IBM is testing a Sword Art Online VR MMO next month

    
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The important thing is that no one learned anything.

If you’ve never watched Sword Art Online, here’s the quick version: There’s a VR-based MMO that became popular but then trapped everyone inside of the game and forced everyone to live inside of it, because anime. That’s fine. A new VR MMO based off of the series is apparently going to be tested in Japan in early March. That’s something less than fine; “bizarre” might be the word you’re looking for.

Also, it’s being tested in a secret location with a very limited pool of people, which is when the irony becomes so thick that you can no longer chew on it.

There’s no word on whether or not the game in question, Sword Art Online: The Beginning, is meant to serve as a full game or just as a proof-of concept. IBM’s Watson and SoftLayer are both on tap, meaning that this may very well turn out to just be a technology test. Or it may turn out that this is the equivalent of a new deep-space company starting up and naming itself Weyland-Yutani before advertising for high-risk missions, who knows.

Source: MMO Culture
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I am still of the opinion: why not .//hack   ; -;

Handelo
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Any of the characters? You barely get to see momonga and his npcs in episode 1, it was the setting that was supposed to snag your interest in that episode. Give it a shot, momonga is one of the most badass characters in anime.

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Anime didn’t grow up? Looks like you’ve been stuck watching anime of a single genre or theme. There are so many dark, deep and thrilling shows out there. Looking for .hack and SAO clones and then calling anime as a whole childish is narrow minded.

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Neo_Wolf ThatLanteshGuy Any time bro. But now I’m not so sure about the Dos Equis commercial. I’m thinking Aquafina.

Neo_Wolf
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ThatLanteshGuy Neo_Wolf Like Tears in the Rain.. pointless and still unfunny.

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Neo_Wolf ThatLanteshGuy Wow, you even know I’m just trolling and but you keep going with your serious responses? How interesting. You could be on a Dos Equis commercial.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

ThatLanteshGuy Neo_Wolf I’m not taking it seriously at all in truth I’ve found this whole conversation with you quite a sad hallmark for how somepeople just like to troll on the interent.  Indeed first you assume my tone, now you presume my thoughts.  You should stop because you clearly are not very good at gauging what other people are meaning in either of those respects.

And even now you can only express yourselves by making barbs at me.  I feel sorry for you.  And clearly you “think” your funny, although I would refer you back to my jest that the fundamental basis of humour is that it BE funny.  You aren’t.

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Neo_Wolf ThatLanteshGuy B..but I even used a smiley face! You said that indicates a light hearted nature! Was it all a lie? Sweet nothings whispered in my ear? How could you…

You’re taking this way too seriously. I’ll begin searching to see if we can find some way to transplant a sense of humor into you. We might be able to save you yet. Just hang in there!

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ThatLanteshGuy Neo_Wolf WE never started, I replied to you in a lighthearteded and informative manner, and you chose to take offense and have continued to make unpleasant jabs back at me ever since.
And as I have already explained my response to you was never sent in aggression or having a dig in any way, it had no wording to even IMPLY it did, YOU chose to see it that way.  That is your issue to deal with, this hasn’t been a two way thing at all, it’s been all you and you haven’t really done yourself any favors in the way you are portraying yourself to others in doing so.

And your statement you wish to stop now would have come across a lot more sincere were it not for the sarcasm at the end of it, once again…

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xk_tweets Leviathon_lx and the rest because of his fantastic Stu-ness.

Eh.  As a friend of mine said, “I think I’ll avoid any launch day events.”