Tag Archives: RMT

Blizzard Changes Course, Integrates Real Money Trading Into Diablo III

If you’re a hardcore player of World of Warcraft, you know how stringently its parent company, Blizzard, has fought to keep the spectre of real money trading (RMT) from corrupting the game.  Gold farming and power leveling were/are scourges of … Continue reading

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Update: Google invests $100M in Zynga, Preparing for new game platform?

Google invested $100-200 million in social gaming company. What does it mean for the future of gaming? Continue reading

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Virtual World Integration and Social Networking

An interesting idea came up in my class last week about the future transportability of virtual world avatars into other virtual worlds.  For years this has been one of the elements of a utopian virtual future, where all avatars have … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Virtual Worlds Explosion Analysts Predicted?

A few years back, you couldn’t open any newspaper, magazine or law review journal without seeing yet another article about the crazy things that were going on in virtual worlds.  Today, not so much.  News of the closure of Metaplace didn’t … Continue reading

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Korean Court Strikes Down Penalties for RMT

So the big news around the VW blogosphere today is the Korean Supreme Court’s ruling that puts virtual currency and property on the same level as real currency and property.  Well, almost.  Before we get too far ahead of ourselves … Continue reading

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Player Pays $330k (US) for Space Station in Project Entropia Universe

So this post is sort of old news, but I wanted to point it out because there is a serious amount of money changing hands.  Dean Takahashi at GamesBeat reports that an entire space station in Planet Calypso of the … Continue reading

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