The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has added EVE Online as one of the first fourteen video games in its permanent collection. The famous New York City museum’s new Applied Design installation opened to the public this afternoon and will run through January 31, 2014. It showcases a collection of video games selected by a panel of industry experts, amongst other media and artwork. Video games as art…who’dda thunk?
All you Japanese fans who have been waiting with baited breath for a copy of EVE Online in your native language need wait no longer. CCP has announced the localized Japanese version of EVE Online will launch on March 28th (March 29th Tokyo time). So hop on that computer and get ready to blast that uch?sen into space!
CCP, developers of EVE Online, released their expansion for the game, Crucible, just 2 and a half months ago. Which, of course, means it’s time to talk about another expansion! Senior Producer Jonathan Lander posted on the EVE Online community website today about the details of upcoming expansion EVE Online: Inferno, but chose to only reveal a few of his Inferno cards this time around.
We also had a chance to talk about the myth that EVE Online is too difficult to play, or that everyone hates you while playing it, and dispel those rumors with some more concrete information and facts.
CCP has announced that voting for the EVE is Real contest has begun.
EVE is Real site is a collection of videos, images, and text created by players archiving the eight years of EVE Online’s persistent universe. Over 4000 player-made images, videos and posts are located on the site. The site is divided into the categories of War, Exploration, Corp Recruitment, Freestyle, and EVE is Real, the last of which seems to be a collection of player views on how realistic and lifelike various aspects of EVE gameplay feels to them. The posts range from poignant and precious to terrifying or hilarious.
Every person can vote for one image and one video per day. Prizes include 20 GEFORCE GTX 460 SE video cards for image winners and a grand prize of an ALIENWARE AREA-51 PC for the video contest winner. Voting ends September 1st.
CCP recently announced their EVE is Real site which stores a growing collection of some pretty awesome videos, images, and texts created by players archiving the eight years of EVE Online’s persistent universe.
More than 1000 player-made images, videos and posts have been received so far. The museum is cataloged into War, Exploration, Corp Recruitment, Freestyle, and EVE is Real, the last of which seems to be a collection of player views on how realistic and lifelike various aspects of EVE gameplay feels to them. The posts range from poignant and precious to terrifying or hilarious.
EVE is Real is also running a series of contests that will benefit individual EVE players as well as the EVE gamer universe as a whole. The EVE is Real site provides a method of sharing these videos, images, and text with other players. Each piece of content that is shared is counted towards a whole, with an unknown bulk number unlocking an amount of Aurum for the entire EVE universe.
The first level of sharing rewards was unlocked this week, triggering a 1,000 Aurum reward for each of EVE’s subscribers, the equivalent of over $1.89MM USD worth of virtual currency and the equivalent of 107,000 months of gametime (AKA PLEX). Aurum was recently introduced with the Noble Exchange as part of EVE Online: Incarna, EVE’s latest free expansion. There are still three more levels to unlock.
There is also an image and video contest to enter. Submissions can be made until August 18th, at which time EVE Online players will vote on all images and videos available until the contest ends on September 1st. Players can win a GEFORCE GTX 460 SE or ALIENWARE AREA-51 PC.
CCP has announced the launch of Incarna 1.0, providing pilots of EVE Online their first opportunity to step outside of their spaceships with the introduction of the Captain’s Quarters.
The Captain’s Quarters brings with it a ton of features, including Strategic Data and News Feeds, a walkway balcony that allows you to view in its entirety your ship, and panels for managing your planetary structures and selecting agents for missions. You’ll also be able to do a ton of more customization with a mirror specially developed for creating new wardrobes and changing your appearance.
In addition, Incarna 1.0 has added updates to ships and turrets, improved performance and balanced gameplay more, and added the Noble Exchange, where luxury items, rarities and articles of distinction can be purchased.
Looking at the patch notes, we were interested to note that on Macs, depth effects had been disabled but only if you have an ATI card. We have a question regarding this into CCP, and will report back when we get a response.
CCP has released some initial information about a big feature coming in the next update for EVE Online…Incarna. This feature, the Captain’s Quarters, will change the way individual players relate to the game.
From the EVE Insider blog:
Captain’s Quarters are your place of power, center of your control, operational nucleus, living room and home office. They are the dusty motel room for the vagabond capsuleer. Whether docking your ship to a station or entering EVE for the first time through the character creation, you will enter the Captain’s Quarters as the living, breathing EVE You. It’s a new dimension of immersion. For all players ( the future newbies/future points on your killboard), it finally gives EVE a human face, a sense of familiarity to “real life” and other games.
You can read more at the EVE Insider blog about this cool new feature.