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No Man's Sky

3 years ago

Steam Game Charts: Gut Feeling

I am ill today. It's my guts, you see. My Goddamned guts. Despite my imminent death by a thousand craps, I am duty-bound to bring you the regular round-up of what sold best on Steam last week. Think of me, won't you, as you wonder how many humans who don't yet own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive there can possibly be in the world, and lament the…

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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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Steam Game Charts: Cause For Celebration

Change! Actual change! Other than, y'know, the three games that are here every single week, every single week I have to include them, every single week, they're there, undying, changing, every single week, every single week. Yeah! It's the top ten best-selling games on Steam last week.

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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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4 years ago

Steam Game Charts: So Much Sky, Man

Hullo! One day later than usual because I spent yesterday on a beach next to an industrial estate, but as always, here's what sold best on Steam last week. It is ever so faintly possible that you might have a very slight inkling as to what is number one. I could not possibly comment myself.

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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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What Are We All Playing This Weekend?

Alice is away moonlighting as a chiptune DJ this week, as well as nobly helping to fill her local public swimming pond with cement in order that it might become a skate park. Hence, it falls to me to pose the question eternal. What the dickens are you going to play this weekend? Pretty sure I can take a good guess, if I'm honest. Here's…

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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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No Man’s Sky: The PC Launch Goes… Well Wobbly

Update: We're hearing that NMS is running choppily across the board, massive framerate drops, staggering on machines way over spec for the game. One patch has already rolled out that has improved generically low framerates, but it seems the Steam reviews have one theme: juddery, jittery play. That's certainly been my experience so far, and suddenly a weekend of the bizarre motion sickness it's inducing…

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No Man’s Sky Limited Edition Boxes Have Sticker Covering “Online Play” Icon

Update 5:08pm: Sony just responded to our request for comment with a statement: "Incorrect descriptors were incorporated into the original No Man’s Sky limited edition packaging. This was a production issue and was rectified using placement stickers." Which doesn't answer anything. The first sentence simply states what we already knew, and "production issue" could mean anything. There's still no clarity over what online features No…

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Can No Man’s Sky Players See Each Other Or Not?

Update: It seems No Man's Sky Limited Edition boxes have a PEGI sticker on them which obscures a previously included 'Online play' icon. Two spacefarers met each other yesterday in the vast 18 quintillion-planet universe of No Man's Sky. Except they couldn’t see each other or interact in any meaningful way. They moved around, set off explosives and neither of them saw any effect of…

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No Man’s Sky Launch Trailer And Also Bill Bailey I Guess

I watched some livestreams of No Man's Sky yesterday and it looked like all my worst fears, as players on a muddy brown planet shot rocks with lasers to collect fuel, flew a few hundred meters in their ship, ran out of fuel again, shot more rocks with lasers... I hold out hope. I'm OK with periods of boredom and graft between moments of beauty…

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Steam Game Charts: You Know What

Last week's best-sellers, today. Most of the recent mainstays are still hanging on in there, but it's goodbye to Dead by Daylight (for now, at least). We do get two intriguing new entries, one glowering and one that is ALL THE FISH. Number one, meanwhile, is probably the number one you expected. That's right: Limbo of the Lost is back-back-back!

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No Man’s Sky AMA Talks PC Release And FOV Options

No Man's Sky is out today in some territories for PlayStation 4, but us PC bods have to wait till Friday. There's probably contractual reasons for that, but Hello Games are apparently also "racing to get all the extra options and stuff" into the PC version. That's from a Reddit AMA that developer Sean Murray did late last night, which has information about PC release…

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