• One Thousand Gamers Embark To Explore The Entire Galaxy (Virtually)

      Some people play gigantic space game Elite: Dangerous to lead humble, (relatively) ordinary space lives. They do missions, make deliveries, and decorate their cockpits with silly little bobbleheads. Then there's The Great Expedition. The First Great Expedition began with a single goal: to collectively explore all of Elite: Dangerous' 400 billion star systems—or at least, as ...

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    • Dangerous Dealings: Sol Trader

      By Adam Smith on January 8th, 2015 at 9:00 am. I enjoy looking at things in Elite: Dangerous but, the occasional dogfight and docking sequence aside, I’ve not particularly enjoyed doing things. Space sure is spectacular at times but I don’t feel any particular attachment to my ship or the places in which I spend my time pew-pewing and pondering the meaning of life, the univ ...

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    • No Man’s Sky Has Destructible Terrain, Vows To Make Resource Gathering Fun

      No Man’s Sky has been in many gamers’ most anticipated lists for quite some time since its reveal, and yet its main focus as a game is still a bit hazy. Yesterday Eurogamer published a massive interview with Managing Director Sean Murray specifically trying to address this topic, and while many aspects of the game were touched, there was some new information as well, such as th ...

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  • Dead Effect Review – Lost in Space?

    It’s hard at times to write a review without feeling at least a little bad. Not because what’s going to be said isn’t true, but maybe, just maybe, you could be generous. Is it really the game’s fault? Would your impression have been better had you played it on release, on the original platform? Then of course you come to your senses and understand that ultimately, it was the ch ...

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  • Who has come closest to winning Civilization in real life?

    … obvious standout, one thing on the list that at least two ancient civilizations had in abundance, orders of magnitude beyond anything else. Temples. Yes, temples, worth the fewest cultural points (2) of any improvement that grants culture points. India alone has hundreds of thousands of temples: 108,000 government-recognized, plus at least…

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  • The First Pitch For Interstellar: "We're Not F--ing Going" To Space

    Subscribe to TRAILERS: Subscribe to COMING SOON: Like us on FACEBOOK: Follow us on TWITTER: Interstellar Official Movie Clip #1 - Useless Machines (2014) - Matthew McConaughey Movie HD When a wormhole (which hypothetically connects widely-separated regions of spacetime) is newly discovered, a t ...

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  • Ascent: The Space Game Has Only 46 More Hours to Go on Kickstarter

    … such as smuggling, bounty hunting, assassination missions, and active NPCs that respond to text commands. Unlike most Kickstarter projects, Ascent offers a trial version. It’s limited to 30 days but fully unlocked otherwise. You can even spot some of the new ship designs! Take a look at the Ascent: The Space Game gameplay video below: So please share…

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  • Event[0]: Alice Chats With ALICE Chat AI About Chat AI

    …, pleading with them to not murder you in the cold, dark depths of space. ALICE: How long have you been using it ?. How? Have you ever been to Asia? You got that right. Alice: I haven’t played it yet, only seen the gameplay trailer, but the devs say a demo is coming “soon.” Asia? No. What are you on about? ALICE: Me either. Tell me a little about…

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  • Recapturing Escape Velocity: 3030 Deathwar

    3030 Deathwar is a Top-Down 2D Space RPG Similar to games like Escape Velocity Nova and Elite/Privateer, the game features Open World exploration, boarding stations and derelicts, many diverse NPCs, tons of missions and an exciting plot! The new version adds higher resolution, massive balance and gameplay changes, a smoother tutorial and many other improvements! You play John Falcon, a rogueish.

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  • You Can Grab 89 Star Wars Comics for $15

    … The Humble Bundle has been branching out from just games for a bit now, but today they have 12 comics available if you pay at least $15. You're reading Numbers, a blog on Kotaku that examines games and culture through the lens of math and statistics. To contact the author of this post, write to or find him on Twitter…

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  • Verde Station: In Conversation

    … ASCII characters, simply name them ® to make everything special. Pip: Or ®® for you – TWIN PEAKS HOLLER! Alice: I’d communicate with my sprogs only in reversed reverse speech. But TREES! We’re alone aboard a space station to tend space trees for science. Our science mostly involves tapping commands into computers to run semi-automated tests…

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