This Guy Spent $16,000 On A Virtual Sword Before The Game Was Released

This man is holding an image of a sword that doesn't exist in real life. In fact, it doesn't even really exist yet in a virtual world — he paid $US16,000 for a game sword that he can't play yet.

He got it in an auction to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated game, called Age of Wulin. Set in ancient China, the players will be able to ramble through a detailed world crouching the tiger and hiding the dragon. Other items sold includes a sheath for Hook of Departure — sold for $US1,600 — anda Lordly Spear Sheath — sold for $US2,500.

It will not be available in English until Spring 2012, when all your base are belong to them. [Daily Mail]

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