Within hours of posting a video of my visit to the Second Life Trump Mansion, the forces of chaos organized a rally.
Following news that the recreation of Donald Trump’s Florida mansion in virtual playground Second Life was owned by an anime schoolgirl, I decided to take a tour. It was lovely, until I was forcibly ejected by security.
Because of course it is.
Woah. This trailer for Remnants of Earth is about as Second Life as you can get, but still—it’s an MMO inside of an MMO, and it looks bonkers.
Second Life has always been one of the strangest virtual spaces. It's an odd mixture of totally earnest role players, professional sellers and weird-as-hell trolls. And buying or selling something in it looks like it can turn into a total nightmare, fast.
Pierre Omidyar is the 47-year-old Iranian-American billionaire who founded eBay and the embattled news startup First Look Media. In the virtual world of Second Life, however, he’s developed a very different persona: a bald, tribal-tattooed, muscle-shirt-wearing black guy named Kitto Mandala.
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,…
Last week, Jon Stewart tackled the absurdity of the NSA spying on World of Warcraft because there might be terrorists playing it or something. This week, The Colbert Report chimed in with a look at spying on Second Life—"a game for people who don't have a first one!"
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…
Yes, Second Life still exists. Yes, there's enough money left in it to upgrade the engine. No, I don't know anyone who has touched this thing since 2006 either, so if you find one, tell them they're a very special little unicorn.
Aside from some visual novel side stories, there is no official video game for the hot new anime series Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) yet, so Second Life builder Moeka Kohime decided to make one of her own. How’d she do?
Via our lovely video editor Chris Person comes this absolutely baffling video of a 'birth' in Second Life, an MMO. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be beautiful, weird or funny. Maybe a bit of all three. Someone out there thought it was a good idea to record this, though.
No, you didn't just wake up from a bad dream of the future and find yourself safely back in 2006. It's still 2012, and an Australian man who still plays Second Life has seen it cost him his marriage.
Rod Humble makes video games. He knows a lot of people who wish they could, and he's made it his job to help them.
If someone sat me down and presented me with this gorgeous Technicolor dream of a world building-game called Patterns and then asked me what company was responsible for creating it, I could have guessed for hours and never gotten it right.
Newt Gingrich, who may very well become the next President of the United States, has a second life. No, I don't mean his second life as a lobbyist, I mean literally, a second life.
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…
The Humvee drives down a crowded street in a foreign land. A child waves. Merchants display their wares. Suddenly soldiers raise their rifles as a suicide bomber runs into the street, detonating his lethal package. This is virtual PTSD therapy.