Real-money-trade

12.13.11
The Soapbox: On gold-farming and the grind
12.13.11

The Soapbox: On gold-farming and the grind

Disclaimer: The Soapbox column is entirely the opinion of this week's writer and does not necessa...

By J. Reahard,   12.13.11
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01.28.11
Blizzard strikes gold sellers with Paypal notices
01.28.11

Blizzard strikes gold sellers with Paypal notices

Last week, Blizzard sent out strongly worded complaints to Paypal, accusing many gold-selling compa...

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03.21.10
The more you MMO, from the Aion community team
03.21.10

The more you MMO, from the Aion community team

Those crazy daevas on NCSoft's Aion Community Team want you to know about the evils of Real Money T...

By J. Reahard,   03.21.10
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12.29.09
Crystal Palace Space Station auction tops 330,000 US dollars
12.29.09

Crystal Palace Space Station auction tops 330,000 US dollars

Remember a while back when we mentioned that the Crystal Palace Space Station went up for sale in P...

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03.24.09
Microtransactions anticipated by game industry professionals
03.24.09

Microtransactions anticipated by game industry professionals

If you thought microtransactions weren't taking off, think again. In a recently conducted survey b...

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02.17.09
Real money trade as a convenience to players
02.17.09

Real money trade as a convenience to players

Whenever real money trade is mentioned, or the dreaded term "item shop" is brought up, we all seem t...

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01.21.09
Gold farming is "inevitable?"
01.21.09

Gold farming is "inevitable?"

Kerry Fraser-Robinson, the founder of virtual world developer RedBedlam, stated in an interview wit...

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01.09.09
Why do people buy virtual goods in MMOs?
01.09.09

Why do people buy virtual goods in MMOs?

Massively multiplayer online gamers spend hours -- so many hours -- working towards obtaining virtua...

By James Egan,   01.09.09
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12.31.08
The Daily Grind: How much have you spent on your MMO habit?
12.31.08

The Daily Grind: How much have you spent on your MMO habit?

Once upon a time, I sat down with a calculator and counted the months I'd spent playing World of War...

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