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Chrisann Jewell

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Traveler of digital universes, she likes to photograph and tell readers of Mondivirtuali.it about the most interesting places she has visited.

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    Halloween seems to be the most valued holiday by producers and users of video games and virtual worlds: each year, already in the weeks priort to the holiday, whereas into houses, particularly in America, pop up decorations and carving pumpkins (if you like, in this gallery you can find some cool ideas) on Second Life, Sansar and High Fidelity it’s a rush to create events, contests and dark and creepy locations.

    Pianeta Segreto Halloween 2017

    Pianeta Segreto offers you a castle

    Is no exception to the rule even Pianeta Segreto (if you don’t know how Pianeta Segreto works, let’s we explain to you), which has scheduled in the main square, decorated for the occation with pumpkins and skulls, a themed party with zaby prizes, clothes, 500 rays at stake and the presentation of new Halloween themed objects, that will be addet to the panel, and of the new game “Scassa & Vinci”.

    Like this is not enough, on Pianeta Segreto launched two special contests (Mad Scientist Labor and Mad Scientist Outfit) for designers and stylists: at stake an “horror” castle for which you won’t have to pay rent.

    Horror movies and dances on High Fidelity

    On High Fidelity, where recently textures and meshes compression has impruved, cutting significantly the waiting time to load the scenes (on average from 21 to 7 seconds), first you will be able to watch an horror movie (from 4 to 5:30 pm PDT), then to dance in the virtual ballroom Spookytown (from 5:30 to 8 pm PDT).

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    Contest and themed lands in Second Life

    We already told you about Sansar (which these days decided to extend to next January, 31, the free Creator test subscription) and its many themed locations and Halloween contest. We could also talk for a while about Second Life, because of the many themed contests and parties organized by the same users and creatives who for years drive Linden Lab’s virtual world.

    Btw, we just point out that also this year Halloween Town is brightest than ever and that you can join a decoration contesta based on pumpkins with 4 thousand linden dollars (about 15 US dollars) prizes. If you love horror, you should also visit Caderu and join the mini-game set up in the land or the photographic contest.

    Hoping that these “scary” news intrigued you, we suggest to visit by yourself the mentioned platforms and to participate in the activities. Then, if you wanna know how virtual reality and other geek technologies will end, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it on Paper.li and also on Youtube).

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    Movie franchisee Transformers is one of the longest running, since the first movie of the series (the animation movie Transformers: the Animated Movie) debuted in 1986, just two years after the debut of the cartoon produced by Japanese Toei Animation and Tokyo Movie ShinSha and the American Sunbow.

    China loves Transformers

    Over the years the Transformers (whose fifth movie, The Last Knight, will be released in Italian theatres on June, 22 and in American theatres on June, 23, while two further movies are scheduled in 2018 and in 2019) grossed over 3,7 billion dollars at box office all over the world, developing a fans’ community particularly strong in China.

    It is therefore not by chance if DMG entertainment and Hasbro decided to launch now amusement centers dedicated to the Transformers, able to offer an “highly-immersive, interactive” digital simulation experiences based on the Transformers’ universe both in virtual reality (VR) both in augmented reality (AR).

    The first of these centers (the sector of virtual amusement parks seems to have great potentialities in China for some years) should open in Shanghai later this summer, then the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years. Transformers VR

    Virtual reality centers and live shows

    The Transformers used for digital simulations will have the shape of the “Generation One”, still the most loved by fans of the whole world, but with a photorealistic rendering so to increase the digital experience immersivity. As reports a press release you will fight the evil Decepticons on Cybertron alongside Optimus Prime or have a driving experience with Bumblebee.

    In the same time DMG, together S2BN, is also working on a live show, Transformers Live, a cross between an action-adventure spectacle, a theme park attraction and a theatrical show, featuring shape-shifting robots, aerial stunts and large-scale special effects. A custom-built theater seating 4,000 will host the live show, so the experience promises to be really “mythical”.

    If you wanna know how this will end, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it, on Paper.li and also on Youtube).

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      It happens to read about interesting locations on Second Life, Linden Lab‘s 3D social online platform. Recently Inara Pey talked about a small virtual location, Long Journey, just 7 thousand square meters where Yang (brand owned by the builder Sun2idea) recreated a small coffee-house, a railways platform, a cute old house-boat and many other creations some of which you can find on sale on Second Life Marketplace.

      Long Journey Second Life

      Visit Long Journey in Second Life

      I decided to make a visit to Long Journey and I must say I’m happy that I did it, even just to take some snapshots of the nice location that Sun2idea was able to set up.

