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Icelandic Rapping? CCP's Permaband:

Posted by Dana Wednesday October 7 2009 at 11:37AM
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The team at CCP has always been a little different. Of course, you know them for EVE Online, but in somewhat of a paradox from their ultra-hardcore space MMO, these guys are truly one of a kind.

Icelanders know how to party. Each year, their FanFest is one of the most complete, over the top and fun fan gatherings any game puts on and CCP has developed a reputation for hosting the best video game conference parties each year.

What's best about them though is their completely fearless approach to the outside world. Most developers will never let the press talk to anyone save the most vetted, senior people. CCP lets people at their Fanfest talk to anyone. No other developer will actually tell you how many subscribers they have. CCP will give you that answer down to the last digit. 

So, oddly, it came as no surprise that during Fanfest the team released their own company rap video. Yes, Iceland isn't known for its thriving rap scene, and you can hear the accent through the chorus, but once again, despite having a very serious game, CCP has shown that they don't take themselves too seriously. It's refreshing.

The video is by their in-house band Permaband, which is actually the second CCP bred musical group. Previous Fanfests have been headlined by their rock band "RoXor," who continued the trend with a performance this year.

Before clicking the link, though, let me get the obligatory "NSFW" (Not Safe For Work!) warning out the way. This video contains some strong language. The name of the song is "HTFU" and if you're up on your internet acronyms, you can guess what the F stands for.

Enjoy the video!

xover33 writes:

 Too friggin funny,  I may not like EVE but man these dudes have my respect

Wed Oct 07 2009 12:24PM Report
Kyleran writes:

Truly an outstanding effort by CCP....glad to see they can create games and still have some fun.

Wed Oct 07 2009 1:27PM Report
Mode6Nine writes:

That was great, glad they don't take themselves too seriously.

Wed Oct 07 2009 1:38PM Report
Ruyn writes:

Wow.  The executive producer's pants were dangerously low.  I puked in my mouth a little.

Wed Oct 07 2009 2:18PM Report
Loira writes:

CCP, putting the fun back in making video games

Wed Oct 07 2009 4:47PM Report
Nov8tr writes:

OMG that is some funny shit. Loved it guys, keep it up. CCP rulez!!

Wed Oct 07 2009 5:48PM Report
m3ta writes:

 I really don't care for their "fun" when i have to work to pay for it.

This is pathetic.

Wed Oct 07 2009 6:02PM Report
parrotpholk writes:

 EPIC end of story that was awesome.

Wed Oct 07 2009 7:17PM Report
Uronksur writes:

m3ta. Do you think they shouldn't be allowed to take BREAKS? The company can use the money they make off their product however they damn well please.

Wed Oct 07 2009 8:04PM Report
kahulbane writes:

I love CCP, and this was awesome, more companies need to learn to relax sometimes, it really does help alot.


Keep up all the great work CCP!

Wed Oct 07 2009 8:34PM Report
shabazzster writes:


Wed Oct 07 2009 9:50PM Report
kzaske writes:

Funny, nice rythem.

Thu Oct 08 2009 12:26AM Report
Skeltem writes:

 <3 CCP, <3 EVE

Thu Oct 08 2009 3:37AM Report
astrob0y writes:

Seems to be a fun bunch :)

Thu Oct 08 2009 4:20AM Report
thesleeper writes:

best thing to happen on the internet. and lol@ m3ta's comment. i assume it was purposely meant to be lame

Thu Oct 08 2009 10:36AM Report
A.Blackloch writes:

Pretty catchy! :)

Thu Oct 08 2009 7:42PM Report
Danag writes:

OMG... I seriously need to send them my resume', quit my job at the University, pack up the wife and kids, and move my arse to Iceland!




Fri Oct 09 2009 7:38PM Report
catfud writes:

Check out CCP straight off the streets of C-P-T

Wed Oct 14 2009 10:43AM Report writes:
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