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EVE Online

CCP permanently bans players that vandalized monument in Iceland


Goonswarm's a bit smaller now
May 08
// Brett Makedonski
Remember that EVE Online monument that CCP gave to the city of Reykjavik? Yeah, that's been defaced already. Shortly after Fanfest ended, some players placed a Goonswarm sticker on the monument and scratched out a player...
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EVE of Destruction

Yeah, so no EVE developers came close to beating MMA fighter Gunnar Nelson


What a shocker
May 03
// Brett Makedonski
This might blow some fragile minds, but none of the CCP developers who went up against undefeated MMA fighter Gunnar Nelson at the Fanfest '14 EVE of Destruction event tasted the sweet nectar of victory. No one really ca...
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EVE Online

EVE Online plans to have approximately ten annual updates from now on


Kronos is numero uno
May 02
// Brett Makedonski
EVE Online has one of the most dedicated communities in all of videogames, and CCP is reciprocating that with some dedication of its own. Whereas most massive multiplayer online titles have a few large updates a year at ...
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EVE Valkyrie footage

Can you EVEn handle footage of EVE Valkyrie on Unreal 4?


Muscle memory got me typing 'Valkyria'
May 02
// Steven Hansen
Destructoid's Brett Makedonski is over in Iceland for EVE Fest contributing to the over fishing and extinction of whales. He also brought us a meaty (not whale) preview of EVE Valkyrie and I'm not sure if I'll ever write it ...

Project Legion is CCP's new first-person shooter for PC

May 02 // Brett Makedonski
According to Gaudechon, Project Legion is being build around three pillars (videogame buzzwords!) of gameplay. The first, and probably most important for an FPS, is that the developers want to make a game that is a deep and balanced competitive shooter. Second, sticking true to the core tenets of the EVE Online universe, they're striving to create a true sandbox in New Eden for players -- one in which they're less crafting a set experience, but instead acting as custodians of a game that allows experiences to happen. Lastly, again remaining in sync with EVE Online, they want a player-driven economy. Truth be told, there's really not all that information about Project Legion available yet. That's most likely because CCP hasn't necessarily nailed down the specifics yet. It's just a prototype, after all. Gaudechon off-handedly mentioned that CCP wants this to be a "re-imagining of what a first-person experience in EVE is," and it's easy to pick up on the fact that the re-imagining is still far from complete. As such, there are plenty of questions still in the mix. Will Project Legion adopt the same free-to-play model of Dust 514? Are they going to attempt to integrate the gameplay into the greater EVE Online universe? And, maybe most tantalizingly, what does Project Legion's existence mean for Dust 514? There's no denying that Dust 514 hasn't exactly panned out to be all that it was hyped to be. Will Project Legion's release be the coup de grâce for the PlayStation 3 title? Unsurprisingly, Gaudechon denies this, remarking the CCP is seeing a solid user base for Dust, largely attributable to the dedicated EVE community. When asked if the two games will be different enough that people would be inclined to play both, he responded in the affirmative. Despite those replies, it's hard to shake the feeling that this very well be the beginning of the end of the road for Dust 514. It seems that CCP is looking at Dust as a learning experience, and taking that information to a new game on a platform where its players are. Regardless of what the future holds for Dust 514, Project Legion proves that CCP isn't giving up on the first-person shooter genre anytime soon.
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What does this mean for Dust 514's future?
The exciting news out of the first keynote presentation on Friday at EVE Fanfest 2014 has to do with first-person shooters. Maybe surprisingly, that doesn't mean Dust 514. Rather, CCP's working on an entirely new ga...

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EVE Valkyrie

Katee Sackhoff is the voice behind EVE Valkyrie


She's Rán
May 01
// Brett Makedonski
EVE Fanfest's keynote on Thursday was dedicated to EVE Valkyrie, and CCP revealed it has finally pinned a voice for soon-to-be virtual reality dogfighters to listen to. Katee Sackhoff will assume the role of Rán, the V...
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CCP Devs to go up against MMA fighter at EVE Fanfest


Gunnar 'Gunni' Nelson will beat some devs down!
Apr 22
// Dale North
EVE Fanfest is an amazing event already, but this year's sounds like it's going to be completely nuts. The craziest thing they're doing is probably staging an event called Eve of Destruction, where MMA fighter Gunnar &ld...
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World of Darkness

Development ceased on World of Darkness MMO


CCP CEO states, 'efforts were falling regretfully short.'
Apr 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
CCP Games announced today that development has been halted on the World of Darkness massively multiplayer online game. In a statement, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson expressed regret over the decision, sayin...
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EVE Fanfest takes place May 1-3, 2014


In sunny Reykjavik, Iceland
Feb 27
// Dale North
CCP Games has a big shindig planned this year for Fanfest 2014, set to take place on May 1-3 in Reykjavik, Iceland. This year, they have a triple threat lined up, with Eve Online, Dust 514, and the delicious EVE: Valkyrie lin...
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CCP erecting a real monument in Iceland for their fans


It's not like there's anything else is happening in Iceland
Feb 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
So wow, here's a crazy story. CCP is erecting a real goddamn monument dedicated to their entire player base in Reykjavik, Iceland. It will "honor those who have participated in establishing the massive virtual universe." The ...

