- Oct 18, 2008
Wow i see everything in WoW in a different light......... and I like it
Have you ever seen the movie Collateral? Tom Cruise's character was being given money laundered through an EQ account or a long dead Horisons account.Also the whole time they thought the cabbie was just going postal no hitman involved at all. I TELLS YE!Nuke_em_05 said:They're on to me...
What? Oh! I mean...
This concept of money laundering via videogames is pretty interesting. I wonder if there have been any documented cases of this?
No need to investigate a certain Civil Accountant in Spokane I imagine, though. Nothing fishy going on over here. Nosireebob.
Intersting how it seems like they are impling that Developers can be held responsible for that sort of thing. Don't those kind of transactions usually bind to an account? And then accounts are non-transferrable? How is a vendor responsible for what someone uses their services for? Are taxi drivers liable for dropping the hitman off at the house?
I'm still willing to call it genius. But then again, I'm not exactly the pinnacle of morals or a shining example of completely following things like "laws".Russ Pitts said:So ... if your spouse gives you grief about playing too much of an MMO, you could theoretically use that game's in-game economy to finance a hit against them. If this wasn't, you know, legally and morally reprehensible, it would be genius.
Anyone who has ever paid real-world money for a virtual item has bought something they don't actually own. They are, for all intents and purposes, renting it.Booze Zombie said:Hmm... good points.
Don't know if anyone wants to buy anything they wouldn't own in the end, it'd be like renting a flat but not getting a flat, but instead getting a box that disintergrates after a month.
I've seen the kind of people who play WoW. It wouldn't surprise me in many cases, it seems to breed this absolutely obsessive mindset that honestly kind of scares me.Susan Arendt said:Well, keep in mind, this scenario depends on the ability to get real-world money back out of the game. One hopes nobody's going to off your wife in return for an epic mount alone.
Which is probably why I've never bought a virtual item before, they all seem like massive wastes of money.Susan Arendt said:Anyone who has ever paid real-world money for a virtual item has bought something they don't actually own. They are, for all intents and purposes, renting it.
Not really, people have been killed of shoes, freaking shoes!dogstile said:Sounds really, really far fetched Ah well XD
And it makes buying a virtual thing more complicated than buying a real thing. Thus will never be implemented.Pendragon9 said:Obviously, the solution is to make it so you have to provide legal information when making these transaction style make, and make penalties for people who don't provide the truth. Then make sure every transaction leaves behind a trail in game. Thus it would leave a proper digital trail.