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  1. Scott Tortorice

    5150: Fringe Space

    Well, I have to say that this is quite unexpected. I actually found a RPG that I like! And best of all, it is a solo experience! Anybody here ever try Two Hour Wargames' 5150: Fringe Space? It is really a lot of fun! I purchased it from The Wargame Vault after looking around for a game...
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    Elite: Dangerous "The Return" Release Date Announced

    Looks like we have a release date for the last content drop, i.e., v2.4, for Elite: Dangerous "Season 2." Greetings Commanders, We’re very pleased to announce that Elite Dangerous 2.4 The Return will be released on Tuesday 26 September. On launch day you’ll be interacting with the most...
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    ED Living on the Edge IV: Meta-Alloys Mania

    It's been a long trip, but now it was time to harvest what I came for: those elusive meta-alloys. But where to find them? I knew they were in Merope, but which planet? Time to consult Canonn Research Group to learn all I could about "barnacles" and the meta-alloys they spawn! My research...
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    Elite Dangerous: Living on the Edge III

    When last I wrote, I had set Fitzcarraldo down on planet 1F of Pleiades Sector LS-T C3-12 for a night's rest. Fortunately, no space bugs confronted me overnight. So, I decided to deploy the SRV again and take a look around. As with Hades Sector YJ-Z B5 5, this planet was just another...
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    X4: Foundations Announced

    So, X:Rebirth didn't get along so well. Not only was it released about two years too soon, but even after Egosoft patched it to a good state, the core "X" community didn't appreciate its more limited gameplay as compared to previous "X" titles. Well, this announcement and talk by Egosoft...
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    Post Your Screenshots Here

    I think it is time to start a new screenshots thread. So, what are you playing? Show us! To get this thread started, I'll share one. This was a screenshot I took in No Man's Sky. Yes, that No Man's Sky. I have to be honest: with the most recent August patch, the game is starting to take...
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    ED: Living on the Edge Part II

    The great expedition continues. In my last journal entry, I had set down upon the tiny ice moon of Hades Sector YJ-Z B5 5 for the night. Well, the next morning I decided to take the old SRV out to do a bit of exploring. Wow, my ship, Fitzcarraldo, looks imposing from behind! Cool. I drove...
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    Elite Dangerous: Half Way There

    The great voyage has begun. Step. By step. By step. I stuck to the plan I formulated at Andree Arena. Item #1: Purchase an Asp Scout, a vessel more fitted to the rigors of deep space exploration. Here she is, my hulking beaut now christened "Fitzcarraldo": I never had a double-decker...
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    Elite Dangerous: Living on the Edge

    Being a pilot in a galaxy that spans 400 billion star systems is certainly an edgy profession. Most denizens of the galaxy readily acknowledge it as such. The problem with that description, however, arrives when you ask just why it is considered to be so “edgy.” In the vast majority of cases...
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    Elite Dangerous: Fool's Gold

    "And now I am good to go?" I asked the Precourt Platform mechanic who ran the upgrades shop. I think his name was Earl, but I wasn't sure. Just as well as I would have cursed it had I been positive. "Oh, sure, yah new mining laser is good to go. Works fine. Tested it myself," he replied. But I...
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    Starbound: I Shot an Arrow into the Air

    My homeworld is gone. Destroyed. Cracked like an egg by some tentacled, Cthulhuian nightmare from another dimension. I was one of the lucky ones. I was still at the spaceport when the upheavals began. When it was clear that this was something more than a mere earthquake, I ran, then crawled...
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    Elite Dangerous: The Mundane Adventures of a Drunk Pilot II

    The sun was gorgeous, like a dollop of incandescent honey in the sky, and made my skin rejoice at its touch. Not to be outdone, the surrounding sky was less sky and more of a flawless azure canopy that seemed so close that it seemed like I could swim my fingers in it with the barest of efforts...
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    Duskers: Spacing Aliens on Day 20

    Day 20 At the end of the last salvage operation, I got a warning that my scanner was breaking and needed a hefty investment of 11 scrap to shore it up. My initial reaction was to let it break. However, I have since decided to fix it because I also decided to rejigger the modules on all of my...
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    Duskers: Airlock Failure on Day 18

    Day 18 Once more into the void. But seeing how my current sector has been thoroughly explored and looted, I decide to use some of my jump fuel to explore a new sector. After checking out the other systems, I decide to go with "Trireme." Initial scans indicate a mix of seven explorable...
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    Duskers: The Deadly Art of Space Salvaging

    Day 6 Salvaging ancient space hulks is not the fun and games you think it would be. I mean, I never did - I've known plenty of old spacers who have lost a limb or two from the profession - but I really don't have a choice about it now, fun or not. This is what happens when your cryosleep tube...
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    Anybody Get Any Games for Christmas?

    Anybody get any new toys from Santa? ;) The only thing I picked up with the latest DLC for Crusader Kings 2: The Reaper's Due. Put it off for a while since a diseased-focused DLC wasn't high on my list for that game :D, but seeing it on sale got me to finally jump. And that is it (albeit, I...
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    Metacritic's Best PC Games of 2016

    Interesting list: http://www.metacritic.com/pictures/best-pc-games-of-2016 Out of the Park Baseball made the list. While I don't have the latest version, OotPB is the only sports franchise that has gotten me to purchase more than one version over the years (I am not much of a sports fan...
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    Another Galaxy II: Blue Main Sequence Star

    After beholding the eye-roasting magnificence of a blue supergiant star, I'd thought it would be interesting to see how a run of the mill main sequence blue star compares. So, I found one in the night sky of the blue giant's system: Engage the warp drives (on my new "cruise ship")! Upon...
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    CCP Up for Sale?

    An end to an era? Bloomberg: Eve Online Owners Said to Weigh Game Maker Sale After Approaches "CCP hf, the Icelandic game developer that created the cult classic Eve Online game, is exploring strategic options including a sale of the business after receiving interest from potential bidders...
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    Let's Take a Trip to Another Galaxy

    I was bored, so I figured it was a good time to get a change of scenery. So I launched my little spaceship and left earth orbit. I paused at the moon to decide where to go. I had no clue, so I did what every great explorer has done in history when confronted with the same dilemma: I just...
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