Saturday, May 06, 2006

Virtual money earned can be redeemed in real-life

Automatiseringsgids reports that on-line game-company Mindark introduces a real payment card that can be used to withdraw money which was earned in a multiplayer online role playing game. So far, there are only reports of the opposite; people making money by selling their virtual goodies via e-bay. The payment card is a more direct way of redeeming.

The consequence being ofcourse that phishing and fraud will now also focus on stealing the virtual goods in the game.... making it even more realistic.