Cory was telling me about this talk show that was hosted inside Halo. I googled around, and found it..
Damian Lacedaemion is not your average talk show host.
He lives inside an online game where daily existence is a struggle against overwhelming odds (and other, much better players.) So he has taken it upon himself to create a little oasis of sanity where he can talk to people who aren’t bent on his destruction. He invites guests to join him in a live game where they can walk about and discuss some of the finer aspects of life, music, art, sex, movies and yes, even games.
But he is finding it easier said than done. When other gamers join the game and don’t know they shouldn’t be shooting at his guests, Damian is sadly forced to revert to his old lethal self and clear the map of these brutes with their curt utterances and barbaric tactics.
But once the fighting is done and the guests are blue in the face, the fine Solid Gold Elite Dancers are there to shake their avatars to the latest chiptune music.
Its a really, really cool idea.. repurpose an online game to be tv-show.. you already have custom characters and can use VOIP to interview anyone with an XBOX.
I just watched the interview with Malcolm McLaren, and the synergy of Malcolm ranting about kids creating a new world, whilst inside the online Halo game world really works.
In fact, all the episodes look interesting.
Why not watch the intro to the first episode now?
This show is something new. Its cool.
But I still won’t buy an XBOX 😛