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Posted 2007-10-26 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
I wasn't able to catch the recent CSI:NY / Second Life crossover, but thankfully other bloggers were on the case. Here's a link-dump from around the blogosphere about this TV / virtual-world mashup...

  • Good, short review of CSI:NY's Second Life crossover episode. Sounds like the TV episode was solid. How will the Second Life side measure up?
  • Virtually Blind reviews the recent CSI:NY / Second Life crossover, including the in-world experience: "While it has flaws, it is head and shoulders above any mainstream virtual world tie-ins we've seen so far."
  • The Second Life Herald's Pixeleen Mistral notes that some Second Life merchants attempted to game-jack incoming CSI:NY viewers by adding CSI-style search terms to their store descriptions. Clever!
  • Roundup of some mini-reviews of the CSI:NY / Second Life crossover. Mixed results, still expecting more discussion of this over the next month or so. How many people signed up to play the Second Life experience?
  • About CSI:NY / Second Life crossover, Tateru Nino says "large numbers" registered for SL, but the custom OnRez viewer download failed for many. "No flood" of newcomers to SL. "The Jury is still out as to whether the whole shebang will be a hit or or a miss.
  • Prokofy Neva muses about the aftermath, noting SL signups log-ons [thanks for the correction, Prok] actually went down from 41k to 38k during "this supposed 'rush.'" Reportedly about 700 avatars in-world on the CSI islands.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by Scott McMillin
October 26, 2007 @ 2:26 pm
     
 
I didn't see CSI, but I thought SL on The Office was really well done and very funny.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Benjamin Duranske
October 26, 2007 @ 3:57 pm
     
 
Re: The Office, I completely agree with Scott. I won't spoil it, but the Dwight/Jim interchange re: SL included what I thought was the funniest line of the episode, and they came around nicely at the end, showing that virtual worlds / games can be pretty compelling even for people with more going for them than Dwight.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by n0wak
October 26, 2007 @ 5:00 pm
     
 
Remember when you wrote about the potential for cheating in Eye of Judgement?

Yeah
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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