Future of gaming? Interesting article on virtual transactions based online gaming - actually, interview transcription. It's dated July 07, so fairly recent in terms of the technology.
Speakers are: John Blakely of Sony, who as far as I can tell, owns the only ingame selling/buying service that didn't go defunk for a popular MMO (see Station Exchange for EQ2, though I hear they're closing that in favor of a third party deal...) Mark Jacobs (VP EA, Studio GM EA Mythic) - no idea who he is Raph Koster (President Areae) - no idea who he is Erik Bethke (CEO GoPets) Matt Firor (moderator)
I have to admit though I that I find it hard to follow who's saying what and has what opinion. But I do get the impression there's several conflicting opinions in there. @_@