MMORPG

The Necessity of Purpose

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

One of the rites of passage in the real world is the summer job, which gives kids a taste of responsibility outside the home, not to mention the fun stuff that can be purchased with paychecks.

Only now that rite has shifted to virtual worlds. It seems that computer-savvy kids are finding work in MMOs and MMORPGs (online games):

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Arrive Without Traveling

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

In the sci-fi novel Halting State, users visit multiple MMORPGs and corporate web sites "in character" -- their cartoon avatar representations of self -- while preserving also their magic swords and collected booty between virtual destinations.

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Witnessing the Birth of An Entertainment Form

by: Gary Hayes

Rather than just referring to the many standard press articles about the growing number of companies or formats that are setting up in Second Life (the media’s favourite MUVE at the moment) I have been ‘living it’ so to speak.

 The Relentless March of Channels and Formats into Second Life

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Immersion - Ambient TV, Addictive MMORPG...

by: Gary Hayes

…and the never changing human.

Senor Hontar: “We must work in the world. The world is thus.”
Father Altamirano: “No Senor Hontar…thus have we made the world. Thus have I made it”
Final lines of the film ‘The Mission’

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Leadership in Games Is a Task, Not an Identity

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