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No longer satisfied with completely absorbing the lives of its spacefaring businessmen via their personal computers, CCP Games recently demonstrated a simpler version of its MMO EVE Online that runs on Tegra 2-powered tablets and smartphones. CCP Chief Technology Officer Halldor Fannar explained that the application -- which was given absolutely no release details whatsoever -- could be used for "doing market transactions, managing your skill queue and, for instance, fitting your spaceship."

With more than 360,000 players, the massively multiplayer role- playing game EVE Online has one of the largest virtual gaming economies. The outer space entrepreneur game, which was created by Iceland’s CCP Games eight years ago, takes the mineral, service, and item trading economy very seriously. It holds a bi-annual economic meeting in Reykjavik run by EVE Online’s lead economist, Dr. Eyjolfur Gudmundsson

CCP, a leader in massively multiplayer online games, today announced it publicly unveiled the results of its technology partnership with NVIDIA at its annual EVE Online Fanfest event last week. Carbon, CCP's proprietary graphics engine used in the development of its award-winning MMO game EVE Online, now includes NVIDIA's advanced PhysX, APEX Clothing and 3D Vision technologies.

Every year, the developers at CCP Games host the truly massive EVE Online Fanfest. Players from all walks of life and countries will soon gather in Iceland for the world's biggest event dedicated entirely to internet spaceships. Fanfest originally started as a small gathering for the game's most dedicated fans, but over the years, it has grown both in size and in its importance to players. CCP often uses Fanfest to give EVE players a sneak peek of what's to come and to showcase what the company has been working on. We look forward each year to CEO Hilmar's keynote speech, in which the year's big reveals typically take place.