When virtual worlds hit mainstream culture, they hit hard. First, it was a recent episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
, featuring a fictional game called "Another YOUniverse" (we know, we know). Then, it was last night's CSI: New York
, which had a criminal investigation taking part inside Second Life
Now, it's NBC's The Office
, featuring video games prominently in an episode for the second time
as the annoying beet farmer / paper salesman Dwight K. Schrute explores Second Life
amidst the other office hijinks.
While we're still a tad burnt out from previous bursts of Second Life
hype, we're curious to see how The Office cast members interact with the world. The episode airs tonight at 9/8c on NBC.
[Via SL Insider