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Elite: Dangerous trailer shows off multiplayer alpha action

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 06, 2014 6:30am PST

Chris Roberts's Star Citizen may be the big crowdfunded multiplayer space bonanza grabbing everyone's attention and money but hey, let's not forget about Elite: Dangerous. The long, long-awaited new space sim from Frontier Developments has rolled out the first version of its...

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"No they aren't. It's been confirmed. It's being considered whether they'll make it an upgrade ..."

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Zoo Tycoon (Xbox One) review: Zoo Impossible

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 18, 2013 6:00am PST

Frontier Developments caught my attention with a game that promised "Tycoon" style sim management and, yes, the ability to play with adorable animals. What I didn't expect was how deep and satisfying the sim would be.

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"The 7 is a hyper-link if you click it you will get the breakdown of what it means. 7 is spot on ..."

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Zoo Tycoon (Xbox One) preview: playing with animals

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 10:45am PST

It's been nearly a decade since the last proper Zoo Tycoon game came out. One has to wonder: why? There's something so satisfying about building a...

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"I wouldn't necessarily dismiss dictionaries as a solution, since sets have the same uniqueness ..."

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Zoo Tycoon coming to Xbox One and 360 from Kinectimals dev

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2013 8:40am PDT

Microsoft is drawing Zoo Tycoon back from extinction, revealing during E3 that it's brought the zoo management series back for Xbox One and Xbox 360. As one might expect from Kinectimals creator Frontier Developments, the new game also named simply Zoo Tycoon plays up the 's...

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Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter ends hitting stretch goals

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2013 6:45am PST

Frontier Developments was awfully ambitious in asking for a whopping £1,250,000 (around $2 million) in crowd-funding to make Elite: Dangerous. Even with a two-month funding period--double the length of your typical video game Kickstarter--it only hit that goal with 52 hours...

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"I see it more like throwing darts at a wall hoping one hits the bulls-eye. I've funded several ..."

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Elite: Dangerous video shows sky rockets in flight

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 26, 2012 12:30pm PST

A shocking rash of industry veterans hopping on the crowd-funding gravy train lately have banked on selling the idea by reputation alone, with very little to say about the actual game they're planning to make. David Braben's Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous was one of these ...

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"Goddamn I have a huge boner for this. Elite was the beginning of everything for me. "

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Elite 4 turns to Kickstarter

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 06, 2012 6:45am PST

Fans of classic sandbox space sim series Elite have clamored for a sequel for yonks, but creator David Brabern's studio Frontier Developments has been occupied putting out games like Kinectimals and Kinect Disneyland Adventures. Now it's finally ready to give a new Elite a p...

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"I saw that earlier. I'm very hesitant about this. Nostalgia does go some way with me, and I'd ..."

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Build-A-Bear Workshop brings more bears to 'Kinectimals Now With Bears!'

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 21, 2011 4:15pm PDT

Build-A-Bear Workshop is partnering with Frontier Developments and Microsoft to bring four new plush bears that can be scanned and used in 'Kinectimals Now With Bears!'

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Kinectimals headed to Windows Phone 7

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 16, 2011 3:15pm PDT

Microsoft announces that the Kinectimals series is coming to Windows Phone 7.

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Kinectimals Now with Bears! coming this fall

By Steve Watts, Jul 26, 2011 8:30am PDT

Microsoft is introducing a sequel to Kinectimals, titled 'Kinectimals Now with Bears!' It features bears. Obviously.

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"They should get those 7 people that were mauled by the bear to do promos for this."

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Frontier Lays off a Number of Staff as 'The Outsider' Goes on Back Burner

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 21, 2011 4:00pm PST

Frontier Developments--maker of the Elite series and, more recently, Kinectimals--confirmed yesterday that it has laid off a number of staff after...

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"It's a term you hear more commonly in the UK. Both Alice and this developer are British, so ..."

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WiiWare Game LostWinds Announced

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 20, 2008 6:13am PST

Frontier Developments, the studio behind games such as RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and Thrillville, has announced that it is developing and publishing a...

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"Is their going to be a (I guess you would call it) "file size" cap like what MS does with Xbox ..."

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Thrillville Loops Back for Sequel

By Nick Breckon, Jul 03, 2007 12:45pm PDT

LucasArts today announced Thrillville: Off the Rails, the sequel to developer Frontier Developments' theme park strategy game.

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"I totally read this as Thrill Kill, whatever that game was that ended up getting canceled. "

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Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Mar 06, 2006 8:15pm PST

Hey hey hey. THE NEXT GENERATION OF VIDEO GAMES [ps3] [nintendo] Some next-gen tidbits: (Be warned: there may be the words of analysts ahead;...

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"Did you click on the press release link? There's a summary of the story in there. Other than ..."

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Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Sep 16, 2005 8:00pm PDT

Seriously, if you sent me an email Wednesday or Thursday, send it again. I didn't receive it. :( Busiest, most exhausting week ever. Good lord....

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"I'm not complaining about the job I have. It's a great job and I'm lucky to have it. However, ..."

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