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EVE Online

1 month ago

Eve Online devs CCP being bought by Black Desert Online company

CCP Games, the Icelandic mob who make spacebastard sandbox Eve Online, are being bought up by the South Korean lot behind Black Desert Online (that MMORPG with the weird and wonderful character creator). Pearl Abyss are to pay $425 million (about £330m) for CCP, with the plan that CCP will continue to run and work on their own games while also lending their expertise to…

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3 months ago

Doomsday lasers light up the galaxy in Eve’s most destructive battle in four years

The galactic war of Eve Online chunders on. A massive battle on Wednesday ended in the destruction of over 50 Titans, the game’s biggest, most expensive warships. The laser-laden space ruckus occurred when a huge fleet of ships appeared close to a Keepstar (a giant and powerful space station) prompting defenders of the space station to scramble their pilots and brace themselves for an assault.…

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Hundreds of pilots trapped by space scumbags in Eve Online’s latest galactic war

“If your enemy logs off, make sure they can’t log on.” - Sun Tzu, ancient Chinese general and fan of Eve Online. Yes, the space warfare MMO is once again full of exploding spaceships thanks to a new war between two large blocs of corporate murder fans. It’s as convoluted as any other conflict in this game of moneymaking and military skulduggery, but basically: a…

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5 months ago

EVE Online’s new expansion warps to Abyssal Deadspace

Spacejerk MMO EVE Online today launches its latest free expansion, named Into The Abyss, with a focus on PvE action. Capsuleers will get to venture into Abyssal Deadspace, a new form of spacedungeon, to fight a new faction of NPC enemies. As well as duffing up the mysterious Triglavian Collective, spacefolks will get to make and use their spaceships and new type of spacegun too.…

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6 months ago

Eve Online FPS spin-off Project Nova is still coming

Since the final death of CCP's World Of Darkness MMO, whenever the Eve Online studio go quiet about other in-development games I start to suspect they've smothered them too. They had been slipping into a similar pattern with Project Nova, the multiplayer first-person shooter set in the world of Eve, but now say "we're looking forward to unveiling the game properly" later this year -…

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8 months ago

EVE Online to axe voice chat during its back-end revamp

Sometimes you need to take a step back to take two forward, and sometimes your server infrastructure is such a colossal mess of interconnected software systems that you just have to hack out a bloody great chunk of it before anything can be improved. In order to upgrade their server software to 64-bit standard, EVE Online studio CCP are officially saying goodbye to Eve Voice,…

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CCP reveal plans to crack down on EVE Online botters

Like a lot of online games, EVE Online has a problem with botters - players who create automated bots to slave away in the asteroid mines. That problem only got worse since the MMO introduced its free-to-play 'Alpha Clone' accounts. Pressure from fans has led to this recent update on the EVE Online blog, in which creators CCP outline the state of the botting problem,…

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10 months ago

EVE developer CCP hiring for a ‘new and ambitious’ MMO

Sometimes, a single job posting can tell you a lot about the future of a studio. In the case of CCP's latest position listing, it's quite explicit. They're looking to hire an experienced lead designer to head up production in London on an as-yet-announced MMO. While thin on fine details, we can at least infer some interesting details about the Eve Online studio's short-term plans, and…

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11 months ago

EVE Online’s free-to-play Arms Race update is live

EVE Online’s ‘Alpha Clone’ accounts have gotten a major upgrade today, bringing the sprawling space sandbox one step closer to free-to-play. Alpha accounts are essentially trial accounts, letting players experience EVE Online forever, but with some strict limitations in terms of ships, weapons and skills. The Arms Race update pulls back some of these limitations, letting free players finally flit about in higher tier ships…

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12 months ago

EVE developers CCP pulling out of VR

CCP, creators of one of our favourite VR games, EVE Valkyrie, are ceasing all VR development, according to a report on Icelandic business site mbl.is. The Reykjavík-based studio is best-known for its fantastically complex MMO EVE Online but has invested heavily in VR games. Sci-fi dogfighting sim Valkyrie is its flagship goggle-game, but one-on-one ball-lobbing sport Sparc (currently PSVR only) is a bit of a…

