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No Man's Sky

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No Man’s Sky prettied up in Next Generation update

With a new generation of consoles boldly coming our week, No Man's Sky is the latest game to announce a makeover update that'll benefit us playing on PC too. While consoleers will see the most dramatic changes as they jump into new PlayShips and XRockets with oodles more oomph, on PC we should still see more detail in landscapes - particularly running it at Ultra…

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4 weeks ago

Feature: Nearly the game they said it would be

No Man’s Sky’s Origins update is almost very nearly the game I want it to be

No Man’s Sky promised the universe, and delivered a video game. At the time, on the game’s initial release in 2016, it looked like it might be a reputation from which Hello Games could never recover. Yet in the four years since they’ve worked and worked and worked, releasing update after update, building an expanding and iterating, even reinventing, without ever charging early adopters an…

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1 month ago

No Man’s Sky huge Origins update lands today, bringing with it the giant sandworms of legend

In 2013, No Man's Sky released a trailer that showed some big beefy sandworms. But, when the game released in 2016, there was not a sandworm in sight. Hello Games decided the glory of the sandworms was too much for us mere mortals. But today, it all changes. The sandworms cometh in No Man's Sky's massive 3.0 Origins update, which also adds billions of planets,…

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No Man’s Sky’s next update Origins will launch next week

No Man's Sky is in for yet another update to its giant spacefaring simulation sometime next week, Hello games say. They've shared the title for the new update and hinted that it's the beginning of some big new piece of the game, but don't appear to be sharing more until the update and its patch notes drop next week. That won't stop me from taking…

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2 months ago

Hello Games are working on another “huge, ambitious game like No Man’s Sky”

Whatever anyone thought of space simulation No Man's Sky when it launched—or now, several years and updates later—it can be said without question that it shot for the stars. Whole procedural planets can be explored, bases built, ships outfitted, and more. Their next project after the universe-size simulation was a small puzzle adventure called The Last Campfire that just launched last week. As for what…

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3 months ago

No Man’s Sky adds haunted derelict ships in the Desolation Update

The sci-fi vision of No Man's Sky is mostly exploration and excitement, about seeing what procedurally-generated wonders might be on the other side of the next jump. The 'Desolation' update, released today, adds a touch more sci-fi horror as it sends players into derelict and alien-infested spaceships. These procedurally-generated freighter wrecks adrift in space have new loot to salvage, a bit like Space Hulk but…

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5 months ago

No Man’s Sky adding cross-platform multiplayer this week

The spacetime barriers between systems will fall this week in No Man's Sky when cross-platform multiplayer arrives in a free update. Hello Games today announced Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation spacemen will be able to play together from Thursday the 11th. The sandbox space potter 'em up will arrive on Xbox Game Pass tomorrow too, both for PC and Xbone, so you might get to mingle…

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7 months ago

Now Play This livestreamed virtual field trips and hiking tours last weekend

As with many other events in the year of Covid-19, Now Play This—the yearly exhibition on experimental game design—transitioned to a virtual space last weekend. Although not every planned part of the exhibition could be shown off in the new format, they still appeared to get up to some neat stuff that you can now watch back yourself. Game designer Gareth Damian Martin took players on…

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Feature: VR is here to stay

The best VR games on PC

Ever since Half-Life: Alyx came out earlier this year, virtual reality has been going from strength to strength, so we've put together a list of the best VR games you can play on PC right now. It's by no means a complete list, as there are now more great VR games than you'll ever have time to play, but if you've just bought yourself a…

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Feature: A plethora of games to scratch that same Minecraft itch

Games like Minecraft – 16 best games like Minecraft from the past ten years

There have been a great many games like Minecraft over the past decade. Which is to be expected, because who wouldn't want to capitalise on the runaway mainstream success of the decade, and the best-selling video game of all time? There are many things that are very special about Minecraft, but we've compiled our list of the 16 best games like Minecraft out there right…

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8 months ago

Feature: Be pilots, pirates and space truckers

The 20 best space games on PC

Everyone loves a good space game, but sometimes it can feel like there are more space games to play than there are stars in the sky. Fortunately, we're here to help with our list of all the best space games you can play on PC. Whether you're a budding space cruiser captain, a wannabe space conqueror or an intrepid space-faring explorer, there's a space game…

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No Man’s Sky now has living ships with creepy, veiny cockpits

No Man's Sky continues to grow and now it's grown something properly alive. It's an egg that hatches into a sentient ship. Sorry, am I reading that right? Yup, the spacefaring crafting simulation game now has ships that are alive and you pilot them from inside their apparently spacious cockpit heads. Where's the brain at, though? The Living Ship update is adding some other organic…

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10 months ago

Feature: The best games in the whole wide world

The 32 best PC games that demand to be played in ultrawide

There's an old saying in gaming monitor circles that once you've gone ultrawide, there's no going back. Indeed, having had the vast Samsung CRG9 hogging my desk for a bit last month, I'm inclined to agree. But what do games actually look like on a screen this wide? It's one thing looking at lovely wallpapers, but another thing entirely to have a game occupy your…

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11 months ago

No Man’s Sky’s new device lets you design music for your base

According to Hello Games, players spend a lot of time designing their bases in No Man's Sky these days. They say a frequent player request was for the ability to add sounds or music to their planetary homes. Apparently one of the coders at Hello Games was quite into the idea and integrated a system for programatically generating music. Players can leave the algorithmic music…

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No Man’s Sky Synthesis update lets you salvage ships and pack more heat

When Hello Games announced last week that their next update would improve nearly every part of No Man's Sky in some way, they weren't trading in hyperbole. The now-live Synthesis update squashes bugs and smooths out base building, sure. But the marquee additions that elevate it above mere housekeeping include the ability to salvage your ship for parts, carry a handful of multi-tools on your…

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No Man’s Sky plans a little spit shine in Synthesis

The intrepid team of interstellar architects at Hello Games have already announced another update to No Man's Sky. Anyone hoping for something the size and impact of August's Beyond will need to ease off the hype-r drive (ugh): Synthesis, as founder Sean Murray called it, looks to be a bundle of "polish and small quality of life improvements" aimed at smoothing your experience traveling among…

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1 year ago

Feature: The poisonous chalice

Steam Charts: Suspicious Mole Edition

Everything you thought you knew to be true has been undermined by the Great Revelation. Please read on to learn about your new role in society, and how this affects the games you will be allowed to play.

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