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Trion CEO introduces MMO investing to Bloomberg TV

Have you ever wondered where to invest your savings for the future? Have you thought about the MMO market? Apparently, multimedia companies like Time Warner, NBC Universal, and Bertelsmann believe it is worth their money. These three media giants have invested over $100 million into Trion Worlds,...

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World of Warcraft meets Jimmy Fallon, with Felicia Day

Fans of Felicia Day, rejoice! Our sister site WoW Insider picked up on The Guild star's next step into mass media consciousness. Conan O' Brien's Late Night successor, Jimmy Fallon, recently did a video for NBC with Felicia Day about World of Warcraft. The video starts off as an interview of sorts,...

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Bigpoint is poised and ready to invade US markets

USA Network and the SCI FI Channel are getting ready for a blitz of online games coming their way from Bigpoint. Peacock Equity Fund, which includes NBC Universal, recently bought a majority stake in the German game producer and are planning to distribute their browser-based, free-to-play titles on...

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2008 Worlds in Motion Summit schedule announced

The 2008 Worlds in Motion Summit schedule has been announced, along with a synopsis of this year's speeches and panels. The conference on virtual worlds and social gaming will be held on September 16th and 17th, during the Austin Game Developers Conference. Worlds in Motion bills the 2008 Summit as...

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NBC covers Second Life with strange results

There's a video up on NBC's site about Second Life, but not only isn't it saying anything new, there are a couple of weird bits about it. First, the reporter assigned to the story narrates, explaining that an SL avatar ' ... can walk, talk, and fly through the Web.' Fly through the Web? Did this guy...

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The Office's Dwight takes to Second Life, hilarity ensues

As fans of NBC's hit 'The Office' are probably well aware, last Thursday's episode "The Ad" gave a fair bit of screen time to Second Life. Games don't usually get a terribly fair treatment in popular media, as writers tend to perpetuate popular stereotypes about players as unsociable, unhealthy,...

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