$2 billion for pretending to be an orc, dwarf or elf. The mind boggles. lets be honest, people will pay for content online – but it has to be “online” type of content. WoW is a great online game and really has taken over from Everquest, which started the whole thing off.
Subscription gaming is also so much more addictive than other forms of entertainment (say TV) because of levelling and interaction with other carbon based life-forms that you just dont get on TV.