Onverse Challenges Old Impressions of the Metaverse

Square With all the virtual platforms coming online lately, is
there anything new under the sun? Do we really need more virtual dance clubs?  

The next big virtual world will scale Second Life Mountain
not on the strength of its dance clubs, but based on interactivity and social
networking. One game in particular mixes these strengths well.
 

Pixels and Policy guest-blogger Bruce Lehmann investigates Onverse,
a new online world now in Beta, and asks the question: What are players looking
for in a new world?
 

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2009 in Review: How Microtransactions and User-Created Virtual Markets Reshaped Business

Zynga_0 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.

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