Gamer Steals From Virtual World to Pay Real Debts

Facing real world debts, a trusted figure in a popular online game stole money from the virtual bank he ran and exchanged it for cash through the black market.

It happened in EVE Online, where more than 300,000 subscribers pay $15 a month to play. They gain wealth through hard work, manipulating the market, or killing rivals in a distant future where humans have colonized the stars in an online game similar to World of Warcraft and Second Life.

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4pocalyps34327d ago

wow...this is like stealing monopoly money to pay for rent....for shame...

karlowma4326d ago

As an old online gaming friend frequently used to say... "RL > *"

ChozenWoan4326d ago

LoL... now I want to play EVE-O!

Make me some buddies...
Skim some bucks...
Walk away a wealthy man...

Nah! It would take too long and my plans for solar domination would be set back a few years.