Micropayments are already flowing
freely on Xbox Live and are becoming increasingly popular in MMO circles. However, Opposable Thumbs points out an
unfortunate problem with any micropayment-based system that stores your payment details--it's all too easy to buy
things when intoxicated.
Of course, this problem extends beyond the realm of gaming, to websites and even
real-world transactions. However, the nature of gaming as an entertainment activity means that perhaps enforced
self-controls may help those of us whose wallets get looser with liquid.