February 03, 2010 10:42 ET

Virtual Egg Sold for $69,696 USD -- "NEVERDIE" Avatar Sets Virtual World Record

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - Cyber Superstar Avatar Jon "NEVERDIE" Jacobs held a public auction Sunday on his personal Asteroid, inside the Real Cash Virtual World platform Entropia Universe and Sold a mythological Virtual Egg for a Whopping $69,696.00 USD; setting a new World Record for the "Most Profit" made on a single Looted Treasure in a Video game. NEVERDIE is currently featured in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records "Gamer Edition" for owning Club NEVERDIE "The Most Valuable Virtual item."

NEVERDIE who has been dubbed by the media "The King of Virtual Reality" purchased the Virtual Egg for $10,000 USD in 2006 from Romanian Gamer "Tzest0s" who won a unique Quest... The Final Chapter in the Egg's History has yet to be written as thousands of Gamers and virtual World pioneers speculate what will actually hatch from the EGG and will it be worth the extraordinary price tag.

The buyer, Australian gamer David Storey, aka Deathifier, who owns "Treasure Island," a Tax generating Virtual World Destination, regards the purchase as a sound investment.

NEVERDIE who is famed for blurring the line between reality and virtual reality recorded a number of very popular gamer Anthems including "Gamer Chick," "I am My Avatar" and "New VU Blues"; he made worldwide headlines, when he mortgaged his home in Miami in 2005 to purchase an Asteroid for $100,000 USD. After turning the Asteroid into a Nightclub dubbed Club NEVERDIE, which is now valued at over $1 million USD, he used the income from the Virtual World to build NEVERDIE Studios, the leading virtual World Studio in Hollywood, California. NEVERDIE Studios is pioneering pop culture in Virtual Reality producing New virtual Worlds, including ROCKtropia, the first virtual music world, and "NEXT Island," The First Time Travel virtual World exclusively for the Entropia Universe real cash Economy Virtual World platform.

NEVERDIE Said of the Sale, "People thought I was crazy when I bought the Egg for $10,000 USD in 2006. Well Now they really have something to talk about over dinner... However, even though it's a Mystery Egg, I think that if indeed a Monster hatches from it, it will most likely be something truly spectacular that will attract gamers from all over the world to hunt it and it could produce a lot of Revenue for its new owner. A new monster is a major event in an online community. A typical MMO game might build a multimillion dollar expansion around new creatures and Storylines, in a Virtual World that is Free 2 play. The storyline Evolves without quite the same marketing hoopla, but the virtual Economy can see a huge surge during events, So the Egg is truly valuable. I Actually didn't Sell the egg to Cash out; my Club NEVERDIE Virtual record label scored a Real World hit reaching #2 on the UK Club Charts over Christmas with a track called 'Ships in the Night' by Cheri Moon; only Madonna kept it off the #1 spot. 'Ships in the Night' is the first Chart hit fully funded by My Virtual Night Club and we have a new Track by Cheri Moon called 'One More Crazy Summer' that has UK music biz insiders buzzing, So I'm going to re-invest the Profits from the virtual Egg into a Music Video and turn 'One More Crazy Summer' into a MONSTER Summer Dance Anthem. If I'm successful then, ironically with a bit of Luck the mythological Virtual Egg will End up Spawning two Different kinds of Monsters, one virtual and One Real."

NEVERDIE's Soon to be Released ROCKtropia Music planet already features Virtual destinations for major Artists including Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister and Cash money recording Artist Kevin Rudolf, whose latest Hit Record "I made it" featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman and Jay Sean is Rocketing up the US Pop Charts...

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