linden lab

Known primarily for Second Life.

Global Chat: Why is LOTRO charging for its fall update?

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Roger over at Contains Moderate Peril recently ducked into the upcoming DLC for Lord of the Rings Online to see what it contained...

Second Life bans all in-game advertisements that are ‘political in nature’

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Launching into political rants in global chat or hijacking the guild discussion to make everyone uncomfortable with views on election candidates is seen as...

Second Life developer Linden Lab has been acquired by an investment group

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Fun trivia fact: The AOL blog that eventually became Massively actually started life as a Second Life blog back when Second Life was...

The Game Archaeologist: The virtual worlds of the 1990s

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With the increased speeds of modems and the move into 3-D space in the 1990s, some game designers thought it was a logical conclusion...

The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

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It's not every week that my editor marches up to me and demands that I cover virtual brothels as headlining stories, but this did...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Agonia Lands, Decentraland, Fable Valley, Bloodstone Online, Hunter’s Arena Legends

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent games you’ve (probably) never heard of - or have totally forgotten about until now! First up...

The Game Archaeologist: That time when MTV made a virtual world

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For the music trendy in the '80s and '90s, MTV was a huge source of fascination and audio discovery. It was the edgy channel...

The best MassivelyOP community Daily Grinds of 2019

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Last year, I counted it up: The first Daily Grind on Massively was written on November 3rd, 2007, one day after Old Massively...

The Game Archaeologist: A brief history of Multi-User Dungeons

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You know that sinking feeling when you get into something that's way, waaaay over your head and you have no choice but to swim...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Decentraland, Monster & Me, and Grand Fantasia

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you've probably never heard of (or at least have entirely forgotten about!). Up first:...

Playcraft is new indie multiplayer game-building game now on Kickstarter

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So here's a fun new multiplayer toy that just landed on Kickstarter: It's called Playcraft, and it's being billed by Bebop...

One Shots: Band practice went long today

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Fred and Wilma's parents always wondered what happened to them. One day they stayed after school for a little extra band practice... and they...

SpatialOS interview suggests tech can handle 20K MMO players in a ‘relatively low-fidelity but seamless world’

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Even SpatialOS seems grim about the outlook for western MMOs. MMO players will recall that Improbable's SpatialOS is a "distributed computing platform for building...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been to a concert in an MMO?

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Slightly embarrassing story time: One of my favorite things to do in classic Star Wars Galaxies was sing. Yes, musicians and dancers were...

The best Massively OP community Daily Grinds of 2018

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Assuming the archives are correct, the first Daily Grind ever was penned by Krystalle Voecks on November 3rd, 2007, a day after Old...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster says Fortnite is more like an MMO than we might think

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It's like people are discovering MMOs all over again. Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies creator Raph Koster recently expressed amusement at the...

Tad Williams’ Otherland MMO rebrands as Otherland Next with Fire Isle expansion, social sandbox mode

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Way back in March, Otherland announced a big expansion called Fire Isle, themed around Chinese mythology and launching summer 2018. It didn't...

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

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Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with...
Planted.

Seed discusses the natural biases of worldbuilding and interaction

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Here's a statement that should be rather uncontroversial but might be otherwise: You do not exist in a vacuum. The experiences that have shaped...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO features that deserve widespread adaptation

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You know what gets me excited about upcoming MMOs? It's certainly not the list of expected systems and features that have since become standard...

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