As James Cameron's 3D epic Avatar surpasses record after record for a newly-released film, many in Hollywood are looking for the next big film. A few years ago it was teen wizards. Last summer it was sparkling vampires.
2009 may well be known as the year virtual worlds got their big-screen endorsement.
Pixels and Policy looks back at how three major films explored virtual reality and attracted new converts to the world of interactive synthetic environments.
Continue reading 2009 in Review: Virtual Worlds Take Over Hollywood
As we close out a rocky, recession-plagued 2009, many of the real-world companies we thought indestructible last January are no longer with us. But in the virtual world, business is booming.
Pixels and Policy takes a look back at one of the biggest developments of 2009 – how a few small social gaming houses became industry titans by harnessing the power of microtransactions.
Continue reading 2009 in Review: How Microtransactions and User-Created Virtual Markets Reshaped Business