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Elite: Dangerous Funded

The Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous shows that this Frontier Developments has surpassed its 1,250,000 funding goal with over two days remaining in the crowd-sourcing campaign for this space simulation revival. The project now has a 1,500,000 stretch goal which will add another 10 playable ships to the game. Thanks VG247.

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13. Re: Elite: Dangerous Funded Jan 3, 2013, 21:55 DangerDog
 
mac version milestone reached, not sure if that's a good thing or not.

perhaps they'll have to work exclusively with opengl instead of directx.
 
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12. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 3, 2013, 14:34 Parias
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 19:06:
In the age of the internet, sometimes you want to be social with people in the same room without giving up geeky pleasures.

I do this - it's called "haul my computer over to the other guy's place and play co-op games all day while yelling at each other each time someone screws up".

(In all seriousness though, I concur - boardgames still have a good place. We've had craploads of fun with the Battlestar Galactica boardgame)
 
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11. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 3, 2013, 11:32 Creston
 
Rigs wrote on Jan 3, 2013, 03:05:
Holy shit, Cutter already checked in, Creston hasn't had a cow yet?! Is he dead? Someone wake his ass up! His favorite game just got funded!


=-Rigs-=

I'd already had my say in the OOTB section.

Creston
 
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10. Re: Elite: Dangerous Funded Jan 3, 2013, 07:05 J
 
I'm going to need a damn deep box of popcorn for the run-up to and subsequent release of this one. Should be good! Popcorn  
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9. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 3, 2013, 03:05 Rigs
 
Holy shit, Cutter already checked in, Creston hasn't had a cow yet?! Is he dead? Someone wake his ass up! His favorite game just got funded!


=-Rigs-=
 
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'I know what you think you are, what you want us to believe! But I don't buy it! For three years now you've been pulling everyone's strings, getting us to do all the work, and you haven't done a damn thing except stand there and look cryptic.'
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8. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 2, 2013, 21:26 Orphic Resonance
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 17:53:
I can't get over how well tabletop games do with kickstarter and who has all the time to learn all the different one's?

tabletop games are doing quite well atm

the euro style games have a lot of similar qualities, especially the "worker placement" ones

its not that tough to get your head around because they tend to borrow mechanics or use slightly modified versions

some favorites: ninjato, agricola, puerto rico, starfarers of catan, merchants and marauders, alien frontiers, mansions of madness (occasionally.. setup is a chore)

also i like mage knight, but most people dont have the patience for it.. its a game that has entire player turn reversals built into the rules, because its so complex that its easier to just do everything and then rewind time later if you have to, rather than planning everything beforehand
 
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7. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 2, 2013, 19:06 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 17:53:
I can't get over how well tabletop games do with kickstarter and who has all the time to learn all the different one's?

http://www.kicktraq.com/hotlist/

My kids love table top games, so we have a lot of geekier ones: Elder Signs, Cyclades, Pandemic, Castle Panic, Setters of Catan. In the age of the internet, sometimes you want to be social with people in the same room without giving up geeky pleasures.

Speaking of table top, just last week I discovered Wil Wheaton's Table Top youtube show. Funny and entertaining, and about an interesting topic as well: each episode they review a different table top game.
 
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6. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 2, 2013, 17:53 HorrorScope
 
I can't get over how well tabletop games do with kickstarter and who has all the time to learn all the different one's?

http://www.kicktraq.com/hotlist/
 
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5. Re: Elite: Dangerous Funded Jan 2, 2013, 17:01 dj LiTh
 
Well they did it, glad without my money. If they ever make anything i'll be interested then.  
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4. Re: Elite: Dangerous Funded Jan 2, 2013, 16:40 Cutter
 
Elite: Vaporware
 
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3. Re: Elite: Dangerous Funded Jan 2, 2013, 16:36 The Half Elf
 
Well I'm skeptical of all kickstarters, but I do hope this and Robert's games ship.  
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2. Re: Elite: Dangerous Funded Jan 2, 2013, 16:35 nin
 

Still extremely skeptical....


 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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1. Re: Elite: Dangerous Funded Jan 2, 2013, 16:27 DangerDog
 
Despite there being so many attempts at making sci-fi space sims none have managed to capture the essence of the original Elite. Hopefully this actually gets produced, I'm looking forward to playing it.

 
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