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Earth & Beyond updated

Time of the month.

Electronic Arts' has released details on this months update for online space RPG Earth & Beyond. The monthly updates are designed to push along the story and make the player feel as if they are involved in an epic, constantly evolving plot [So er, why announce what you're going to do in advance? -puzzled Ed]. This latest update sees Kahn, the leader of the Progen Centuriata warriors, declaring war on a mysterious alien species whose ships have been gathering in numbers across the majority of explored space in recent months. Dant dant daahhh.

EA has also taken the opportunity to sneak in a few fixes for the game, improving the intelligence of enemies and offering better guild amenities that include customisable guild ranks and guild leadership management amongst others.