Calif. Man Steals Nearly $5M, Spends $1M on 'Game of War'

Calif. Man Steals Nearly $5M, Spends $1M on 'Game of War'”

Game of War is one of the many empire-building mobile games that are out in the market right now, but it stands out because of how much money its players are spending on the game.

If the game sounds familiar, that is likely because it was heavily promoted during the 2015 Super Bowl via commercials featuring a scantily clad (if clad at all) Kate Upton.

A former employee of California machinery dealer Holt, Co was a part of the company's accounting department.

A 45-year-old California man spent $1 million (yep, you read that correctly) on mobile MMO title "Game of War".

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Instead, he used the card to purchase luxury cars, a golf club membership, furniture for his home, surgery, season basketball tickets, season seats for the San Francisco 49ers and gaming purchases.

Kevin Lee Co told a Sacramento federal court that he embezzled almost $5m from his job at Caterpillar heavy machinery dealership Holt of California between 2008 and 2015.

Currently, the game, which bills itself as "the world's largest multiplayer strategy game" with "millions. battling for domination", earns an estimated $1.6 million a day.

Game of War is one of the top-grossing games in the world (it's not entirely hard to see why with situations such as this) and was reportedly taking $1 million each day previous year, though not just from one person. It was the third highest-grossing game for the iPhone through 2014. He spent $1 million on in app purchases for a popular cell phone game.

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Co will be sentenced in March 2017.

In April, a study from research firm Slice Intelligence (via Venture Beat) found that on average Game of War players spent $549.69 on microtransactions.

Game of War has been widely criticised since its launch, with many bemoaning its money-making practises. Have you spent a lot on it?

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