BBC NEWS | Technology | Gamer buys $26,500 virtual land
BBC NEWS | Technology | Gamer buys $26,500 virtual land: "'This is a historic moment in gaming history, and this sale only goes to prove that massive multi-player online gaming has reached a new plateau,' said Marco Behrmann, director of community relations at Mindark, the game's developer.
A unique castle (furniture not included)
Taxation rights on hunting and mining activities
Income from the sale of land lots
The virtual island includes a gigantic abandoned castle and beautiful beaches which are described as ripe for developing beachfront property. "