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Over 10K Elite Dangerous pilots embarked on Distant Worlds 2, though a few faceplanted into a 3.3G planet

Distant Worlds 2 is Elite: Dangerous' second organized journey across the Milky Way to the remote Beagle Point, and it's the space sim's largest group expedition yet. Last weekend, over 10,000 players launched from Pallaeni as the expedition kicked off, a number confirmed by Frontier CEO David Braben. One consequence of gathering so many players in each instance was an invasion of NPC ships. In memory of The View's multiple casualties, Commander Flimsie offered a poem on Reddit:There once was a

By | 2019-01-15T20:06:07+00:00 January 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over 8,000 Elite Dangerous pilots are embarking on an incredible 18-week journey

Thousands of Elite Dangerous players—over 8,000, according to the sign-up sheet—are preparing to embark on another incredible voyage across the Milky Way. The destination is Beagle Point, some 65,279 light years from Earth, past the galactic core, at the very edge of the galaxy. The first Distant Worlds expedition also targeted Beagle Point, retreading the journey taken by Commander Erimus and the DSS Beagle—hence the name of the destination. Though the target remains Beagle, the hope is that Di

By | 2019-01-09T19:27:17+00:00 January 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

War Thunder goes faster with its massive Supersonic update

War Thunder has introduced its first supersonic jet, letting pilots hurtle through the skies until they throw up their breakfast. It’s part of the MMO’s largest expansion of the year, Supersonic, which chucks 50 new vehicles into the eternal war, including ground and naval vehicles. For pilots, there’s a new tier of aircraft containing all the near- and supersonic jets with guided air-to-air missiles. A new Italian tech tree adds 30 vehicles to ground battles, from World War 2 and the Cold War.

By | 2018-12-17T15:17:25+00:00 December 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Watch a smooth, cool Star Citizen pilot catch his friend as he free-falls from orbit

(Content warning: The video above contains bits of the NSFW language you'd expect from someone who just fell out of a spaceship.) What was apparently a planned ship-to-ship transfer in Star Citizen went very wrong when the pilots involved learned the hard way that they were still within the grip of a planetary gravity well. He pointed his ship straight down, got on the gas, and after roughly 20 kilometers of hard descent and gentle maneuvering, was able to make a perfect catch. Star Citizen's tr

By | 2018-11-26T21:50:38+00:00 November 26th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The latest Star Citizen update lets you explore the sim’s first world

Image via publicFunction on TwitterAhead of Star Citizen’s free week, the space sim’s very first planet has gone live, along with VOIP and the fancy face-tracking integration. Hurston is much larger than the moons that players have previously been able to explore and contains multiple biomes, mining centres and a single city. If you’re stuck waiting until Friday, you can still watch Chris Roberts’ guided tour of Lorville and Hurston from CitizenCon. New missions are also available, letting pilot

By | 2018-11-21T18:21:24+00:00 November 21st, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“The characters are pilots and mechanics” – Star Wars Resistance is leaving the Jedi behind for more down to Earth heroes

It's sometimes easy to forget just how pure the appeal of Star Wars was back in 1977. The latest Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Resistance, turns its attention to the men, women and aliens of the galaxy who aren’t blessed with Force powers. But what Kaz really wants is to be a pilot, to do good things. But older fans shouldn’t be worried – this is still Star Wars and it’s still for them. History is repeating itself and it’s getting bigger and crazier out there...”Star Wars Resistance begin

By | 2018-10-06T19:09:36+00:00 October 6th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Star Wars Resistance’s latest sneak peek shows off high-flying ace pilots

Disney has released an extended sneak peek for its new animated series, Star Wars Resistance, showing off the antics of the series’ ace pilots and a glimpse into the high-stakes spy mission at hand. Star Wars Resistance follows pilot Kazuda Xiono, who is recruited into the Resistance and tasked with spying on the First Order. The sneak peek shows Kazuda’s first meeting with Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), who spots something special in the young pilot and assigns him to a dangerous m

By | 2018-09-26T17:00:00+00:00 September 26th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overwatch’s new hamster hero Wrecking Ball is live now on the PTR

He's no jetpack cat, but Overwatch's second new hero for 2018, Wrecking Ball, is a furry little guy who pilots a spherical mech outfitted with a pair of giant machine guns. "A resourceful tinkerer with remarkable mechanic skills, Wrecking Ball is rolling around the world seeking out his next challenge to overcome," says Blizzard's first look. As the 28th hero, Wrecking Ball brings another tank to Overwatch's roster. Working his way up the ranks, "Wrecking Ball" went from contender to champion, t

By | 2018-06-28T18:11:23+00:00 June 28th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deadstick is what happens when flight sims catch the survival game bug

Deadstick — Bush Flight Simulator was unveiled last year at the Royal Air Force Museum at RAF Cosford. But the concept — blending the survival genre with flight simulation — pinned the title to my radar. In most flight simulators, you’re not playing as the pilot, you’re playing as the plane. Flight simulators have been around since the beginning of PC gaming. There are flight simulator fans out there who enjoy the equivalent of the Truck Simulator series, with pastoral settings and rote milk run

By | 2018-05-08T17:00:00+00:00 May 8th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deadstick is what happens when flight sims catch the survival game bug

Deadstick — Bush Flight Simulator was unveiled last year at the Royal Air Force Museum at RAF Cosford. But the concept — blending the survival genre with flight simulation — pinned the title to my radar. In most flight simulators, you’re not playing as the pilot, you’re playing as the plane. Flight simulators have been around since the beginning of PC gaming. There are flight simulator fans out there who enjoy the equivalent of the Truck Simulator series, with pastoral settings and rote milk run

By | 2018-05-08T17:00:00+00:00 May 8th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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