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The Internet Gets Ready For A Multiplayer Roleplay Game Based On Harry Potter

by | 20th, June 2011

THE  magic of the Harry Potter franchise will meet the magic of online role play in a website that promises “electronic bulletin boards” and “real time interaction with other computer users”. We certainly can’t wait till the July 23rd release date! JK Rowling’s unveiling of pottermore.com has got all the web in a frenzy.

But is introducing children to online roleplay wise? What starts off as spells with Hermione could end up as sex with a man dressed as an elf in a Milton Keynes carpark, or just a really boring hobby that could cripple the social lives of the youngsters involved. After all let’s not forget about that Korean man who gamed himself to DEATH.

No detail  is given on the site itself, but the write-up Warner Brothers provided when they registered the pottermore trademark two years ago gives us some clues:

“a service which provides multiple-user access to a global computer information network, on-line chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages among users in the field of general interest on-line facilities for real-time interaction with other computer users concerning topics of general interest.”

Fansite the leaky  The Leaky Cauldron (who claim to have seen the mystery site) describe it

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