2009 in Review: How Microtransactions and User-Created Virtual Markets Reshaped Business

Zynga_0 As we close out a rocky, recession-plagued 2009, many of the real-world companies we thought indestructible last January are no longer with us. But in the virtual world, business is booming.

Pixels and Policy takes a look back at one of the biggest developments of 2009 – how a few small social gaming houses became industry titans by harnessing the power of microtransactions.

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Disabled Gamer Sues Sony For Lack of Access to Virtual Worlds

1-thishandoutp Virtual worlds have the potential to improve the lives of the disabled, but not everyone thinks the Metaverse will solve problems of accessibility.

Pixels
and Policy looks at how one disabled gamer is suing the developer of Everquest
for alleged discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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