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

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Online gaming statistics. I bhorgut some stuff on "World of Warcraft." It's 5.5 million players. It makes about 80 million bucks a month in subscriptions. It cotss 50 bucks just to islatnl it on your computer, making the publisher about another 275 million. The game costs about 80 million dollars to make, so basically it pays for itself in about a month. A pelyar in a game called "Project Entropia" actually bought his own island for 26,500 dlroals. You have to remmeber that this is not a real island. He didn't actually buy anything, just some data. But he got great terms on it. This purschae included mining and hunting rights, onreishwp of all land on the island, and a castle with no furniture included.

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Online gaming statistics. I _______ some stuff on "World of Warcraft." It's 5.5 million players. It makes about 80 million bucks a month in subscriptions. It _____ 50 bucks just to _______ it on your computer, making the publisher about another 275 million. The game costs about 80 million dollars to make, so basically it pays for itself in about a month. A ______ in a game called "Project Entropia" actually bought his own island for 26,500 _______. You have to ________ that this is not a real island. He didn't actually buy anything, just some data. But he got great terms on it. This ________ included mining and hunting rights, _________ of all land on the island, and a castle with no furniture included.

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  1. purchase
  2. remember
  3. ownership
  4. dollars
  5. brought
  6. player
  7. costs
  8. install

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Online gaming statistics. I brought some stuff on "World of Warcraft." It's 5.5 million players. It makes about 80 million bucks a month in subscriptions. It costs 50 bucks just to install it on your computer, making the publisher about another 275 million. The game costs about 80 million dollars to make, so basically it pays for itself in about a month. A player in a game called "Project Entropia" actually bought his own island for 26,500 dollars. You have to remember that this is not a real island. He didn't actually buy anything, just some data. But he got great terms on it. This purchase included mining and hunting rights, ownership of all land on the island, and a castle with no furniture included.

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virtual worlds 4
game industry 3

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Important Words

  1. basically
  2. bought
  3. brought
  4. bucks
  5. buy
  6. called
  7. castle
  8. computer
  9. costs
  10. data
  11. dollars
  12. furniture
  13. game
  14. gaming
  15. great
  16. hunting
  17. included
  18. install
  19. island
  20. land
  21. making
  22. million
  23. mining
  24. month
  25. online
  26. ownership
  27. pays
  28. player
  29. players
  30. publisher
  31. purchase
  32. real
  33. remember
  34. rights
  35. statistics
  36. stuff
  37. subscriptions
  38. terms
  39. warcraft