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Blue Mars: Crysis Meets Second Life

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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.

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Can we snipe the inhabitants? If not, then no thanks.
 
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Sounds interesting, and it won't be plagued by nublets because they won't be able to run it. YEY!
 
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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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Seems interesting :)
 

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Can I fly into a strangers house and masturbate like in Second Life? =p
 
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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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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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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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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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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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damn i hate that 2nd live crap
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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sweet to bad i hate playing nline and i never will this would be cool as a sim...
 
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ive never heard of 2nd life but if its anything like WoW then they need to be burned. lol
 
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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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#25
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.