Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tribute to Sean Smith – dad, online gamer, and Benghazi-based State Department computer expert – was "nothing compared to the memorials that were offered up by many of the 400,000 paying subscribers" of the space fantasy game EVE Online," Tri-CityHerald.com reports. It said the memorials "flooded social media and gaming [discussion] boards [and] many gamers … [Read more...] about The power of online community at a sad time
The global population of virtual worlds is growing fast, as is the business of creating and running them (venture capitalists reportedly invested more than $590 million in VWs last year). The question is, when bad stuff happens in VWs - theft, fraud, harassment, etc. - how should it be dealt with? Who's in charge, and how should "the management" set and enforce policy? "Another Perfect World" – a … [Read more...] about Who’s in charge in virtual worlds?