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Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« on: April 11, 2014, 02:17:30 PM »
The full Single Player alpha was released today for premium beta backers.  The premium beta purchase was $150.  A 50% reduction from the astronomical Alpha price of $295! 

$150 is still a lot of money for a game, but the videos just look too spectacular. I just had to try it. I had a really good month at work, so I couldn't help myself from splurging...don't tell wifey.  :'(

I will report back this evening.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 02:20:57 PM »
oooooo, waiting for your thoughts

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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 02:22:24 PM »
Bloody hell fire - $300 for a game?!

I hope you enjoy this one JH.

I'm off to look at videos not that I'm buying. Anything over £100 is too much. Over £70 and it has to be exceptional and my genre. Otherwise £30 - £50 is about the limit for moi.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 02:25:03 PM »
WOW :-)
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 02:25:22 PM »
Bloody hell fire - $300 for a game?!

I hope you enjoy this one JH.

I'm off to look at videos not that I'm buying. Anything over £100 is too much. Over £70 and it has to be exceptional and my genre. Otherwise £30 - £50 is about the limit for moi.

I know...I'm ashamed. I won't be able to look myself in the mirror for a day or two.  People starving in the streets and I'm laying out $150 for a stupid game.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 02:26:12 PM »
Hmm, I wonder if that means you are the current leader here on who spent the most money on a single PC game. We really should track that kind of stuff.  ;D
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2014, 02:29:43 PM »
Bloody hell fire - $300 for a game?!

I hope you enjoy this one JH.

I'm off to look at videos not that I'm buying. Anything over £100 is too much. Over £70 and it has to be exceptional and my genre. Otherwise £30 - £50 is about the limit for moi.

I know...I'm ashamed. I won't be able to look myself in the mirror for a day or two.  People starving in the streets and I'm laying out $150 for a stupid game.

Hey Thurston Howell III....let us little people know what the game is like. Lol
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2014, 02:34:07 PM »
Hmm, I wonder if that means you are the current leader here on who spent the most money on a single PC game. We really should track that kind of stuff.  ;D

I spent 199 euro's for a Collector's Edition last year... In dollars that would be 276 dollars at the current rate.  :-X ::)
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2014, 02:37:32 PM »
So - is this the spiritual successor to the famed Elite?
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2014, 02:42:28 PM »
Hmm, I wonder if that means you are the current leader here on who spent the most money on a single PC game. We really should track that kind of stuff.  ;D

I spent 199 euro's for a Collector's Edition last year... In dollars that would be 276 dollars at the current rate.  :-X ::)

Wait a second...you HAVE it and haven't even made a peep over here!?!? Start talking, dude...I'm very disappointed in you.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2014, 02:49:52 PM »
So - is this the spiritual successor to the famed Elite?

it is, and then some - im excited by the nostalgia and the memories it conjours up - its a no purchase from me but i really hope those who buy love it, it deserves it

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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2014, 03:11:30 PM »
Hmm, I wonder if that means you are the current leader here on who spent the most money on a single PC game. We really should track that kind of stuff.  ;D

I spent 199 euro's for a Collector's Edition last year... In dollars that would be 276 dollars at the current rate.  :-X ::)

Wait a second...you HAVE it and haven't even made a peep over here!?!? Start talking, dude...I'm very disappointed in you.
I thought he was talking about another game
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2014, 03:13:06 PM »
It doesn't look too dissimilar to X-Rebirth. It's probably totally different and plays better - but it looks very similar in the videos I've seen.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 03:14:04 PM »
did you play the first one?

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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2014, 03:15:35 PM »
I honestly can't remember - which suggests no. I remember it coming out and the stink it was causing because it was so cool...but I wasn't into "space" games at the time anyway...I was more into flight sims
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