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Eurogamer: Gold Trading Exposed: The Developers

Eurogamer writes: "So far in our four-part investigation of gold trading - the grey market for in-game currencies, services and items in MMOs - Nick Ryan has introduced us to this shady business, investigated the lives and motivations of the gold farmers and sellers themselves, and talked to the games' players about why they do - or don't - buy gold.

In this week's final instalment, Ryan gathers the opinions of the games' developers and operators on the trade so many of them say they want to stamp out. They talk tough and ban thousands of accounts. Yet are those in the MMO industry really playing double-ball when it comes to gold sellers, launching their own sanctioned products while lambasting those who purchase outside the game?"

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