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The Escapist goes virtual this week

Michael Zenke

Gaming commentary magazine The Escapist has gone all-online this week, with an issue entitled "It's a Small, Virtual World". Probably best known among gamers for the excellent video series Zero Punctuation, The Escapist's editorial side is always full of thought-provoking commentary.

This week features thoughts on the alternate reality game spawned by "The Office", a discussion of this year's Building Virtual Worlds show at Carnegie Mellon University, and the harsh reality of life online. They liken living in a virtual world to the travails of the old West, complete with opportunity, outlaws, and more than a few dirty deeds.

It's a great read, and The Escapist in general is well worth looking into.

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