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No Man's Sky

2 weeks ago

Space motorcycles and enhanced Exocraft roll into No Man’s Sky today

Space explorers in Hello Games's No Man's Sky can now experience the pleasure of finding ancient alien religious sites, then ramping off them in a giant spacebike while hootin' and/or hollerin'. The Akira-meets-Popemobile beauty above is the Pilgrim, a new Exocraft added in today's vehicle-focused update. Players wanting to take it for a spin should check out their nearest Blueprint Analyser, and look for the Pilgrim Geobay,…

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2 months ago

No Man’s Sky’s new Galactic Atlas is a condensed version of the game’s joys

As well as finding No Man's Sky a relaxing exploration sim to play, I’ve especially enjoyed hearing about all the weird and wonderful corners of the universe that other players have stumbled upon. Now, Hello Games have made it much easier to find those stories. Released with the latest update, the Galactic Atlas allows anyone to explore fan-submitted points of interest. And I can’t stop…

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No Man’s Sky’s first community challenge is a scavenger hunt for buried treasure

Most studios would be content with a re-launch of their game making it a massively played best-seller, but Hello Games have more planned for their procedural space sandbox, No Man's Sky. The studio have their first season of community events planned out, and the first, detailed in this official blog post, goes live today. Buckle your swashes and put an eyepatch on your space-helmet, as there's…

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3 months ago

No Man’s Sky pilot offers 200 million spacebucks for ‘missing’ ship

A pilot in planet-hopping space sim No Man’s Sky is offering a big reward to the first person who finds a specific ship and sends them the co-ordinates. The reward is 200 million units for a ship that looks like this, according to a bounty posted on Reddit by player "Avaslash". There’s also a “possible bonus” of 20 million spacequid if it has the exact…

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No Man’s Sky GOG edition not getting multiplayer until later in 2018

Update: GOG are now offering refunds to anyone who owns NMS there, even if they're beyond the 30-day guarantee. GOG take great, finger-pointing pains to say that "Hello Games chose not to offer refunds over missing game content to our users" and this is "entirely at GOG's own cost". I have found it's often best to brew a cuppa, have a ciggy, or stroll round…

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No Man’s Sky’s massive multiplayer ‘Next’ update has launched

Today, No Man's Sky is one small step closer to being the improbable dream-game so many envisioned it as, in one giant leap for patch-kind. The 'Next' update adds full online multiplayer, third-person camera modes and a chunk of new things to do, see and explore. The graphics have received a bit of love from Hello Games as well, going as far as adding scads…

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No Man’s Sky season of content & events to follow multiplayer

Proper fancy 'pootle around space with your spacepals' online multiplayer will arrive in No Man's Sky with the 'Next' update on Tuesday, we've known for a while, and I'm surprised to hear developers Hello Games already talking about what's next after Next. They have planned a season of "weekly content and community events" to start "a little while after" Next's launch, they say. They don't…

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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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Feature: The best bargains

Steam summer sale: our giant recommendations list

The Steam summer sale is in full blaze. For a while it even blazed so hot that the servers went on fire and all the price stickers peeled off the games. Either that or the store just got swamped with cheapskates looking for the best bargains. Cheapskates like you! Well, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some recommendations - both general tips and some newly added…

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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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Steam Top 100 reveals 2016’s money-making Steamers

Valve capped off 2016 by revealing the year's 100 highest-grossing games on Steam, which is a pretty interesting list. If you've been following Alec's prolonged breakdown over the weekly charts you'll not be shocked by revelations that Grand Theft Auto V and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are near the top, but you might not expect them to be joined by the likes of No Man's Sky…

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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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