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Ragnarok Online cares and wants to give you free play time for being laid off

Now that's some title, isn't it? Yet, the title doesn't lie -- Gravity Interactive does care and they do want to give their subscribers who have been laid off some free play time. If you were a subscriber on Ragnarok Online International as of June 1st and you've lost your job on or after June 1st...

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The Daily Grind: Do you play the MMO stock market?

Ahhh, the stock market: The yo-yo that makes people jump for joy or jump off twenty-story buildings. Playing it can be just as exhilarating, frightening, and expensive as a high-octane weekend bender in Free Realms. Well, almost... With the quote-unquote Global Economic Crisis we've been going thr...

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CCP staff offered the option of being paid foreign currency during economic crisis

During our troubled economic times, one sometimes forgets that currency is in a constant state of fluctuation. When times get really harsh, the value of the currency can wildly go back and forth between numbers, creating a sense of unease as people don't know what their currency is worth. CCP Games,...

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Massively interviews EVE's Lead Economist part 2

The starbase exploit has been some big news lately. How does it impact your ability to assess the state of EVE's economy, and are there assumptions you've made in the past that you need to reassess now? It's a good thing that you mentioned the starbase exploit because we are in the final stages of ...

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Economic crisis may force CCP Games to leave Iceland

The global financial crisis is hitting many companies and individuals very hard. This is especially prevalent in Iceland, home of CCP Games -- the developers of the sci-fi massively multiplayer online game EVE Online. The collapse of Iceland's banking system and currency has been devastating to the...

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Blizzard: World of Warcraft will do fine, global economic collapse be damned

Alright, so the sky is falling. Pretty soon, the world will be dominated by mohawks, black leather and hand-built muscle cars in a never-ending deathmatch over who gets to eat the roadkill. Okay, maybe it won't be that bad -- but unless you've been stranded on a desert island for the past year, you...

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