an article on wired talks about microsoft’s initiative for micropayments in games; basically letting gamers pay a couple of cents or bucks to buy better equipment or skills.

i think this is a great idea, because as i get older and have less time to invest in games, i’d rather trade money for time and buy my way to the same level as those stupid ass kids that play all the time and trash talk the shit out of you.

world of warcraft tried to make inroads into making games less addictive and time consuming, but i don’t think it really worked. i think micropayments would be a good idea, except i’m absolutely sure there will be 10,000 kids with tons of disposible income that will wreck the system.