elite dangerous on steam players will get a key

Remember this issue? Well, Frontier have finally responded to a ~ 270 page long thread on their forums about the Steam key issue. Community Manager Edward Lewis wrote:

Hi everyone,

Some breaking news for you:

We’ll soon be offering Steam keys to anyone who bought Elite: Dangerous from the EliteDangerous.com store who would like a key, and to anyone who buys the game from our store in the future.

We always appreciate it when you buy direct from our store because it means we can put more into supporting and developing Elite: Dangerous, but we know a number of long-time players and backers like to play through Steam and we think it’s fair everyone has that option, not just new players.

Elite: Dangerous runs on Frontier’s servers, so we’ve been working with Valve to give you a way to seamlessly connect your Steam and existing Frontier accounts in a way that’s easy. It’s coming soon. From May 28 you’ll be able to generate a Steam key from your account page, and we’ll have full instructions right here on the forums closer to the time.

The team really has been working hard on this one, and we’re all super happy to finally have an answer for you. Thanks for bearing with us and thanks for playing, as always.

Edit: This applies to Kickstarter backers, too.

Ed

Good news everyone! 😀

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Alexander Rehm on April 2nd, 2015

elite dangers on steam players won't get a key - whatwasithinking.co.uk

So, the kickstarter campaign-funded Elite: Dangerous has been out for a little while now, and people are enjoying it (Metacritic giving it a 80/100). I for one really enjoy it, though I admit I should be playing it more.

Anyway, Frontier Developments, the company behind it made a serious U-Turn during the developments of the game, changing it from offline-enabled (as originally planned for the release) to requiring an always-on connection (though, they have made decent strides towards only requiring a very limited connection to be able to play the game.

Now, what many hoped would just be an April Fool’s joke, Frontier’s latest space sim made it onto Steam, despite David Braben’s original comment that he doesn’t see a reason for ever going there. Not only that, right now it not possible to activate your already purchased version of Elite: Dangerous on Steam.

Obviously, fans are pissed. Some of them have spent a decent amount of money on Kickstarter or in the Elite: Dangerous shop to fund the game, and having executive producer Michael Brookes tell people that there is no plan to give existing players Steam keys has just added fuel to the fire.

Being a friend of Steam, and a backer of a number of kickstarter campaigns, having one central location for my games, with the same friends list and same game tracking and achievements display is a very nice convenience, and as a backer of the game I’d like to state, for the record, that I’d feel very much entitled to a key, seeing that I helped fund the game, or at least at a very (very) high discount.

Edit: Looks like the complaints and requests are gaining traction:


Let’s hope for the best…

Alexander Rehm on January 8th, 2015

over 2,000 free games are now playable in your browserYes, you read right, just over 2,000 amazing retro titles are now available to be played in your browser, courtesy of the Internet Archive. While it is still in beta (and has the occasional glitch) pretty much all of the games on offer are playable directly in your browser.

Why not browse around and play titles such as Metal GearMega Man, Street Fighter 2, The Lion King, Wolfenstein 3D, Prince of Persia, Aladdin, The Bard’s Tale 2 or Sim City!

Click here to visit the Internet Archive’s Software Library.

Happy days :)

Yup, the first unboxing video of one of the very first (and very limited) New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions!

Since this is my first unboxing video I’d like to ask you to cut me some slack during the video 😉

The New Nintendo 3DS will require a MicroSD SHDC memory card (see here for more information), so you may need to purchase a new card if you haven’t got one yet.

Alexander Rehm on December 7th, 2014

From Software, the makers of the Souls games, has revealed new gameplay footage from its highly anticipated PS4 Sgame Bloodborne at this weekend’s The Game Awards.

The new footage focuses heavily on the multiplayer component, which appears to be showing three-player co-op!

Plus, we also get to see a makeshift flamethrower made from a modified lantern in action!

bloodborne-footage

Anyway, without much further ado: here is the footage:

Alexander Rehm on November 29th, 2014

How to change your amiibo's colour palette - whatwasithinking.co.uk

Now, the amiibo’s just arrived, and you’re likely going to use them for Super Smash Bros right away! As you know, when you first connect your amiibo, you’ll be asked to enter a name and choose a colour palette. But can you change it after you made your selection?

You can, by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to Games & More and select amiibo
  2. Scan scan the amiibo you want to change
  3. Once scanned, press Y
  4. Keep the owner (if you want to, otherwise change it here) and choose the colour palette / appearance
  5. Done

Have fun! :)

Alexander Rehm on November 24th, 2014

Probably THE best Diablo 3 clone? Lost Ark is a Korean-made action-RPG that looks a lot like Blizzard’s Diablo 3, just…. nicer!

 

Developed by Tripod Studio, the game surely does look amazing, though at the moment it doesn’t look like there will be a Western release.  For more information, visit Lost Ark’s website

Alexander Rehm on November 15th, 2014

So I’ve been playing around with Assassin’s Creed Unity using ShadowPlay (nVidia’s recording software), playing around with graphics qualities, anti-aliasing etc, and to be brutally honest, it still looks awful.

If you look at the video in full-screen / 1080p/60fps (you’ll need Chrome for that to see it properly) you’ll see what I mean…. crowds, buildings in the distance, even the character himself look washed out, blurry, low-res even.

I’ll need to spend a few hours in the settings and fixing up some config files I guess before I actually enjoy playing it :(