Right. Back in the saddle. Surreal moment #23 yesterday: Blair on the TV saying "terrorists won't win" and in my head, instant-replay, the counterstrike voice: "ter-ro-rists win".
Well, pff. They don't. London's been bombed before and probably will be bombed again, and we Londoners give you terrorists the two fingers.
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Meanwhile: 1UP's good article on sweatshops:
Finally, I get in contact with a man in his 30s who goes by the name Smooth Criminal. He's a partner in one of the largest sellers of MMORPG gold, and he isn't apologetic. His rap sheet: banned from Ultima Online, Asheron's Call, Shadowbane, Star Wars Galaxies, and Ultima Online again. He says once someone even traded him a wedding ring worth $2,000 for WOW gold.
Smooth Criminal's game cartel made $1.5 million from Star Wars Galaxies alone last year, and individually, he's made as much as $700,000 in a single year. "[SWG] built my new house, which I paid for in cash," he says. "So when you ring my doorbell, it plays the Star Wars music."