3D3C Case Studies · 3D3C ware

World Bank Report: 2011 Gaming Market Size: Main $18B, Secondary $3B

A recent (April 2011) World Bank report called “Converting the Virtual Economy into Development Potential: Knowledge Map of the Virtual Economy” has 60 fascinating 60 about the value of virtual economies for developing countries. Beyond well known WOW gold farming, the report touches upon micro work and related areas. This report is a must read for… Continue reading World Bank Report: 2011 Gaming Market Size: Main $18B, Secondary $3B

3D3C ware · Google ware

Thewildernessdowntown: Cool Demo demoing the power of 3D3C: Google Interactive Movie

This is — to date — the most interesting demo I have seen that merges 3D, HTML 5, and creatively. I’m not going to say more, cause you really need to feel it. (Tip: Make sure you use an address that you know and has good “street” data for it). Go http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/ ohhh and use Chrome browser.

3D3C ware · Second Life ware · Video

Sneak Peek: The Amputee Virtual Support System [coming soon to SL Enterp…

When wounded warriors return home, they face long-term care and recovery, often isolated from their family. TATRC is now developing the Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space on the Second Life Enterprise platform as a virtual clinic where amputees, their families and healthcare providers connect to supplement care and improve the quality of life of patients.… Continue reading Sneak Peek: The Amputee Virtual Support System [coming soon to SL Enterp…

3D3C ware · Second Life ware

First Look: AQROS Beta – Social Mobile Second Life Messanger

To download the Beta client go to http://get.aqros.com To read more about Aqros see http://blog.aqros.com (Lots of info here.) I have been working with Aqros to fine tune their Social Virtual Worlds Messenger. Their vision is simple: “Allow you to connect with your virtual worlds friends anywhere with your mobile.” The first version worlds with… Continue reading First Look: AQROS Beta – Social Mobile Second Life Messanger

3D3C ware

13-year-old girl who later committed suicide after her virtual boyfriend​ left her

According to LA Times (16-May-2008) : Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles on Thursday charged a Missouri mother with fraudulently creating a MySpace account and using it to “cyber-bully” a 13-year-old girl who later committed suicide. The girl, Megan Meier, hanged herself in her upstairs bedroom two years ago, shortly after being jilted by an Internet… Continue reading 13-year-old girl who later committed suicide after her virtual boyfriend​ left her

3D3C Crime · 3D3C ware

BBC: ‘Virtual Theft’ Leads to Arrest

According to the BBC here: A Dutch teenager has been arrested for allegedly stealing virtual furniture from “rooms” in Habbo Hotel, a 3D social networking website. The 17-year-old is accused of stealing 4,000 euros (£2,840) worth of virtual furniture, bought with real money. Let’s face it. The virtual world has crime, and we will see… Continue reading BBC: ‘Virtual Theft’ Leads to Arrest

3D3C ware · Second Life ware

Newsweek Cover: Alternate Universe

Newsweek cover this month is — again — talking about Second Life. Second Life is emerging as a powerful new medium for social interactions of all sorts, from romance to making money. It may be the Internet’s next big thing. See full article. There is also a nice movie about a person in a wheelchair and… Continue reading Newsweek Cover: Alternate Universe