The V-World is an interactive virtual reality environment that is incredibly popular in Colonial society. It was essentially invented by Daniel Graystone, creator of the "Holoband" (a neuro-synaptic device that a person wears over their eyes which enables them to see, hear, and experience everything in the virtual reality "V-World"). To understand this concept better, the V-World is like a highly advanced version of the Internet, and the Holoband is akin to a computer terminal, laptop, tablet or other device used to access the Internet. People can access the V-World from absolutely anywhere as long as they have a Holoband. There are an unlimited number of different environments within the V-World, which can be seen as advanced versions of websites, able to be created by anybody using a computer and shared with anybody who has a Holoband and the correct "address" of the environment (much like a website has an address). These environments can be created to look like anything, such as a nightclub, a beach, a fighter plane, or just an empty room with no features. Much like the Internet, people who access the V-World do so using avatars to interact with each other and move around the various environments within. These three dimensional avatars are completely lifelike and can walk, talk, and behave exactly how the person controlling them in the real world dictates. They can either look exactly how the person looks in the real world or look like someone completely different. Also like the Internet, moderating and governing the V-World is difficult, and this has led to a number of "no limits" environments being illegally created that cater to extreme tastes (such as orgies where anyone can join in regardless of age, and more violent environments that enact killing, torture or ritualistic human sacrifices). People can engage in all manner of violent activities in the V-World including killing virtual computer-generated characters or even each other's avatars, much like people in our own society engage in violent computer games. When a person either takes off their Holoband in the real world or "dies" in V-World, their avatar disappears in a flash of light where the computer-generated wire-frame model of the avatar can briefly be seen. This is called "de-rezzing" (de-resolution). Being shot or even killed in the V-World does not have any consequence on the person/player in the real world (though it may startle them as it seems real), and they can simply reconnect and reappear in the same space or another space within the V-World.
One of the environments in the V-World is a game called New Cap City. It is set in a virtual representation of Caprica City, but made to look more stylised. It is based on themes of gangsters and crime, and visually appears reminiscent of 1930s New York or Chicago, and even appears in muted grey/sepia colors with players wearing costumes similar to that period. The aim of the game is unclear (one character suggests "the aim of the game IS the aim of the game") but players can amass points by stealing, killing, etc. One notable difference in the game in comparison to the rest of V-World is that if a player gets killed in the game, his or her avatar will never be able to access the game ever again (therefore they are truly dead as far as the game is concerned). Not even computer hacking the game's software, no matter how sophisticated or how skilled the hacker is, can change this rule.