Developer literally takes itself to the chokers.
By Alex Walker on May 7, 2014 at 7:30 am
So EVE Online isn’t for everyone. Neither, as it turns out, is the world of cage-fighting, although that hasn’t stopped some intrepid developers over at CCP from giving it a good old crack. The only downside, to this story, was their failure to hold out for a few seconds longer, because then some bones would have quite literally cracked. In half.
I’m talking, of course, about the absolutely bizarre story that is a string of amateur fighters from the EVE Online maker taking on Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson, a professional MMA fighter. Arranged as light entertainment for the Eve FanFest, it was hailed at the Eve of Destruction, except the only destruction was a bunch of amateurs getting their wrists, forearms, legs, ankles and other bones that are generally relatively straight bent in weird and uncomfortable angles.
Sadly, because nobody actually had a death wish, the “fight” was restricted to grappling only, denying non-EVE Online fans the opportunity to see photos of a brand new octagon being adorned with the teeth of CCP developers. Perhaps there’s a metaphor here for the universe of EVE Online being as similarly no-holds barred as the world of MMA fighting, but considering all the restrictions put in place, I rather doubt it.
Still, props to CCP for going out on a limb with yet another unusual diversion to keep the fans happy. If only they could find that bugger who defaced the EVE monument and throw him in the ring instead.
Source: Thanks, Eurogamer!