It appears they can.

Especially these morons who are buying “digital land.”

If you’re looking to own a piece of the digital heavens, Star Citizen is now offering plots of land for you to plant your flag.

For the price of $50 USD, you can own a 4km square parcel of land on any “planet, moon, or asteroid” under United Empire of Earth (UEE) control.

From there you’re basically free to do with the virtual land whatever you please. Want to start a virtual space commune? Zone your land for residential use. Thinking of launching your own space shop? Get a commercial use zoning permit.

It’s almost like actually buying land in real life, but for much cheaper… and it doesn’t exist outside the digital realm.

If you’re worried the “best” plots of land will get grabbed up by no-good carpetbaggers and speculators, Robert Space Industries wants you to know that won’t be a problem.

Since there are billions of available kilometers, with more being added, “all players will have the ability to find and claim new ‘hot spots.'”

For players worried a mere lot isn’t fancy enough for their space exploits, “estates” measuring 8km x 8km are also available. The land can be purchased through in-game currency in addition to plopping down real-world cash.

Last year Star Citizen was made available for free for a limited time, but to begin your space journey now requires the purchase of a “game package” from the Robert Space Industries website.

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    The Micks pulled the same shit 25 years ago and the scam is going strong today. Dopey assholes who “think” their great-great-great-great grandfather was Irish even though their last names are Rosenblum or Gonzalez are eager to possess 1 square “useless” foot of “the auld sod” for some inflated price.

    If you’re interested take a peek:

    And NO. I don’t get a commission!

  2. redneckgeezer says:

    I can’t wait to spend my life savings on the great investment. NOT!

  3. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    P T Barnum had it right………..

  4. dekare says:

    I wonder…how much right would a person who bought a 1 acre plot of “the New World” in say, 1493, after it was discovered that America existed. Imagine the deed, explaining in perfect exacting language, the exact spot of the land, with discernable accuracy as to exactly the place and size of land purchased, and passed down from generation to generation to now. The original person who sold the plot had the right to sell the plot, as they at the time were the rightful claimant of the land, say for instance, the Queen of Spain, who at the time of the transaction, had legal claim to the land and the right to alienate it.

    Since then, the land has been improved and is quite valuable…say for instance Mar-A-Lago. (I Believe Spain owned Florida not long after Columbus discovered the Americas). Now, who has a claim? Will the title insurance kick in and make the rightful owner whole? Will the land have to be given back?

    Now imagine I buy up hundred of acres on Mars, and 3 centuries from now, after the deed has been passed down from generation to generation, and Mars is now just as populated and as valuable as Manhattan. Who gets the land?

    I’m pretty sure the people who bought the “deed” hundreds of years ago are screwed, and the current owner gets to keep it. Or do they. The rule is NOT “Possession is 9/10’s the law” but really, the person who has possession of land has the greatest interest in title over everyone but for the actual owner of title on record. So, even though you are in possession, no one can kick you out or take your land away from you…except for the person who actually owns the land and can prove it.

    What is the strength of the validity of the title in these stupid little land sales? I remember many many years ago, a cereal company bought up a whole lot of useless land (or at least useless at the time of the sale), and in their boxes of cereal, gave out a one square inch of land represented by a tiny deed. However, the issue may have been that even though the small deed said you owned a square inch, it did not described with particularity, the exact square inch you owned. That even if you bought a hundred thousand boxes of cereal, there was no guarantee that all of your single square inches were contiguous, and because the tiny deeds did not identify exactly what you bought and exactly where, than the deeds were no good. But what if we solve that issue and with these deeds of tiny land today, do correct this issue and properly identify the exact spot of land purchased. And then, a hundred years from now, the land becomes quite valuable and build upon. What then?

    HMMMMMM. I’m not a real estate lawyer, but there seems to be some legitimacy to these deeds later on…or is there?

  5. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Ask the people who “own”, and those other people who live near (but not on) the Spanish Land Grants down in south Arizona (near Ft Huachuca and Sierra VIsta). There was a lot of talk about undeveloped land, and ownership by the (extended) family, who wants to sell the land, who DOESN’T want to sell the land, etc, etc, when I was last there about 20 years ago.

  6. Call Me Infidel says:

    As a great American once said “never give a sucker an even break”

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