The market for loot boxes in Second Life has taken a hit as hackers use exploits to duplicate their contents and sell them at a discount according to a report by PC Gamer. The in-game makers of “gacha” gambling overlays say the cheating persists despite attempts by publisher Linden Lab to stop it.
A year before World of Warcraft came out, Linden Lab released Second Life, a virtual world that was supposed to be an alternative to this one but became for many a hopeful replacement. Over a decade later it looks archaic and feels almost quaint, but for the hundreds of thousands who still live part-time there, it’s…
In 2003, when Second Life launched, all it took was a few customization bars and the promise of infinite possibility to get users hooked on the idea of a virtual reality. Now, in 2017, our standards are a bit higher. “Immersion” isn’t as easy to sell with a microphone, an avatar and some content creation software. …
“Look at the hands bruh, look at the hands bruh.”
This weekend, Second Life bunnies will starve and die. Ozimals, a popular virtual pet creator, got hit with a cease-and-desist order, meaning no more support for existing products. As a result, many of their bunnies won’t be able to eat. They’ll die on Saturday. Check out the full story on Waypoint.
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…
Hey guys! It’s Snorkel the Dolphin here, 🐬
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.