Farming For Game Loot

Farming For Game Loot
technology

A very interesting article recently described how 'farms' of workers play online games to pick up objects and powers that can be traded in real-life for a lot of money. The article describes how some workers in China earn 56c an hour in "sweatshop conditions" whilst the manager makes a tidy profit trading items found in games.

Guy Brighton
  • 25 july 2005

Gamer website 1UP.COM published a very interesting article recently about the ‘farms’ of workers that play online games to pick up objects and powers that can be traded in real-life for a lot of money. The article describes how some workers in China earn 56c an hour in "sweatshop conditions" whilst the manager makes a tidy profit trading items found in games.

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