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EVE Online hits 500,000 subscribers, heads into second decade

Most modern MMOs launch to an initial flurry of sales followed by a steady decline in player activity, but sci-fi MMO EVE Online has lived life in reverse. The game initially failed to secure a large number of launch sales but has since grown organically into one of the most successful...

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EVE Online invading Japan March 28th

EVE Online has already captured the hearts and minds of sandbox gamers in Europe and America. Now, CCP is intent on bringing its sci-fi MMO to Japan (which boasts the world's fourth largest online gaming market). Beginning March 28th, Japanese players will experience New Eden in their native...

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CCP partners with Nexon to release EVE Online in Japan [Updated]

The Japanese games market can be difficult for western companies to break into, with accurate client localisation and translation acting as a huge potential roadblock. In an unexpected press release today, EVE Online developer CCP Games announced a strategic partnership with Japan-based MMO...

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CCP acquires new FCP hardware to fight EVE Online lag

Insomnia can be dealt with in different ways. Some people count sheep. Others pop pills. For those of us whose eyes are prone to glazing over upon hearing computer-related techno-babble, reading a dev blog such as the new network performance-related piece from CCP might be just the thing we need...

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CCP explains plan to get rid of EVE's daily downtime

The often-repeated joke that EVE Online is a 23/7 game may soon be put to rest. EVE currently has an hour each day, between 11AM and noon GMT, designated for server maintenance. During this time, important tasks that ensure the smooth functioning of the game are carried out, such as respawning...

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EVE Online server move delayed by database issues

Last week, CCP Games announced that the EVE Online server was heading for a move and a bit of an upgrade. Hidden within a few cabinets in a single datacenter is everything that makes up the EVE universe, from characters and ships to planets and the market. The cluster of hardware has been expanded...

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EVE devblog peeks behind the Tranquility curtain

Ever wanted to know the inner workings of CCP Games' Tranquility server cluster? You're in luck, as CCP Yokai has posted a behind-the-scenes look at both the current and soon-to-be upgraded version of EVE Online's live server setup. In a dev blog at the official EVE website, Yokai fills us in on...

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The Daily Grind: Gone fishing?

If you came from an alien world and had to evaluate our culture based solely on our MMOs... well, you'd probably conclude unpleasant things about our culture, but that's not the point. You would certainly come away with the impression that one of the most important hobbies we possess is fishing,...

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Why you should be playing EVE Online: One server, one universe

"Why you should be playing ..." is a freeform column from Massively.com intended to inform you about our favorite parts of our favorite games. We want you to know why we're playing them, so you can know what to play. It's been dead for too long, but now it's back. The ultimate opinion column,...

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Making fleet battle reservations in EVE Online?

This is probably a first in the MMO industry... EVE Online announced higher performance server reservations for large scale PvP battles. Unlike most other MMO titles where you choose a server to play on with your friends, EVE Online doesn't make you choose. Although the server cluster is made up of...

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