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recognizing Arthur C. Clarke’s third law

A world without heroes is like a world without sun

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city-of-heroesNCSoft’s MMO City of Heroes is dealing with a conundrum that will become increasingly common. Its 14th expansion is called Mission Architect, a feature that lets players take their in-game characters into a subsidiary world where they can create and play their own adventures. Social networking and rating tools are part of it, too. Joe Morrissey of the City of Heroes team wrote an essay for Gamasutra about how they’re trying to manage this feature without publishing inappropriate user-created content. A highly recommended read. [Title lyric by Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin and Lou Reed.]

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Written by chris

April 17, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Posted in Culture, Games

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