OK, some background: There’s a game called What’s Inside the Cube? – and it app… you know, if you know about it you don’t need the explanation, and if you don’t know about it you can probably just click the link. The point is that apparently the people behind the game have released a feature where you can pay cash money to make it harder for everybody else to solve the puzzle. And that’s happening, because it’s the Internet. As Penny Arcade’s Checkpoint said it, succinctly:
“This really is [Peter] Molyneux’s magnum opus: the regimentation and monetization of griefing.”
You’d think I’d disapprove. Well, no: I’ve been trying to figure out how to monetize Lefty trolls for years. Stuff like this gives me hope.