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Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

A Multiplayer Online Battle Arena or MOBA is a type of gaming arena in a virtual environment where the objective is to destroy the player avatars of the other participants until either only one is left, or a time limit has passed.

Whilst dedicated solely to gaming, MOBAs are seeing increased attention from VR interfaces, as the more realistic the interface, the more direct the satisfaction seems to be. They are one of the main vectors for VR in gaming, as they are conceptually simple, and relatively popular, consisting of a limited 'play arena' that is normally pre rendered, and most of the action focussing around the sequence files of the player avatars..

See Also: PvP, Griefing, Avatar

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Real Sex, Virtual Worlds
Online sex has always been about real connection in a virtual environment. This article looks in depth at the concept, as wel las the concept of MMOEGs - Massively Multiplayer Online Erotic Games - that have risen over the past year, and flourished.

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The Thing in Itself
Multiplayer worlds aren't like any previous worlds, whether text-based, or pen and paper. This article looks at the falicies of thinking of your world as a multiplayer RPG.

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Real lessons from virtual battle
A BBC article on the use of Virtual Battle Space 2, a low-cost VR training simulation for the military. The british MoD is currently using it, to train troops prior to actual deployment.

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Sony opens Virtual Goods Marketplace
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Industry news, originally posted 22-04-2005. Massively Multiplayer Online world operator Sony Entertainment appears to have reversed its position regarding the buying and selling of virtual items.

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Seeds of Inspiration
?For those considering embarking on the ambitious effort of building their own original story telling arena, take heart. It can be done.?

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Cities XL
Gameindustry.biz take a look at Cities XL, Monte Cristo's ambitious product, attempting to combine a traditional city-simulation game with massively multiplayer online functionality, giving players the option to take part in a global, entirely player-dependent global economy.

World Review: Wizard101
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Wizard101 is not a social space by any means; it is a pure gameworld, a massively multiplayer online system which is designed primarily with children in mind. It is a MMORPG that launched in late 2008. Within it, you play a schoolchild, about to enrol in the school of witchcraft and wizardry, based amongst the towers and parapets of a purpose built fortress-town.
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Nightmares is one of those very cheesy made-for-TV movies, that exist on a shoestring budget, a wing, and a prayer. It is horror genre, and it came out in 1983. Consisting of four short stories, each of which possessed an incredible, somewhat unbelievable premise, the film has all but sunk to the bottom of the bargain bin since. However, the second of the four stories, ?the bishop of battle? is a noteworthy 80s attempt at a VR horror story, told in the days before VR was mainstream, so perhaps it does deserve a second look.

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Online Games & The Law, Part One: IP & Copyright
A practical look into copyright and IP issues faced by online environments, and geared specifically for these, and other online businesses.

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Where We SHOULD Be Going With Online RPGs
A bit dated now, this rant on what needs to be done to improve online role-playing environments is still worth a look.


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(Press Release) Sony Online Entertainment Inc. a world-wide leader in massively multiplayer onlines, today announced a new launch title for the PSP handheld entertainment system. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade. Developed and publi...

(Press Release) SEGA Corporation today announced plans to enter the China market for Online Game Business. In preparation for full-scale business operations in China, the company has established a branch office in Shanghai - SEGA (SHANGHAI)...

On Sunday, Sony Online Entertainment Inc., and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment jointly announced a few changes to the MMO scene. One of the more surprising changes is Sony?s purchase of Matrix Online, the much hyped multiplayer onlin...

Wanadoo, formerly known as Freeserve, is launching a one megabit service for ?17.99, undercutting its rivals. This is twice the speed of the 512kb/sec connection considered 'standard' for high-speed lines in Britain.


(Press Release) Costa Mesa, California - March 22th, 2004 - Youxiland Digital Co., Ltd and Planetwide Games, Inc. today announced an exclusive agreement to publish and distribute Risk Your Life? to North America.

Youxiland D...