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Dust 514 Beta Impressions

Dust 514 Beta Impressions

I have had the pleasure of taking part in the beta for Dust 514 over the past couple of weeks, the PlayStation 3 shooter which is tied in with the EVE Online universe and which will one day see co-operation between players from both titles. It is a very exciting idea, but one that is clearly going to take a while to come to completion. The beta for Dust is very much that, an early version of the game which is undergoing many changes and updates as it progresses. As such, these are just some early impressions of a still relatively low-level grunt.

The idea behind Dust is brilliant in that whatever happens in Eve impacts on Dust as they share the same universe. I can only assume this means that all the Alliances and Corps found in the PC title will eventually be found in Dust, and that the economies of both will be interlinked with chaos in one game causing chaos in the other. If everything works out, developers CCP could be onto a major winner. Though I do wonder what will happen when the PlayStation 4 eventually gets announced and released, will Dust just transfer over there leaving the PS3 version behind? These are questions for another time though.

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It’s Not Easy Being an MMO.

It’s Not Easy Being an MMO.

Hack 'n Slash!

I was reading a comments thread for some news on Realtime Studios recently, mainly concerned with Crackdown 2, but it did somewhat involve APB. The point is, though, that someone said that APB is going to be crushed by WoW, which should have been expected. It was, however, immediately confusing to me. APB is supposedly a GTA-esque game where you play either a cop or a crook, doing cop or crook things. How in any way is this related to slaying dragons as an elf/dwarf/etc etc? Well, I didn’t really think that, but I really should have. MMOs have been lumbered in together, for better or for worse, and I’m wondering why.

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