frontier developments

  1. Scott Tortorice

    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...
  2. Scott Tortorice

    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...
  3. Scott Tortorice

    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...
  4. Scott Tortorice

    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...
  5. Scott Tortorice

    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...
  6. Scott Tortorice

    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...
  7. Scott Tortorice

    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...
  8. Scott Tortorice

    The Mundane Adventures of a Drunk Cmdr.

    I...don't remember how I got here. I remember something about a dive bar at the deepest, darkest corner of an industrial outpost; something about "zero-G milled rye"; something about angry words, flashes of fists, and then the unconscious void. And that was about it. Quite to my surprise, my...
  9. Scott Tortorice

    Planet Coaster Crash Trailer

    Not my type of game (I think), but this is pretty darn entertaining. :D
  10. Scott Tortorice

    Space is Noir

    One of my favorite science fiction books of all time is the classic Downbelow Station by CJ Cheryl. Why I so love this book is because it is one of the few science fiction tales that really pounds home the idea that outer space can be a dark place. And by “dark” I don’t just mean metaphorically...