Four Fastest Ways To Make Money In No Man’s Sky

The No Man’s Sky Next update is causing a resurgence of players to once again jump into Hello Games’ title. Although exploring the cosmos and discovering new planets and alien species is still at the core of No Man’s Sky, Next double downs on the action-adventure and survival elements by emphasizing base building, fleet construction, and equipment upgrades. All of which is very fun, but also very expensive.

Simply hopping planet to planet, mining ore, documenting new wildlife, and selling scrap you don’t need will build up into a nice chunk of credits over time. But if you want to get your hands on the best technology that No Man’s Sky has to offer as quickly as possible, you’ll need to start actively searching for the means of making more money. Some of you might have the time to stop and smell the roses on your way to financial success–taking small moments to strip a copper mine here or plunder an ancient temple there. For those that can’t–or simply just don’t want to–the video above is for you. Jake has put dozens of hours into the No Man’s Sky Next update, and it’s led him to cultivate a handy list of all the best ways to earn credits as quickly as possible.

Of course, money isn’t everything, so Next adds plenty of big changes that improve the aspects of No Man’s Sky for the explorers to enjoy. No Man’s Sky now has true multiplayer support, which allows you to play with your friends and complete missions together. These missions continue to push you further into the unknown, and Next adds new variations to photography, feeding, freighter attack and defense, archaeology, and hunting excursions. The universe of procedurally generated planets has also been upgraded with enhanced visuals that add a whole new color pallette to the game. Flying through space has never looked so beautiful.

If you’ve got a money-making tip that we missed, let us know in the comments below. Also, tell us why you play No Man’s Sky. Do you explore the stars in hopes of finally understanding an alien language, do you prefer constructing an empire of bases on multiple planets, or is it something else?

No Man’s Sky is available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. Next is live on all platforms and downloads to all copies of No Man’s Sky for free.

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Infinity War Director Details Spider-Man’s Final Scene

One of the toughest moments to watch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films comes from the tail end of Avengers: Infinity War. It consisted of numerous, shocking scenes the audience wasn’t prepared for, but in the audio commentary for the digital release, fans learned a bit more about Spider-Man’s final, heartbreaking scene. Warning: Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead.

After collecting all of the Infinity Stones, Thanos snaps his fingers and half of the sentient life in the universe dissolves into dust. One of the tougher moments to watch was Spider-Man fading away, which took a lot longer to happen than any other heroes. Originally, that wasn’t the case as we learned in the audio commentary.

“If I remember correctly, it was, ‘I don’t feel so good,’ Tony looked at him, he said, ‘I’m sorry,’ and disappeared,” director Joe Russo said. “And then on the day, we kept driving to put more and more emotion into it, and just went up to Tom [Holland] and said, ‘You don’t want to go. You’re a child. And you’re using your strength as Spider-Man to fight this.’ And then that was the performance that came out.”

Spider-Man lasted the longest on screen before fading away, showing that he has the most fight in him, even though he’s the youngest superhero in the movie. Holland’s performance is extremely powerful at the end of the film, and it’s one of the most memorable scenes.

You can hear the audio commentary for yourself if you pick up a digital copy of Infinity War, which is on sale now. The movie will come to 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD on Tuesday, August 14, and it’s filled with special features. Here’s what we learned from the home release.

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PS4 Flash Sale Happening Now On PSN In The US

Sony isn’t messing around this week when it comes to sales. Not only is the PlayStation Store running a Totally Digital sale on downloadable games and a Double Discounts sale that gives PS Plus members two times the savings, but now it’s doing a surprise Flash Sale. This weekend, you can save money on even more PS4 games.

Ubisoft has a strong presence in the Flash Sale, with many of its recent popular games getting discounts. The most recent one is The Crew 2, on sale for $42. Having just come out in June, this game lets you race across the U.S., swapping between cars, planes, and boats instantly.

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The Montana-set open-world shooter Far Cry 5 is down to $39. If you like the look of the three DLC expansions–a sci-fi themed one set on Mars came out recently–you can get the Gold Edition for $59. That version also comes with a copy of Far Cry 3 Classic Edition (which is also available on sale separately for $21).

If you’re feeling antsy for October 5 to arrive so you can play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you can pick up an installment there’s a good chance you haven’t played: Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered. It’s on sale for $18. And South Park fans can pick up South Park: The Video Game Collection, which contains both The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole, for $32.

RPG and anime fans can get the best deal we’ve seen yet on Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom; it’s down to $36 this weekend. If slashing up enemies is more your speed, Dragon’s Crown Pro has you covered for $35. And fighting game fans can grab Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition or Tekken 7 for $24 each.

You can find more of our picks below, or check out the full PS4 Flash Sale here.

