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July 11, 2007
Vauxhall Corsa unveils the wild, the wonderful

….and the just plain weird!

~ the Corsa Guide to Getting a (Second) Life maps out

the hottest spots in the virtual world~

Irish pubs, surfing spots and a forest where humans can dress up as animals are some of the most fun places to visit in Second Life (, the internet-based virtual world.

This is according to Vauxhall Corsa which has published the online Corsa Guide to Getting a (Second) Life ( – the first handbook for in-world fun voted for by the residents themselves.

For a four-week period, residents have been voting for their favourite locations within the virtual community at Corsa voting kiosks throughout Second Life. In total, over 2,000 votes have been received, an unprecedented number of votes for an in-world poll. The Corsa Guide to Getting a (Second) Life top ten:

1. Luskwood (a community where residents dress up as animals)
2. Blarney Stone (a recreation of a Dublin drinking den)
3. Bora Bora Wavelabs (the hottest spot for surfing)
4. Acropolis Gardens (stunning architecture and nature)
5. The Lost Gardens of Apollo (a beautiful place to escape to nature )
6. Terminus (a virtual ecosystem)
7. Fibber's Mcgees (another Irish pub)
8. VR Rooms (walk into stunning 720 degree photography)
9. Bubblegum Music Factory (dance the night away to the hottest DJs)
10. Wizard’s Alley (live out your Harry Potter fantasies!)

More information about The Corsa Guide to Getting a (Second) Life (including descriptions of the locations, photographs and links) can be found at .

Shelley Perkins, at Vauxhall Corsa, known as Shelley Soderstrom in-world, said “Second Life is a huge world with lots of fun to be had and we’ve worked with the community to pinpoint some of the best. Our guide is designed to help people find the best places to go in-world and its been put together by the most credible authority we could think of - the users themselves.”

The winning site, Luskwood, is a community of ‘furrys’ – residents that like to express themselves by dressing up as animals, chatting and partying in a beautiful forest-themed area. It’s a place to relax, escape and party. Luskwood will be receiving a prize of 5,000 Lindens (the Second Life currency).

Eltee Statosky at Luskwood said, “We really enjoyed being a part of the Corsa Guide to Getting a (Second) Life, and its great to know that the years we've spent building Luskwood as a relaxing natural themed social area have been recognized by the residents of Second Life. We are a community where people are encouraged to relax, make and meet new friends, and enjoy themselves in our park-like area.”

Notes to editors:

· Voting was open from from May 15 to June 12 2007 and the campaign received a total of 2017 votes.

· Please note, high resolution images (screen grabs of the winning locations; images of the Corsa voting kiosks) are available to accompany this press release

· Second Life presently has over seven million residents (Source: Linden Labs)

· The locations can be found at the following Second Life links:

1. Luskwood

2. Blarney Stone

3. Bora Bora Wavelabs

4. Acropolis Gardens

5. The Lost Gardens of Apollo

6. Terminus

7. Fibber McGees

8. VR Rooms

9. Bubblegum Music Factory

10. Wizard’s Alley

For further information, please contact Russell Williams or Gloria Trapezaris at Cow PR on 0207 684 6969, email:, Second Life: Russell Wertmuller or GloriaEmili Theas.

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