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Old 06-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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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