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Amazon Digital End of Summer Sale: Half off Civ 5, Titanfall

To celebrate the waning summer months and the return to temperatures that won't cause small children to burst into flame, Amazon has instituted massive discounts on a huge number of gaming items in what it has dubbed the "Digital End of Summer Sale." Highlights of the promotion include a 50...

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EVE Online history book crowdfunds over $95,000

Last month we mentioned a crowdfunding effort from games journalist Andrew Groen which sought to raise money for an extensive history book on EVE Online. That fundraiser has now drawn to a close, having drawn nearly eight times more money than Groen had originally hoped. Groen's fundraiser was a...

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EVE monument vandals catch the wrath of CCP's banhammer

Mere days after CCP Games unveiled an imposing stone monument to the legions of players who've navigated virtual deep space in EVE Online, the structure was defaced. Now, CCP claims to have found the perpetrators. Though those responsible remain anonymous, CCP community manager "Falcon" has...

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Is your name written on this giant EVE statue in Iceland?

EVE Online developer CCP has revealed an outdoor sculpture featuring the names of all active players. Designed by artist Sigurður Guðmundsson, the five-meter (16-foot) tall monument was presented before the company's annual Fanfest. If you were an "active, paying player" as of March 1,...

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Joystiq Deals: Eight freebies, EVE Online and FlatOut discounts

The Freebie Gamer Bundle leads today's Joystiq Deals, offering eight games for the low price of totally free. Every game in the bundle is Mac-compatible and five work on PC. Discounted until Saturday, May 10, the eight games in question are Brickshooter Egypt, Atlantis Quest, Otto Matic, Nanosaur...

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Help fund an oral history of EVE Online

Andrew Groen, a games journalist whose work has appeared on such prestigious outlets as Wired and Ars Technica, wants to demystify CCP Games' epic space opera EVE Online, and he needs your help to do it. For the past six months, Groen has been gathering information and conducting interviews with...

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EVE graphic novel based on real player stories out now

EVE: True Stories is a graphic novel based on real stories from EVE Online players, and the first issue is now available. The 17-page first issue "Thieves Among Us" has been made available for free by Dark Horse Digital, on both the publisher's site and via the iOS and Google Play apps. EVE:...

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EVE Online players to get a real-life monument in heart of Iceland

How does your favorite game or game series thank you, the player? In-game items? Bonus XP weekends? Raffle contests? How about a monument to your honor and glory in the heart of a country's capital city? CCP, developers of EVE Online, plan to erect a monument more than 16 feet tall in the city of...

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Biggest battle in EVE Online's history leads to an estimated $500,000 in damages

A skirmish over an unpaid bill in CCP Games' spacefaring MMORPG EVE Online escalated to a battle of epic proportions on Monday, costing its participants an estimated $500,000 in real-world cash so far, according to a USA Today report. When a missed payment left a contested area of space...

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Best of the Rest: Xav's picks of 2013

Team Joystiq is barging into 2014 with a celebration of last year's best games. Keep reading throughout the week to see our assembly of ingenious indies and triple-A triumphs. Splinter Cell: Blacklist Splinter Cell: Blacklist was my Game of the Year for 2013. It's hard to name another game that...

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