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Life Is A Game: What Game Design Says About The Human Condition

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Virtual Economies: Design And Analysis
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|May 9, 2014

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How the basic concepts of economics—including markets, institutions, and money—can be used to create and analyze economies based on virtual goods. In the twenty-first-century digital world, virtual goods are sold for real money. Digital game players…
Synthetic Worlds: The Business And Culture Of Online Games

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From EverQuest to World of Warcraft , online games have evolved from the exclusive domain of computer geeks into an extraordinarily lucrative staple of the entertainment industry. People of all ages and from all walks of life now spend thousands of…
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Exodus to the Virtual World: How Online Fun Is Changing Reality
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|November 11, 2008

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Virtual worlds have exploded out of online game culture and now capture the attention of millions of ordinary people: husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, workers, retirees. Devoting dozens of hours each week to massively multiplayer virtual reality environments…
Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy

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Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps that consumers once redeemed for household items. Today’s economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government.…