Virtual Book Signing and “Non-Game” Games

I posted earlier about beginning my foray into Second Life. When I arrived in the Second Life world, there were free copies of this book floating above a decorative column near the welcome areas. Free book, so I took one. I didn’t know it at the time, but apparently the virtual copy of the book will be signed by the avatar of the author, Cory Doctorow. Despite reading Wonderland regularly, I didn’t pay much attention to Second Life posts, because I didn’t have the game. The book signing is going to take place this Sunday in Second Life. Now that I’ve got the game, if I’m not doing anything, I may fly over and see what the fuss is about…

I have to say, I haven’t played Second Life much since the first weekend I installed it. It’s a bit boring. I can kind of see its appeal, but Second Life has thus far failed to grab me. Customising my avatar’s appearance is loads of fun, but beyond that… Meh. The monthly fee puts me off, so whilst I would ordinarily be interested in buying land and building an awesome house, I’m not excited about Second Life because of the “first life” monthly financial outlay.

I am a bit careful about trying these sorts of “non-games”. A few years ago, I played The Sims quite a lot. I was living at a friend’s house during the last couple of months of my stay in London. The game belonged to her. After I moved out, I decided never to play it again, because it was totally addictive. It was fun, though… :-D I have also banned Animal Crossing from going anywhere near my GameCube. Animal Crossing looks like such a great game, but I have to stay away. I can be strong, though. I have too many other games to occupy my time.

Having said that, I will be getting a DS (when the US gets better colours) and Nintendogs… Can’t stay away from having a cute German Shepherd puppy that never grows up, doesn’t make a mess, and that you can ignore at your convenience. And, and doggies are cute!

  3 comments for “Virtual Book Signing and “Non-Game” Games

  1. 23 July 2005 at 15:39

    Hah a ha, I’m right with you with Nintendogs, though I never really knew the appeal of the SIMS… But I’m not one to talk, I’m all about the RPGs. I’m having way too much fun with VTM Bloodlines and Also NWN. :P

  2. 23 July 2005 at 15:45

    The appeal of The Sims, for me, was control… LOL.

  3. 24 July 2005 at 09:59

    The sims just depressed me. But I guess I was playing it when I was trying to find a job, so when my sim got such a nice job I was like Blah. Plus I was playing it on PS2.Sims doesn’t work well on PS2.

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