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Elite Dangerous eyes September for its 4.0 version release and console to PC migration effort

The month of September is looking to be a pretty busy one for Elite: Dangerous, assuming Frontier Developments' plans work out as it expects...

Elite Dangerous on 4.0 update and playerbase split: ‘We’re not trying to be done with Odyssey’

After 13 updates to the Odyssey expansion of Elite: Dangerous with still very little joy to be found among players when compared to the...

Elite Dangerous players rediscover a unique gas giant that has been missing for seven years

How do you miss a planet? Pretty easily, to be fair, especially when the original discoverer didn't wite down how it was found. This...

Elite Dangerous confirms PC’s 4.0 version will still have a split between Horizons and Odyssey owners

In the beginning of August, Elite: Dangerous detailed the code merging happening for PC players, which would effectively move PC pilots to a version...

Elite Dangerous’ David Braben steps down as Frontier CEO into president role

David Braben, founder and CEO of Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier Developments, is going to be switching roles as he steps down as CEO and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 384: The World of Warcraft we’ll never see

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard's financials, the canceled WoW mobile MMO, LOTRO remastered, the Riot MMO, and Legends of Aria's monetization, with adventures in RIFT, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and Fallout 76, plus a voicemail wishing for an MMO amnesia button.

Elite Dangerous applies several fixes and closes the Azimuth Saga with a literal bang in today’s Update 13

Elite: Dangerous has released its newest update to the sandbox today, and it went off like a firework in a narrative sense. The actual...

Elite Dangerous Update 13 launches tomorrow as the Azimuth Saga’s end draws near

Update 13 of Elite: Dangerous is on the way tomorrow, releasing on Tuesday, August 9th, and with it will release the final piece of...

Elite Dangerous confirms Update 13 for August 9, outlines merging of Horizons and Odyssey code for PC

If you happen to be a PC player of Elite: Dangerous, you've gotten something of a one-two punch of news out of Frontier Developments...
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Elite Dangerous confirms Update 13’s release, fixes crashes, and elaborates on combat bond bug reports

The newest Discovery Scanner newsletter from Elite: Dangerous is out, featuring the usual hodgepodge of informational bits for players of the spaceship sandbox. The...
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Indonesian government blocks access to Steam and EGS for failure to meet a database registration deadline

The government of Indonesia is drawing attention and ire after it implemented new regulation for internet services and digital games storefronts that have resulted...

Elite Dangerous recounts Lavecon 2022, current community goals, and player-run events

The past couple of newsletters coming out of Elite: Dangerous have been generally tame but no less informative, as the devs have cast spotlights...
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The Cycle lowers mission clear requirements, tweaks matchmaking, and tunes endgame items

PvPvE shooter The Cycle: Frontier continues to turn the knobs in this week's patch, primarily focusing on making adjustments to missions, weapons, and matchmaking...

Working As Intended: MMOs that wish they were Star Wars Galaxies

"My friends and I would skin someone alive for an SWG 2," an old Star Wars Galaxies player recently wrote on Reddit, and that...

Bug fix updates to Elite Dangerous end up causing a new list of known issues

Yes, we're sorry to report that Elite: Dangerous continues to be unable to catch a break. Earlier this month, some hotfixes for Update 12...

Steam’s Summer Sale 2022 slashes prices on New World, Endwalker, Classic Guild Wars, and more

Steam's Summer Sale is upon us once again, and this morning you might even be able to access it without everything timing out! There are...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...

Elite Dangerous griefers stream-sniped Frontier’s own community managers

Back in May 2017, we reported on the killing of Salome, a character in the fiction of Elite: Dangerous whose novel-ending journey through the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 377: Isle thing, you make my heart sing

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online High Isle, FFXIV patch 6.15, Elite Dangerous Odyssey update 12, Albion Online's Into the Fray, Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, Starkeepers, and Lord of the Rings Return to Moria, with adventures in LOTRO, SWG Legends, and Life is Strange, plus mailbag topics on Diablo Immortal, opt-in flag PvP, and MMO character backstory bios.

The Cycle Frontier kicks off its free-to-play ‘pre-season’ launch as players decry a pay-to-win DLC pack

Near the end of May, developer Yager noted that its PvPvE survival shooter The Cycle: Frontier was "very close" to release. Apparently that means...