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ATM Access to Virtual Currency

Posted Tue, May 02, 2006 by Ethec

Give that ATM machine a taste of pwnage

Entropia Universe, the futuristic-style MMO which pits players against each other to compete for real-world money, will now offer ATM cards for easy, convenient conversion of virtual PEDs to cold, hard cash.

An Entropia Universe participant can acquire the ATM card from MindArk, the developer of Entropia Universe. The card is associated with the participants' Entropia Universe account (similar to a bank account), allowing one to efficiently and securely access funds to make a withdrawal of virtual money (Project Entropia Dollars) in real life currency using any Versatel machine around the world. All of the features of transferring, withdrawing, depositing, viewing account balances and more are available with this virtual ATM system. This innovative service for Entropia Universe members provides true economic freedom and puts them one step closer to bridging the gap between the virtual and real world.

Read the rest of the Entropia Universe PEDs to ATMs press release.

I want to be an alien rancher. The kind of aliens that Captain Kirk always found.

While a lot of players "get" MMOGs, there are a great many people who don't "get" Entropia Universe. With its declaration of being a "virtual world" and it's use of real money to buy and sell goods, many online game players don't even consider Entropia Universe when they're looking at online games to explore. At Leipzig GC '07, Marco Behrmann sat down with Ten Ton Hammer's Cody "Micajah" Bye to try to sort out that misunderstanding and inform the public about Entropia Universe.

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Entropia Universe is closing out a public auction for three mall properties and the latest bid is over $34,000. Virtual real estate is a growing phenomenon, with key players investing up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The latest trend in role playing games shows a profit for bold investors.

Entropia Universe has opened bidding in a public auction for three malls in its virtual universe. The auction, and subsequent winner, will be announced on Thursday, December 28. Activity during the auction has created a virtual real estate feeding frenzy, with bids sky-rocketing (currently - December 26 - bids were already at over $34,000) and estimated to reach up to $100,000. Now, with only 6 days left, the public is invited to place their bids on the most valuable real estate online.

Read the rest of the press release for more details!

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