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3 months ago

No Man’s Sky goes ‘full multiplayer’ next week

Quite large space jaunt No Man’s Sky is getting an update next week that adds a "full multiplayer experience" to the game, allowing players to help and hurt one another across the procedural planets. No Man’s Sky Next is the biggest update to the game since its release two years ago, say developers Hello Games. We’ve already been told it was incoming but now we…

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5 months ago

No Man’s Sky adding multiplayer in July

Colourful space explore-o-survival sandbox No Man's Sky will add multiplayer with the free 'Next' update in July, developers Hello Games announced today. Spacemen will get to explore together, wander together, pootle together, fly together, race together, battle together, build bases together, bump into each other around space, and even murder each other if they're feeling monstrous. Ah, time to dust off the ol' spaceship and…

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1 year ago

No Man’s Sky adds save slots, improves quality of space-life

Another day, another No Man's Sky [official site] update. Hello Games have had their noses to the space-grindstone ever since launch, with the recent Atlas Rises (1.30) update bringing enormous changes to the procedurally generated space-sim sandbox. This Tuesday, they rolled out another update, and a slew of minor changes. Patch, 1.38, (full notes here) gives top billing to save system improvements, expanding the number of…

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No Man’s Sky adds new default ship controls for PC

No Man's Sky [official site] patch 1.37 has added a new (but toggle-able so therefore optional) ship control scheme for mouse and keyboard. Hello Games say: "This option can be toggled, and changes ship controls to be cursor based, meaning you'll be able to direct your ship easily using your mouse". Pip says: "I just booted up the game and hopped in my ship, immediately…

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No Man’s Sky tiptoes towards co-op play with Atlas Rises

UPDATE: Atlas Rises is out now and is 4GB - so says the download my Steam account is currently doing! Did you know that I still play No Man's Sky [official site]? I started a new save recently with the intention of building a base and following the storyline and possibly having a greenhouse and then ended up ignoring all of the above and instead…

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2 years ago

No Man’s Sky devs launching fund for proc gen games

After trapping a galaxy inside a computer using maths, No Man's Sky developers Hello Games are launching an initiative to fund and support other devs' wild dreams of procedural worlds. With first-hand experience of risking running out of money while working on something they loved, they'd like to help other folks working with procedural generation and experimental games research. 'Hello Labs', as they call it,…

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No Man’s Sky’s Path Finder update brings rovers, base sharing, permadeath, a brand new photo mode…

Oh blimey. Hello Games is releasing the Path Finder update for No Man's Sky [official site] today. Alice? ALICE? ALIIIIIIIICE? Alice, there doesn't seem to be a bicycle but there are a selection of planetary rover-type things called exocraft. No bells as far as I can tell, though. There's also the potential to visit other people's bases if popping over for a space visit is…

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Ring ring! No Man’s Sky adding new vehicle this week

A new vehicle will land in No Man's Sky [official site] this week as part of the 'Path Finder' update, Hello Games have announced. They say this mysterious vehicle "will aid home planet exploration" and we're adamant that it should be a bicycle. Space car? No thanks. Space hovercraft? Nuh uh. Please may we have a bicycle. Space bicycle? No. Earth bicycle. With a bell.…

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No Man’s Sky getting another small bugfixing patch

No Man's Sky [official site] received its first major content update this past weekend, adding base building, farming and more to the maligned procedural space sim. Before that however there had been a bunch of smaller bugfixing patches release for the game - nine, I think? - and now it's receiving yet another. The small patch is currently available on the game's experimental branch and…

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No Man’s Sky advertising complaint not upheld by ASA

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has decided not to uphold the complaints against No Man's Sky's Steam page. The regulatory body announced they were investigating the complaints in September but after consultation with both Valve and developers Hello Games they're satisfied that the trailers, screenshots and text desriptions on the game's Steam page did not breach the advertising code. I am not entirely satisfied.

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Feature: Farming and freighters ahoy

No Man’s Sky Foundation update: mostly about that base

No Man's Sky's [official site] Foundation update was released over the weekend bringing base-building, different game modes, farming, freighters (kind of mobile resource warehouses), new resources, UI tweaks and so on. It's a massive update, both in terms of what it brings and also in the sense that it feels like it changes the nature of the game. Previously it was this nomadic planet roamer…

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No Man’s Sky base-building update this week

Hello Games have announced a major update for No Man's Sky [official site], to be released this week. Called the Foundation Update perhaps for Asimovian reasons, but mainly because it adds "the foundations of base building, and also because this is putting in place a foundation for things to come", it apparently won't be the biggest update for the game, but it'll certainly be the…

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ASA Investigating No Man’s Sky’s Steam Advertising

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority is investigating No Man's Sky. An RPS source filed complaints to the ASA regarding the trailers and screenshots used to sell No Man's Sky on Steam, arguing that they are unrepresentative of the product being sold. That source - and the ASA have confirmed to us - that the regulator agrees and has contacted both Valve and No Man's Sky…

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Offblast! No Man’s Sky Patch Brings Fixes Aplenty

No Man's Sky [official site] developers Hello Games today released a new patch for the open-galaxy explore 'em up, bringing what they're calling "our largest set of fixes and tweaks". Expect crash fixes, bug fixes, and yes, that problem with players who pre-ordered not learning the hyper-drive blueprint is now solved. Looking ahead, they say once the game's ship-shape they'll look to "improve, expand and…

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No Man’s Sky: No Special Exemptions For Steam Refunds

A couple of days ago the hot discussion on Reddit was about No Man's Sky [offical site] refunds, with a post about applying for refunds on Steam (and being granted them) regardless of playtime quickly garnering a lot of attention. Steam has since added a notice to their store page for No Man's Sky stating: "The standard Steam refund policy applies to No Man's Sky.…

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No Man’s Sky Mod Lets You Fly Lower To The Ground

No Man's Sky created dreams of swooping through canyons and under rock formations on strange alien worlds, but in practice the game's flight model doesn't let you get closer to the ground than 100 feet. Now a mod has been released to change that: Lowflight by Hytek allows you to crash into the ground and get trapped in caves till your heart's content.

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Blastoff! No Man’s Sky Patches Keep Flowing

Those industrious spacefolk at Hello Games popped another No Man's Sky [official site] patch out over the weekend, this one fixing several crashes, dealing with corrupted save files, and stopping players from respawning stranded on a space station with a busted ship. Yep, this means they've also shared patch notes revealing what their patches have fixed. Hello say that "these fixes should remedy around 70%…

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No No Man’s Sky Patch Notes: Performance Boost, Misc.

If you've been pootling around the galaxy in No Man's Sky [official site] - and Steam's numbers say that, at its peak today, 47,500 of y'all were playing at the same time - you'll likely have noticed two patches download over the past day or so. Hello Games haven't yet got around to releasing notes detailing exactly what the patches change (probably busy, that lot,…

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No Man’s Sky Is Steam’s Biggest Release Of 2016

No matter what you think of the game, No Man's Sky [official site] has gripped the games industry in a rare frenzy with its promises of nigh limitless space exploration. The game launched today on PC, and although things were a bit rocky, No Man's Sky is already setting records, swiftly becoming Steam's most successful launch of the year.

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No Man’s Sky Shows Off 4k Shots, PC Settings Revealed

I say “revealed”. What I really mean is “soon visible to any of the 18 quintillion humans who are currently downloading the game.” But I can’t fit that in a headline. Anyway, Nvidia has already posted some screens of what settings can be changed in the space exploration adventure, as well as giving the world some snaps of what it looks like in 4k. Come…

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