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MUVE parody and TV breach
by Critical Commons Manager `

This mean-spirited parody of multi-user virtual environments such as Second Life in the movie Gamer depicts users as grotesque, obese shut-ins who abuse and demean their human avatars. Extremes of sex and violence dominate the world envisioned here, which is ultimately hacked by an organization known as Humanz. The subsequent TV report that describes the hacker attack presents a similarly excessive and pejorative vision of television reporters who smoke, flirt obviously with each other and speak profanely.

This Commentary is related to the following Clips:
MUVE parody and TV breach of conduct by Mark Neveldine (2009) An aborted interaction between two users of a MUVE in the film Gamer, followed by a TV report that breaches journalistic conventions