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Jun 09, 2004

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IBM is taking a crack at gaming with their BIG Technology. What I believe this technology does is allow for in-game, cash transactions. For example, if I want to sell some sort of weapon in DAoC, I can sell it directly to another player in the game, and I receive real money for it based on that players account and my account. IBMs technology handles the real life monetary transactions. From what I understand, IBM is trying to work with MMOs to integrate their technology into the game, hence eliminating the need for gamers to go to eBay to post items for sale, etc. I haven't been following this closely yet, but I wonder if SWG is working with IBM to test and possibly integrate this technology into the game.

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Been meaning to mention it but SOE recently polled EQ users about Sony possibly providing transaction facilitation between players. Check out Caster's Realm for a bit of info (http://eq.crgaming.com/ -- June 3 entry). Make of it what you will.

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