Wanna See a Video of Nerds Burning $15,000?

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10.15.10

EVE Online has an odd status among MMOs; it sounds like an Objectivist science fiction novel, but it’s actually an MMO with a player-driven economy. Basically, if you’ve ever wanted to play a game where you can defraud a large corporation, or violently overthrow the CEO, oh and also fly spaceships, have we got a game for you!

The unique feature of EVE is that behavior in most games that would get you booted is instead rewarded, like killing noobs and blowing up other people’s stuff. This dovetails nicely with the fact that EVE money, called Isk, actually has a small amount of real world value. In other words, for people who live to pee in someone’s punch, every day, this game is the MMO equivalent of Yahoo! Answers.

Why are we bringing all this up? Because there’s a hilariously overdramatic video of one corporation destroying another corporation’s stuff, to the tune of $15,000 in real money flushed right down the tubes. Video of this conspicuous consumption, as well as Yahtzee explaining EVE, under the jump:

[ via PC Gamer ]

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