Monday, July 27, 2009

Play Money, by Julian Dibbell

Play Money is a book about something that doesn't
exist. Or does it? This book examines the virtual
economies of popular online games, such as World
of Warcraft and Everquest. The author decides to
take a break from his job as a professor and make
some money off of this economy.

The way one could profit off of these economies is
buy selling gold. Gold is the currency of these
economies and players pay for gold with real cash
money in order to buy better weapons, or houses.
He makes some money off of the endeavor, but he
figures that to make good money he would have to
quit his job and sell gold full time.
4 stars,
******This title is currently not available at the Tompkins County Public Library

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