Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Will Play for Food

"Nearly 500,000 people in developing nations earn a wage making virtual goods in online games to sell to players, a study has found."

That's according to an article that appeared in the BBC's Technology section. I also saw a feature on a company operating from Hong Kong that basically had people play P2P games all day, collect virtual goods, and sell them off for real money.

Now if I get this right, there are people out there, who aren't so good at, lets say, War craft. Who buy stuff from people (professionals) who are.

Do the Rich/Fat people of this world, need poor people to play their games for them too? I find this kind of disturbing!

1 comment:

A said...

Let the free markets play out. Its a great source (or another source) of revenue for those in the less fortunate parts of the world.

The world is flat!