James Bond stuntman releases martial arts animations in Second Life

Die Another Day posterTo be honest I'm not sure which is the bigger story here:

The headline is true, Marcus Shakesheff, a stuntman on Die Another Day among other films, has had a range of his martial arts moves recorded by motion capture, converted into animations in Second Life and they will be available to buy and, it appears, as part of a game within Second Life. I am trying to find out the details of the animations, but have had no joy so far.

But, I have to wonder if the fact that this headline's in this week's Newport, Cwmbran and Risca Weekly Argus is, in fact, the bigger story. It appears that Second Life has become sufficiently mainstream that even local papers, traditionally very parochial, carry stories about it. At least they do if the story is about a local person.

Thanks to Cam for the tip, and the scans of the original article.

This article was originally published on Massively.