EVE Online‘s massively multiplayer universe of New Eden just got bigger and a charity event held by players is a big-hearted way to celebrate.
As of 1300 GMT on the 22nd of January 2013, CCP Games‘ pioneering cross-platform free-to-play shooter, DUST 514, entered Open Beta. Every Playstation 3 owner can now freely download and engage in sci-fi battles which can influence the territories held in the ongoing conflicts on EVE Online.
The Open Beta also sees the end of the Non-Disclosure Agreement that was in place for all beta testers, but no screenshots or video from prior to the Open Beta can be used.
Fear not, a group of players have organised a charity event which will enable you to see the game in action and give you the opportunity to donate to Child’s Play.
“DUST 514 players from a many different corps will be taking part in a live streamed, 24 hour dust 514 marathon to raise money for the charity Child’s Play, who bring hospitalised children across the world joy through the magic of video games.”
Below is one of the Twitch.tv livestreams, but if it’s dark because the player has gone offline, try the DUST514 4 Kids site for links to one of the other streams. After all, we can’t expect poor old Grideris to manage the whole 24-hour period alone, super-soldier or not.
[Edit: Feed changed to Jenza Aranda] Watch live video from jenza514 on www.twitch.tv