Thursday, September 29, 2005

Gaming Open Market Closes!

So Gaming Open Market is closing this Sunday :-( What is GOM? Well it's a website that trades virtual game money for real US currency. Specifically, they dealt with Second Life currency, called Lindens.

Second Life is a 3D virtual world created by its citizens, where your avatar is free to build, create, script, sell, socialize, play, dance, explore, etc. I have been a part of SL since its BETA period in 2002. My friend Darryl and I have built a pretty successful in-game business selling scripted pet dogs in Second Life.

We traded our Lindens for cash on GOM, but that will no longer be possible come Sunday. Linden Labs, creators of Second Life, say they are building their own currency exchange. Let's hope it works well!

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