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Images: Online gaming worlds going mainstream

Online world building is picking up steam with Disney's Virtual Magic Kingdom and the eagerly anticipated "Lord of the Rings" game.

    Online gaming worlds going mainstream

    A music mixing game-within-a-game is part of Disney's new Virtual Magic Kingdom.

    Credit: Disney

    Disney's Virtual Magic Kingdom

    Online gaming worlds going mainstream

    The "World of Warcraft" by Blizzard Entertainment has helped revitalize the massively multiplayer game genre.

    Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

    Warcraft

    Online gaming worlds going mainstream

    An early look at a redesigned "Tabula Rasa," from Ultima Online creator Richard Garriott's NCSoft.

    Credit: NCSoft Austin

    Tabula Rasa

    Online gaming worlds going mainstream

    Turbine's "Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar" game is due in early 2006.

    Credit: Turbine

    Shadows of Angmar