Monday, July 30, 2012

IGN Players chime in on Dust 514

 We've spent the last few weeks getting opinions from players from the IGN community in-game and out, regarding Dust 514. These players recently got beta access from a number of different avenues and are important because they represent a more mainstream gamer. As a matter of fact, its our opinion that if the game is able to retain the massive amount of FPS players in the gamerverse, and it can, in addition to the more hardcore gamers, these are the kinds of players that it will also have to enjoy CCP's efforts.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The DUST and Slay Connection

It is no accident that CCP has had people playing Slay at E3 and in PSN Home to win Beta access to DUST. The game of Slay is still going on strong today in EVENT HORIZON (CCP Space in Home) granting people DUST Dropsuits for their avatars in Home. But is there something more to this small little game then just winning cool stuff? I believe there is.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Five minutes with BullyBoutya

Some say it was only a matter of time before it happened, but recently we sat down with a former member of the EV and BHD officer who is now at odds with the alliance and his former corp.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Eden's Deadliest Mercenaries

After Action Reports obtained from the training area dubbed Mordu's Private Trials, by corporation spies have identified what would seem to be a list of New Eden's deadliest mercenaries. The following mercs have excelled in the art of killing.

Monday, July 16, 2012

ContrabanJoe Interview

Contrabanjoe needs no introduction. He is famous in FPS circles for his ability to herd large groups of players effectively. The infamous 128 player stampede has over 300K Youtube views and will go down in online history. After long last, he finally agreed to sit down with our blog for something we don't often do.  A live interview. In his piece he gave us his NDA friendly opinions of Dust 514 at this stage, the infamous AIR situation and how he feels about KDR requirements.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Details of ROFL/EV engagements emerge

After months of an intel blockade, a source inside inside ROFL is finally coming forth information from inside ROFL, including some of the details regarding their engagements with the EV in New Eden space.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More Propaganda hits the Nets

The propaganda movement is in full swing, apparently funded by countless EVE pilots and many so-called tactical mercenaries. A new advert is in heavy rotation and seems to be  a topic of heavy conversation on the nets, secure and otherwise.

It reads: If you are younger than this. (21)
And when  you get killed you blame this (Lag) or these guys (CCP)
And after every game you check this (KDR) instead of this (SOV)
You have no opinion on anything Dust related.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Catch 22 of Dust 514?

The Catch-22 of Dust 514

"It's Deja Vu all over again!"
Y. Berra

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Game of Thrones (Part 1)

Game of Thrones

When DUST 514 releases in the fall the player count will out number EVE online active subscriptions of 400k by at the lest 3/1 (if not more). Now how many of those players stick around after week one is yet to be seen. One thing that is for sure is that some where in the millions of those players there will be Mercs waking in to a gameverse that has politics of which are years in the making and they will have no idea what the hell is going on. Well, anything outside of what’s in front of their cross hairs that is.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Will New Eden Burn?

It began as it always does, with hurt pride and the promise of vengeance.

This podcast [Link] perhaps unintentionally, has become a rallying cry for the legions of clone soldiers that reside in New Eden. While many of them have heard the horror stories of the exploits of The Goonswarm, most of them have never had an actual encounter with the real thing. For these soldiers to hear a transmission where one of the most powerful alliances allegedly views them as little more than expendable cannon fodder may have been the impetus for an uprising of Spartacus style proportions.

 "Guess what? I'm not scared of Goonswarm, I don't care how many ships they have. This is planetary warfare, they're not gonna command a million ships to attack me, at most they'll have a battalion of soldiers come after me, and as I said they're probably terrible, so it'll be a bloodbath. You honestly expect me to cower in fear because of a group of capsuleer pilots? Come on, pull your head out of your ass." - Mudmaster

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Global Conflict leaves EV

After a dramatic week of negative comments regarding the reveal of members of their secret alliance, its operations manual and the identity of its chairman by a source inside the EV. The Global Conflict Corporation spokesman has confirmed that they are leaving the Entropy Virus and are no longer affiliated. We inquired about their motivation for leaving but at press time we got no response.

As always, we'll continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Inside the Entropy Virus, Part 2

In the second part of  our special piece on the Entropy Virus, our inside source revealed more about the group's inner workings and roster. Our previous article took some heat because many of the group's alleged membership disputed their status. The controversy started because many of those revealed felt slandered by being grouped with the EV, and have since either disavowed allegiance to the group or claimed there was no relationship to begin with. Whether this is damage control being used by the group's leadership to maintain some semblance of secrecy or the truth we simply can't say.