Online World Offers Virtual Drugs

It's finally happened. Not only can you have a "Second Life" on the internet, you can now get virtually high. Virtual world Red Light Center has started selling virtual drugs in its online nightclubs, hotels, bars, cinemas and shops. The company, which claims to be world's second most populated virtual space, is limiting the virtual world to 18+ users. Red Light Center says its users are reporting the "virtual high" is quite realistic.

Dr David Walsh, a spokesman for the National Institute on Family and the Media, isn't pleased with the use of "virtual drugs" in video games. He believes it creates curiosity and allure for players, instead of emphasizing the negative impacts. "Games are interactive and psychologically powerful. Now we have a game that glorifies drug use. Where do we draw the line?" he said.

"In a move sure to draw fire from the anti-drug establishment, any user who enters Merlin's Café will find an assortment of hookahs, or Oriental water pipes. The pipes can be freely smoked, and doing so will cause the user to experience the sensation of getting high. Smoking more virtual pot increases the effects, which range from 'mellow' to 'wasted'," the company said.

News source: vnunet.com

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I love it when old people who can barely even use Hotmail without getting a blue screen talk about something they have absolutely no clue about (see http://youtube.com/watch?v=1lYiDo0DjSk ), the same losers who would be heavily involved in these "virtual drugs" are also the same losers who probably don't leave their house too many times in a month let alone ones that go seeking out drug dealers. Maybe its not video games that are destroying todays youth but rather all the old people who are boycotting them with stupid excuses and while the kids parents are at the anti-video game rallies the kids go out and score some crack.

"quite realistic"...

-> Oh that cocaine headaches and shaking and crap comes again... naaah... i better have a coffee and some cookies and watch TV instead of watching the crappy part of virtual drug using...
or wait... i could tape that and watch it all over again to be stoned all time, so i dont need to buy my coke any more, YEAAAH.

WTF

-fm

Uh, so it would be better to pretend that drugs don't exist?

That would only drive it further underground and make the uneducated even more curious as to what it's all about.

in what way is it virtual at all? it says there are hookah's in this café place.... its just being branded as virtual because its to do with a net café or something. unless im reading it wrong

Shetland said,
in what way is it virtual at all? it says there are hookah's in this café place.... its just being branded as virtual because its to do with a net café or something. unless im reading it wrong

No, it's some web-based adult version of The Sims, from my understanding, where you character can go toke it up. How this translates into anything even remotely "quite realistic" is beyond me.

"Games are interactive and psychologically powerful. Now we have a game that glorifies drug use. Where do we draw the line?"
What a n00b! What about FPS, war games, being played by millions of people daily? Either both are bad, or both have no impact. This is another example of people doing a job they have absolutely no idea about.

Where is that virtual world where you can get a woman (or man) and...

Islander said,
Where is that virtual world where you can get a woman (or man) and... :D

They had that on Grand Theft... then they removed it

linx05 said,

They had that on Grand Theft... then they removed it :(

if u were dumb enought to install that patch that had the only mission to disable the hot coffee-mod yes...
seriously... who did install this? raise your arms! :P
i mean... if i have this hot coffee mod installed its for a certain reason... i dont want it removed or i just re-install the game and dont complain
2nd option: if i dont want it, tho i didnt test it, i still may just avoid installing the mod
3rd option: i am a parent and care about my children... oh wait... SAN ANDREAS + little children too young for sex scenes ... wait... im complained about sex scenes but not about the violence in games?... WTF

all in all you can say: there's practically NO reason to install that crappy patch LOL.
if it at least improved something in the game, but its only freaking job is to reduce ur freedom of changing the game the way you want... its like locking yourself out..

-fm