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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

    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