The leader of a clan of Chinese Warcraft fences has been sentenced to two years in prison and been fined $8,000 for buying stolen World of Warcraft logins, then logging into the accounts and selling off all their virtual gold and assets. They reportedly attacked 11,500 accounts and netted $10,800.
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High drama from the world of Eve Online, where a week ago, a spy
stole 400 billion ISK
, and this week, a trusted player who was secretly a spy masterminded
the destruction of a rare ship worth 390 billion ISK
(the in-game currency, not to be confused with Icelandic Krona). Eve is notorious for high-denomination economic shenanigans, including
a credit crunch
massive Ponzi scheme
another Ponzi scheme
, and more.
(thanks, Vince Fogerty)
UPDATE: Steven Leckart alerts us to the fact that this commercial was directed by Daisuke Izumi. Lisa Katayama wrote about him here on Tokyomango, and here are a couple of other wonderful spots he created: one, two.
Hey, Chicagoans! I'm headed your way this week for the kick-off of the tour for my new young adult novel,
For the Win
. I'll be at
in Naperville on Weds, May 12 at 7PM and at
the Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center
on Thurs, May 13 at 5PM.
My next city is Portland, OR, where I'll be
at the Powell's Location in Beaverton on May 15. From there, I head to San Francisco ( EFF benefit!), Austin, Raleigh and NYC. Hope I get a chance to see you!
Full tour schedule