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Monster Hunter World Adds Final Fantasy’s Behemoth In New Update

Capcom has rolled out a new update for Monster Hunter World on PS4 and Xbox One. This marks the fourth major one the game has received since it launched for the consoles earlier this year, and it introduces a variety of Final Fantasy XIV-inspired content, including a fearsome new monster to hunt: Behemoth.

The iconic Final Fantasy boss has invaded the New World, making this the first time in Monster Hunter’s history that a monster from another video game series has been featured in one of its titles. Behemoth is a particularly challenging foe; as Capcom advises on the PlayStation Blog, players will need to employ MMO-style strategies and designate tank, attacker, and support roles among the group to weather the beast’s onslaught and succeed.

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Behemoth also has some unique tricks in its repertoire that make it an especially fearsome monster to battle. Its Enmity causes it to focus on and “relentlessly” attack a particular target. It can also unleash the Ecliptic Meteor, a devastating attack that will cause players to instantly faint if struck. According to Capcom, the only way to avoid this blow is to hide behind smaller meteors that were summoned by Behemoth during the battle.

In addition to Behemoth, the update introduces a new set of weapons and gear inspired by the Dragoon class from Final Fantasy XIV. Players will also be able to get their hands on a new Palico gear set that turns the feline companions into a Moogle, while Cactuars can be found around the environment and even used as traps.

You can find the full patch notes for the latest Monster Hunter World update on Capcom’s official blog. The update is available to download for free on both PS4 and Xbox One. It weighs in at approximately 900 MB on the former console and 1 GB on the latter.

Final Fantasy XIV players won’t miss out on the crossover fun. As part of Capcom’s collaboration with Square Enix, the iconic Rathalos will appear in Final Fantasy XIV beginning August 7. Players who manage to beat the monster will get Rathalos armor and a Rathalos mount.

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Wario Takes Over Nintendo’s Twitter Account For WarioWare Gold Promotion

WarioWare Gold is now available, and Nintendo is promoting the new 3DS release by having the iconic villain take over the official Nintendo Twitter account. It kicked off with as much Wario laughter as could fit in the Twitter character limit and a change of profile pic, and went from there.

The madcap zaniness has included some looks at the games included in WarioWare Gold, some greedy admissions, and a slightly rigged poll that Wario is, mysteriously, winning handily so far.

The bit of flavorful personality is obviously meant to promote WarioWare Gold, a mega-mash-up of a wide variety of classic WarioWare classic micro-games with a handful of new inclusions. In GameSpot’s WarioWare Gold review, James O’Connor called it a “true greatest hits package that showcases Wario’s unique weirdo vibe, and this style of play remains inventive and thrilling.” It’s also enjoying a generally positive reception across the critical spectrum according to GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

Nintendo has turned these character takeover promotions into a somewhat regular trend. When Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze launched on Switch in February, it was Cranky Kong who took over for a bit of silly fun. We can probably expect Wario’s tenure to last through the day, if not the weekend.

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With Fortnite’s Android Release, Epic Makes The Unusual Move Of Bypassing Google Play

Epic has shared a few more details about the upcoming Android release of Fortnite. After launching on iOS back in April, the phenomenally popular battle royale game is coming to Android devices this summer, and the developer has now revealed that the game won’t be available through the Google Play store like most other games for the platform. That allows Epic to make more money on each purchase in the free-to-play game, but it means that users will have to go through a somewhat unconventional process to download and install it.

Epic confirmed to GameSpot that Android users will not be able to download Fortnite on their devices from Google’s digital store, but rather through its own service. According to the developer, this decision was made in part to bypass the 30% “store tax” that would normally be applied to purchases made on Google Play.

“It’s a high cost in a world where game developers’ 70 per cent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games,” Epic said. “And it’s disproportionate to the cost of the services these stores perform, such as payment processing, download bandwidth, and customer service.”

This stands in contrast to the iOS version of Fortnite, which is available to download right from Apple’s App Store. According to Epic, it would have likewise offered Fortnite for iOS through its own website if it were able to, but the closed nature of Apple’s ecosystem prevented that.

The other benefit of offering Fortnite through its own platform, Epic says, is that it allows the studio to “bring its games directly to customers.” Once it rolls out for Android, users will be able to go to Epic’s website and download the game from there. However, if you’re hoping to play the game on Android, you’ll need to have a newer handset, as Epic says the game requires a “recent high-end Android smartphone.”

The iOS version of Fortnite has been a major success for Epic since it arrived on the platform back in spring. It has reportedly crossed 100 million downloads on iOS alone and rakes in $2 million per day. While Epic hasn’t shared any footage of the Android version in action yet, you can take a look at how the game runs on iOS in the video above.

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Get PUBG On Xbox One For $12 In The US

Fortnite‘s battle royale mode might get more attention these days, but PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is still going strong. To help PUBG compete with its free competitor, a number of retailers have been putting it on sale in recent months. But right now the Microsoft Store is selling the Xbox One version of this Early Access game for the cheapest price we’ve seen yet: $12. You can buy it here. Considering that it normally retails for $30, that’s a killer deal for the game that first pushed the battle royale genre into widespread popularity.

