Virtual Worlds Stuff Round-up

by: C. Sven Johnson (via Business & Games)

There’s plenty of stuff to discuss on the general topic of virtual worlds, but under the circumstances - that being I’ve not posted many entries over the past couple of weeks - I’m just going to post some links in no particular order and add a short comment to each.

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Serious Games For Cultural Preservation

by: Eliane Alhadeff 

Late June, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, located near Elton, announced a partneriship with Red Knight Learning Systems of Dallas to develop innovative digital learning media for their new high tech Coushatta Heritage Center.

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Mobile Phones as Game Controllers

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games are vehicles for self expression

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in wow i can cross tasks off a list

by: Lynette Webb

858255397_6e04540fce_400Continuing with the topic of games, here’s another interesting anecdote about why someone likes to play world of warcraft. It’s pretty much self-explanatory. :-)

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It is hard to think of anything more surreal than a chinese goldfarmer

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Media Pendulum Swings On Second Life

by: Ilya Vedrashko

Yeah, the media's honeymoon with Second Life is clearly over. Time mag has listed it among five worst sites to avoid: "We're sure that somebody out there is enjoying Second Life, but why?

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Personal Entry: Pre-Alpha

by: C. Sven Johnson

While reading something yesterday concerning marketing in virtual worlds I resisted the urge to comment. Last night and again early this morning, I further resisted the temptation to post something here regarding what I’d read. And I’m now resisting the urge to slip something in. I won’t.

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Top 10 Features of China's Second Life

by: Dominic Basulto

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Nintendo breaks out of the living room and into the classroom

by: John Caddell

It's generally known that Nintendo deftly sidestepped the video-game console testosterone wars by focusing on an innovative motion-sensitive controller rather than amping up processing and graphics power (and price). As a result, Nintendo's Wii is the fastest-selling third-generation console in the world, well ahead of both Microsoft's XBox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3.

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