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Second Life article on News.com - Game or Metaverse?

Cristiano Midnight
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10-07-2005 16:05
More great press coverage for SL:

http://news.com.com/Name+that+metaverse/2100-1043_3-5890497.html?tag=fd_carsl
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Torley Linden
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10-07-2005 16:06
GOing to c-c-check this article about Second Life the GAMETAVERSE out!
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Frans Charming
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10-07-2005 19:35
To bad they didn't came up with anything solid. But that was to be expected. We haven't either.

From: philip
"Second Life" has become something akin to a platform, an operating system and a browser all rolled into one.
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Nolan Nash
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10-07-2005 20:00
Tonight at State of Play, Jessica Mulligan, who has been involved in the development or management of more than 50 online games, referred to SL as a "virtual space".
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Buster Peel
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Join date: 7 Feb 2005
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10-07-2005 20:39
The final paragraph of the article sums it up beautifully. Great article.

Its nice to see Second Life taken seriously.

Buster
James Miller
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10-08-2005 06:11
I liked the part about Aimee.
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Eggy Lippmann
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10-08-2005 06:42
From: Torley Torgeson
GOing to c-c-check this article about Second Life the GAMETAVERSE out!


Do you pronounce that as Gay Metaverse? :D
Cienna Samiam
Bah.
Join date: 13 Mar 2005
Posts: 1,316
10-08-2005 07:26
I find it amusing that the people in question attempt to label not on commonality, but disparity. No wonder they can't come up with an answer.

I'd suggest they survey 1000 people, ask them to watch any of the trailers created for SL then answer the question: "What is Second Life?"

I guarantee you that 95% of the respondants would give the answer 'A Game'.

Sometimes common sense just isn't. A pity.
Nolan Nash
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10-08-2005 08:03
From: Cienna Samiam
I find it amusing that the people in question attempt to label not on commonality, but disparity. No wonder they can't come up with an answer.

I'd suggest they survey 1000 people, ask them to watch any of the trailers created for SL then answer the question: "What is Second Life?"

I guarantee you that 95% of the respondants would give the answer 'A Game'.

Sometimes common sense just isn't. A pity.

What level are you? :confused:
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Bertha Horton
Fat w/ Ice Cream
Join date: 19 Sep 2005
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10-08-2005 13:19
OH NO!!! We have to have levels now! Good thing I'm going to be Queen someday. :)
Torley Linden
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10-08-2005 13:25
From: Eggy Lippmann
Do you pronounce that as Gay Metaverse? :D


Sure, why not! :)
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Cienna Samiam
Bah.
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10-08-2005 13:47
From: Nolan Nash
What level are you? :confused:


Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids. (grin)

The problem with most people is, they forget that games aren't just levels and killing. They're losing their perspective. There is a whole world of games that have nothing whatever to do with 'levels and loot'.

The folks who haven't lost perspective readily admit -- SL is a game.
Osgeld Barmy
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Join date: 22 Mar 2005
Posts: 3,336
10-08-2005 14:16
it is, becuase as a platform its lacking in soo many ways, and as an os? better stop before i wet myself laughing again
Hiro Pendragon
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Join date: 22 Jan 2004
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10-09-2005 04:34
Good ole' Terdiman. :)

Cool guy - got to meet him at SoP. He's really behind showcasing virtual worlds as the interface for the Internet in the future.
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