LatexBendyMan writes: "http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24
This link takes you to the screenshot thread for the Duke Nukem Forever screenshot that was posted by 3drealms on a job website. George Brussard confirmed that this is indeed a in-game screenshot of the game and if you read through the entire thread you'll see talk from 3drealms about opening the floodgates. More pics maybe!?"
The growing popularity of Massively Multiplayer games has brought the issue of ownership rights in virtual worlds, and the appropriateness of what is called 'real money transfer' (RMT) into an increasingly public light. The success of the company IGE, as well as the launch of Sony Online Entertainment's 'Station Exchange' service would seem to indicate that RMT is now an acceptable part of Massive gaming. The well-known auction site eBay has recently made a policy decision that may throw these assumptions into a different light. Following up on a rumour that's been going around I spoke today with a media representative for the company, who confirmed that eBay is now delisting all auctions for 'virtual artifacts' from the site. This includes currency, items, and accounts/characters; not even the 'neopoints' used in the popular Neopets service is exempt from this decision. Read on below for the company's rationale for this decision, and a few words on the impact this could have on future RMT sales.