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An intimate, fascinating look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging, hugely popular genre of computer games.

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Second Skin takes an intimate, disturbing look at three sets of computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging genre of computer games called Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs). World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Everquest allow millions of users to simultaneously interact in virtual spaces. Second Skin introduces us to couples who have fallen in love without ever meeting, disabled players whose lives have been given new purpose, those struggling with addiction, Chinese gold-farming sweatshop workers, wealthy entrepreneurs and legendary guild leaders--all living within a world that doesn't quite exist. Second Skin focuses on a couple who met in a virtual world, an addict whose life was ruined by MMOs, and a group of MMO gamers who spend most of their lives inside virtual worlds. Written by Anonymous

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A gaming documentary NOT for gamers
23 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Funny how most of these gaming documentaries seem to pick their chosen few from players without even a casual knowledge of the games. This is more for people who want to laugh at gamers and be entertained by the typical drivel that drives viewers these days, for one, they spend so much time on romance in games which is such a small percentage of what goes on in an mmo. These soft-spoken, pseudo-nerds... bring out the in-game rants, the fights with GM's, girlfriends deleting boyfriend's characters, mom's fighting with their crazy kids, the pothead gamers, etc. To put it in World of Warcraft lingo: /lol /snore /rude I'd like to DELETE CHARACTER on some of these actors. Dumb reality-TV garbage.


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