“The Rise of Video Game Economies” by PBS Off Book explores the history and current status of economies and currencies within massive multiplayer online games (MMOG’s). With avid gamers inside these digital worlds willing to pay real world money for upgrades, many “economies” are now so big that game developers have hired real world economists to help them manage these complex systems. PBS broaches the question, “But with secondary economies, gold farming and other issues surfacing, are these systems in need of more attention, or even regulation?”
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