Sandbox Summit Q&A with Joi Podgorny
Metaverse | 03/27/2015
Earlier this week our VP of Professional Services, Joi Podgorny, traveled to MIT in Cambridge, MA, to attend...
Earlier this week our VP of Professional Services, Joi Podgorny, traveled to MIT in Cambridge, MA, to attend the annual Sandbox Summit, an event where professionals in the digital youth space come together to speak about creativity, innovation, and collaboration in...
How a Community Forum Came to My Rescue in France
Metaverse | 03/23/2015
I’m often asked why I stay in this ‘Internet business’. It doesn’t take long for me to think back to...
I’m often asked why I stay in this ‘Internet business’. It doesn’t take long for me to think back to 2004 when I was stranded in the middle of the night on a street in Lyon, France. Before I ended …
Kindness and Compassion at the Winter Formal
Metaverse | 03/19/2015
To look at this group photo, most people would think it’s just an average date for a group of teenagers.  It...
To look at this group photo, most people would think it’s just an average date for a group of teenagers.  It is so much more. The two boys in the photo are my fraternal twin sons Sean and William.  They …
The Rise of Open Game Development
Metaverse | 03/11/2015
I was a huge Gears of War fan when it first came out for the Xbox. I remember staying up for 24 hours for a 4v4...
I was a huge Gears of War fan when it first came out for the Xbox. I remember staying up for 24 hours for a 4v4 tournament during the first official day of launch, or “Emergence Day”. Before Emergeny Day, …
Cracking the Customer Service Code
Metaverse | 03/05/2015
We are the Mods. We are customer service advocates. We love what we do. We’ve also known that the secret...
We are the Mods. We are customer service advocates. We love what we do. We’ve also known that the secret to the universe is solid customer service:) That’s why our Vice President of Digital Media, Blagica Bottigliero, conducted a virtual …
Hacking Education: My Journey into Homeschool Options
Metaverse | 03/03/2015
I’m on a mission to discover more about home-based education options. My son isn’t at that point just yet,...
I’m on a mission to discover more about home-based education options. My son isn’t at that point just yet, but I want to know how things work and if this is something my son would like to do. At the …
How I Commissioned Artists for My In-Game Characters
Metaverse | 02/26/2015
My love for art goes all the way back to childhood when I would sit by my mother’s easel and watch her create...
My love for art goes all the way back to childhood when I would sit by my mother’s easel and watch her create landscapes with her paintbrush. Try as I might, I never picked up her knack for artistry, but …
Mod of the Month for February!
Metaverse | 02/23/2015
Join us in congratulating our Mod of the Month for February: Lara Greco! Lara is one of our fantastic bilingual...
Join us in congratulating our Mod of the Month for February: Lara Greco! Lara is one of our fantastic bilingual mods, hailing from the beautiful city of Torino, Italy (which you may remember from the 2006 Winter Olympics).  She has …