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      I hope that you like them and that they will lead you to visit Long Journey of your own, since as Inara Pey says, “creativity in Second Life doesn’t always require an entire region – Full or Homestead – in order to be realised”.

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      I couldn’t agree more, therefore I reiterate the call to visit Long Journey in Second Life. By the way, you can even look up many of its details on its Flickr’sgroup.

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        We revealed you some tips about how discover the coolest localions in Second Life also through social media and online communities. The best way remains however having a good network of relationships with fans of virtual reality / virtual worlds who can offer you so many cool ideas.

        Torley’s useful suggestions

        This is exactly what happened to me thanks to Torley Wong (aka Torley Linden), a former techno musician and current designer for Linden Labs, author of 400 tutorials and independent videos on Youtube, who on Flickr recently posted some images taken in a new sci-fi themed sim, New Jessie.

        New Jessie, sci-fi athmosphere

        Curious, I went to see it and I suggest to you to do the same: colors, atmosphere and details are fantastic and won’t miss to impress all the fans of digital graphics, since it could constitute a fine setting for fashionists and virtual photographers. To go to New Jessie you just have to push the teleport button below, have a nice trip!

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          The most frequently asked question in Second Life (ok: the third most frequently asked, besides “wanna have sex with me” and “how can I earn real money in Second Life”), especially by users with a minimum of “seniority” as regards the use of Linden Lab‘s virtual world, is certainly: “do you know any cool place to visit?”.

          How can you find cool locations in Second Life

          To be true in Second Life there are a lot of places worthwhile a visit, even if periodically some ot these disappear, as recently happened to Insilico and Mount St. Michel.

          To pick your way, there are at least a couple of good ideas, besides following periodically the tips that you can find on Mondivirtuali.it.

          Insilico destination guide second life

          The first way is the most simple: through the site Secondlife.com or, once logged in Second Life, use the web search engine, go into the “Destinations guide” and you will find a selection of the coolest virtual locations divided into categories.

          Good ideas on Facebook, Flickr and Koinup

          If you don’t trust the judgment of Linden Lab, there are also many groups on Flickr devoted to the gathering of images from the most intriguing locations of Second Life.

          One of the most recent for instance is SL Tourist Board which requires to those who add a new image to add always the Slurl (i.e. the location coordinates, so you could reach it easily), another one is SL Places to be.

          Mount St Michel destination guide second life

          Even on Koinup you can find similar groups, like Second Life Explorers or like Evocative Landescapes where btw not always images are linked to location’s Slurl (but at that point you can looking for with Second Life’s viewer inner search engine).

          In Facebook, last but not least, there is the community Photograph location directory of SL where you will find a lot of good ideas. Now you no longer have excuses not to explore thousands of virtual locations still existing in Linden Lab’s virtual world, so what are you waiting for?

          If you wanna keep updated about virtual reality, virtual games, creativity and geek technologies, keep following Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it, on Paper.li and also on Youtube). Share this article, you will help us to follow always better topics that you are interested in!

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            Cica Ghost Them Everybody talks about virtual reality, but what kind of contents could be realized besides video games, to make this technology even more interesting? For instance 3D graphic art installations, as have already been seen in recent years in Second Life.

            Among the most interesting artists seen in these latest years it is pointed out Cica Ghost, whom I’ve already talked about to you by introducing her lovely Little Town. Now Cica Ghost returns surprising Second Life users and graphic art fans with a new project, “Them”, clearly inspired by Ufos. Indeed it’s about a giant Grey Aliens meeting, waiting to be carried on board of their own flying saucer.

            Cica Ghost and Grey Aliens

            It makes an impression sneaking around the somewhere island, in the pixels’ ocean of Second Life, where tens of giant Grey Aliens have gathered waiting to be back home, but careful scanning any casual visitors rattling around. I strongly encourage you to visit this beautiful installation, just clicking on the teleport button that you can find below.

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            Then if you are curious and wanna know immediatly what it is, you can simply take a look at this video of Guadalupe Vasquez below and get an idea. Have a nice view and as always spread this articol on your social, if you like it!

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            Star Trek is turning 50 years: the iconic sci-fi tv series debuted September 8, 1966 on Nbc, just to be cancelled after three seasons because of low ratings.

            Star Trek Beyond in the theatres

            star trek 50 yearsIt was a “false start” but it did not prevent through the years to become a cult series, so much that in 1973 there was a cartoon series and since 1979 a dozen of movie, the latest, Star Trek Beyond, debuted, July 22 in American theatres (in Italy debuted the 21st).

