Posts Tagged ‘EVE Online’

Virtual bank heist pays for son’s real-life medical bills

July 6, 2009
EVE Online

EVE Online

I don’t play any MMO games, but every time I hear a story from the EVE Online universe I am intrigued.

EVE Online, set in humanity’s space-faring future, has 300,000 subscribers. Players can organize corporations and use underhanded tactics to lie, cheat and steal their way to ingame fortunes.

The strategy is so deep that working banks have emerged within the EVE Online universe. Banks that accept deposits, make loans and issue bonds.

In a story that highlights these troubling economic times as much as the nature of the game, an executive at one of these banks embezzled 200,000,000,000 of the game’s currency, causing panic and a run on the bank. (more…)