Oculus VR to co-publish CCP's EVE: Valkyrie

Feb 05 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
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First title to be published by the VR maker
Oculus VR has announced they'll be co-publishing CCP's EVE: Valkyrie. The space flight dogfighter will be part of the launch lineup exclusively for the Oculus Rift whenever that's released. This marks the first game to be pub...

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A missed bill payment started latest war in EVE Online


57 Titans valued at $200,000 have been destroyed so far
Jan 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
EVE Online, your world is so goddamn fascinating. So, here's the story straight from CCP Games. The N3 coalition made up of the Pandemic Legion, Nulli Secunda, Insdious EMpire, and other smaller groups missed a bill payment f...
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The Yule Lads

EVE devs dress up as Yule Lads to hand out presents


Iceland must be weird
Dec 19
// Joshua Derocher
I love CCP. They are a bunch of crazy guys, and every time they come out with a video it's always bizarre and amazing. To celebrate the holiday's in EVE Online, the guys at CCP are giving out in-game gifts on an advent calan...
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World of Darkness

CCP laid off 15 people working on World of Darkness MMO


The game is still in development though
Dec 12
// Joshua Derocher
CCP is best known for creating EVE Online, but they have another MMO in the works called World of Darkness, which is based on the popular vampire and werewolf pen and paper games of the same name. CCP told Polygon that they h...
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EVE and Dust 514

EVE Online increased incentive to attack Dust 514 players


Blast the planets!
Dec 11
// Joshua Derocher
EVE Online has been tweaked a bit to change-up how players interact with Dust 514 players. Dust 514 players used to earn orbital strikes be earning points during their match, but now they have to rely on EVE pilots to decide ...
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EVE and Twitch

EVE Online adds Twitch integration


Stream yourself dying in space
Dec 11
// Joshua Derocher
Joining the ever-growing ranks of games that support Twitch, EVE Online just added in streaming support. Pilots can now activate Twitch streaming right from the Neocom panel by logging into their Twitch account. This function...
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Fanfest 2014

Tickets for EVE Fanfest 2014 are up for sale


Get them before they are gone!
Nov 26
// Joshua Derocher
Tickets for CCP's mega party for EVE Online are now available. If you want to travel to Iceland and hang out with nerds who like spreadsheets, then head on over to the official Fanfest page and buy your ticket. Early bird tic...
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EVE Rubicon patch notes

EVE Online: Rubicon out today with 1.29GB patch


Reading patch notes is a good way to start your day
Nov 19
// Joshua Derocher
EVE Online: Rubicon, the 20th free expansion for EVE Online, is here at last with a hefty patch. The 1.21GB download has a crap ton of new features and bug fixes. I'm downloading it right now, and I should have impressions on it for you guys soon. Also, here's the Rubicon soundtrack on Soundcloud. You can read all of the patch notes right here, but I listed the most notable changes below.
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Player colonies in EVE

EVE expansions will work towards player colonization


To boldly go...
Nov 18
// Joshua Derocher
In an interview with VG24/7, CCP went into some details on the future direction of EVE Online. CCP want to begin bringing in elements into EVE that will allow players to construct their own stargates, leading to new systems for pilots to colonize.
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EVE Online: Rubicon

Watch ships explode in EVE Online's trailer for Rubicon


Of course things explode, it's EVE.
Nov 15
// Joshua Derocher
CCP released a new cinematic trailer for Rubicon, the upcoming expansion for EVE: Online. This new free expansion will add mobile structures, ghost sites, and a new ships from the Sisters of EVE faction. There will also be c...
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White space ships

Learn about deployable structures in new EVE dev diary


And it has some people acting like they are in space
Nov 08
// Joshua Derocher
CCP posted a new developer diary for Rubicon, the upcoming expansion for EVE Online. The company dives into some details about the new deployable structures, the new progression system, and one of the new Sisters o...
EVE Valkyrie photo
EVE Valkyrie

EVE Valkyrie might be coming to consoles and not PC


It might not be an Oculus Rift exclusive
Oct 24
// Joshua Derocher
Remember that Oculus Rift game that CCP put together called Valkyrie? Rock, Paper, Shotgun just spent some more time with the game, and while it still looks awesome, CCP made it clear that it hasn't confirmed the game for PC....
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Over-the-top unbox: EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Ed


Crazy
Oct 24
// Dale North
EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition is available today worldwide. CCP doesn't mess around, and they certainly didn't when they created this unboxing video for the collector's edition. We won't spoil it for you, but spacecraft, caves, and exploration are involved. Cinematic angles, costumes, actors -- all turning unboxing video tradition on its head.
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CCP nabs vet Jean-Charles Gaudechon as Dust 514 producer


