Multiplayer Game 'Eve Online' Cultivates a Most Devoted Following

Why Eve Online, a computer game from Iceland, has the most fanatical bunch of fee-paying players in the universe
Courtesy CCP Games

Six men in their 30s and 40s have gathered in a trendy Reykjavík hotel bar. They’re trying to stave off the brutal mid-December cold while they wait for Death. He’s their friend and the leader of the 30,000 strong Legion of Death alliance. He’s also taking far too long primping in a room upstairs. “Can somebody call and get Death down here?” says one of the group. “We need to go.”

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