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Images: Virtually peer-to-peer

A new wave of multiplayer games is using a peer-to-peer model to create interactive environments.

Brave new worlds

A look at a "node" of Solipsis, the rudimentary peer to peer virtual world being created by France Telecom developers.

Credit: Solipsis

Brave new worlds

A reporter's avatar, alone in a Solipsis "node."

Credit: CNET News.com

Brave new worlds

An example of characters and simple objects in an environment using the Open Source Metaverse Project's technology.

Credit: Open Source Metaverse Project

Brave new worlds

A scene from Second Life, with players developing a new "in-game" game.

Credit: Linden Labs