Lave Radio Episode 94

distant worldsWe dive off the deepend this week as we try to figure out what the BGS is actually doing and if Horizons is actually worth it.
Aired 12th January 2016
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Show Notes:

  • Main Discussion
    • Background Sim Discussion
    • Is Elite Dangerous Hozizons Worth it?
      • The general response to Horizons has been mixed at best with a lot of negative press and reviews. What needs to done to change this perception?
        “In summary; Horizons adds no meaningful content to the game, built on the dubious and hollow promise that it’ll be worth the $60 by December 2016. Frontier is financially incentivized not to deliver, and cannot be held accountable until the next paid expansion cycle, when the game will definitely perish forever. Christ, I hope I’m wrong. I so, so want to be wrong.It breaks my heart, but you should pass on this. Instead, consider purchasing the base game for the world’s best deep-space exploration simulator experience, priced at a very reasonable $30.” http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197979999790/recommended/419270/)
      • Elite: Dangerous – Lack of Content & Gameplay? What Really is the thing Horizons Needs? (Video by Obsidian Ant)

EGX Developer Interviews

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Ben gets his geek on by interviewing Michael Brookes and Sandy Sammarco from Frontier Development, as well as Mark Morris from Introversion Software at Euro Gamer in Birmingham
Recorded 25/09/2015 and 26/09/2015

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Further here are the links to Frontier and Introversion’s Developer Sessions at EGX where they made some pretty massive announcements!

Special Interview: David Wessman – STARFIGHTER INC

Starfighter Space BattleEarlier this week we were lucky enough to talk with veteran game designer David Wessman who worked on the X-Wing series of games amongst others. He’s now working on a new game which is going through Kickstarter at the moment called STARFIGHTER INC by Impeller Studios, which is looking amazing and different from other new Space Sims out there. It’s much more immediate action, with hardcore PVP Space Combat and realistic Newtonian physics.

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Writers Interview 18 – Michael Brookes – Elite: Legacy

M BrookesLisa takes to the Frontier Development offices to have a chat with the author of the official Elite: Dangerous fiction novel “Elite: Legacy”, Executive Producer Michael Brookes, about his new book. As a favour to us he agreed to judge our Elite: Legacy drabble competition to win a copy of the book. Listen to the interview to find out who Michael chose and hear him read the winners entry!

Thank you to Frontier and Michael for taking the time to talk to us. You can check out his writing over on his personal site The Cult of Me.


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Lave Radio Emergency Broadcast – EGX David Braben Interview

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Fozza and Lisa check out the EGX (formally EuroGamer Expo) at Earls Court in London. David stops by to talk about 30 Years in the industry, Elite , and the latest from Elite Dangerous.

We’d also like to give a big shout-out to the members of the Elite community who made the interview possible by helping us arrange for some great recording equipment. Thank you.


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