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        Is Diablo III Turning Virtual Economies Into Real Ones? | PBS Idea Channel

        The U.S. economy may be in the dumps, but you can find solace in the fact that your Second Life avatar is living the life of the 1%.  What if the economies of video games could be transferred to the real world? We're actually already seeing this in Diablo 3, where axes, swords, and other awesome gear have taken on real world value at the Diablo 3 Auction House. People are buying and selling them with real US dollar bills!

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