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Codemasters Online Gaming to feature on BBC2

By: wangwang in defaultposted at 7:17 pm May 29,2007

Tags: Codemasters  BBC2 

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Millions of us are opting out of real life and signing up to "live" in computer worlds like Second Life instead. And there is a fortune to be made there. Reporter Max Flint sets up shop in the cyber-world and finds out how it’s possible to live a virtual life and make a real fortune. Multi-nationals like Reebok, Nissan and Calvin Klein are now also getting in on the act. Then there are fantasy games like World of Warcraft, which has over eight million paying members, and the newly-launched Lord of the Rings virtual world. Both are proof that there are real fortunes to be made in cyberspace.

More and more people are turning their backs on the real world to spend time on their computers in places that don’t really exist. Whether it’s on an artificial continent, a fantastic world of monsters, deep in space or in a city full of Superheroes – these virtual online worlds are attracting thousands of visitors every week. 'The Money Programme’s reporter Max Flint travels deep into this alternative reality to meet the inhabitants who have seen a way to make serious money.

The programme explores two different examples of virtual worlds. First, places such as 'Se

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