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Thursday, 27 November 2014

BitQuest: The Minecraft server that runs on Bitcoin

Bitcoin --the virtual currency that is completely independent from governments or banks-- has proven to be one of the most controversial technologies since maybe the internet itself. And here in MEGO we've been very busy working on a experiment that hopefully lives up to that hype.

BitQuest is a game with a complete Bitcoin economy: A custom Minecraft server where emerald (a rare natural resource in the game) can be exchanged for bits: tiny fractions of bitcoin. Players can find, sell and buy virtual goods using this currency and we also added new features to the game to make it more challenging and social.

Inside the game there's a place called Satoshi Town, with a bank that allows you to exchange emeralds for bits (1 emerald = 1 bit) or if you prefer, buy special items like enchanted weapons, building materials or even a horse to travel around the city. In the nights the town is invaded by monsters or "mobs", who leave emeralds to whoever is brave enough to challenge them. The fight, damage and levels system was completely reworked from the original to a more deep, Dungeons & Dragons inspired gameplay.

Once you acquire enough resources in the game you can claim your own land and build a house that one day might become a nation or an empire. Many players have built impressive constructions, starting this incipient virtual city with lots of trading, adventure guilds, tournaments and events.

It's free to play if you have a Minecraft account, and all the Bitcoin players have found in the game was contributed via donations or sponsors. There are no ways of purchasing the in-game currency or anything similar to a free-to-play model.

We are very excited about this experiment because we believe Bitcoin works perfectly as the official currency of virtual worlds and hope this is a giant step towards that direction.

Everyone is invited to play or learn about the game at: http://bitquest.co

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

New Guinness World Record Set!

Record smashed & funds raised for Special Effect

November 19 2014, Birmingham, UK - Chris Cook, Community Manager for GamePointsNow/GameKeysNow, has officially set a new Guinness World Record for the Longest Video Game Marathon on a Football Game by smashing the previous record by a whole 44 minutes to set a new time of 48 hours 49 minutes 41 seconds

The event took place at the Loading Bar, London from Nov 5th until the 7th and saw Chris play over 120 matches of FIFA 15, both online and offline .  So far, the event has raised over £580 on behalf of its charity, Special Effect, with donations still being made.

‘I'm so glad to have raised so much for an incredible cause; but none of this would have been possible without the incredible support team of volunteers.  They really kept me going throughout and I’m eternally grateful for all of their help and energy, especially when things got tough’

The event was streamed live via Twitch.tv and featured giveaways from companies like QWERTEE, Hauppauge, Boomerang Rentals, Insert Coin tees, NiftyMods and Campo Retro.

SpecialEffect is an award-winning charity that helps people with disabilities to benefit from the fun, rehabilitation and therapy of video games. They support people of all ages through assessments, equipment loans and equipment modifications.

Twitter: @specialeffect
Facebook: specialeffectcharity

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