“Economic theory has come to a dead end — the last real breakthroughs were in the 1960s,” says Yanis Varoufakis, a Greek economist recently hired by the video-game company Valve. “But that’s not because we stopped being clever. We came up against a hard barrier. The future is going to be in experimentation and simulation
— and video game communities give us a chance to do all that.”
posted by Chrysostom
on Oct 1, 2012 -
Sex in an online game? It's about time. Naughty America: The Game
is the first of its kind: A massively multiplayer online world that allows players to do what they've always wanted to: be naughty. Check out the trailer
All links NSFW. Site contains cartoon nudity. Oh, Flash and crappy music abound. You have been warned.
posted by purephase
on Mar 2, 2006 -
Poker is sweeping America (and other countries as well). From million dollar online Texas Hold 'Em tournaments to the weekend nickel, dime, quarter games with friends to the World Poker Tour
(heavily promoted on the Travel Channel
), poker is forcing itself into the spotlight. [more inside]
posted by hawkman
on Oct 23, 2003 -
Play money is
a blog about a guy trying to make money selling artifacts from online games. The guy is Julian Dibbell, whose work
has been discussed on metafilter before.
posted by rdr
on Oct 20, 2003 -
Wall hangings for your peace loving sims.
I've only logged about three sim hours, but this inspires me to boot up my little sim family. When the Sims online comes out, can we have sim protests at the sim white house, or sim mefi protests at mathowie's sim house?
posted by djacobs
on Oct 18, 2002 -