BWAH

Another Second Life story.

I have no words. Unless BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA is a word?

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17 Comments

  1. Angstrom said,

    August 10, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    “He is investing in a $25,000 motion-capture suit, a low-end version of one used to create digital characters in movies, to create more realistic sex moves for “Second Life” avatars.”

    I don’t think the words even *exist*.

  2. Apache said,

    August 10, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    The best way to kill this game is to ignore it.

  3. Cito said,

    August 10, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    omg this is crazy haha.

  4. Jason said,

    August 11, 2007 at 11:23 am

    This is disturbing on just about every level.

    the sad part i saw is that the 16 acres of property costing about $1700.00 dollars….

    what the fuck are people thinking even playing this game, $1700 dollars is a mortgage payment on a god damn nice house…i hope people who spend anywhere near that amount of money on a this game suffer some sort of very horrible torture…

  5. mythago said,

    August 11, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Of course you do, Jason. How infuriating it must be that other people spend their money the way they like, instead of the way you like.

    From a lawyer POV, this is pretty straightforward – somebody is violating somebody else’s IP rights. If it weren’t for a sex-simulation routine or about Second Life it wouldn’t be a story.

  6. DragonPup said,

    August 11, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    This should be one interesting lawsuit.

  7. Aufero said,

    August 12, 2007 at 12:13 am

    *shrug*

    It may be objectionable and slightly ridiculous content, but it’s still copyrightable.

    And where would we go for bizarre, salacious news stories about online worlds if everyone ignored Second Life?

  8. Aufero said,

    August 12, 2007 at 1:27 am

    Five minutes after posting that rhetorical question I ran across a bizarre, salacious story about WoW. Apparently we wouldn’t have to go far.

  9. savagex said,

    August 12, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Honestly, these guys think that SL is a “big investment” opportunity and that their code is secure on an engine that THEY DO NOT OWN. It’s like building a house using a foundation that was on the property when you bought it and no one remembers a thing about the construction of.

  10. Tisirin said,

    August 13, 2007 at 8:09 am

    His avatar’s name is “Stroker Serpentine”. Awesome…

    Still, it seems with products such as SL and Red Light Center, some companies are slowly progressing toward marketable adult / sexually oriented virtual experiences. And I still think that the one that gets it right gets BIG money hats.

  11. Requiel said,

    August 13, 2007 at 11:20 am

    “Dear Global Press.

    No-one cares about Second Life. Seriously, no-one. Please stop acting like it matters.

    Regards

    The rest of the internet.”

  12. Cyndre said,

    August 13, 2007 at 11:37 am

    […And where would we go for bizarre, salacious news stories about online worlds if everyone ignored Second Life?…]

    We don’t want bizarre, salacious news about online worlds… we are trying to make virtual worlds and online gaming relevant and main stream, and Second Life with its 12 users makes the entire industry look like child-molesting, sex crazed freaks with no moral compass and little to no boundries.

    At least the articles about World of Warcraft used some successful, well adjusted individuals in their stories. What we need to see (if they absolutly MUST write about SL), is a Second Life article about Anshe Chung or some other respectible individual, instead of always writeing about how millions of people play SL and every is having a virtual fuckfest.

  13. Taemojitsu said,

    August 13, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    Anshe Chung… isn’t she the woman who got raped by flying penises?

    A long time ago, I came across a blog by a London hooker. It might be still out there, I don’t know… but I was younger then, and it really changed my perspective of the sex industry. However distasteful it might be sometimes =p

  14. Phaltran said,

    August 14, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    unfrknblvbl

    At first I was curious about SL, then I started hearing about it. The more I hear the more disgusted I am. When UO came out I could see the long term future for virtual worlds and the impact they could have on our businesses and societies. Crap like SL and the events that occur in it are destroying what little good reputation MMO worlds were building. /sigh

  15. mythago said,

    August 15, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    To be fair, Cyndre, the 99% of Second Life that isn’t about avatar sex doesn’t really make waves in the media, either.

    It’s like building a house using a foundation that was on the property when you bought it and no one remembers a thing about the construction of.

    It’s really not.

  16. =j said,

    August 17, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    Okay, the foundation metaphore may not have been the best. But, what kind of moron bases their entire business model on the strength of a single third party company. If (/when) LL craters, this guy is out 100% of his investment. If (/when) LL has even a minor case of teh haxxored, this guy has no real recourse to recover his losses. Sure he can hunt down the guy who stole the code and castrate him, but the code is already out in the wild and is not likely to be recovered.

    That said, I am a tiny bit jealous that he can make a living at programing virtual penises.

  17. mythago said,

    August 20, 2007 at 12:36 am

    But, what kind of moron bases their entire business model on the strength of a single third party company

    1) The lawsuit has nothing to do with “a single third party company”. It has nothing to do with SL going away and the programmer thereby losing his investment. Nobody is suggesting SL was haxx0red. Somebody ripped off his code and tried to make money doing so. Yawn. Happens all the time with non-sex-related, non-SL software and nobody gets excited when a lawsuit ensues.

    2) You mean like a “moron” who develops third-party applications for Windows or OSX? Damn, if Microsoft or Apple go under they’re 100% out of their investments?


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