EVE highlighted, Alex “The Mittani” Gianturco interviewed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

Image courtesy of Ping Zhu.

On the March 3, 2017 edition of The New Yorker Radio Hour, Simon Parkin highlighted the short history of EVE as a massively multiplayer online game that has captured the hearts and minds of countless individuals. During the piece, Simon talks to a few EVE players, including Imperium’s own Alexander “The Mittani” Gianturco. The piece goes on to talk about Goonswarm and its historic feud with Band of Brothers: the “Great War” that took place between the two factions was a lengthy campaign on both fronts that eventually petered out into a stalemate of sorts. The turn of the tide, however, came when the low-level alt of one of the founding members of Band of Brothers was recruited by Goonswarm. And the war was ended with the single push of a button as Band of Brothers was…disbanded…overnight.

With that, the face of EVE was changed forever. Yet its world spins on, and countless players continue to sacrifice hours of time to a life lived in the endless void between suns.

As someone who hasn’t really played EVE that much, I found the piece interesting. Insightful. I can’t pretend to understand the vast intricacies of what EVE is, but I feel like this piece gave me the tiniest glimpse of a world I haven’t had the opportunity to experience. Regardless of your experience level with EVE, this segment is something you ought to check out.

Click here to listen to the full 18 minute segment.

And, for those interested in a rousing tune, let’s not forget the Goon Swarm Anthem

Image Credit Ping Zhu.

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  • Pew Pew

    “As someone who hasn’t really played EVE that much, I found the piece interesting.”

    I imagine Karmafleet is recruiting.

    March 7, 2017 at 8:02 AM
    • Rammel Kas Pew Pew

      Karmafleet is indeed recruiting.

      March 7, 2017 at 11:07 AM
    • Johann Pew Pew

      I may have to have my “Space Lawyer from the Planet of Texas” file a copy right violation against you for attempting to pervert one of EvE’s most sacred slogans..

      “Dreddit is Recruiting” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_ya7ZA16sY

      We at the Greater Wicked Creek, I mean Vale, I mean Esotaria States Attorney Office ask that you please refrain from using the “Is Recruiting” with “Karma Fleet” in front of it. The only way to use Karma Fleet in the same sentence would be “Why would I join Karma fleet as I hear Dreddit is Recruiting”

      And yes “Dreddit is indeed Recruiting”

      March 8, 2017 at 7:26 AM
  • Erick Asmock

    Great article and it was a great 18 minutes. Almost as good as Matterall on the radio narration. 🙂

    March 7, 2017 at 12:15 PM
  • Guest

    Its a shame the audio clip appears to be region locked

    March 7, 2017 at 1:43 PM
  • SeaBassSA

    That sound clip in the background of Sesfan barking orders brought back memories.

    March 7, 2017 at 3:43 PM
  • hurrr

    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed that a lot more than I expected

    March 7, 2017 at 6:24 PM