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World's first virtual divorce

Friday, November 14, 2008 | | | |

A woman has divorced her husband for 'cheating' on her in a virtual reality game.

Amy Taylor and David Pollard married after meeting and falling in love on an internet chatroom.

The couple were both fans of Second Life - a game in which players create a new identity for themselves in a computer-generated world.

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Using 3D animated characters, known as avatars, users can move around and interact with others.

The couple were so devoted to the game that when they married at a register office in July 2005, they marked the occasion by holding a virtual wedding in Second Life.

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