- Sep 14, 2021
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- Corrado "Junior" Soprano
A 22-year-old gamer has spent $26,500 (£13,700) on an island that exists only in a computer role-playing game (RPG).
The Australian gamer, known only by his gaming moniker Deathifier, bought the island in an online auction.
The land exists within the game Project Entropia, an RPG which allows thousands of players to interact with each other.
Entropia allows gamers to buy and sell virtual items using real cash, while fans of other titles often use auction site eBay to sell their virtual wares.
Earlier this year economists calculated that these massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs) have a gross economic impact equivalent to the GDP of the African nation of Namibia.
Hopefully I have posted this in the correct section for newbies.
I am researching the history of Treasure Island because I'm planning to invest in the new share offering. The earliest mention I can find of it was reported by the BBC News (link provided above). Has the BBC or another reputable media source reported on the current share offering. I would like to be more informed before making a financial investment.