At first glance, Little Warriors would appear to be a traditional 2-D fighting game, with the unique exception of it being on Facebook. While Street Fighter on Facebook would be extremely cool, the truth Is Little Warriors is not much of a fighting game at all, and is more akin to the hybrid collectable card game / arcade game Mushiking and Dinosaur King from Sega, minus the cards.
The Mayo Clinic has opened a new bookstore in its Second Life Gonda Building, which opened in December 2009. The bookstore allows Second Life users to read excerpts from a selection of the most popular books published by the Mayo Clinic and order real-world copies.
A poster inside the virtual bookstore displays a discount coupon that lets buyers get 10% off of their book orders. The bookstore is also populated with amusing points of interaction, like virtual rabbits that hop through the store. The Mayo Clinic Book Store is hosted by the Mayo Center for Innovation.
Mayo Clinic maintains a presence in Second Life as part of the Center for Innovation’s mission of using technology to transform health care. Among Mayo’s Second Life holdings is a conference center where users can attend medical presentations and virtual duplicates of Mayo’s real world facilities.
[Source: Virtual Worlds News]
There are 33 miners stuck 2,300 feet underground. It could be Christmas before the escape shaft is finished. How to pass the time? PlayStation Portables.
Food and toiletries are being funneled to the trapped men. As a diversion, PSPs have been included in the cups each men receive, containing their daily necessities.
Worst case scenario is that the men will be out in four months. Depending on use, the PSP’s battery ballparks at around six hours or more. Power cables to the rescue.
Playing cards and board games might have been better as they don’t run on batteries. But, it’s the thought that counts! And those PSPs will definitely provide a much needed diversion for a couple hours.
The men have already been trapped for two weeks and were discovered after a mine collapsed in Copiapo, Chile on August 5.