Quote of the Day - One night I stayed up playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
- Steven Wright
His response? A lawsuit when the company refused to reinstate his virtual winnings.
Now, a Chinese court has found that the gamer has virtual property rights. According to the New Scientist, noted "the case is just another example of how the line between online games and the real world have begun to blur. Some gamers already trade game goods and characters for real money through online auction sites like eBay."
Given that, an enterprising California State University, Fullerton assistant professor calculated that a successful online gamer could make $3.42 per hour amassing virtual wealth, and then selling it on Ebay.
The professor noted that so far, Ebay has sold over $9,000,000 in "virtual" goods.