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Creative Clusters 2006, Newcastle: Virtual Worlds

16-Dec-10

Virtual Worlds, Real Culture

Over six million customers are signed up to, and $900 million is being traded in virtual assets from games like Everquest and Lineage.

The Herald Tribune recently estimated that 100,000 young people in China earn their living as online gamers, killing monsters to recover treasure that they then exchange for real currency. These players are known as ‘gold farmers’, and you can earn more farming gold in Lineage that you can mining it in a real Chinese gold mine.