Much like Fortnite, PUBG has 100 players parachute onto an island, scavenge for weapons and equipment, and set out to kill each other. A deadly storm closes in as they do, herding everyone to a single spot on the map until only one player or team is left standing.

Unlike Fortnite, PUBG comes with more than one map. It has the original map, Erangel, plus a desert map called Miramar that was added in May. A third map called Sanhok is already live in the PC version of the game, and is coming to the Xbox One version later this summer. A fourth map is also in the works.

From GameSpot’s 8/10 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds review: “PUBG’s technical shortcomings can undermine its broader achievements on rare occasions, but they don’t override your desire to continue playing. Each phase of a match presents a different type of tension that is equal parts thrilling and terrifying, driven by the insatiable desire to be the last person (or squad) standing.”

So if you’ve been considering picking up PUBG on Xbox One, now is the time to do so.

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Infinity War Director Explains Why Thanos Didn’t Double The Universe’s Resources

The final moments of Avengers: Infinity War were shocking and emotional for the characters on the screen and those watching in the theater. It left a lot of us with questions about the antagonist’s decisions, which rocked the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, thanks to the audio commentary track for the movie, fans have some answers they’ve been searching for. Warning: Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead.

As a quick refresher, towards the end of film, Thanos had collected all the Infinity Stones and then used the power to eliminate half the sentient life in the universe. This included many of the Avengers. During the audio commentary for the movie, director Joe Russo shed some insight on why Thanos didn’t just double the resources rather than killing everyone.

“People have asked us why Thanos didn’t just use the Stones to double the resources in the universe,” Russo said. “Clearly, he is not… he was told ‘no’ to an idea that he had, that he felt was the only solution, and then was proved right to himself when that solution was not acted upon. So his messianic complex, he is now committed to following through on the idea he had many, many years ago. He’s not a stable–although he appears stable at times–he is not a stable individual.”

That’s not the only thing the audio commentary taught us about the movie. Screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus skipped over Thanos getting the Power Stone from Xandar to avoid repetition in storytelling. Additionally, we learned about Sir Kenneth Branagh’s cameo early on in the film.

Infinity War is available digitally now, and it will get a physical release on Tuesday, August 14. The movie has a ton of special features, and if you’re looking for all the spoilers, find out what we learned from the home release special features and the audio commentary.

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Fargo Season 4 Adds Chris Rock, First Plot Details Emerge

It’s been over a year since Fargo Season 3 ended. With creator Noah Hawley hard at work on Legion, it wasn’t clear exactly when the next installment of the anthology series would come. Finally, though, there’s some news–and it’s big.

FX announced at the TCA press tour that Season 4 of Fargo will go into production in 2019 and star legendary stand-up comedian Chris Rock. According to a press release, the new season will be set in 1950 Kansas City, as two criminal families–one African American, the other Italian–work together to control organized crime. As part of their alliance, though, they’ve agreed to trade their eldest sons.

The actor’s joining the series marks his first series regular role since being the voice of the narrator on Everybody Hates Chris, a show he also created. In Fargo, he plays “the head of one family, a man who–in order to prosper–has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must, in turn, raise his son’s enemy as his own,” the release says. “It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes.”

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As usual, it sounds like the next season of Fargo is going to be a wild ride, and it’s one that cannot come soon enough. Of course, given that it won’t go into production until sometime next year, there’s no telling when it will actually be released. Perhaps the third season of Legion, which was ordered by FX in June, will film and be released first.

No other casting details about the new season have been announced.

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Destiny 2 Update Is Live, Kicks Off Solstice Of Heroes Event

A new in-game event has gone live in Destiny 2, giving you a chance at some new gear and challenges through August 28. Best of all this is considered a holiday event, which means it’s free for all players regardless of whether you’ve purchased either of the expansions or the season pass.

In Solstice of Heroes, you can talk to Ikora to play through reimagined story sequences, along with reworked Strikes and PvP matches. You can upgrade a new armor set to level 400 as well, which will make for a nice powered-up set in preparation for Forsaken in September. This is the only way to achieve a level 400 armor before then.

You can also snag some neat cosmetics from the Eververse, either by completing in-game challenges or purchasing loot boxes. All of this comes alongside the 1.2.3.1 patch, which squashes a few bugs to the Fabled Guardian Triumph and storing items in your Vault.

This lays the groundwork for the Forsaken expansion, which will release on September 4, just a week after Solstice ends. That expansion will introduce a ton of new weapons and gadgets, a new story that appears to signal the probable death of Cayde-6, a new faction, new Supers, and a new Raid. It will cost $40 by itself, or you can pay $70 for the Annual Pass. For more details, check out our pre-order guide.

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