I Explored Second Life's Forgotten Worlds With an Oculus Rift

Don't call it a comeback. Second Life has been here for years—eleven, this month—but after the virtual world's much-vaunted debut, the online universe slowly slipped out of the cultural consciousness, now infrequently referenced more as a punchline than legitimate popular hangout. Unless you, like I did last week,… » 7/01/14 5:22pm 7/01/14 5:22pm

American and British Governments May Have Spied on WoW and Xbox Live

American and British spies infiltrated World of Warcraft and Second Life, using the games to monitor what they think are terrorist communications, recruit informers, and gather data on communications between players, according to classified documents uncovered by the non-profit investigative journalism organization… » 12/09/13 8:35am 12/09/13 8:35am

Lawsuit Demands Second Life Horses Be Starved to Death

Second Life's merits as an actual video game may be debatable but its impact on the economy is not. It has, for example, provided a huge boost to the new markets of virtual sex caskets and imaginary pet food. And ridiculous lawsuits, because America has been lagging other first-world nations in that important economic… » 7/31/11 1:00pm 7/31/11 1:00pm