Former EA Stockholm producer joins CCP
Oct 09
// Dale North
CCP Games has nabbed Jean-Charles Gaudechon as executive producer for Dust 514, their free-to-play PS3 FPS. Gaudechon was an executive producer at Electronic Arts Stockholm where he headed up Battlefield Heroes and Battl...
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EVE at NYCC

EVE Online will be at New York Comic Con this month


All the lore that's fit to print
Oct 02
// Joshua Derocher
CCP has announced it will be at the New York Comic Con, which runs from October 10-13. At the con, the studio will be talking about its upcoming comic book, True Stories, as well as a new lore and art book, called EVE Univers...
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EVE Online: Rubicon

EVE Online releasing 20th expansion in November


Power to the people
Sep 29
// Joshua Derocher
CCP has announced that EVE Online will be getting a new expansion on November 19, 2013 called Rubicon. This expansion will be aimed at adding some chaos into the game to rattle the cages of anyone who has been getting overly ...
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EVE Vegas 2013 full details


Oct. 18-20 in Las Vegas
Sep 26
// Dale North
CCP has just dropped full details on their EVE Vegas event, set to kick off this October 18 at the Rio Hotel in Sin City. They'll have eight CCP speakers featured there, as well as EVE Online and Dust 514 tournaments. Oh, and...

EVE Valkyrie was the best thing I saw at gamescom

Aug 22 // Dale North
CCP says that EVE Valkyrie was built to put the experience first. This means that intense space dogfighting is the focus. They've simplified the controls to get out of the way of the experience. The left analog stick controls your ship's pitch -- nose direction -- as well as roll. They didn't want players to have to switch between multiple controls. Yaw is set to shoulder buttons, lasers are on the right trigger, and a boost thruster is set to the A button. Best of all your ship's functions, the missile control really shows off the Oculus Rift. Holding down the left trigger brings up a reticle; turning your head moves this reticle around to find a target. Simply look and hold, and then let go when the target is locked to send your missiles flying. It's as cool as it sounds. Our demo was a three-on-three match against other international games media. We all started out by launching out of tubes into space, fired directly at each other. CCP recommended coming out with lasers blasting, and I did just that, but my left index finger was already on the trigger, looking for targets to pop up in space.  Look, lock, fire. Look, lock, fire, kill. The feeling of being able to aim and fire two different weapon types independently is challenging at first, but when you get the hang of it it feels fantastic.  You're but a little dot in space, open to fire from any direction, but you're also a powerhouse that can dish it out as well as any other.  If you're like me, you'll work your thrusters empty trying to run away from missiles. Better players stood their ground. All had fun. When someone locks a missile on your ship, a red warning light goes off in your cockpit. This is to prompt you to look down at a gauge on your ship's dash that shows you a graphical representation of your ship and the incoming missiles. Turn, boost, and do anything you can to out-steer and outrun them. It's not easy, but it feels great to get away and set up to return fire. It feels even better to take the attacker down.  For as fun as the dogfighting is, the immersive feeling the Oculus Rift gives really won me over. Looking around in your cockpit -- down to see your controls, left and right to see your ship's innards -- feels cozy at first, but looking off into space out of your ship's front window makes you feel small. Letting off the thrusters and kind of coasting gives you a real sense of weightlessness -- something you won't feel with even the most powerful game console on the best television. What also won me over was how great EVE Valkyrie looked on one of the rare Oculus Rift HD prototype headsets. There's only about 50 of these in the world, and all were handmade, but CCP wanted to have the best to show off their work and improvements. The resolution is up to 1080p, from the 800p shown at E3. This gives the new build about double the pixel density of its predecessor.  The end result is greatly improved visuals. Seeing the space between pixels is no longer an issue. Space looks lovely, as does your ship's interior. Text now is easily readable. The E3 prototype was already great. This HD build is just that much more impressive. Imagine how great Valkyrie will look in about a year. All of the the things happening in gaming right now are exciting -- indie games flourishing, new consoles launching, technology speeding ahead. But the Oculus Rift and the games being built for it really feel like the next generation of gaming. Again, imagine where we'll be in a year for now. I can't wait.
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Oculus Rift HD tested
I saw a prototype of what was to be EVE Valkyrie at E3 this year. Along with Respawn's Titanfall, it was the talk of the show. CCP knew they had something special, so they created a full game from this demo. Here at gamescom,...

EVE Valkyrie photo
EVE Valkyrie

EVE Valkyrie is an Oculus Rift space combat game


Well, this is cool
Aug 20
// Brett Makedonski
EVE Valkyrie has been officially announced at gamescom, as what started as an impressive tech demo has transformed into a full-fledged game. Originally code-named "EVE-VR", the Oculus Rift-powered title puts players in ...
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Dust 514 2x Skill Point week-long event is on now


Unn, double up, Unn UNNN!
Aug 08
// Dale North
Playing Dust 514 on PS3? You'll want to log on this weekend to double up on skill points and level up. The 2X Skill Point event started yesterday and runs for a solid week (ending August 14), so you have plenty of time to get...

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