Games getting credit cards

Second Life, everybody’s favorite over-hyped graphical sex chatroom, is getting its own credit card. May the gods have mercy on us all. According to Wonderland:

The MetaCard works in the same way as a normal first life credit card works. Applicants are provided with a credit limit and present the card when purchasing goods at merchants who accept the card.

MetaCard comes in two flavors: Basic and Gold. The Basic card is subject to a avatar check and provides a credit limit of L$5000 ($18.60) per month. A Gold MetaCard offers a credit limit of L$10,000 ($37.20) per month and can only be obtained by providing real world credentials and a real life credit card for automatic payments.

Unfortunately, this isn’t usable in real world shops yet, just in-game ones. Still, you know it has to happen eventually. Once RMT, real monetary transactions, become commonplace, you’ll be able to use your WoW gold to buy lunch or some new clothes just as easily as with a credit card from any US bank.

You’ll have to declare your avatars when you file your taxes though, so things won’t be all butterflies and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

You can check the First Meta site for more details on the SL credit card.


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