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Man buys virtual space station for $100,000


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Man buys virtual space station for $100,000


Jon Jacobs, a director of independent films who hails from Miami, FL, has purchased a virtual space station from the Swedish software company that owns and operates the Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG) Project Entropia. This is believed to be the largest single purchase of virtual real estate by an individual.

Jacobs, who earned a third of the $100,000 fee by selling in-game items, plans to call the station "Club Neverdie" and operate it like a cross between a nightclub and a virtual Jurassic Park, where visitors can hunt giant dinosaurs and collect their hides. Because he owns the virtual property where the hunts are taking place, Jacobs will be able to collect a cut of the proceeds from the sale of the virtual hides. He expects to make up to $20,000 a month from these tariffs and other income, such as tickets to club events hosted by real-life DJs.

                            :ar15: . . .I have some rare virtual dino hides, any offers!!

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