AlisonW - The .com test site

This site is currently being redeveloped. Although it will work fine it will continue to look terrible for a while yet. Sorry!

2009-08-18 - 15:11:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Personal: EVE online | Gaming |

CCP Games, the Iceland-based company behind EVE Online and the forecast 'World of Darkness' MMORPGs has announced that EVE is moving planetside and has been under development by its Shanghai team for nearly three years.

DUST 514 is a hybrid first person shooter (FPS) and real-time strategy (RTS) experience set within the (MMO) EVE universe.

"The primary gameplay features brutal ground combat that takes place on the surface of the planets, delivering the visceral, adrenaline-fuelled experience of futuristic firefights.

Developed for the current generation of consoles – initially available on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 – DUST will be equal parts battlefield reflexes and strategic planning, allowing commanders and ground infantry to work together, utilising the real-time configurable modular weapons and vehicles at their disposal to adapt to and control dynamic battlefield conditions."

Actions in the DUST514 environment will affect the rest of the EVE universe: a DUST team conquering a planet will gain control of that planet in EVE too. Where EVE pilots are the fleet, DUST are the infantry. All in the single universe.

I've been looking forward to this sine I first heard about it last year and decided recently that I would create and run a 'DUST' info and discussion site. Keep watching this space! but until then go watch the trailer from Gamescom 2009 followed by CEO Hilmar Veigar Petursson talking about their plans.




Recent posts:


A Future in Europe
Mrs May
The cult of personality
Clinton v Trump looking more likely
Dangerous stuff!
Who do you trust with your life?

Latest tweets

Today at 21:55 »
"Do what I say, not what I do" has never been a good look for anyone.#StayCovidSafe
@hendopolis : FT UK: Act now or expect return to Covid curbs this winter, ⁦@sajidjavid⁩ tells public #TomorrowsPapersToday
Today at 20:08 »
@edent A number of major banks (naming no names) were still using £:s:d in their final backend reconciliation accou…
Today at 19:59 »
So Sale is starting the game tonight for the #RedSox. Given recent experiences with starting pitchers who will take…
Today at 19:55 »
@PaulDJohnston @sammachin Primarily it isn't, it is using a physical device to protect your account. A while back a…
Today at 19:35 »
@PrimeVideo @SAghdashloo @ExpanseOnPrime Madame Avasarala has the much better frocks.
Today at 19:30 »
@PaulDJohnston @sammachin imho yes. if the access and the control of that access are on the same portable item (pho…
Today at 19:28 »
@PaulDJohnston Something you know plus something you have, theoretically meaning your access can't be easily hacked…