Post Thumbnail

This week, in The Virtual Whirl, we're going to take a selection of reader questions that we've received in comments and in the virtual mailbag and do our best to offer up some useful answers. Join us as we whirl through the mail. Not surprisingly, the two most frequently asked questions involve th...

4 years ago 0 Comments
March 6, 2010 at 6:00PM
Post Thumbnail

Chinese virtual world HiPiHi has reopened registration for beta accounts. If you want to give this a spin, you will be pleased to know that you can now perform account registration in English. Unfortunately, it seems that you'll still need to either read a few words of Chinese or have a fine-master...

6 years ago 0 Comments

Ex-Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Tokyo-based virtual worlds service firm NGI/3DI, Toshitaka Jiku, has been newly appointed as CTO of Chinese virtual world developer/operator, HiPiHi. Jiku brings quite a bit of experience and education to the table from his time with NGI, and is expected to help...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When Linden Lab chooses to shake things up, it doesn't do it by half-measures. Easter Monday saw an announcement by Linden Lab that they were introducing a new Second Life logo program, and changing the terms under which various words and images are presented. Unfortunately, we technically can't sho...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Chinese virtual world developer HiPiHi has partnered with international information technology powerhouse IBM. The collaboration is essentially twofold, a spokesperson from HiPiHi tells us. First, IBM is to provide hardware, services, and consultation on scalable architecture, essentially "battle-t...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Users of the HiPiHi virtual world are reporting that the application uninstaller for the virtual world client may be infected with a malicious trojan, identified as BackDoor.Bifrose.YM aka BDS/Bifrose.Gen. It is not presently confirmed as to whether this is a genuine threat or a false-positive, but...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The connection between the country of China and online gaming has been a running theme in recent years, with the negative press of 'farmers' outweighing the news of enthusiastic investments by regional businesses. The Virtual World News site has a fascinating discussion of some momentous plans by th...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

HiPiHi (pronounced High-pee-high, for those of you that are curious) is gearing up towards a launch by pulling in partners. P&G are already on board, and Intel are gearing up to launch the "Intel Experience Center" on 160,000 square metres of HiPiHi land on 22 November (considering that HiPiHi...

7 years ago 0 Comments