For The Win

For The Win

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In the virtual future, you must organize to survive

At any hour of the day or night, millions of people around the globe are engrossed in multiplayer online games, questing and battling to win virtual “gold,” jewels, and precious artifacts. Meanwhile, others seek to exploit this vast shadow economy, running electronic sweatshops in the world’s poorest countries, where countless “gold farmers,” bound to their work by abusive contracts and physical threats,… (more)

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ergon
ergon
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:02:09 +0200

A brilliant and entertaining book about on-line gaming, that also throws in a course on economics, and another on labour organization, without the reader even noticing that they are learning a lot.


Jofe
Jofe
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:22:12 +0200

Great work! Living in a Third World country and playing MMORPG, albeit only for fun, I find the concept of selling virtual "gold" totally believable. As always M. Doctorow shows his expertise on the topic he writes on. The story moves on an even pace, some extensive discussions on game economics. I could not help but cheer for the characters, players and gold farmers he has created. A massively enjoyable read! Thank you, M. Doctorow!



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Language: English

Published in: 2010

Word count: 168,867 words (≈ about 11 hours)

Source: http://craphound.com/ftw/

License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)


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