second life

Official Site: Second Life
Studio: Linden Lab
Launch Date: June 23, 2003
Genre: Real-Life Sandbox
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac, Linux

Second Life celebrates 21 years of operation with town halls, music events, and exhibitor showcase

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While techbros on some serious stuff dream about a metaverse (or more specifically how to turn it into a monetizable hellscape), Second Life has...

Pride Month celebrations begin in DC Universe Online, EverQuest, City of Heroes, and more MMOs

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The month of June is Pride Month around the world, and that means that multiple MMORPGs and multiplayer games are going to be celebrating...

Second Life begins beta testing terrain updates, 2K textures, and mirrors for creators

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The toolset for creative players of Second Life is seeing a number of interesting updates, as the sandbox is running some beta tests that...

The MOP Up: War Thunder banned almost 10000 bots since the start of 2024

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Bye bye, War Thunder bots! "Over the last month, we’ve blocked 9,569 accounts that were found to be in violation of the rules," Gaijin...
Robot!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 427: The promise of Palia

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Justin and Bree discuss Palia, SWTOR, Fractured, The Realm Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Second Life, with adventures in LOTRO, Diablo IV, and SWTOR, plus mailbag topics on the future of WoW post-Dragonflight and over-the-top characters in MMOs.

Second Life celebrates 20 years with in-game events, real-life prize giveaways, and a documentary

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Linden Lab is marking a very special occasion this week, as its massive online sandbox Second Life is celebrating 20 years of operation, with...

The MOP Up: WalkScape opens up a community portal

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To bring all of the game's news and access together in one place, the in-development ARG WalkScape created a new Portal. If you'll recall,...

Pride Month celebrations kick off in Second Life, Wizard101, Pirate101, and Sky Children of the Light

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The celebration of Pride Month across the MMO universe continues on, and we're here to collect some of the various events that are being...

Preserving Worlds is an indie TV docuseries about preserving classic MMORPGs

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So here's something fun we just learned about thanks to a friendly tweet: Preserving Worlds is a 2021 indie TV show on Means TV...
All right, you live your truth.

Vague Patch Notes: If there’s any sort of metaverse, it’s already here – and it’s not what you think

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We've had a lot of fun here having a good little giggle about the whole saga (if you want to call it that) of...
Pure garbage.

New video on Decentraland paints the ‘metaverse’ as the digital version of a dead mall

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Hey kids! Do you want to see a dead retail environment? Go to a shopping mall in the United States of America of slightly...

The MOP Up: Open-world tactical RPG Wartales releases next month

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Looking to wage medieval war in a different format? You'll soon get your chance with Wartales, an open-world tactical RPG that's fully luanching on...

Second Life plans to launch a beta for its new mobile viewer later this year

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Linden Lab is bringing a Unity-based mobile viewer to its long-running virtual world Second Life, according to a preview the company posted last weekend. "This...
Powerful!

Massively OP Podcast Episode 396: Crowfalling

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Blue Protocol, SWTOR, New World, Q3 2022 financials (for Blizzard, Pearl Abyss, Square Enix, NCsoft), and new patches (for DDO, Neverwinter, Blade and Soul, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online), with a mailbag topic covering Shadowbane, Second Live, Secret World, and Ultima Online.

MMO Business Roundup: Blizzard Albany’s union, BioWare Pride, Sony’s antitrust lawsuit, and the P2E ‘hustle’

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Activision-Blizzard: Another group of QA testers within Activision-Blizzard have announced they're...

GDC 2022: Control, revenue, scarcity, ethics, and the human challenges of the gaming ‘metaverse’

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While some panels at GDC 2022 have been deeply disappointing, the panel titled "A Brave New (Virtual) World: Ethics and Governance of XR and...

Second Life’s original founder rejoins the project to create the ultimate metaverse

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I swear, every time I have to write the word "metaverse" these days, a part of my soul dies and my eyes get a...

Red Dead Online’s shabby first update of 2022 sparks community movement to save the game

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At the end of last week, Red Dead Online kicked out an update that ended up being nothing more than a series of boosts...
The first one was enough.

Second Life’s Philip Rosedale is skeptical about the promises of the metaverse

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Let's not kid ourselves, everyone: Second Life was doing the metaverse thing before the metaverse was cool. It's basically entirely built around the idea of...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...

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