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  • EVE Online Maker CCP Games Raises $20M

    EVE Online Maker CCP Games Raises $20M

    CCP Games, the Iceland-headquartered company behind the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game EVE Online, says it has raised $20 million in new funding. The funding comes in the form of convertible bonds raised from Icelandic institutional investors, according to Chief Financial Officer Joe Gallo. Founded in 1997, CCP previously raised $20 million in equity financing. Read More

  • Tech Companies Come Out In Force For Japan Relief

    Tech Companies Come Out In Force For Japan Relief

    Companies across the tech world are doing their best to help Japan recover following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. That’s in addition to the general outpouring of support shown to Japan by other, “non-tech” people and organizations. With that in mind, I’ve taken a few moments to round-up some of the efforts I’ve spotted online that aim to make a little… Read More

  • Eve Online, the interview: Getting to know the space-themed MMO's philosophy on game design, user communities, & online anonymity

    Eve Online, the interview: Getting to know the space-themed MMO's philosophy on game design, user communities, & online anonymity

    Online gamers received quite the scare last week when Blizzard announced it would require message board posters to use their real names. This was to be done in order to fight the scourge of online anonymity. The Internet freaked out, of course, so much so that Blizzard eventually changed its mind. I mention this up to not open old wounds, but to take the time to remind you of this: there are… Read More

  • EVE online says, "Buh-bye Linux"

    EVE online says, "Buh-bye Linux"

    It’s a sad day for Linux gamers. Well, at least for Linux gamers who like to play incredibly complex and complicated space simulations. CCP games (creators of EVE) announced via a developers blog post recently that while they are continuing to offer support for the Mac platform, they are discontinuing development on the Linux side. Read More

  • Virtual world, real money: EVE Online clan siezes thousands

    Virtual world, real money: EVE Online clan siezes thousands

    This sort of thing has happened before, and bigger, but it always makes me happy when I see this kind of skullduggery going on in online games. A major corporation has been forcefully dissolved and its assets (totalling perhaps 15 billion ISK, the game’s currency) seized by a rival corp, which because of the unforgiving nature of EVE means that not only have thousands of dollars been… Read More