The studio has taken the wraps offthe upgrade, and there’s a lot more than what was hinted at. For one thing, there are multiple ground vehicles (exocraft in NMS lingo) — you can travel across vast landscapes in a speedy hovercraft, the previously leaked buggy or a “lumbering” but capacious cargo hauler. You can even participate in custom-built races when you’re done exploring. This is also a major improvement if you have high-end gaming hardware. PS4 Pro owners will get 4K rendering and subtler graphics improvements (such as delta color compression and automatic depth buffer decompression). Hello is also promising gamers higher-resolution textures, an HDR mode and more accurate lighting effects. And if you have to show off this visual refresh, there’s a dedicated photo mode that lets you change the time of day, cloud cover and filters to achieve the effect you’re looking for. Most of the other additions are nuts-and-bolts improvements. You can now own multiple spaceships and store them in a freighter. There are ships with specializations, too, in case you want a fighter to deal with pirates or a hauler to carry resources. A Permadeath mode, as the name suggests, ends your game if you meet an untimely fate. Also, you can share your bases with others — you no longer have to take screenshots or capture video to show your sweet setup. [Engadget]
Although this sucks because I’m in the middle of Dishonored 2 and I really just love some shadow killing, but NMS is becoming my go-to for a little R&R between games that I’m playing. I can’t wait for there to be, like, city-building in this game and I can become President of Planet Colinopolis and hold monthly races for cabinet positions.
YOUNG INDIANA JONES GD this kid should be fighting off Nazis and shit
When 14-year-old Daniel Kristiansen was assigned a World War II project for history class, his father jokingly suggested he look for a German plane that had allegedly crashed at the family farm. Well wouldn’t you know it, he actually found the damned thing—along with the dead airman’s remains. It’s being called one of the most sensational discoveries in recent times. Armed with metal detectors, father and son descended on the farm near Arabybro in northern Denmark. Years before, the father, Klaus, remembered his grandfather telling him that a plane had crashed there during the war, but that the plane was removed soon afterwards. The pair thought it might be fun if they could find a small bit of metal or two left over from the crash. Well, they found a lot more than that, uncovering thousands of pieces, as well as the remains of the pilot. [Gizmodo]
That’s some real world archaeological porn right there. I’m sure there’s a whole lot of professors out there crying in the shower right now because they didn’t get this opportunity when they were a teenager. If I was this kid I’d start venturing out into the world to find lost artifacts and civilizations. I mean, his life practically writes itself out here. Step one, get a whip. Step two, become a cocky smartass. Step three, but a plane. Step four, profit.
YOUR DAILY PUMP UP It’s just going to be a nice day today, I can feel it.