Justin McElroy of Joystiq, via Twitter, the Wall Street Journal just broke NDA on Bobby Kotick’s wet dream for Call of Duty, hours before it was supposed to be posted.  Call of Duty Elite will be a paid service a little similar to Bungie’s stat tracking in Halo.  A little ridiculous really but the subscription also includes access to the game’s dlc map packs.  It doesn’t have many details like if these will be exclusive maps to subscribers but all we know right now is that a subscription will get you stats and maps.  Activision execs are thinking something around your standard $8 bucks a month which is an adopted price for other online entertainment services but honestly, $8 dollars for stats and maps?  They better add something worthwhile to the service for $96 a year.  I can see them going further to mirror Bungie’s way and doing videos and screen shots but hey, Bungie also provides that for free.  Also take into consideration that if this happens to lure droves of CoD players into paying monthly fees, you may be looking at a more Pay to Pay focused CoD.

Wall Street Journal