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BusinessWeek reports breathlessly that Second Life may have some new competition: get this – people are playing online games not called Second Life! I know, I don’t believe it either. But it’s true!

Suddenly it looks as if Second Life, that 3D virtual world that last year became a favorite hangout for hard-core techies and trend-watching corporations, has competition. A new crop of online multiplayer games is coming, targeting a broader audience with simpler navigation and customization than Second Life. These games also rule out lewd behavior.

It’s a wacky thing, going up against Second Life, but it just! might! work!

Also in other mainstream media accomplishments: according to Time, Philip Rosedale, head of Second Life’s Linden Labs, is one of the 100 most important people in the world, edging out Kim Jong Il AND Lindsay Lohan. The justice, I tell you. The SPACE JUSTICE.

(Businessweek mockery nicked from Alice)