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Post  TreeMunky on Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:50 pm

Just played an hour of Elite Dangerous through the Game Preview program. Really nice looking game worth a trial for sure.



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Post  dazzamann on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:01 pm

Might have to give this a go later.....looking forward to this.
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Post  Ackter on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:09 pm

The other game available, that I've already forgotten the name of, looks really interesting.

I'm not paying £25 to trial a beta though, even if I do end up getting the full version for "free" afterwards.
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Post  TreeMunky on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:14 pm

Ackter wrote:The other game available, that I've already forgotten the name of, looks really interesting.

I'm not paying £25 to trial a beta though, even if I do end up getting the full version for "free" afterwards.

It was a nice play and is cheaper that what it costs on PC, but I agree with you somewhat. That being said it is available through the Russia marketplace for £14.....
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Post  Moody Gnome on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:25 pm

Is that all you get on the trial? An hour?

Will take me MUCH longer than that to download the bugger!

Still - if it brings back those halcyon days of childhood then it's worth it...

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Post  Moody Gnome on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:29 pm

Ackter wrote:The other game available, that I've already forgotten the name of, looks really interesting.

I'm not paying £25 to trial a beta though, even if I do end up getting the full version for "free" afterwards.

Meh, not sure. Most of the fun games I've got through Steam have been betas (I recommend Kerbal Space Programme for anyone who wants a serious challenge!) and it's interesting to watch it develop.

If the trial floats your boat and you would probably buy the game when it came out anyway, why not? I've wasted more than £25 on some 'finished' Xbone games that were a complete disaster

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Post  Moody Gnome on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:31 pm

[quote="TreeMunky"]
Ackter wrote:  That being said it is available through the Russia marketplace for £14.....

I'll give Vladimir Putin a ring to see if he can invade Western Europe for us and standardise prices with the Russki Xboners...

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Post  TreeMunky on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:37 pm

Moody Gnome wrote:I'll give Vladimir Putin a ring to see if he can invade Western Europe for us and standardise prices with the Russki Xboners...

No need I'll just invade his Russki cyberspace with a rubles giftcard and buy it myself Smile
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Post  Moody Gnome on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:39 pm

TreeMunky wrote:
Moody Gnome wrote:I'll give Vladimir Putin a ring to see if he can invade Western Europe for us and standardise prices with the Russki Xboners...

No need I'll just invade his Russki cyberspace with a rubles giftcard and buy it myself Smile

Russki cyberspace? Hope you still have that dial up modem so you can keep to their level of technology!

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Post  TreeMunky on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:42 pm

Moody Gnome wrote:
TreeMunky wrote:
Moody Gnome wrote:I'll give Vladimir Putin a ring to see if he can invade Western Europe for us and standardise prices with the Russki Xboners...

No need I'll just invade his Russki cyberspace with a rubles giftcard and buy it myself Smile

Russki cyberspace? Hope you still have that dial up modem so you can keep to their level of technology!

Hahaha brilliant. War Games style Smile
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Post  Sedgendary on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:50 pm

Got this on PC but will also be picking this up for the Xbox
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Post  Moody Gnome on Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:56 pm

Well... My one hour trial consisted of bouncing up and down on a launch pad trying to figure out how to turn the engine off, overshooting my toxic barrel targets time and time again whilst firing wildly into space (tutorial forgot to mention you have to lock on first!) and almost getting arrested for loitering in a stardock entrance!

Watch the tutorial videos before you activate the trial is my advice!

Will probably buy it though - looks fun

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Post  Sedgendary on Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:30 pm

Yeah the PC version was like that for a long time, just starting my Xbox one now did buy it outright though
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Post  TreeMunky on Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:43 am

Had fun on this last night, game has a serious steep learning curve. Intuitive button layout once you work out there is a long press on everything.... could I get the console display up to ask for docking permission Very Happy Spent 35 mins doing the travel tutorial as I did't know to drop out of 'hyperspeed' then couldn't work out where the entrance to the station was (arrows on the digital display point the way) felt good getting it eventually. Agree with Moody though would of been better to watch the videos first, but hey give a man a space ship hes not going to read the instructions! Great game money well spent, if this is the unfinished project then the final will be a fantastic game and I'm happy to support.
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Post  Moody Gnome on Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:52 pm

TreeMunky wrote: Give a man a space ship and he's not going to read the instructions!

So true...Hell I don't even read the instructions to build Ikea bookcases.

I did buy it though and having a lot of fun so far. I have decided to go exploring the far reaches of the galaxy as the first person to scan a new star system gets his gamertag forever memorialised in that system.

Move over Columbus, here comes Moody Gnome!

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Post  TreeMunky on Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:32 pm

Moody Gnome wrote:
TreeMunky wrote: Give a man a space ship and he's not going to read the instructions!

So true...Hell I don't even read the instructions to build Ikea bookcases.

I did buy it though and having a lot of fun so far. I have decided to go exploring the far reaches of the galaxy as the first person to scan a new star system gets his gamertag forever memorialised in that system.

Move over Columbus, here comes Moody Gnome!

Haha this is exactly what I got up to last night 'to boldly go' and all that Wink
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Post  Tinkabeast on Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:48 pm

Been getting to grips with it slowly... and like you guys I spent a considerable amount of time working out controls.
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