BBC broadcasts Newsnight from Second Life

Adding to a library of evidence
that points to the BBC being totally
addicted to online games
, comes the news that a section of the BBC’s Newsnight program was broadcast from within
the popular MMO, Second Life. Beyond the novelty of a MMO based TV program, the report takes a look at the
many aspects of online games: from online economies to “hired gamers” which are paid to level up characters
in games like World of Warcraft. The whole segment was born out of an off-hand comment to the program’s
editor, “why don’t we broadcast Newsnight from inside a computer game.” Whatever next? A news report
from the war-torn land of Battlefield 2?

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