Spacefaring indie hit FTL's Advanced Edition now available as a free download

Stop what you are doing and download the new FTL update right now. Swish new iPad version also available for $10.

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The Advanced Edition update for the fantastic FTL: Faster Than Light is now available as a free download on PC.

Users who own the game on Steam should get the update beamed automatically onto their hard drives using Gaben's special magic powers, and the game's developers have created a page with instructions for those who purchased the game from another outlet.

The free Advanced Edition adds mind control and hacking systems, a new sector, and events written by author Tom Jubert and Fallout: New Vegas scribe Chris Avellone, alongside new weapons, effects, layouts, and environments. The update will also add tweaks to the whole game, including the option to save and quit during combat.

Meanwhile, FTL has now been released for the iPad. The game costs $10 and runs on an iPad 2 or newer, and comes with the Advanced Edition by default.

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This game is amazing!

Personally, I like to keep the beacon-path-aid turned off. This way you have to put more thought and heartpounding in your routes.

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Great update. Loving all of the new stuff. Honestly my favorite change is how when you hover over your next jump point the game now shows which points you'll be able to jump through from there. It seems like a minor thing, but in a game where every jump can count making a dumb mistake and jumping to a location that won't get you where you want to go can ruin an entire run. So great update.

Also like the changes and updates to the crew movement. A lot of really awesome stuff to make moving your crew around way easier.

Overall this update made a good game into a truly great game. Awesome work!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> apparently it was already there in the options :\

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what an odd article.





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not even covered in the "new releases".

half a job mary !

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I got the game during the holiday sales, but still haven't had time to get into it, work and all. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I should be able to try it (it was cheap anyway so even if I don't like it there's no big loss).

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I got my copy during the steam holiday sale as well. Amazing game. This dlc will defiantly get me back into it.

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you have to read the whole title because I initially thought the game was free but I selectively read the title and not the whole title because there was never a Advanced FTL Edition, What Gamespot should have done was put DLC after it in brackets.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> yeah very misleading theme, you would think an editor would have look at the title before posting it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>If Gamespot had editors Eddie wouldn't be allowed to post anything.

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So, how do you get the game for free?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> you don't get the game for free, you buy the game and get the update for free.

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This game was already amazing... now it's even better? Heck yeah.

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See, this is how you make DLC - FREE FOR ALL.

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So the iTurd gets it but Android doesn't? F*^K THAT!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> give it a couple of months, and besides $10 bucks for mobile makes no sense since the PC version cost the same, maybe if it was $5, but $10 is too much.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It's the exact same game but with touch controls. It's worth $10 on any platform.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>Was I saying this should be the case with every game? No. I'm saying it's the case with FTL. It's a steal at $10 on any platform. It. Not everything.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>If that where the case then XCOM would have been $59.99 on Ipad and Iphone also. Mobile shouldn't be the same as a console, it beats the point of being mobile.

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What about those comic book-style scenes I see in the trailer? Does the game use them for narrative?

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Why the hell make another article about this with such a misleading title? The game is not free, the update has always been free... damn your click bait GS

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I know, right?

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GameSpot things just keep getting worse and worse with you.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> How so?

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bait and switch title.

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Bad title. It reads as if the game was now free. Please edit it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> not until it gets enough traffic.

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This game is fantastic, really looking forward to the update.

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Wow a free update, now that is new.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Maybe if you live in console-land.

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I've been mislead by this click-bait title.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> this isnt click/bait. There are no microtransactions and it is one of the best games of its type in the last few years.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>It is bit of a clickbait. It says "now available as free download" with no mention of it being a update to already existing game. It's like they're saying the game itself is free. Something like "FTL's new update now available as free download" would make much more sense.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>hey it is free, after you pay the initial 9.99, then you can keep downloading it for free every time you want.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Microtransactions? What are you talking about? The misleading part is that the title reads as if the game was now free, while what is free is the update. Just look at all the comments.

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That title is too misleading. This is not free.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If you would read the byline, it says flat out that the update is free, not the game. Also note that reading that byline takes about a tenth the time you took to post your complaint.

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SAVE AND QUIT DURING COMBAT??? HOLY CRAP - THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING!!!!!!

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Confusing headline

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I would really like to see a vita version of this game.

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