UPDATE #2: Microsoft has spoken out against the government surveillance of its customers and joined other technology giants such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter by signing a jointly-authored document entitled 'Global Government Surveillance Reform'.
Ground-breaking MMO Second Life grabbed the zeitgeist in the mid '00s, winning both headlines and massive user numbers with its sprawling virtual world and booming in-game economy.
Duran Duran Universe makes its debut in the virtual world of Second Life on the 22nd June.
Nielsen Games has said Second Life is the second-most played game across the US, and the virtual world where people spend the most time.
Confirming our suspicions, Worlds.com has revealed that it intends to sue Blizzard and Linden Labs if its patent suit against NCsoft is successful.
Variety reports that Universal Studios and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski are to make a film about a man who loses his life to an online virtual world.