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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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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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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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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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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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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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Here are the first minutes of Hello Games’ The Last Campfire

Hello Games are of course the folks behind giant space sandbox No Man's Sky, so their next game, The Last Campfire, came as quite a surprise when it was announced in 2018. It's a much smaller game, not nearly an entire universe, about a little traveler named Ember. Hello have now shared a new video to tell us more about the adventure puzzler that's due…

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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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Hello Games lighting The Last Campfire this summer

Hello Games today announced a summer launch for The Last Campfire, their cute little explore-o-puzzler about a little lost ember trying to get home. The No Man's Sky studio announced The Last Campfire in December 2018 for a 2019 launch, long enough ago that I'd actually forgotten about it. Hey, here it is again! Now almost out! And with a new trailer! Looking like this:

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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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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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No Man’s Sky explorer makes futuristic museum for alien relics

I won't pretend to understand what a Stabilised Reality Glitch is in spacefaring planet-hopper No Man's Sky, but when I see a bunch of them gathered together on podiums in a remote interplanetary museum, I will say: "cool". A player has done just that, bringing each of the rare trophy items to a minimalist monument and placing them on display, like some sort of curator…

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Feature: Stay away from the Anomaly

Returning to No Man’s Sky as a lapsed player is a piece of cake

I am on a quest to make a chocolate cake. Not a real one – I could do that in half an hour downstairs. No, this is a No Man's Sky cake; an item which has arrived in the game after the Beyond update as part of a new food crafting system. After carting refined flour (which I crafted from Heptaploid Wheat), churned butter (Wild…

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Feature: Full No Man's Sky Beyond patch notes included!

No Man’s Sky Beyond patch notes: VR, Multiplayer, Beyond update explained

No Man's Sky Beyond is the latest free update to the once-disastrous-but-now-actually-quite-good survival adventure title from Hello Games. And, true to form, it's an ambitious one, adding no less than full VR support, No Man's Sky multiplayer, and a host of other changes and new features.There's 3 updates' worth of content packed into this one package according to Hello Games (not to mention a fair…

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