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CCP holds Eve Online charity campaign for Typhoon Haiyan victims

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CCP is holding a charity drive through its massively multiplayer online game, Eve Online, for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the developer recently announced on its website.

Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, hit the Philippines with devastating effect on Nov. 8, 2013. As part of the developer's effort to help those affected, CCP will begin taking donations of in-game PLEX, or Pilot License Extensions, from players. For every PLEX given by players, CCP will donate $15 to the Icelandic Red Cross.

"We cannot thank the EVE Community enough for the support, encouragement and dedication that you have shown to the PLEX for GOOD initiative over the past three years," the post reads. "Previous PLEX for GOOD initiatives have resulted in donations totaling over $100,000 US Dollars to those in need during natural disasters in Haiti, Japan, Pakistan and the United States. In total, the Eve community has raised donations totaling more than $150,000 U.S. dollars for charitable causes since the first collection in 2004 following the Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami."

Players who participate will receive two in-game virtual t-shirts for every PLEX donation. More info on the campaign, which will run until Dec. 7, is available through the Eve Online website.