You’ve seen a lot of movies. You’ve played a lot of games. While single player campaigns often reach loftier cinematic heights than what’s showing at your local picture house, can the same be said of more open MMORPGs? Yes; yes it can.
Here’s the very best of online gaming’s crazy plots, scams and heists.
Think online gaming is tame? What if you were to find out that real life robberies take place within their virtual walls? In 2005, a group of ingenious agents working under the name of the ‘Guiding Hand’ got together in Eve Online – the galactic MMORPG – to device a plan to rob every bank in the galaxy.
The Ubiqua Seraph bank’s vaults in every corner of the game universe were pillaged, with the Guiding Hand managing to half-inch around £10,000 of players’ real cash. The scam was a real Ocean’s 11 deal, with months of planning – including seeding spies into the bank’s employ.
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