You can literally watch YouTube videos on your TV inside MMORPG Identity

    
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Asylum Entertainment’s early access MMO sim Identity has pushed out a new patch for early adopters this week.

“While our focus has been on mechanics for the next module, SWAT, we’ve put together a bunch of fixes and improvements,” Asylum writes. “We’ve been building on the weapon mechanics as our primary focus. Once we feel that the weapons are in a state that we feel is ready for the public, we’ll be giving you access to a few in the Town Square. In preparation for this, we’ve opened up the basement of the police station where the shooting range is located.”

The update improves on VOIP, tweaks character movement, adds chat emotes, includes new cosmetics, and fixes chairs, among numerous other smashed bugs; most importantly, “TVs in apartments are now functional. Play YouTube videos, synchronized for everyone around.” How cool is this?

Here’s a bit more coverage on Identity from the past year:

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Melissa McDonald

Chuckles. You’ve only been able to do this in Second Life for like, 7 or 8 years now. Not limited to youtube, either.

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John Kiser

Got far better when they did media on a prim though. Back in the day of lazy quicktime/flash wasn’t so great and had to be looped through backend services to get it working well.

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Akagi

So the game so boring that it allows you to watch YouTube videos from inside, gotcha.

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manish kumar

this is amazing new but olpair make issues sometimes

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Sorenthaz

Neat, it’s cool when games add social features like this. Allows folks to hang out in a house or whatever and just watch some videos together in a virtual space.

P3lli
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P3lli

Who cares? It’s still a scam.

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Andy McAdams

This reminds me – there used to be this webplug in — like … early 2000s maybe? That basically embedded a 3-D render in the browser and allowed to you create basic levels and embed images/videos in the blocks you placed in the world (by editing a flat file with your layout).

It was really cool, but unsurprising the tech died. This reminds me of that because I remember embedding a movie in one of the walls.

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Arktouros

It’s very popular in VR programs that let you share the space with others in real time. Can setup shared screens that you can show each other, or even show/share desktops in a shared space. Pretty cool all things considered.

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Hydlide S

I remember something similar where you could make your website in 3D and play a video on a wall. Kind of akin to Active Worlds. Maybe it was the same thing you’re talking about. That was some time ago!

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krieglich

Came here to talk about Active Worlds. Great to see I’m not the only dinosaur around here. :D

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Arktouros

This is pretty novel.

It’s like BigScreen but worse.

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harbinger_kyleran

If they add Netflix support count me in!