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CCP: Join the Dust 514 Double Skill Point Weekend on PlayStation 3

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90w ago - CCP Sentinel's Ryan Geddes has officially invited fans to join the Dust 514 double skill point weekend on PlayStation 3 today!

To quote: As an immortal mercenary in DUST 514, Skill Points are your dearest friends. They're your path to better gear, faster movement, deeper customization and even social standing. And on the war-torn planetary battlefields of New Eden, they don't come cheap.

For an extended weekend, we're doubling the number of Skill Points our bullet-scarred beta testers will gain in every battle, from 1 November through 8 November. That means every headshot, NULL Cannon hack, dropship takedown - everything you do on the battlefield - will get you twice as close to your goal of galactic dominance.

Whether you're working toward building the ultimate tank commander, striving to become a megacorporation CEO or simply trying to piece together your own unique hybrid warrior class, every single Skill Point helps.

If you're already playing the beta, you won't want to miss the DUST 514 Double Skill Point Weekend. Our latest build, Codex, introduced new environments, weapons, avatars, equipment and a lot more. And if you haven't given the beta a shot yet, now is the perfect time to step onto into New Eden.

DUST 514 is a free-to-play first-person...
 

DUST 514 New Player Corporation Features, EVE Online Integration

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97w ago - PS3 Video Game Designer CCP Omen has detailed some new DUST 514 Player Corporation features today including EVE Online integration with details below!

To quote: It is known that in New Eden only the strongest corporations survive. Others just perish in their wake, or join them.

The EVE Online universe - where demigods operate vast numbers of ships and immortal mercenaries fight for planetary dominance - will be cruel to anyone that dares to venture deep enough into it. Do you believe that you can form a corporation and lead the merchants of death?

Are you ready to put money, your pride, and your eternal life on the line for a group of people that you can trust for the eternal glory of New Eden? You better be, because Corporations are what holds this universe together, and should you choose to either lead or follow, this is what you should know before you begin your immortal journey in DUST 514...

New Eden is a single shard universe, hosting hundreds of thousands of EVE Online players for more than nine years, and everyone plays together at the same time. Now, you have the opportunity to be part of it.

It is only suitable that DUST 514 (exclusively available on PlayStation 3) goes together with EVE Online (on PC/Mac), so you and your friends can form unstoppable...
 

CCP Officially Introduces Dust 514's Instant Battle Matchmaker

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99w ago - Today Community Manager CCP CmdrWang has officially introduced Dust 514's Instant Battle Matchmaker with details below.

To quote: Human beings are hunters at heart. We were hunter-gatherers well before we invented computers, after all.

And what better place to practice our ancestral instinct than in a MMO shooter where we can stalk, pounce upon and kill our prey so that we can safely and legally experience the thrills and complexities of the hunt.

This sublime experience even has a name : the ancient Greeks called this "arete" and used it to describe the excellence and beauty that can arise between combatants of equal stature.

Of course, part of this excellence comes with the assumption of a fight between two equally matched combatants; it would seem that our ancestors, too, preferred a fair fight. But in the real world, we are too often reminded that all is fair in love and war, and as many of you already know, Dust 514 is about war (okay, there is love too).

However, this does not mean that "arete" has no place in Dust 514. Like the Olympics, we want to offer players a chance to compete on a fair and equal footing where it is less about the gear and more about the skill and mental resilience to win the fight.

To this end, we are introducing...
 

Sony: Dust 514 Neocom PS Vita App Promises MMO on The Go

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100w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton announced today that the upcoming Dust 514 Neocom PS Vita application promises MMO on the go for fans.

To quote: Looking for a little more depth from your FPS? Hugely ambitious free-to-play sci-fi shooter Dust 514 might be just the ticket. CCP's PlayStation 3 exclusive sits alongside its enormously popular PC space MMO Eve Online, with players' actions in one game directly affecting the environment in the other.

See our recent post from the Icelandic developer for more on exactly how this plays out.

The third string to the whole intriguing project is Dust 514 Neocom - a companion PS Vita app that lets you interact with various systems from the PlayStation 3 game directly from your handheld.

In search of a little more information on exactly how it works, we collared CCP Creative Director Atli Mars Sveinsson and Marketing Director Cameron Payne at last week's Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany.

"It's a companion app to the PS3 game," explains Payne. "It brings all the customisation, community and commerce features onto the Vita. There's no direct gameplay but you can use pretty much all the features that...
 

Dust 514 Update Adds Eve Online Integration, Keyboard and Mouse

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102w ago - Dust 514 Executive Producer Brandon Laurino has announced today that their new PS3 update a dds Eve Online integration, keyboard and mouse controls as outlined below.

To quote: Greetings from Shanghai and the DUST 514 development team!

I'm Brandon Laurino, Executive Producer for DUST 514, here to let you know what's going on in development, and bring you a sneak preview of the improvements coming to the DUST 514 Closed Beta with our "Precursor" release on August 21st.

Whether you're a hardcore beta tester or just casually interested in the game, next week's update marks another significant milestone as the game moves towards Open Beta.

The first live DUST 514 / EVE Online integration
Linking the intense front-line combat of DUST 514 with the galactic ship warfare of EVE Online has always been our keystone to building a vibrant community, and now that keystone is coming into place.

With the Precursor release, we move DUST 514 from its standalone testing server over to the long-standing EVE Online test server, Singularity (aka "Sisi"). This means DUST 514 on PlayStation 3 and EVE Online on PC/Mac will be officially running on the same server.

When the Precursor Closed Beta build goes live, players on the Sisi server in DUST 514 and EVE Online...
 
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