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Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed once again

Ubisoft is setting aside even more time for Star Trek: Bridge Crew, its upcoming VR-only solo-play and co-op game in which you and your pals can harmoniously work together or disobey orders as members of Starfleet. The Vive, Oculus Rift, a...   read

 
 
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Players are encountering alien ships in Elite Dangerous

As compiled above, clips of run-ins with a mysterious alien vessel in Elite Dangerous are starting to come in. For a player base that has long hoped to make contact, this is a big, energizing surprise. It's unclear what conditions are need...   read

 
 
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Astroneer is a minimalist No Man's Sky

I first played Astroneer at PAX West earlier this year, and it caught my attention immediately. It's near impossible to describe without mentioning No Man's Sky (NMS), as they're both procedurally generated games that revolve arou...   read

 
 
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See how Elite Dangerous is shaping up on PS4 ahead of its Q2 2017 launch

It's been slow going for PlayStation 4 owners waiting on Elite Dangerous. Xbox One and especially PC players are well acquainted with Frontier Developments' sprawling space sim by now, and as much as a surprise "It's out real soon!" announ...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront's Rogue One VR Mission is short but sweet

The idea of a VR dogfighting game set in the Star Wars universe pretty much sells itself. The new Rogue One VR Mission for PlayStation VR, playable as a free download within Star Wars Battlefront (you'll need to own a copy of the base game ...   read

 
 
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew pushed to 2017

This one stings. Ubisoft is holding back Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Red Storm Entertainment's VR-exclusive space sim, until March 14, 2017. Previously, it was scheduled for a late November release for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR....   read

 
 
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Star Citizen's single-player campaign won't make it out this year

For a while now, Star Citizen has existed in my mind as this nebulous, far-off thing. That doesn't change today. Cloud Imperium Games has once again pushed back the space sim's single-player, story-driven, Gary Oldman-having Squadron 42 mod...   read

 
 
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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is September's sleeper hit

It can feel like there are as many games about existing and exploring the final frontier -- space! -- as there are stars in the sky. Because of this, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander flew under my radar at first. But after binging on it all we...   read

 
 
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Internet compiles exhausting list of features 'missing' from No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky is hugely popular and, depending on who you ask, a neat Jules Verne-esque romp through space or an abject failure of procedurally-generated lies. I'm not sure where I sit because I admittedly got a bit bored and then got obse...   read

 
 
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This might be what your character looks like in No Man's Sky

A super sleuth over at NeoGAF has been data mining the PC release of No Man's Sky and has discovered some interesting stuff such as odd textures, a poop effect, a tiny monkey wearing a fez, and an astronaut model that could very well b...   read

 
 


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PSA: You can walk even faster in No Man's Sky

It can take a while to get places in No Man's Sky, especially when you're hoofing it. While you can enhance your stamina to sprint longer (taking up a prized inventory slot), here is one simple trick culled from Reddit and tested myself tha...   read

 
 
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What's the sickest alien you've seen in No Man's Sky?

No Man's Sky features a full universe with infinity +1 planets, most of which seem to be hospitable to some kind of plant and wildlife. A lot of times these creatures look the same, a randomly generated amalgamation of limbs and swim bladde...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky players have discovered over 10 million species, including your mom lol

The first-person No Man's Sky comes with a scanner that'll make Metroid Prime heads feel at home. Given that the functionally infinite amount of planets all have unique animal and plant life, there's a lot of crap to scan and discover. Last...   read

 
 
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PS4 Neo could 'fundamentally change' No Man's Sky

The new PlayStation 4 model Sony is likely announcing in September, currently referred to as "PS4 Neo," could affect the future of just-release No Man's Sky, Hello Games head Sean Murray told the Daily Star. While this fly's contrary to rep...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky's day one patch almost sounds like a new game

These days it's not uncommon for a big game to have a day one patch that irons out some odd bugs or even activates a feature or two, but it's still a rare thing to have a doozy like the one planned for No Man's Sky's opening day.  In a...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky is now coming to PC on August 12 worldwide

Hello Games will be working on No Man's Sky right up until the last minute and then some. As confirmed this afternoon, the PC version is slipping a few days to a Friday, August 12 worldwide release. Previously, the space-exploration title w...   read

 
 
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Come hear the No Man's Sky soundtrack

When I saw a link to this YouTube upload of the No Man's Sky soundtrack, I had the realization that despite the numerous gameplay videos I had seen of the sci-fi title these past few years, I somehow couldn't recall what its music sounded ...   read

 
 
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You won't need PlayStation Plus for No Man's Sky

While No Man's Sky is technically being sold as a "single-player" experience, if you've been following the space exploration game these past few years, you know that it will have online interaction. At a minimum, you'll be able to name alie...   read

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program is functional but finicky on PS4

[Header image by MK01] "Kerbal Space Program on a gamepad? How in the sweet hell is that going to work?" More than anything else, that has been my major concern with the console ports of Squad's rocket-building space-exploration simulator...   read

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program hits PS4 and Xbox One soon

Squad's space flight simulator Kerbal Space Program will always be best played on a PC (controls, mods, etc.), but I'm pleased it's headed to other platforms so more of you can experience it. There's nothing quite like it, and I'm curious ...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky has gone gold, and thank goodness for that

With that, Hello Games is one step closer to getting No Man's Sky out in August. The long-awaited space exploration game has gone gold, meaning it's ready for manufacturing, and the team's unbridled joy in this celebratory photo ("four yea...   read

 
 
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PlayStation VR is getting an X-Wing experience

During Sony's E3 2016 press conference, we got an all-too-brief glimpse at Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission, a thing I'd very much like to plaster in front of my eyeballs even if it's just for a single excursion. PlayStation VR laun...   read

 
 
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House of the Dying Sun is a promising new space shooter

You might remember House of the Dying Sun from Patrick's list of the "top 33 indie games to look for in 2016 (or 2017, or 2018)" back when the space shooter was still known as Enemy Starfighter. It has earned positive buzz as something fan...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky launch bumped up a couple of days in the UK

I'm sure many of you have heard that No Man's Sky is targeting August 9 in North America, August 10 in Europe, and August 12 in the UK given the fuss surrounding the recent delay. Forget that last date! There's a slight change. According to...   read

 
 
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No Man's Sky moved to August 2016

Earlier this week, there were rumblings that No Man's Sky would miss its June 21, 2016 release date. Kotaku had it on good authority that the space exploration game might not make it out until August, much to the chagrin of eager fans. As c...   read

 
 



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