World Bank Says Online Games Brought $3bn in 2009 to Third World Computer Sweatshops

A research arm of the World Bank has produced a comprehensive report on the size of the grey-market virtual world economy in developing countries — gold farming, power-levelling, object making and so on — and arrived at a staggering $3 billion turnover in 2009.

via Boing Boing, World Bank: gold farming (etc) paid poor countries $3B in 2009.

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