Tuesday, November 04, 2008

China Takes the Lead!

... in video game farming.
Last year China banned the sale of virtual currency in an effort to shut down "gold farmers" -- businesses that hire young Chinese to play video games all day and sell the proceeds (in the form of game currency or magic items) on eBay or online ... In December 2005 the New York Times estimated 100,000 Chinese were employed full-time in the gold farming industry
Fantastic! An entire industry where Chinese kids sell fantasy objects to American kids for real money.

What would they charge to sell me a high score at Space Invaders?

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