            There are a lot of events surrounding such an important anniversary, from the exhibition “Star Trek: 50 artists, 50 years” since July 24 at San Diego, California, ComiCon (it will be in Las Vegas from 3 to 7 August for the 15th annual official Star Trek convention, in Toronto fro 19 August to 5 September, in New York from 16 to 25 September and in Birmingham from 7 to 9 October), to live concerts and meetings with original cast members, up to a Caribbean cruise from 9 to 15 January 2017.

            A new television spin-off is coming

            Star Trek 50 trioThrough the years adventures of the original team of Enterprise spaceship of 23rd century have given way to five television spin-offs: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STNG) which descrive adventures of the crew of a new Enterprise a century after the original one, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) and Star Trek: Voyager set contemporary to STNG, Star Trek: Enterprise, wich instead is set 100 years before the original series and Star Trek: Voyager, set in 2370 on board of the Voyager spaceship.

            If this was not enough, from January 2017 Cbs, which owns the rights of the lucky franchisee, will broadcast a new Star Trek series which will introduce new characters in the wide fantastic universe of the series (just to let you know, untill now tv series and movies introduced 62 different Star Fleet spaceship classes). But in the hearts of all the fans even after 50 years the three icons are still them: captain James Tiberius Kirk, Vulcan Spock and doctor Leonard H. “Bones” McCoy.

            If you wanna know how it will end in the next 50 years, keep following Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it, on Paper.li and also on Youtube).

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              puerto prinsesaMeryll Panthar (do you remember of her?) designed Puerto Prinsesa sim, in Second Life, in honor to the legend of Route 66 as well as long past Route 66 sims of Second Life which have gone away. As well as a reflection of the paradox times of the United States, as herself explained to us. puerto prinsesaThe town of Puerto Prinsesa is a small struggling town somewhere along the Mother Road of America, struggling to hold onto a gold age, which never really was but also trying to pull itself into a bright future of hope. puerto prinsesaI suggest you to go and visit Puerto Prinsesa and take some snapshot by yourself, if you are lucky you will also see some mysterious cattle abduction by a Ufo: what are you waiting for?

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                Loch Noble There is little snow in the Alps this 2015 year-end holidays, but if you want you can at least visit some snowy beautiful places in Second Life: among the many available, I chose to visit a Scottish town, that the town of Loch Noble surrounded by a natural landscape that this season has been completely covered with snow. Loch Noble mines The town is charming and could be an ideal set for winter-themed photos, but also the surroundings are waiting to be discovered, with a small river that can be traveled by boat, some elegant private homes and even a mine to be explored to find more pleasant surprises. If the pictures which accompany this article about Loch Noble and testifying my visit will intrigue, just click the teleport button below and try to spend some half an hour in the nice sim of Loch Noble. It will be worthwhile, believe me!

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                Halloween 2015Halloween 2015 is coming and like every year fills up with decorations real world and virtual ones, or digital if you prefer. In shops, not just sweets, is already swarming with carved pumpkins, fake cobwebs, skulls, bats and ghosts, on Pinterest the number of costumes and carved pumpkins growing constantly and on Second Life the usual photographic contest is back. In the end this carnival out of season, typical of the American tradition, but now spread around the world, is an excuse to admire the ability of content creators.

                Halloween 2015 On Linden Lab‘s platform (you can find the photographic contest rules following this link) you could for instance go to see the “haunted” sims, which you can find in a specific section of Destination Guide or you can follow the advice of those who have already visited some of the many sim set up for the occasion, not always with the “classicghosts, pumpkins and zombies and not just to trawl shops selling decorations and costumes for your avatar.

                Halloween 2015 In the case of Valyria, sim set up for Halloween 2015 by Calas Galadhon creators, you will find, for example, a fantasy-themed sim, that could remain online throughout the year (and I hope it remains so) without pumpkins which are also present in this period. You can visit Valyria with a convenient boat ride or along a country path which will take you to a portal, the ruins of an ancient city to visit left a pyramid (not unless they passed a cave infested with demons) or a dragon.

                Halloween 2015 Since a picture is worth a thousand words, let the pictures speak, but I suggest you take advantage of Halloween 2015 to enter Second Life and admire the imagination of many content creators still working in this virtual platform. If you wish to find out what we still reserve Halloween 2015, you just need to continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it e su Paper.li and also on Youtube, where among other things we mark the opening of a new channel of two young youtubers who are planning a surprise for Halloween: ThelandofgamesIDNF).

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