Ice Caves. Vatnajökull, Iceland. By Piyush Bedi
There's a legend in Iceland that 1000 years ago a guy called Orms fláttr Stórólfssonar (or Orm Storolfsson) put a 1400lbs/640kg mast on his back and took three steps with it. It endures as a heroic test of strength in the region, but this week a real man took up the challenge and kicked Orms' ass.
EVE Online is at least in part a game about space pirates. But it's also a massive, teeming online ecosystem that often blurs the line between virtual and real-life experiences. So when you mess with EVE, it's fair to say that you can expect to be met with swift and brutal justice both online and off.
The real, physical monument to EVE Online players hasn't even been open for a week, but already it's been vandalised.
Earlier this year, CCP Games announced that it would be building a monument to the players of EVE Online, to celebrate ten years since the release of the game. Well, today it's finally done.
Ten of the guys who work on EVE Online, along with some "special guests", are going to fight Iceland's Gunnar "Gunni" Nelson next month. Gunnar is a UFC fighter with twelve wins (and two blackbelts) to his name. They are all going to die.
You might think, given the game's abundance of politics and griefing on an intergalactic scale, that the kind of people who play EVE Online are complete psychos.
Last week the universal community of EVE Online exploded into rage over the release of high-priced virtual goods and a leaked internal memo that suggested developer CCP planned to monetize the hell out of everything they could put a price tag on in the popular space MMO. Thanks to a brilliant plan that involved…
Last month in Reykjavik, Iceland, two employees of EVE Online developer CCP seat each other mentally and physically in front of a crowd of bloodthirsty spectators. This is Chessboxing, and half of it is exciting to watch.
Chessboxing is an activity that combines the physical demands of boxing with the mental discipline of chess. Competitors alternate between rounds of chess and rounds of boxing, kicking things off with a four-minute round of chess and alternating with fisticuffs until 11 rounds have passed, or one competitor jams a…
The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano may have wreaked havoc with international game distribution, but what's it done to Iceland's game studios, like EVE Online's developers CCP?
Bummed that you couldn't make it to Reykjavik Iceland for this year's EVE Fanfest? EVE TV has you covered, broadcasting tournaments and keynotes from the yearly celebration of all things EVE Online related.
You think things are tough (economically speaking) in your home country? Spare a thought for Iceland. Things are really tough there. So tough that EVE Online developers CCP might be forced to move out.