I really like Elite: Dangerous. I've spoken before about my love for its off-hand treatment of players - something I think encourages a very particular kind of role-playing. That said, I must confess I sort of stopped playing for a few months earlier this year.

Happily, with the recent Powerplay update (and a sneak peek at the upcoming Close Quarter Combat update at this year's E3), I recently returned to the cockpit and found that right now is a pretty good time to start (or carry on) bimbling about in space. Come join me in my diamondback scout and I'll tell you all about it.

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Johnny is one quarter of the Eurogamer video team - specifically the part that looks like it comes from East London. He loves pen and paper role playing games, his dog Watson, and pretty much any video game with a bit of grimdark to it. You are almost certainly pronouncing his surname incorrectly.

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