Two months ago we reported on how U.C. Irvine received over $100,000 for an academic study of World of Warcraft.
Turns out the venerable California campus is planning a much more ambitious role for virtual world studies in high academia.
Pixels and Policy investigates U.C. Irvine's new four-year degree program in virtual worlds, and how Irvine's new Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds puts them at the forefront of synthetic sociology.