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From the Ted Talk "David Perry: Are games better than life?"

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This market is now estimated at over 800 million _______ ________. And what's interesting about it is the market was actually created by the gamers themselves. They found clever ways to _____ items and to sell their ________ to each other so that they could make money while they were playing their games. I ____ onto eBay a couple of days ago just to see what was gong on, typed in World of Warcraft, got 6,000 items. I liked this one the best: a level 60 Warlock with lots of epics for 174,000 dollars. It's like that guy obviously had some pain while making it.

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  1. annually
  2. dove
  3. dollars
  4. accounts
  5. trade

Original Text

This market is now estimated at over 800 million dollars annually. And what's interesting about it is the market was actually created by the gamers themselves. They found clever ways to trade items and to sell their accounts to each other so that they could make money while they were playing their games. I dove onto eBay a couple of days ago just to see what was gong on, typed in World of Warcraft, got 6,000 items. I liked this one the best: a level 60 Warlock with lots of epics for 174,000 dollars. It's like that guy obviously had some pain while making it.

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video games 20
video game 16
real world 7
real life 6
virtual worlds 4
game industry 3

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video game industry 3

Important Words

  1. accounts
  2. annually
  3. clever
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  5. created
  6. days
  7. dollars
  8. dove
  9. ebay
  10. epics
  11. estimated
  12. gamers
  13. games
  14. gong
  15. guy
  16. interesting
  17. items
  18. level
  19. lots
  20. making
  21. market
  22. million
  23. money
  24. pain
  25. playing
  26. sell
  27. trade
  28. typed
  29. warcraft
  30. warlock
  31. ways
  32. world