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eaps 06-25-2012 02:59 PM

Economics and Video games (Chocolate and peanut butter)
 
My favorite econ podcast, planet money, just posted about Economics in TF2:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/...virtual-worlds

It seems that Valve had hired an economist to figure out how the heck all this economy stuff works:
http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/category/economics/

I'm so totally psyched to follow this conversation. How do all you all feel about the Valve economy? Have you ever been hit by a bubble?

Pedro 06-26-2012 02:00 PM

Re: Economics and Video games (Chocolate and peanut butter)
 
Will have to check this out, I enjoy some of the economics-lite of recent years. Thanks for the link.

gamevet 06-26-2012 10:04 PM

Re: Economics and Video games (Chocolate and peanut butter)
 
It's somewhat interesting. It appears that Valve is looking at different ways to make real money, selling virtual commodities through Steam.

blogmybrain 07-18-2012 05:02 AM

Re: Economics and Video games (Chocolate and peanut butter)
 
That is some interesting stuff. "Economics and Video games" this is really interesting to sell virtual commodities online.


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