Eve Online

Dust 514 release date confirmed

at 10:10am April 29 2013

CCP’s long-awaited shooter is coming to PS3 on May 14; companion app also dated.

Eve Online passes 500,000 subscribers

at 11:31am February 28 2013

Worldwide user base reaches half a million milestone as its player base continues to grow.

Dust 514: Eve’s world collides with CCP’s PS3 shooter

at 06:00pm February 27 2013

As Dust’s ground war finally spills onto Eve’s PC servers, we head to Reykjavik to discover how CCP plans to host cross-platform, universe-spanning dramas.

Eve Online and Dust 514 servers to merge tomorrow, bringing console and PC players together

at 01:10pm January 9 2013

CCP will migrate Dust 514 players into the wider Eve Online world for the first time tomorrow, though gameplay and financial interactions will be initially limited.

“This is a massive technical and game design endeavour and so the overlap in gameplay is intentionally contained for now,” explains a post on the Eve Online dev blog. “It is of course very important that we do not upset the serious business of internet spaceships.”

A history of griefing: meet the gamers who, if you’re lucky, only want to ruin your day for kicks

at 11:33am January 4 2013

You’re in the zombie nightmare of DayZ and about to be eaten by one of the charging undead when suddenly a helicopter appears. Its pilots – and simply owning a helicopter lets you know they’re big shots – gun down your pursuer and offer you a lift. What you don’t know is that instead of flying you to safety, your destination is the tiny, featureless Schadenfreude Island some 15km off the main coast of Chernarus. The only reason they’ve saved you is for the amusement of knowing you’re condemned to stand there until you waste away, and that they were smart enough to fool you.

From Eve Online to Dust 514: CCP goes free-to-play

at 03:54pm September 18 2012

Successful exponents of free-to-play will tell you that it requires a delicate balance of temptation and reward; juggling the needs of a majority of non-paying players with those of the minority who do, but ensuring nobody is unfairly disadvantaged in the process. Despite its inexperience with F2P, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that Icelandic developer CCP – which, in Eve Online, has built a world so rich it supports its own democratic government and economy – is better placed than most when it comes to understanding and successfully exploiting a new financial model.

The Art Of: Eve Online

at 10:44am August 21 2012
Fire and ice: the art of Eve Online

Warping across a single star map shared by tens of thousands of fellow ‘capsuleers’ isn’t all that draws people to Eve Online. Ironically, it’s the supreme hostility of that experience, felt in every aspect of CCP’s art design, that’s made the MMOG so intriguing to outsiders and valued to its players.

E3 2012: CCP Games announces Dust 514 Vita app

at 07:49pm June 6 2012

Eve Online developer CCP has revealed a companion Vita app for its upcoming MMOFPS Dust 514 at E3 2012.The app is called NeoCom, and enables players to manage Dust 514's social elements, equipment customisation and character management while out and about. Or, indeed, waiting for the latest PS3 update to download.

We’ve only scratched the surface of cross-platform gaming

at 12:26pm May 21 2012
We’ve only scratched the surface of cross-platform gaming

It’s clear to everyone by now that the rise of connected platforms such as Facebook, iOS and Android is profoundly changing gaming, with the arrival of hundreds of millions of new players opening up countless business and creative opportunities. Equally important, though, is the fact that most people now play games on more than one platform, having the opportunity to engage in gaming anywhere, at any time.

Eve Online council chair quits

at 01:39pm March 29 2012

The chairman of Eve Online’s player-elected Council Of Stellar Management (CSM) has resigned from his position after he encouraged attendees of last weekend’s Eve Fanfest to harrass a suicidally depressed player.

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