Wednesday, February 20th 2008

Blue Mars: Crysis Meets Second Life

Avatar Reality Inc., a new development entity dedicated to the advancement of online community building, today announced it will provide a sneak preview of its upcoming massively multiplayer virtual world (MMVW), Blue Mars, at the 2008 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Booth 418 in the West Hall Career Pavilion. Set in Terraformed Mars in the year 2177 AD, Blue Mars will feature stunning graphics, realistic characters and endless gaming attractions that will allow players to build and simulate real-life scenarios by creating personalized characters, or avatars. The MMVW will launch in a public beta version at the end of 2008. At GDC, Avatar Reality will conduct an interactive tour of Blue Mars attractions which highlight breathtaking graphics through the utilization of CryTek’s game middleware CryENGINE 2. Additionally, they will preview their scripting game development environment which enables third party developers to easily build rich 3D casual games, and their proprietary Avatar Technology, which enables realistic character appearance and animation.

Source: Voodoo Extreme
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26 Comments on Blue Mars: Crysis Meets Second Life

#1
GLD
Can we snipe the inhabitants? If not, then no thanks.
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#2
Darknova
Sounds interesting, and it won't be plagued by nublets because they won't be able to run it. YEY!
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#3
Lopez0101
Hey, finally a game where people can make decent looking models on an engine that looks like it's a decade old.
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#5
OrbitzXT
Can I fly into a strangers house and masturbate like in Second Life? =p
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#6
tkpenalty
The graphics engine doesnt look as good as the original CryEngine, I assume this one is for normal consumers, that have a midrange system. Still looks nice though!

Its good that game makers are concentrating on graphics engines that are very efficient, and are mindful of the fact that not everyone has a high end GPU....
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#7
Ravenas
by: tkpenalty
The graphics engine doesnt look as good as the original CryEngine, I assume this one is for normal consumers, that have a midrange system. Still looks nice though!

Its good that game makers are concentrating on graphics engines that are very efficient, and are mindful of the fact that not everyone has a high end GPU....
Cry Engine 2 was made specifically for putting Crysis on consoles.
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#8
wazzledoozle
So now all the 2nd life losers can live in a marginally better looking world. I'll continue to enjoy the graphics of RL kthnxbai.
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#9
Ravenas
by: wazzledoozle
So now all the 2nd life losers can live in a marginally better looking world. I'll continue to enjoy the graphics of RL kthnxbai.
I thought I read somewhere that Second Life had died.
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#10
tigger
I'm the only one
Personally i think second life is for sad losers,get a real life people.Oo you already have one.Some people take this sad second life rubbish faaaar too seriously.
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#11
ChillyMyst
*shuffles off to play some wow on toxicwow free server*
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#12
snuif09
damn i hate that 2nd live crap
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#13
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
People who spend countless hours in a virtual world like this, are no different than people who cloister themselves in a computer room for endless hours playing any MMO (WOW, EverCrack, whatever). Do not be too judgemental if you fit into that category.

That being said, unless there is some sort of competition against either a computer AI or other players, I cannot begin to understand the mindset. Go out and meet real people and see real sights if you simply want social interaction. It's far more gratifying.
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#14
ChillyMyst
by: Kreij
People who spend countless hours in a virtual world like this, are no different than people who cloister themselves in a computer room for endless hours playing any MMO (WOW, EverCrack, whatever). Do not be too judgemental if you fit into that category.

That being said, unless there is some sort of competition against either a computer AI or other players, I cannot begin to understand the mindset. Go out and meet real people and see real sights if you simply want social interaction. It's far more gratifying.
what about all the ppl who play the sims online.......rofl never made any fing sence to me but thats me i guess :/
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#15
tigger
I'm the only one
The differance is,wow is a game,second life is a pretend world,not a game.I play wow and dont see nothing wrong with that.
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#16
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I never implied that there was anything wrong with either. What I meant was that both can be viewed as a virtual alternate reality. What is done in the reality is irrelevant. To spend countless hours in a reality where you kill monsters, and then belittle people who spend hours in a reality where you do not, is disingenous and hypocritical.
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#17
mdm-adph
by: tigger69
Personally i think second life is for sad losers,get a real life people.Oo you already have one.Some people take this sad second life rubbish faaaar too seriously.
Please, tell that to IBM. Everytime I hear about them making another "move" into the world of Second Life, I shudder.
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#18
mrw1986
by: tigger69
The differance is,wow is a game,second life is a pretend world,not a game.I play wow and dont see nothing wrong with that.
How is WoW not a pretend world? I've played WoW since closed beta and it most certainly is a pretend world, a way to get out of reality.
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#19
Darknova
What other people do in THEIR lives is THEIR choice and you have NO right to judge them in any way shape or form.

THAT is hypocritical.
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#20
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
sweet to bad i hate playing nline and i never will this would be cool as a sim...
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#21
Conti027
ive never heard of 2nd life but if its anything like WoW then they need to be burned. lol
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#22
mandelore
by: Conti027
ive never heard of 2nd life but if its anything like WoW then they need to be burned. lol
2nd Life is for people who fluxed up their 1st life :laugh:
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#23
Conti027
by: mandelore
2nd Life is for people who fluxed up their 1st life :laugh:
not for me then cause i love the life im living
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#24
happita
WOW those screenshots do look gorgeous. Just as this generation of vid cards are struggling with crysis, next generation will be at the same level once this comes out me thinks.
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#25
ChillyMyst
by: mrw1986
How is WoW not a pretend world? I've played WoW since closed beta and it most certainly is a pretend world, a way to get out of reality.
wow is a FANTICY world, not a pretend real world, 2nd life is a pretend real world, a place where ppl can break into somebody elses place and jerk off.........:banghead:

any game like this can cause people to get lost in it and even loose their friends/family, IF THEY DONT KEEP IT IN PRESPECTIVE!!!!!


keep everything in prespective and sall good, let it take over your life, thats bad.

and this from a former UO addict who once did a 46hr bender on UO!!!!
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