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Alter-Ego: A quick and dirty guide to Area 51

When it comes to taking your first steps in DC Universe Online, the sheer amount of different types of missions and objectives can be a bit daunting. "What is this Alert thing sitting in my quest log?" you might say. "What does it do? It is PvP? PvE? What's the point of doing an Alert?" Well, to...

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Greening up your gaming experience

While you're engaged in your favorite MMO, do you ever stop to think about the energy consumption you use? Is there an unused light on in the house somewhere? These are the types of questions that Professor Byron Reeves of Stanford University wants gamers to ask themselves, and get more involved...

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Your kids, Green.com and Spyware

Is it okay to just be a little cynical when a marketing company such as InterActiveCorp (IAC) announces a new virtual world where kids can learn how to help the environment and "do good deeds in fun ways"? Especially when the current site at that address sells coupon books? No? Not okay? Well,...

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Green-themed kids' game nabs $3.2 million in funding

Fluid Entertainment, a game company that employs only 14 people, has raised an impressive $3.2 million in funding for the development of a Flash-based online social game for kids aged 6 - 11. The game has an environment-friendly theme. After the successes of Webkinz and Club Penguin, these...

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Second Life musicians to play San Francisco

Three accomplished musicians with regular gigs in Second Life will be bringing their music to San Francisco on March 12th in the Rock-it Room. Melanie Keller, Cylindrian Rutabaga, and Keiko Takamura will be bringing the Real to their previously virtual shows. Additionally, this event will be...

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The Second Life Philip Linden/Gavin Newsom Fireside Chat, Part 1

As reported here, today saw the meeting of minds between Second Life's Philip Rosedale (aka Philip Linden) and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom at the New Globe Theater, a meeting held and sponsored by Millions of Us, a metaverse development company (MDC), with Reuben Millionsofus as moderator....

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Are MMOs Captain Planet approved?

Saving the world is something that most have us as gamers have grown rather accustomed to over the years. Almost since the beginning, game designers have used the risk of global destruction as a tool to more completely involve players in the seriousness of a given game narrative. Whether we're...

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