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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Cashing in on video games

Here's a colorful article from the weekly Cleveland Scene about a guy with what sounds like a very successful outfit — he sells video game goods to buyers in the real world.

"It's huge business," says Chris Kramer, a spokesman for Sony, which created the popular MMORPGs
Everquest and Star Wars Galaxy. "We've seen the secondary market grow from like a couple guys selling their characters on eBay to what's become like a $200 million sales market."

I've read other articles about this trend in recent years, including this one by my friend Rick Marshall at Metroland in Albany. I've tried to find somebody doing this in Vermont, with no luck. Anybody got any examples?

April 19, 2006 at 09:32 AM in House Rules | Permalink

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I am actually aware of people in Vermont doing this, but on a small scale, a few of my friends did this with their ultima Online Characters... I found this youtube video about "chinese gold farmers" as they're called... seems it's a booming industry in china as well. check it out.

http://highgatecenter.blogspot.com/2006/03/chinese-gold-farmers.html

Posted by: Tanner | Apr 22, 2006 3:09:43 AM

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