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The PlayNoEvil blog has obtained gold sales information from one of the multi-game gold farming services. The service provided the site with currency sales values over a period of nine months. Site author Steven Davis examined the data with an eye towards the effectiveness of banning, anti-RMT task...

April 20th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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PlayNoEvil is a blog that claims to do "MMO security news and analysis" -- they've got an interesting post up trying their best to track gold selling prices over time in various MMOs (the information itself seems to come from MMOBux.com). The World of Warcraft graphs (US seen above, EU on the site...

April 17th 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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At GDC, we considered the possibility that Asia is the "Hollywood of MMOs." The Chinese online gaming market is getting bigger and bigger. Case in point: a new report says the market is now valued at around $1.8 billion. That's up 66% since last year -- curiously exactly the same number of points le...

March 7th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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As if today's earlier report out of China wasn't enough, here's more wackiness from the wonderful world of Chinese gaming... PlayNoEvil is reporting on a story that first appeared on Pacific Epoch's website about the Chinese gaming company Shanda Interactive. All this gaming goofiness started back...

December 28th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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If you find this news item about the Chinese gaming husband who drove his wife to attempt suicide boring... blame the holiday furor for the lack of any Earth shattering MMOG news this week. That, or you're not married at the moment and could care less. But if you ever have plans to tie the knot, pay...

December 28th 2007 at 6:00pm 0 Comments