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Second Life’s original founder rejoins the project to create the ultimate metaverse

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I swear, every time I have to write the word "metaverse" these days, a part of my soul dies and my eyes get a...
Seamless. Very convincing.

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMO trend of 2021?

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At the end of December, we dished out our award for the best MMO trend of the year. Now, it's time to pinpoint the...

Paris Hilton opens a ‘metaverse business’ in Roblox that will host a virtual DJ set on New Year’s Eve

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If earlier news about Roblox hasn't already made your soul leave your body, then consider this one the coup de grâce: Reality TV "star"...

Kickstarted MMO Legends of Aria and its studio just got bought out by an NFT metaverse games company

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Time to add another game to the acquisition heap this week: Blue Monster Games has apparently purchased Citadel Studios and Legends of Aria, along...
The first one was enough.

Second Life’s Philip Rosedale is skeptical about the promises of the metaverse

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Let's not kid ourselves, everyone: Second Life was doing the metaverse thing before the metaverse was cool. It's basically entirely built around the idea of...

Pokemon Go company Niantic raised more cash to join the metaverse race

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If your inbox looks like mine, you're already pretty dang tired of the word metaverse and the chorus of hucksters and grifters currently trying...

SpatialOS had a huge head start on beating Facebook to the metaverse

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About five years ago, the word "SpatialOS" was everywhere: It was supposed to be a platform designed to build previously impossible online worlds -...

Facebook commits to hiring 10,000 employees in the EU to build its metaverse

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How many people does it take to build a metaverse? If you're Facebook, you have a pretty definitive number: 10,000. That's the amount of...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster on the ‘stuff’ inside your virtual worlds

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Raph Koster has been penning blogs about the metaverse and how virtual worlds work for several weeks now; his new company, Playable Worlds, has...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster is not gonna stop saying the word metaverse

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Even though I very much want to play around in whatever weird huge sandbox thing Raph Koster and Playable Worlds are building, I now...

Raph Koster says nobody wants a metaverse with ‘Fairyland butting up against World War II’

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In his ongoing blog series on the metaverse, MMO developer Raph Koster has been digging through the technical challenges of how to build it...

Blockchain metaverse Earth 2 lets players plop down holobuildings in latest update

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This one is going to need context, primarily because it is flush with MMO buzzwords of the day. Earth 2 styles itself as "a...

So it turns out Raph Koster is building the metaverse and a sandbox MMO on top of it

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Last week, we covered Playable Worlds' Raph Koster's teasing about a metaverse. This week, he's delivered a lot more than a tease. "We have built...

Facebook is building a multi-billion dollar virtual universe

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Normally, the announcement of a new MMO or virtual world would elicit nothing but excitement from our quarter, but there's something ominous in hearing...
No, you don't get to be awful here.

Roblox is now referring to its ‘games’ as ‘experiences’ in light of Epic v Apple trial arguments

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It would appear that Roblox is undergoing something of a branding shift, the timing of which is interesting to say the least. Apparently, the...

GDC Summer 2020: Roblox, player-generated content, and the ‘metaverse’

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Roblox VP of Product Deepak Chandrasekaran held a skill-building talk at GDC Summer 2020 this week titled Building the Metaverse through User Generated Content...
Must we?

Lego Ventures marketing guy calls Fortnite the ‘first credible metaverse’

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Are you intrigued by the idea of a metaverse? A digital space where social activity, multiplayer online gaming, and shared creativity merge into one...

The New York Times declares it’s ‘time for a reality check for virtual reality’

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It's been a pile-on kind of season. First Superdata called VR the "biggest loser" of the Christmas holiday buying rush, and now The New York Times...

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