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Posted 2006-11-04 by Tony Walsh
Old musicians never die, they just retire in virtual worlds. Such is the case with Duran Duran, Ben Folds, and now Oasis. The aging Britpop band has taken up residence in the aptly-named virtual world Faketown, where users can watch computer representations of the band "performing" their new single--sort of like how visitors to a Disney theme park can watch creepy animatronic robots sing "It's a Small World." Faketown is a 2D web-based environment that looks something like the lovechild of Habbo Hotel and Dollz. I took a few minutes out to watch Oasis "peform" in Faketown and found the experience totally underwhelming. The two avatar audience members in attendance were both sleeping. One of them was me.
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Comment posted by Gary Hayes
November 5, 2006 @ 3:25 am
Oh dear me,

Suppose it is too late for some kind of quality control police in SL? At least banning 2D cutouts - unless of course (being a Mancunian for 15 years in the heady late 70-80s) this is just another anti-establishment statement - anti barbie doll 3D which I suspect it is.
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