I’m usually the blog that -DOESN’T- talk about the same hyped up stories as everyone else, but rather finds my own hype to get overworked about. 🙂
But here’s a second time I’m breaking that.
Been a while since I’ve blogged…
But some recent news is curious. Hamlet noted it here:
Second Life Coming Soon to Steam with Improved Graphics in Apparent Move to Position Virtual World as Gamer Platform
Second Life on Steam as Expressed in a Single Screenshot
– Which is where I discovered this just today. A bit late to the party as I’ve been offline a lot of late.
Here’s the official announcement:
Second Life is Expanding to Steam
So this is some kind of gamer platform thingy I gather. As in “OMG, TEH GAMERZ, TEH IS INVADING! HIDE YOUR FURRIES!”
(Actually the only group of hardcore gamers I’ve ever found in SL -is- the furry community, a fact that drives me nuts as I go there and want to talk about ‘stuff’ and they’re all talking about ‘pwning’ each other in ‘mass result 47’ or something. 🙂
Average age of gamers is 37:
Study: The average gamer may be older than you think
Yeah, your kid has moved on to Facebook and wearing his jeans around his ankles…
Video games are for OLD PEOPLE…
Like Disco and mood rings…
By contrast average age of SL players is mid 30s from what people keep claiming.
Are we the same, or 2 years younger then them? 🙂
Probably the same. We’ve been telling ourselves SL is the older crowd, but this probably actually -IS- the gamer crowd already. We’re just the ones who were too slow to escape the zombies and orcs… So we’re in SL instead.
So what does this mean for the content we “love” in SL.
You know… the live music and philosophy and artisti… yeah right… who are we kidding?
The porn, bdsm, gor, furries, fashionistas, bloodlines, gothers, builders, and tinies… But mostly… the adult stuff…
I’m not in that scene, but we all know that’s the heart of this place. And I -do- SL-live on Zindra. It has the better neighbors these days…
By some odd twist of logic I’ve yet to wrap my head around, Zindra looks nicer than a lot of SL now… Somehow those adult builds that looked so amazingly garish I used to post about it all the time have gone. In 2009 it was all that ‘fugly WTF’ look. Now: something a lot better. They have the best looking land now, and often more pleasant or at least not -in your face- neighbors.
(I still won’t touch the groups over there, those folks went toxic from fighting each other, but the land is better.)
I kind of like how its evolved into a settled and mostly pleasant area over time.
Will all these Steam “gamers” they’re bringing in care about the ‘porntopia’ around SL… If they bother to show up?
Since they’re really just as old as us, maybe they’re already really past the ‘hormone age’ -not likely to do much harm- and possibly already here?
BUT… the public and game companies still think they’re selling to kids… so the real fear is… Will Steam force LLs to remove ‘A’ rated content and zones?
I don’t think the people using Steam will care. But the public looking in and seeing a “porn game” listed on the Steam platform might force Steam’s hand to put a ‘damper’ on ‘that video game’ in some false belief that video games are still for kids.