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Gamer stole money in virtual world to pay off debts
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Posted 7/5/09 , edited 7/5/09

TORONTO - 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.

EBank, EVE's largest player-run financial institution which has thousands of depositors, is at the center of the scandal.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/features/technology/2561789/Gamer-steals-from-virtual-world-to-pay-real-debts

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8132547.stm


Well, I lol'd.

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Posted 7/5/09
ha ha they used to play that we stole 3billion in game money, they changed the rules and gave us a 2 week ban and I never went back. (We didn't do anything other then trick someone into handing it over it. Apparently capitalizing on stupidity gets you a ban in eve. I mean I can see changing the rules but giving us a ban all retro like that? raw deal. Oh and they took the 3 billion back, never gave it back to the people we stole it from? wtf? lol) all that said eve online is a pretty wicked bad ass game
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Posted 7/5/09
I lol at that too.
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Posted 7/5/09
o.o wow
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23 / F / Under your skin.
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Posted 7/5/09
lol that's why internet people mustn't be trusted.
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Posted 7/5/09
oo its where I live :[
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25 / F / Mongolia
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Posted 7/5/09
LOL
Posted 7/5/09
that's why online gaming is bad for your mental and physical health
and you must have a lot of haters since this thread has the red reported sign already =\

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F / someplace boring.
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Posted 7/5/09
i lol'd 2
Posted 7/5/09
I lol'd. That kid got skillz.
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21 / M / UK
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Posted 7/5/09
Pfft. NEETs...
Posted 7/5/09
how much did he earned from that
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Posted 7/6/09
That's hilarious. Good think Shinji won't do that using the CR bucks, right?
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22 / M / England
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Posted 7/8/09
lol =D
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19 / F / Los Angeles
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Posted 7/8/09
whao o.o
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