A “Weird Wired World”

On-line game lovers should check this out a Forbes report

A whole subclass of young men without real jobs form online gangs that rage across digital landscapes, pillaging villages and robbing other virtual characters of their possessions. Most of the virtual goods such as clothes, armor or even sunglasses can be sold in online auctions for hard currency. Sales of stolen and legitimate items are brisk, with prices ranging from $1 for a diamond crown to more than $100,000 to bribe an occupying clan to move out of a castle.

Julian Dibbell‘s comments on the above report:
“Let’s see now: Rage, pillage, occupy castle, bank six figures.
And this job is less real than Donald Rumsfeld’s how, exactly? “

2 thoughts on “A “Weird Wired World”

  1. Hi Jean, funny you should post this since I logged onto battle.net, the starcraft multiplayer gaming site this past weekend. I realized that I don’t have much future as a serious gamer.

  2. 🙂 You might want to consider upgrade to broadband, 24 inch monitor, latest and greatest CPU, tons of memory, fastest video card, state-of-the-art audio system, and be content without outdoors or sleep. Then and only then, you might have a chance…

    To tell you the truth, i don’t think any of us wants you to have a future as a gamer. 😀

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