Tag Archives: Alphaville

Is Online Gaming A Free For All, Or Orwellian Despotism?

By | January 16, 2004

More on the story about The Sims Online and the seedy goings on in Alphaville. The Independent’s Andrew Gumbel writes about the case, saying the expulsion of academic Peter Ludlow from the game “was only the beginning of a fascinating new phase”. Since then, he says, “Electronic Arts, through its online game controller, Maxis, has been cracking down… Read More »

The Virtual World Gets Surprisingly Lifelike

By | December 17, 2003

The Sims Online – an Internet-only world where ordinary folk can take on another persona and interact with other folk virtually — seems to be exhibiting all the signs of the real world, with a twist. Salon carries an article about a Sims community called Alphaville, and some of its citizens, including an academic called Urizenus (in real… Read More »