Now that I’ve given explained my feelings on the year as a whole, here is a short look at some of the things that either excited me or fell flat on their face during this year. Proof That Philadelphia is Really the Center of the Metaverse Philadelphia has a thriving virtual worlds community, and many […]Read more "Virtual World Highlights (and Lowlights) of 2008: Part 2, the Players"
Hype is short for hyperbole, and it can be positive or negative. Virtual worlds have gone through a hype cycle not seen in technology for quite some time. Through 2006 and most of 2007, virtual worlds were the darlings of the press, every company seemed to want in, and small hip companies could charge huge […]Read more "Virtual World Highlights (and Lowlights) of 2008: Part 1, Background"
The folks over at realXtend are doing some amazing things. To check out the new version: (1) Visit http://www.realxtend.org/page.php?pg=downloads and download the realXtend 0.4 viewer. (2) If you haven’t yet, visit http://users.realxtend.net/rexauth/Register.aspx and create an account (and avatar name!) while it is downloading. (3) Install the viewer, and fire it up once the install completes. […]Read more "realXtend 0.4 released, with amazing “Beneath the Waves” world!"
Metaplace has gone into a limited beta, which I’ve been checking out for a few days. I was impressed, after the alpha screenshots I had seen. The concepts here are all good: fast, simple interface, and you won’t need the latest/greatest hardware to run it. The professionally created artwork looks nice, but for those of […]Read more "Checking Out MetaPlace"
SecondBlogger is a free site I created that allows anyone with a Second Life avatar to register and blog to a common location. It runs on the WordPress back end, but also includes an option for people to blog from in-world, by sending an email post-card. This script will allow you to do this from […]Read more "How To: Process Second Life Snap Shots Sent as Email into WordPress (and more!)"