The lights are on
We thought that Michael Jackson already had a space divorced from reality where guests can romp around, but apparently Neverland Ranch wasn't enough. See Virtual Worlds has signed a deal with the Jackson Estate for a virtual online space where his fans can hang out and remember Michael Jackson.
Planet Michael is set to go live late next year and will be a social gaming/networking space complete with some undisclosed "games" as well as different ways to enjoy Jackson's music and life. The space won't charge a monthly fee, but rest assured there will be plenty of ways to blow your money – much like Michael did with his own fortune.
Jokes aside, though, one cool thing about this venture is that visitors can give to charitable causes like the ones that Michael himself favored – like kids' charities.
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Are you serious?!!! Sounds pretty crazy 2 me. I'll pass....
Can you say facebook game?
lol posted under creepy
Thank god that michael Jackson is dead. He was a creepy child molester with some serious issues.
Yep, this makes me want to throw up.
If I want to donate to charities, can we please keep Michael Jackson out of it? That's not what I want to think about when I'm giving money to kids in Haiti...
hopefully the charity money will be used for therapy sessions for the little "fans" of his
I love how Michael Jackson is only remembered on a false charge of him being a child molester, which he was found not guilty and one of the supposed "molested children" already came out and said it was a lie for money. What about all the great music that Michael put out over his career. He only has the best selling album of all time. Michael was a talented artist who was always willing to help anyone, but was taken advantage of by greedy people. R.I.P Michael, all of us half intelligent people will remember you for all the great music and videos you left us and not what you were falsely accused of.
This will die faster than APB.
Uhh really. WOW i don't know what to say.
I can't stand the ignorance that's been shown in these comments. I mean, whoever coined the term "ignorance breeds prejudice" was so totally right. I mean, really...
No matter what your opinion on Michael Jackson is...
He REALLY doesn't need his own MMO.
Why would an MMO based around anyone's estate be a good idea?
Why make a game like this who would ever buy this I dont see anyone making a cliff burton MMO
YES IVE WAITED FOR THIS MY WHOLE LIFE
Creepy/Lame at the same time
Michael Jackson= Win, This=Not so win
I saw 'Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story' a few weeks ago. I can't get it out of my head o.o!
I wonder how many people will really play this...