Oct 27, 2010

MBC New: 10-26-10

In which Twinity launches virtual New York, SuperData Research reveal European virtual sales figures, the Sony Walkman stops walking, the Associated Press lose 5 hours of operation, Paul the Psychic octopus dies, Lisa visits Minecraft, Philip Rosedale goes back to Love Machine, Mesh moves ever closer to Second Life, a UK university sets up virtual citizenship training using Open Sim technology, Qarlsticks it to the lab, and a former Linden reveals his double life.

Oct 19, 2010

MBC News: 10-19-10

Apple announce profits, the FBI break up a fraud ring, porn company goes after pirates, Ray Ozzie leaves Microsoft, Office 36 released, Lisa Hermano gets scared, the team talk weather and movies, and leave in an angelic fashion.

MBC News 10-19-2010 from Metaverse TV on Vimeo.

Oct 7, 2010

MBC News: 10-7-10

No Sigmund this week due to a dental emergency. Although my avatar in world would have been looking as fit and healthy as ever, my real life persona was suffering from the after effects of various drugs, the more irritating of which left me drooling and with mildly slurred speech. Sure, folks may have just thought I was drunk, but I'd rather be actually drunk if I'm going to be accused of it.

MBC News: Universities and Non Profits from Metaverse TV on Vimeo.

Dousa and Mal discuss the recent changes to educational discounting in Second Life, along with Kimo Junot, Pathfinder Lester, and Ricky Harford.

Oct 1, 2010

EA Takes Out the Taliban

Following protests about the inclusion of the option to play as Taliban insurgents in their upcoming game, Medal of Honor, Electronic Arts (EA) have surgically removed the entire terrorist organization.

In a report from Ars Technica, EA published the following statement:

However, we have also received feedback from friends and families of fallen soldiers who have expressed concern over the inclusion of the Taliban in the multiplayer portion of our game. This is a very important voice to the Medal of Honor team. This is a voice that has earned the right to be listened to. It is a voice that we care deeply about. Because of this, and because the heartbeat of Medal of Honor has always resided in the reverence for American and Allied soldiers, we have decided to rename the opposing team in Medal of Honor multiplayer from Taliban to Opposing Force.

MBC first reported on this in its broadcast on 27th August, 2010.