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The Most Virtual Dollar Ever Spent – Gaming Pays

3.5.2006 by Mother Superior

Imagine making money on a computer game and then going to a cash machine withdrawing that money and spending it on a real night out. Project Entropia is blurring the boundaries between the real and virtual worlds by creating a cash card allowing its gamers to do just this. But they don't get something for nothing. In December 2004, one gamer spent £13,700 buying an island on the games virtual planet Calypso. Within a year, he had made his money back by renting land and taxing miners and hunters! He can now withdraw the cash as his island continues to…