Videogames as Art: Mo Money, Mo Problems?

Bitmob Writes: The proliferation of RPG elements, like Call of Duty 4's rankings and even Microsoft's meta-Achievement system, offer permanent "benefits" for exceptional performance, and both have proven to be exceptional motivational tools. Of course, today's indisputable champion of character growth, World of WarCraft (with a respectful nod to Diablo), functions as an immersive and addictive player experience by providing a number of obtainable items, titles, mounts, and achievements.

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