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I come accross this on Hulu kinda interesting .
The Blizzcon footage tward the end was funny. Some people....good lord some people.
Curse you US only region-locked content. Anyone care to summarise it for the rest of us?
Always read the small print.
GAMERS is a documentary film that follows filmmaker Ben Gonyo into the world of MMO style video games and the World of Warcraft. Having not played video games for nearly ten years, a lot of things have changed since Ben last picked up a controller. Ben dives headfirst into a whole new genre of video games called MMORPG’s, which he describes as, “living in a movie.” In this humorous yet informative documentary, viewers will learn what these games are, where they came from, how they’re made and what it takes to conquer a virtual world. Ben interviews players, critics, super fans, game designers, visionaries and just about anyone involved in MMO gaming. It’s a light-hearted look into real people’s virtual existence. A combination of player interviews and trips to gaming conventions tells the story of a subculture of obsessed fans. Celebrity interviews include Red Sox pitching great Curt Schilling, comedian Jay Mohr and popular fantasy author RA Salvatore. MMO Games like World of Warcraft and EverQuest are a global phenomenon. Some estimate that around 200+ million people play some sort of an MMO. Warcraft alone has 11.5 million subscribers paying Blizzard $16 a month to be a part of their virtual universe. Tickets to Blizzard’s “BlizzCon” convention in 2008 were $100 a ticket. They sold 15,000 in 15 minutes. Mt. Dew released two official World of Warcraft sodas called Gamer’s Fuel. The game space is one of the fastest growing populations in history. From player growth to ad revenue to licensed products, it’s just about recession proof. Ask around, everyone knows a person or two sucked into these games. This film dives headfirst into this virtual underworld with a fun DIY aesthetic.
There ya go.
So it's a documentary for people who don't already know what an MMORPG is huh.
It makes one wonder if we are all witness to the beginning of the end. Has it started hear with us? And in 2 possibly 3 hundred years will the people in this world simply live there lives self contained within there own homes, work via computer and Socialize in the virtual worlds created in cyberspace? That in its self begs to question... would that really be a bad thing? Makes one think i guess.
Originally posted by Zamen It makes one wonder if we are all witness to the beginning of the end. Has it started hear with us? And in 2 possibly 3 hundred years will the people in this world simply live there lives self contained within there own homes, work via computer and Socialize in the virtual worlds created in cyberspace? That in its self begs to question... would that really be a bad thing? Makes one think i guess.
I'd say it started much further back, with people working and taking part in their virtual world right at their wrok station.Their lives both existed in the same space but were completely separate, as if it was being in two parallel worlds at once - one on Earth and one on PLATO.
There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein"Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre
Once upon a time....
So what happens when The Machine Stops?