Idea Channel Are Virtual Video Game Economies Becoming Real?
Games like Diablo III and Second Life are blurring the lines of virtual and real economy. Details
Program: Idea Channel
Episode: Are Virtual Video Game Economies Becoming Real?
The idea that a collection of pixels can be sold for actual money might be confusing to some, as they are neither true "objects" you can hold nor "ideas" that can be considered intellectual property. But despite the lack of tangibility, real world economies have formed around these games and real world profits are being made.
Premiere Date: 09/19/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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