To be honest I'm not sure which is the bigger story here:
The headline is true, Marcus Shakesheff
, a stuntman on Die Another Day
among other films, has had a range of his martial arts moves recorded by motion capture, converted into animations in Second Life
and they will be available to buy and, it appears, as part of a game within Second Life
. I am trying to find out the details of the animations, but have had no joy so far.
But, I have to wonder if the fact that this headline's in this week's Newport, Cwmbran and Risca Weekly Argus
is, in fact, the bigger story. It appears that Second Life
has become sufficiently mainstream that even local papers, traditionally very parochial, carry stories about it. At least they do if the story is about a local person.
Thanks to Cam for the tip, and the scans of the original article.