SGJ Podcast #70: Fawning over Elite: Dangerous

Fly Like an Eagle...

Fly Like an Eagle…

Welcome, my friends, to this episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast! In this episode, Jim and I fawn and gush over the recently-released Elite: Dangerous beta. Now before you worry that this site will become an Elite: Dangerous fansite, that won’t happen. That said, we are a bit…enamored, to say the least. Jim has the stream this time, even though we’re both playing the game at the same time, which means there might be some lulls in the audio. This miiiiiight be a better one to watch, but that’s up to you. :) Overall, we had a great discussion about the game regardless.

We WERE going to talk about Star Wars: Rebellion, but sadly neither of us could get it installed, so that one will have to be put on the backburner for a while. In it’s place, next week we’ll talk about the surprisingly fun space portions of Star Wars: Battlefront II! If you have a guest you’d like us to seek out, or a topic/game to focus on, let us know in the comments below or directly at Thanks for listening/watching folks, and we hope you enjoy the festivities. :)

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8 Responses

  1. John Oreilly says:

    How long is Beta 1 going to go on for?

  2. aszurom says:

    It’s apparently a non-ending beta until it ships, supposedly around December.

  3. Captain Kal says:

    Failled to install Star Wars – Rebellion? I will give it a try then!!!!. Has Elite:Dangerous an single player component or it’s more like Guild Wars?

    • aszurom says:

      Currently the online component is very minor. The only place you’ll see fellow players is while docking. Kinda sucks for that, so they need to get more multiplayer features in pronto.

  4. Captain Kal says:

    >>Failled to install Star Wars – Rebellion? I will give it a try then!!!!.<<>>Kinda sucks for that, so they need to get more multiplayer features in pronto<<<

    To be honest I prefer it that way. More of a SP person :)!!

    • spacegamejunkie says:

      You can totally play the game solo if you wish, you’ll still need to be connected to the servers for account verification and such, however.

      • Captain Kal says:

        BTW I managed to install “Star Wars – Rebellion” in my WinXP partition. But you cannot install it in a x64 system, since the installer is 16bit code.

  5. You actually can see each other in super-cruise… Also on your radar … holow squares are other humans. You will appear to each other as a bright blue light while in super cruise…

    The speed up thing happens only if you don’t slow down before you get to close…

    You need to keep it in the blue to ensure you don’t go too fast… the frameshift drive automatically scales your speed for you.

    Also the radar shows up static and acts squishy because it uses heat signatures to show ppl.
    Once you cool down it stops “malfunctioning” badly.

    Enjoy the game, it’s truly awesome.

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