Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States was an appropriately staid and stately affair. The inauguration party in virtual world Second Life was much more colorful.
The shadow of the Shinra Corporation Headquarters is much less oppressive now that Second Life’s long-running Final Fantasy VII role-playing sim is lit with holiday cheer. But do the residents of Midgar’s slums know it’s Christmas?
As real-world Americas flock to voting stations in order to get the 2016 Presidential election over with, virtual versions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take to the streets of Second Life for last-minute campaigning and carousing. Update: Additional reporting from the Clinton HQ as election night came to a…
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When Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination last night, his notoriety was among his first talking points. He has, he said, received nearly 14 million votes—the most GOP votes ever. That’s a lot of votes. It got me thinking: What’s up at Trump’s Second life headquarters, which, months ago, was rife
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.
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.