Virtual Worlds Provide Revenue For Games Publishers, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Gaming has created entirely new ways of making money.  Multi-player games (known as massively multiplayer online role-playing games or MMORPGs) have sparked a market in which players broker deals to buy and sell game currency, point-building online items and even players’ online personas, which are called avatars.  Gamers looking to cash in on the booming popularity of these games are finding ways to buy and sell virtual assets for real currency.  It is not uncommon for an avid game player to spend $200 or $300 monthly on game avatars and accessories. For a time, winning players’ avatars and other assets…

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