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Dust 514 E-Sports: A Vision, Part 5

- Dust 514 E-Sports Concept | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 -
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So here we are, the last post in this series presenting a concept for the integration of E-Sports into the universe of Dust 514 and EVE online. In the first post I presented the general concept whilst in the second I listed some of the possible participants in the industry that could grow up around those E-Sports. I talked about the economics of the proposed industry in the third post and listed some of the things that CCP could do to make this vision a reality in part 4.
In this last post in the series
Let’s get on shall we?

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Dust 514 E-Sports: A Vision, Part 4

- Dust 514 E-Sports Concept | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 -
Dust Forum Thread (Beta Access Required)

We’ve reached the fourth post in my series presenting a concept of how E-Sports could work part of the universe of Dust 514 and EVE Online. In the first post I presented a brief summary of the concept and an introduction to some of the ideas behind it and in part 2 I looked at the various roles that participant could play in such an E-Sports industry. In the third part I looked at the economics of such an industry, covering ISK flows and a possible avenue for a Real Money/AUR economy.

In this, Part 4, of this series I will present a wishlist of tools and tweaks to current systems that CCP could implement to improve the experience of players participating in the E-Sport economy.

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Dust 514 E-Sports: A Vision, Part 3

- Dust 514 E-Sports Concept | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 -
Dust Forum Thread (Beta Access Required)

Hello again, and welcome to the third part of my 5 part series exploring the potential for E-Sports in New Eden, across EVE Online and Dust 514. In Part 1 I introduced the general concept, while in Part 2 I looked at the various participants and their roles. I apologise for the lack of a header image on this page, it’s quite tricky to find a picture that encapsulates E-Sports and economics.

In this part I’ll take a look at the economics and financial implications and opportunities that my vision might bring about. Now, I’m not an economist, and neither am I some sort of financial wizard. So there may be errors, feel free to correct them in the comments.

To the Dust-cave!

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Dust 514 E-Sports: A Vision, Part 2

E-Sports Participants

- Dust 514 E-Sports Concept | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 -
Dust Forum Thread (Beta Access Required)

Welcome to part 2 of my vision of how E-Sports can become a big part of life in New Eden. Part 1 can be found here. In the last post I introduced the overall concept of how I think E-Sports could work within the framework of EVE Online and Dust 514. In this second post I’ll be looking at the various entities involved and their interactions. Onward!

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Dust 514 E-Sports: A Vision

The EVO E-Sports Event

- Dust 514 E-Sports Concept | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 -
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Greetings, welcome to the first post of the new keithneilson.co.uk. This is the first post in a series. Over the course of the next 5 posts I propose to outline a vision I have for how E-Sports could be handled in EVE and Dust and the innovations that will be required. Let’s make a start shall we? Continue reading »


A New Beginning? A New Direction.

Its been a while. I’ve still been active on Twitter and in reading other blogs and forums but I haven’t been blogging that much lately. There are many reasons for this, too many to go into here and most of which you wouldn’t be interested in any way. Suffice to say I’m back, and will be blogging regularly again.
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EVE Online CEO Interviewed by Eurogamer

Eurogamer interviewed CCP’s CEO yesterday evening, a day after the layoffs were announced. What did he have to say, and what do I think of it? Hit the jump to find out.

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EVE Online: CCP Lay Offs

 

CCP Flies its Flag at Half MastYesterday was a bad day. I’m still reeling so this post might not be all that coherent.

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EVE Online Dev Blog Breakdown – Special Edition

So, its finally happened. The head honcho of CCP, Hilmar Veigar Petursson, has responded to the disastrous events of the last 6 months. Here’s my take on it:

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I’m off to Access a Playstation

In preparation for the release of Dust 514, the console FPS which will tie into the EVE universe, I’m going to be getting a PS3.

To this end I thought it might be an idea to find out a bit about the console and the games which will be coming out on it. It would be a bit daft to buy a console for just the one game (and the fact that it’s a fairly decent deal when you consider that it comes with a blu-ray player).

Thankfully I can do this without trawling the internet and subjecting myself to the fanboy ravings of the various console gaming sites as I have the good fortune to be attending one of the Playstation Access events which have been taking place across the UK over the last couple of months. I’ll be going to the Glasgow Playstation Access event being held next weekend at the Glue Factory in Maryhill.

While I don’t expect to find out an awful lot about Dust at this event, it will give me the opportunity to try out a few other games, and quiz various Sony people about the future of the console in the face of a resurgence of PC gaming and services like Gakai and OnLive. It will also hopefully give me a chance to get some hands on time with the console itself, something I have yet to do. The last Playstation I owned was a PS1 and while I’m sure that there’s a lot that is similar about the experience, the PS3 is two generations removed from its little grey ancestor so there will be a few differences.

After the events earlier this year Sony has been fighting to reassure consumers that their network security is up to scratch so I’ll be looking at that. I’ll also be meeting up with former EVE TV anchor StevieSG, who left CCP earlier this year and now works as one of Playstation’s European ambassadors.  So if you’re an EVE player who doesn’t yet own a PS3 and is thinking about getting one to participate in Dust, keep your eyes peeled for a post or two about the console and my experience of it after the event.

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