Monthly Archives: November 2015

Elite: Dangerous – Horizons Change Log


Horizons 2.0 Beta Change Log


Ships can land on planet surfaces!

  • Orbital cruise mode added
  • Sub-orbital flight mode added
  • Added glide path planetary approach flight model
  • Added the Planetary Landing module slot
  • Scanner landing radar added
  • Adjusted ships that can carry SRVs to have sufficient clearance when landed
  • Added the ability to dismiss and recall your ship
  • FA Off for planetary flight model
  • Added Planetary Approach Suites to all starter load outs
  • Added Planetary Approach Suite to all ships
  • Added current gravity strength indicator
  • Added role switch GUI panel
  • Can deploy SRV when landed
  • Can deploy SRV at planetary ports

SRV Surface Operations

  • SRV surface driving added
  • SRV vertical boost added
  • SRV turret added
  • SRV surface interactions added
  • Wave scanner added
  • Playable Scarab SRV added
  • Terrain scanner added
  • Added SRV specific control options
  • Add pilot animations for SRV



Elite: Dangerous – Black Friday Deals


Greetings Commanders,

The Elite Dangerous Black Friday Sale starts today (25/11/15) at 6PM GMT. The amazing deals below are just a few examples of the items going on sale – so make sure you visit our store and take advantage of these price reductions. The sale also features a physical copy of Elite Dangerous with a game code that makes the ideal Christmas gift for any potential new Commanders.

Black Ships for Black Friday: 29 free black paint jobs for all those that pre-order Horizons.

As part of our Black Friday sale we’re adding an Elite Dangerous: Horizons pre-order incentive. Every Commander who pre-orders Elite Dangerous: Horizons before Tuesday December 1 at 6PM GMT will get an in-game black paint job pack called Midnight. Don’t worry, all Commanders who have already pre-ordered Horizons, including those with the lifetime expansion pass, and those with Horizons beta access, will also be given the Midnight paint job pack.

With this pre-order offer you’ll get 29 black paint jobs in the pack – that’s one for each ship in the game! (excluding those in CQC).

This pre-order incentive will be withdrawn after 6PM GMT on Tuesday December 1 – so make sure you pre-order Elite Dangerous: Horizons now to get your free Midnight paint job pack. Those who take advantage of this deal will have the pack waiting for them in-game when Elite Dangerous: Horizons is released.

We’ve got some brand new merchandise and paint jobs available in store, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Our Black Friday Sale starts today and will end on Tuesday December 1 at 6PM GMT.  (more…)

Star Citizen – Custom Controller On Sale Next Month


Star Citizen’s custom controller goes on sale next month, there’s just one catch

The ambitious team behind Star Citizen has been working on a series of “bespoke” flight sticks for their spacefaring game for some time now, and one of those models finally has a release window. The peripheral, which could be one of the best new HOTAS concepts in a decade, may also have one serious flaw.


Elite Dangerous: Horizons PC Specifications


Elite Dangerous: Horizons PC Specifications

We are delighted to be able to announce the minimum and recommended specs for Elite Dangerous: Horizons!

The team has done an amazing job of packing in loads of new technology and art improvements, yet their continuing efforts on optimization has meant that the specs below are only a little higher than this time last year.

We will be releasing the VR and 4K recommended specifications shortly, but for now here are the minimum and recommended specs for Elite Dangerous: Horizons.

Minimum PC Specifications:

OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
Memory: 6GB
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470 / AMD 7240 (DirectX11 functionality required)
Network Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space

Recommended PC Specifications:

OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X or better
Network Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space

(Source: Elite: Dangerous Newsletter Issue #100 )

Star Citizen – AnniVERSEary Sale



“Coming from a four generations of Navy, it was never a choice for me. If I could’ve gone from crawling to flying, I would have. I knew it was what I wanted when I signed those enlistment papers. I knew it was what I wanted when I showed up to basic. I knew it was what I wanted when I graduated the academy. But I’ll be damned, as soon as I stepped up to the flight deck for my first mission, I was scared to all hell. I couldn’t admit back then, but I’ll say it now. Yeah, I was scared. It took everything to put one foot in front of the other. With each step as the ship loomed closer, I realized that the fear was really a sign. A sign that I was about to do something that mattered. That I was going to make a difference.”

– Lt. Victor “Pudding” Vanile
UEES Minotaur, 182nd Battle Group, 5th Fleet

Greeting Citizens,

We’re celebrating Star Citizen’s birthday with a huge ship sale! Each day for the next week, we’re bringing back a selection of fan favorite limited edition ships to the pledge store, so anyone interested can pick up what they might have missed. Today, the focus is on our heavily armed military ships, including the agile Gladius and the fearsome Super Hornet. For anyone who wants it all, an armada master pack is also available!

A variety of new ships will be available all week; they are listed below.

Remember: we are offering these pledge ships to help fund Star Citizen’s development. The funding generated by sales such as this go directly to the game’s ongoing production. Concept ships will be available for in-game credits in the final universe, and they are not required to start the game.