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Video game journalist infects hundreds of EVE nerds with insidious virus

A gaming convention turned into the banal opening scene of a zombie outbreak movie this week as a number of players who attended EVE Vegas 2017 suddenly came down with the symptoms of a cold virus after the event. The airborne virus was brought to the event by an anonymous video game journalist — let’s call him Drendan Brain — and is believed to have originated in the United Kingdom, where it’s been sweeping rapidly across the country this month.

We reached out to Drendan Brain for comment, but his phone always went to a busy tone and his emails keep getting returned to me. The cold may also have been brought to the event by 19 other attendees from the UK, the EVE: Valkyrie team from the UK, or literally anyone going through any airport, but that wouldn’t make a snazzy headline. However the outbreak started, hundreds of EVE Online players were potentially exposed and many are now crawling into bed with some chicken soup and a cup of hot lemon. Get well soon, space bros!

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EVE Fanfest will play host to deadly plague this weekend

In a macabre move, EVE Fanfest 2017 (this coming weekend!) is merging game activity and convention to bring its players in contact with a deadly plague. Oh, it’s a fictional plague (we assume), but still it will be very interesting to see how CCP involves players first-hand in a game-shaping event.

What’s going on is this: Right now in EVE Online there’s this horrible, completely fatal Kyonoke Plague spreading across several systems. When players arrive at Fanfest, they’ll find themselves part of the plague quarantine while trying to collectively figure out how to combat the disease. The end result of this event will then affect the MMORPG going forward.

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Black Death has four disgusting states of infection

First of all, we hope you weren’t planning on eating for the rest of today. No? Good. Black Death, the upcoming survival sandbox centered around everyone’s favorite pandemic, posted its first-ever dev blog on the subject of visualizing various states of plague infection.

“The more infected you are the worse you look!” the team enthused. “Currently there are four states, from a bit sweaty all the way up to massive bubonic boils, beautiful.”

Also in the dev blog is some art showing off the post-war military fort Farleigh Citadel, a royal armor set, a stone mill, and a “birds-eye view” map of the world. Unfortunately, the last one isn’t in full details, so you won’t be able to plan your strategies for conquest just yet.

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The Black Death survival sandbox seeks testers, posts fresh trailer

Introduced back in January, The Black Death is a survival sandbox in which players are medieval commoners struggling to make it during a nasty plague that has created “infected” (read: zombies). If you just can’t get enough of these kinds of games, then listen up because developer Green Man Loaded is hunting for testers:

There’s a fresh teaser trailer too; view it below!

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