Review: Second Skin

John Funk

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Review: Second Skin

Second Skin is a superbly well-made and comprehensive look at MMORPGs and virtual worlds, the people who choose to live in them, and how they change lives for better or for worse.

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The Blue Mongoose

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This sounds really intriguing. Does the everywhere mentioned in the article include Australia? I ask because I would be interested in seeing this doco.
 

DamienHell

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"did you know that one out of every three female MMOG players will start a relationship with someone they've met in-game?"
Problem is there is ONLY 3 female MMO players.
 

John Funk

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DamienHell said:
"did you know that one out of every three female MMOG players will start a relationship with someone they've met in-game?"
Problem is there is ONLY 3 female MMO players.
Actually, no. That's another thing you'd learn in the documentary ;)
 

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This sounds like quite an interesting documentary. How did you get hold of it "CantFaketheFunk". In other words where the Bleedin' Heck can I find it please.
 

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BlueInkAlchemist said:
Is it available through Netflix?
Torque669 said:
This sounds like quite an interesting documentary. How did you get hold of it "CantFaketheFunk". In other words where the Bleedin' Heck can I find it please.
The Blue Mongoose said:
This sounds really intriguing. Does the everywhere mentioned in the article include Australia? I ask because I would be interested in seeing this doco.
Over at WarCry [http://www.warcry.com/articles/view/videos/6353-Watch-MMOG-Documentary-Second-Skin-On-WarCry] for the next week :)
 

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Well Funk, you sold me. I've put watching this on my to-do list. Maybe I'll even manage to convince my non-gamer girlfriend to watch it with me.
I've pondered if I should try and draw her into the gaming world, maybe this will be a good way to test the waters.
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
Over at WarCry [http://www.warcry.com/articles/view/videos/6353-Watch-MMOG-Documentary-Second-Skin-On-WarCry] for the next week :)
Thanks alot. Ill give it a look tonight.

EDIT: Nevermind. Its Hulu so I cant watch. Maybe Ill be able to find it somewhere else. Thanks anyway though Funk atleast you showed me it. :]
 

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Torque669 said:
CantFaketheFunk said:
Over at WarCry [http://www.warcry.com/articles/view/videos/6353-Watch-MMOG-Documentary-Second-Skin-On-WarCry] for the next week :)
Thanks alot. Ill give it a look tonight.

EDIT: Nevermind. Its Hulu so I cant watch. Maybe Ill be able to find it somewhere else. Thanks anyway though Funk atleast you showed me it. :]
It's also available at SnagFilms [http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/second_skin], though I don't know if that works for our non-US viewers.
 

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damn hulu, well ill rent it when i comes to Europe, it sounds good and i have used sevreal years my self playing mmos.

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good news my fellow non-Americans, we can watch it at snag films.

alright, im beginning to go crazy whit the commercials every 5min, im from Denmark so I'm used to maybe 1 break pr movie if any.
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
It's also available at SnagFilms [http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/second_skin], though I don't know if that works for our non-US viewers.
Yep that works. It might load slow because its an american host but Ill deal with it. Thanks Fake *Thumbs Up*
 

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Second Skin is also screening on the Big Screen in Select cities.

Los Angeles August 14th-20th The Downtown Independent
New York August 7th-9th The Tank Theater
Boston August 14th-20th The Somerville Theater
Austin August 16th-17th The Alamo Draft House *(If you fill it up they will extend the run through the week)
 

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That statistic about female MMOGers is fascinating. Would that imply that women are more easily swayed by the effects of a virtual world? That they're more trusting of internet people? Or that the women that go to play MMO's are desperate?

Hrm... this requires some thought and research.
 

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I read this review, and then I sat down and watched the whole thing from start to finish. It's like the documentary film version of the Escapist Round Tables. Very intriguing. It's also amazing to see how balanced the viewpoint is, showing gaming as both destructive and also rewarding. It sort of implies that there is a healthy level of tradeoff between real worlds and virtual worlds.
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
Torque669 said:
CantFaketheFunk said:
Over at WarCry [http://www.warcry.com/articles/view/videos/6353-Watch-MMOG-Documentary-Second-Skin-On-WarCry] for the next week :)
Thanks alot. Ill give it a look tonight.

EDIT: Nevermind. Its Hulu so I cant watch. Maybe Ill be able to find it somewhere else. Thanks anyway though Funk atleast you showed me it. :]
It's also available at SnagFilms [http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/second_skin], though I don't know if that works for our non-US viewers.
Awesome, thanks Funk. So it plays the whole thing?
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
BlueInkAlchemist said:
Is it available through Netflix?
Torque669 said:
This sounds like quite an interesting documentary. How did you get hold of it "CantFaketheFunk". In other words where the Bleedin' Heck can I find it please.
The Blue Mongoose said:
This sounds really intriguing. Does the everywhere mentioned in the article include Australia? I ask because I would be interested in seeing this doco.
Over at WarCry [http://www.warcry.com/articles/view/videos/6353-Watch-MMOG-Documentary-Second-Skin-On-WarCry] for the next week :)
Ah the bane of living in Australia. The thing wont let me watch it because I'm not American.
 

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I'm watching it right now. For non-Americans, here's the link to NOT Hulu: http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/second_skin

Really intriguing stuff. I really like the point that one Dark Age of Camelot developer had about RMT (Real Money Trade): in essence, the items don't have an intrinsic value. What you pay for in RMT's is the time it takes for one to obtain such an item. This effectively puts a new meaning in the phrase "MMO's are a huge time investment".
 

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Interesting documentary. If a bugger to watch because of the adverts.

To the guild of 4 I have to say...

"The two guys with wives & kids have leveled up to the next phase of the game"