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1 year ago

EVE Online’s free accounts getting to fly bigger ships

Spacegit MMO EVE Online [official site] is expanding its 'Alpha Clone' trial accounts. Alphas can play free forever but only with low-level ships and a limited number of basic skills. They're not useless but, as a returning EVE player with my own account lost to the sands of time and dead e-mail providers, I had fun with an Alpha for a few weeks then grew…

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EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone blasts off, making VR optional

If you fancied hopping into the cockpit of a spacefighter and shooting spaceships while Starbucks off the telly bosses you around but you didn't own the cybergoggles necessary to play EVE: Valkyrie, good news: VR is now optional in the EVE Online spin-off. Developers CCP last night launched EVE: Valkyrie - Warzone [official site], a rebranding and update which gave the first-person dogfighter support for…

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EVE Online player steals space station in massive theft

The galactic skulduggery of EVE Online [official site] continues. The infamous spaceship MMO has seen a massive theft occur in the typical Eve fashion: a dissatisfied higher-up of one of the game’s military corporations has flipped to another group, bringing with him not only money, resources and ships but, more significantly, a huge space station – a Keepstar Citadel. This is one of the most…

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2 years ago

EVE Valkyrie Groundrush update hits the floor April 11th

Out at the EVE fanfest, where I'm out talking to the movers, shakers and griefers of EVE Online, CCP have just announced an update that takes the VR multiplayer dogfighting sim from the wide open spaces of...space...to ground-based scenarios. Going by the title Groundrush, it launches April 11th with one new map, Solitude, which I've spent some time with today. Solitude is set around a…

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EVE Online’s Project Discovery to help find real planets

It seems everything has science in it these days. You can't even enjoy the simple pleasure of eating an apple without some Frankenstein telling you that actually, apples are made of science. Get back to your chalkboard, nerd. Even space isn't safe from science! Spaceship MMO EVE Online [official site] is bringing back its "citizen science" scheme Project Discovery, this time using real astronomical data…

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Open skies: EVE Online launches new free accounts

Intrigue generator/space MMO EVE Online [official site] now has a way to play forever without paying a penny. It's sort of a permanent free trial, as non-paying players are limited to certain skills and ships - but that doesn't necessarily mean they have nothing to do or can't dabble in the PvP shenanigans. The 'Ascension' update has also brought a friendlier new player experience to…

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EVE Online’s Free To Play Update Coming November 15th

One imagines that the recent glut of space games - yer Elites, Star Citizens, even No Man's Skys - are eating a few of the spacechips from EVE Online's plate [official site]. Why else would the MMO be partially removing its subscription requirement after thirteen years in order to offer free-to-play options on November 15th? While other games may scratch your itch for inky black,…

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The Casinos Of EVE Online Are Being Rumbled

The gambling dens and casinos of EVE Online are being shut down in a sweep of bans by developers CCP. This is because the game’s new terms of service – introduced to get the MMO ready for its upcoming free-to-play era – now include a direct prohibition against “games of chance”. This means gambling is now effectively outlawed. More interestingly, remember all those kingpins who…

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Send In The Clones: EVE Online Going Free-to-play

Space-bastard MMO EVE Online [official site] will go free-to-play in November, devs CCP announced today. It'll introduce a new limited character type that anyone can play for free, keeping The Good Stuff for people who pay a subscription fee. Which is probably a good way to get more people into EVE. It has brought us exciting space-stories of grand betrayals, bankers funding wars and maybe…

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EVE Online Free To Play This Weekend

Hurry! Engage the hyper thrusters! Blast the boosters! We're going into warp drive. EVE Online [official site] is free to play until 9pm BST this Sunday. Listen, if you're new to this, you're probably not going to get very far. You'll probably still be puttering around in your rickety space canoe come Sunday night. But if your little fledgling spacefarer heart dreams of epic space…

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