A huge battle took place in CCP’s massively-multiplayer online space game Monday night, resulting in damages estimated at 11 trillion ISK (Interstellar Kredits, EVE’s in-game currency), according to a CCP representative. Because of the unique nature of EVE’s economy, however, those in-game losses carry a real-world value of up to $331,000. That figure could go even higher, as the developer says it’s still crunching numbers on the battle.
World of Warcraft saw more than 1 million people cancel their subscriptions over the past three months, the game’s publisher revealed in its quarterly earnings statement. That’s one of the most dramatic drops in the game’s long history.
Blizzard Entertainment has acknowledged that the December launch of EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic is a notable part of the reason subscriptions to World of Warcraft have been on the decline lately.
Police in South Korea have arrested a group of hackers accused of heading a team that attempted to set up a series of unmanned computers to play massively multiplayer games like “Lineage” and Samsung-owned “Dungeon and Fighter” nonstop. The goal? Gathering in-game points that are convertible to cash.