You almost certainly saw the news when it landed - or rather, invaded - last week, but first contact has been made in Elite: Dangerous.
I really like Elite: Dangerous, even if it does go out of its way to make you feel unimportant.
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.
Video games often aim to take you away from the real world, but sometimes developers include something that breaks the fantasy and reminds you that there is life outside the monitor. From the humorous to the incredibly touching, I take a look at a few examples of games that bring you back to reality.
The infinite reaches of space have inspired humans ever since they first decided looking up at night might be worth a go. Elite: Dangerous gives you the chance to explore those reaches to your heart's content, which should make you feel pretty special - or at least it would if Elite didn't spend every waking minute trying to convince you you're a nobody. Rather than being dissuaded, I reckon this makes Elite: Dangerous one of the best role-playing experiences I've had in years...