A World Of My Own

Retail will survive - AWOMO

Alongside digital distribution.

Even as his company, GDI, is developing a new platform for videogames that enables the downloading of games in a much shorter time, CEO Roger Walkden doesn't foresee the death of "bricks and mortar" retailers any time soon.

AWOMO beta open

AWOMO beta open

Gaming portal wants testers.

Game Domain International wants you to sign-up to beta test its new gaming portal.

Dubbed A World Of My Own, it's essentially a games on demand service within a persistent online world. A bit like a cross between Metaboli and Second Life. It's also strikingly similar to PlayStation Home.

You get to make a virtual avatar to live in this universe, where you can interact with other people and buy things like new clothes and items. You'll then go to different in-game areas that are themed to represent the type of game genre you're about to play - fantasy for fantasy, for instance. You won't have to wait for the whole thing to download, either, as it uses fancy software to install a hub so you can begin playing almost immediately.

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