Idea Channel

Are Virtual Video Game Economies Becoming Real?

Special | 5m 26s

The idea that a collection of pixels can be sold for actual money might be confusing to some, as they are neither true "objects" you can hold nor "ideas" that can be considered intellectual property. But despite the lack of tangibility, real world economies have formed around these games and real world profits are being made.

Aired: 09/18/12

Rating: NR


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