“Virtual Reality-Check”

by Alphaville Herald on 20/04/05 at 10:06 am

Second Life’s Zero Grace (who masquerades in RL as blogger Tony Walsh) has a trenchant post on the future of SL at his blog, Clickable Culture.

“Second Life hasn’t weathered well,” Tony claims. While we don’t agree with all the arguments he puts forth in his post, there are some good points for consideration here. Havok 2, for instance, would be a welcome change, but not because we need more FPS games in SL. Tony’s truth-in-advertising sub-rant, however, is a subject dear to our hearts.

2 Responses to ““Virtual Reality-Check””

  1. Tony Walsh

    Apr 20th, 2005

    Thanks for the linkage, Walker. The article I wrote is completely an opinion piece, and its contents are quite debatable. I might have emphasized the need for a new engine in the context of gaming, but I’m not looking at gaming as the holy grail. I’d like a highly-responsive Second Life experience regardless of whether I’m playing an in-world game, watching a fashion-show, or (*shudder*) dancing at a nightclub. I think my point about gaming was more that Second Life bears a resemblance to games but isn’t on par with them in terms of performance.

  2. Walker Spaight

    Apr 20th, 2005

    I’m with you there, Tony, and I didn’t really think you were advocating more shooters in SL (sorry if I imply that in my post). Just trying to rake up some muck for the debate :)

    We have to hang onto our reputation as the Grid’s yellowest newspaper somehow.

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