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Second Life

2 years ago

Many pet rabbits will die in Second Life on Saturday

Virtual rabbits across Second Life [official site] will fall asleep on Saturday then never wake up, now that the their digital food supply has been shut down by a legal battle. The player-made and player-sold Ozimals brand of digirabbits are virtual pets that players breed and care for in the sandbox MMO, and even need to feed by buying DRM-protected virtual food. But they rely…

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4 years ago

Second Life Players Made An MMO Inside Of An MMO

In what is probably the most impressive creative project in Second Life since the giant penis sculptures of SL retail, a group of players have used the game's building and scripting tools to create an in-game cyberpunk MMO. So, yeah, that's an MMO made inside of an MMO. Remnants of Earth [official site] has players take on the role of a hero who has been…

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5 years ago

The Drax Files Are Good Documentaries About Second Life

Second Life is too easy to make fun of, be it for the failed gold rush when advertisers gambled on the future of the metaverse or for the sleazy commercialism that still defines many in-world locations. These things, while true, make it too easy to dismiss the creative projects you can find within that world if you know where to look. The Drax Files: World…

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I, Spybot: NSA Docs Detail Spying In WoW, Second Life

I'm not quite ready to declare privacy dead, but it's┬áreeeeeeeeeallly┬ánot doing so well in this day and age. Each racking cough brings up phlegmy handfuls of news about intrusive government and corporate programs - not to mention services that have normalized broadcasting every aspect of our lives on public channels without really considering the consequences. Admittedly, I don't think it's all bad (I use Twitter…

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6 years ago

Store: Bought – Second Life Dev Acquires Desura

Second Life is still a thing! Trust me: I checked. Now I must go wash my eyes with acid and bees, for it's the only way to be sure. More importantly, however, creator Linden Labs is actually up to a bunch more stuff these days - including interesting (and sadly mobile-only) interactive narrative experiments and a buildy, kinda Minecraft-ish thing. So naturally, it's gone and…

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7 years ago

Minecraft By Way Of Second Life: Patterns

You know, when you think about it, Second Life and freeform voxel builders like Minecraft really aren't all that different. I mean, both offer players tremendous creative freedom - which they generally mold into either a) likenesses of their favorite TV/movie objects or b) unspeakable, physics-defying flesh horrors even your greatest nightmares wouldn't dare conjure up. So I suppose it kind of makes sense that…

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