Second Life bed

Working a day job is so 20th century. Instead, why not make your fortune in a virtual reality game? That’s what all the kids are doing these days, right?

Well, one “kid” is doing it, at least. PCGamesN has an interview with Andre Pires, who, as a teenager in Portugal in 2007, discovered Second Life. Within a short period of time, he had set up his own business selling furniture, with a huge showroom, sales staff… the works.

Pires subsequently quit his day job and moved to Mexico — “It’s near the Caribbean, it’s summer all year round, [and] things are cheaper” — and he’s funding the development of space sim Genesis, which was recently Greenlit on Steam. He lives in a “two-floor house with a pool.”

So what is a sex bed? It’s a normal Second Life bed, with scripts attached to it that make the players perform… actions. We’ll leave the rest to your imagination.

Just imagine how sweet it would be to make that kind of cash in a virtual world. Granted, it’s not easy — Pires says he worked 12 to 16 hours per day to get his business going — but if you can be sure of one thing in business, it’s that sex sells. Or, as Pires puts it, “People are driven by erections.”

the author

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. ItsJustBusiness on March 10, 2016

    It use to be easier to actually make some income from 2nd life but then things changes, regulations, plus crap. It’s the same with everything that’s new. Youtube was once easy to make an income from too. Just gotta be smart and be the first one to it or beat everybody else in it.

  2. maddyLinden on March 10, 2016

    this is a lie, he is lucky to sell a dozen beds a week , thats 3k linden not 3k dollars

    he makes about 5$ a week

  3. Turv on March 10, 2016

    Guys… just get yourself a hooker with all the money you’re spending on virtual sex LMAO

  4. Derpina on March 10, 2016

    Imagine their real sex life…. ZERO. So, live it up in game!

  5. Powerslaver on March 9, 2016

    Some people have more money than brains.. A idiot is born every second.

  6. Merkadis on March 9, 2016

    “People are driven by erections”

    Truly, why think with a brain when you can think with an erection.. right humanity? ^^)
    Every time i see something like this i wonder yet again about how in blazes did i end up as part of this retarded race… must be karma.. i probably destroyed a couple planets in my previous life to earn this punishment. x_x”

  7. HellcatM on March 9, 2016

    All I have to say is WTF?!?!?!?!