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No Man's Sky vs. Elite Dangerous vs. Star Citizen

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  1. TheBigEasy

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    Anyone following these games?

    I've been waiting for a while for a true space open world game... even better if done with Star Wars characters/vehicles/locations and story lines.

    Would be nice if any of these would come out for XBox One... but I understand the hardware would be lacking in order to do it properly.

    [ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D-TQIFqJBY[/ame]
     
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  3. Bas

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    Not a chance any of these games can function on current consoles.

    A couple of friends of mine play Star Citizen (beta), one of them has bought a $350 ship...

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/ships/carrack/Carrack

    The game does look fantastic, but you need a SERIOUS pc to pull this off. It's still testing of course, but a friend has just build a new computer (i5 6600K @4.5ghz), 16gb ram DDR4, 1070GTX etc etc) and only runs the game on 40ish FPS at 1440p. Obviously the frame rate will improve by the game actually releases, but it'll need a very good computer to run it regardless.

    When the game comes out I'll probably end up buying it. It does sound amazing. All I need is to upgrade my graphics card (I have the same setup as my friend, only an old card, R9 280x).

    I'm not convinced on No Man's sky. The concept behind it sounds cool but I think I'll be bored rather quick. I want things to shoot at etc, and apparently there's a good chance that which ever planet you go you'll be the first one ever to fly there/set foot, so the chance to see someone else fly around is slim to none, let alone a fire fight!

    Never heard of Elite Dangerous, though.
     
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    Just bought Star Citizen.

    Holy **** is it beautiful! I play it on low settings and it's still one of the best looking games. Unbelievable.
     
  5. TheBigEasy

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    Yea from everything I've been reading Star Citizen is really something special.... I don't have a gaming PC to run it though. It's tempting!
     
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    The game is only in Alpha spec at the moment, so lots of stuff to come still, and massive improvements in frame rate at that likely.

    Patch 2.5 coming end of the week apparently, and at 2.6 or 2.7 we can visit planets.

    If you're going to build a PC for this I'd wait a few months and wait until prices drop a little on the Pascal Nvidia cards, should save a good few hundred bucks on overall build. You need at least a 1070GTX to play in high settings.
     
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  8. TheBigEasy

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    Yes, I've been following the updates online.

    For a PC, I've been looking at this bad boy: Best Gaming Desktop - Aventum 3 by Digital Storm PC

    I've been wanting to build a home theater PC for gaming/movies anyway.
     
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    Did you get No Man's Sky?

    It's been an amusing week for that game.
     
  10. TheBigEasy

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    I don't have a PS4.... damn Sony and that exclusive deal they signed....

    From what I've read about No Man's Sky, it's a great start to the perfect game... they have the foundation built but they have a lot they can build into that world. If it truly is Minecraft in space, I want to be able to build my own space station base on any planet on floating anywhere in space... and other players can team up to defend or raid a base to steal resources.... + more single player story campaign.

    Star Citizen still looks better and can do the same... but it's so ambitious it could just be one of those never-ending projects that will get out-dated before it gets completed.

    Also, like I said in my OP.... I wish EA with their Star Wars contract would just pay No Man's Sky or Star Citizen for a license for what they've built already... but then replace all the artwork with Star Wars locations, characters, vehicles, and story lines... getting that open world 'right' would be the best multiplayer game ever.... play as a Sith or Jedi, or a bounty hunter, or an Imperial Fleet commander, or get a crew to operate a Death Star...
     
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    I'm looking forward to building a new PC to handle Star Citizen, it looks absolutely stellar! (pun intended)

    Has anyone seen the Top Gear spoof?

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SpsjUHj_II[/ame]

    -Mike in Marketing
     
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  13. TheBigEasy

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    Umm you must of missed the drama. The game is crap and averaging 60% on most review sites.

    It was an indie game that got massively hyped and now there is a massive backlash.

    It's not really like Minecraft.







    Star Citizen is just an expensive tech demo at the moment :p


    EA will never do anything like that they are too big.
     
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    Sorry for late reply. That's a damn beautiful pc! Only thing I'd get rid of (at that price level) is the 2tb HDD and swap it for a 1tb SSD for storage. Much more reliable and so much faster...

    That PC will play everything at ultra in 4k with ease, even the ''cheapest'' version.
    Heard the Multiplayer is even fake, lol.

    Start Citizen is damn beautiful, but I agree, at it's current stage it's a demo...
     
  16. TheBigEasy

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    It's coming along... will be incredible at some point:
    [ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l-epO6oUHE[/ame]
     
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    With a $118+ million Kickstarter backing it had better be! :)

    -Mike in Marketing
     
  18. TheBigEasy

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    True!!

    I'd think they could just hire more top developers to get this moving along much faster.
     
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