Eurogamer: Points Mean Prizes

Eurogamer writes: "Almost all of you, I'm sure, will have experienced the odd disconnection from currency that comes in your first few days abroad. The money in your hand doesn't feel real, its value impossible to quantify on a meaningful level - mathematically, you know that your home currency converts into the local paper at a relatively fixed ratio, but handing over 10 dollars for something just doesn't carry the same mental significance as paying seven pounds back home.

This psychological problem is exacerbated further when you start trading in a currency that's not just different by a few percentage points (realistically, a US Dollar, a Euro and a Sterling Pound are all of roughly similar value, generally not worth more than 50 per cent more or less than the other), but is actually different by an order of magnitude."

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