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Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 1:03PM (Unverified) said

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Too bad it couldn't be a talented band that people actually care about.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 1:21PM (Unverified) said

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Also, too bad that the online event was absolutely terrible other than the fact that people were all gathered in one place. It was really even a concert online. Just a huge rip off.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 7:04PM ultimateq said

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Yeah it was disappointing alright. They were 30 minutes late from when they said they'd show up. And then the song cut off early.

Good game, horrible concert.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 1:35PM MewmewGrrl said

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Okay this is sad, concerts performed simultaneously in real life and in a virtual space have been happening for years on Second Life. Actual real full concerts too, not a single song and calling it a concert. It's like Guinness seeing someone ride a motorcycle today and rewarding them with a plaque being the "first person to ever ride a motorcycle". Not that I care about Second Life at all, but come on let's be realistic!

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 2:10PM (Unverified) said

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It's sad, but this is the way Guinness does it for everything. Unless they have Guinness judges present to observe and recognize an event, it doesn't get into the book.

What this really says is that if those SL simulcast bands wanted to get into the Guinness Book for what they were doing, they should have spoke up.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 2:00PM Celicynd said

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Too bad they didn't actually stream the live concert like they originally said, and just used the pre-recorded track for the in-game concert. kind of a bit of cheating honestly.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 2:25PM (Unverified) said

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SOE has got to get its stuff together if they want to keep this a kid friendly game. Some of the language that was being used was appalling and the refs did nothing. I called SOE today and apparently I wasn't alone as they are getting flooded by angry parent calls...but someoen should have thought this out.

The chat filters are so broken and easily by-passable even though I have the speed chat only enabled on my daughters account she still got to see all the pedophile comments via the chat bubbles which you have no choice of seeing. They need to get rid of open chat period. Then the creeps and second life tards will go elsewhere and the game can be enjoyed by those it was intended for.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 2:38PM Pingles said

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It was exactly what they promised but it WAS a bit silly. The same song they had canned in-game since Beta and they just had animated singers on the stage.

Still, it was PACKED with players and across the servers I doubt many games have had as big a gathering.

Was still an amazing event regardless of how silly the entertainment or the "record" was.

Plenty of pics up on sites like FreeRealmsInsider, etc.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 4:07PM Celicynd said

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Actually Pingles, it's not what was advertised... there are posts on forums from SoE people and the news headline on the news page that clearly state it was supposed to be streamed live... they used a canned studio recording.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 3:23PM deluxe2000 said

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geez....thats a really crappy song. I had to stop it when they started singing "naaa na na naaa na naaaa na naaa naaa naaa"

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 3:31PM (Unverified) said

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A few minutes of Googling produced:

"Worlds.com and Hanson Bring Fans Unique 3D Concert Experience."

Dated Saturday, May 6, 2000

And

BBC starts to rock online world. The virtual party will mirror BBC Radio 1's real-world, One Big Weekend event, being held in Dundee from 12 May. It will also be the first ever festival with a professional line-up to take place in a virtual universe.

Dated Friday, 12 May 2006

There are certainly many in between those dates but the Hanson event may of been the first with well known performers.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 3:47PM Kaio said

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Gayer than the Jonas Brothers

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 3:57PM postman said

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as a bit of an old schooler, back when punk was punk and let you know there was a reason to be angry at the world, seeing this comment makes me sad to see

"that youthful pop-punk band that sings the light-heartedly rebellious theme song "

a sad state of music

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 8:04PM (Unverified) said

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a lot of you are coming off jealous- and the rest of you need to realize that this song is for Free Realms, a game targeted at children.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 9:39PM ultimateq said

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I can honestly say I like "bruce" more.

Posted: Jun 16th 2009 8:33PM (Unverified) said

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Here's some great footage of The Dares performing the Free Realms theme song "It's Your World!"
www.clipser.com/watch_video/1323499
It was also announced the game hit the 3 million user mark in just 7 weeks... great game, and I definitely recommend checking it out!

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