Bogost on Online Social Games

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"The idea for paying for something that doesn't really exist isn't necessarily new," said Ian Bogost, Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture and Director of the Graduate Program in Digital Media during a Fox New feature about his wildly popular "Farmville" spoof game, "Cow Clicker." Bogost continued, "I think the difference with these online social games on Facebook is that the object you are buying is virtual, it only has a functionality inside of the game and that's a bit uncomfortable, or unusual, or at least surprising for many people used to spending their hard-earned money on material goods." Source: Fox News - January 4, 2012

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