From KPCC, a story on how OC video game entrepreneurs are raising money on the popular crowdsourcing site Kickstarter.
Twenty researchers from all over the world participated in the virtual poster session of the 5th Workshop on Massive Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2012). The workshop was held in Munich, Germany, on October 9. The virtual session was hosted by the Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds using an OpenSimulator server featuring Vivox for voice and with content from the Universal Campus.
In November of 2010, more than 30 scholars engaged in research on topics related to Computer Games and Virtual Worlds (CGVWs) participated in a workshop at UC Irvine to identify future research problems and opportunities in this arena. During the past year and a half the workshop continued online, culminating in the production of an extensive report characterizing this dynamic field of study. The report is now freely available!
What follows is the executive summary of this report.
The June 2012 of the UC Irvine Law Review, entitled “Governing the Magic Circle: Regulation of Virtual Worlds“, features articles of several prominent professors regarding issues of governance in online games and virtual worlds. All articles are available online.