Tag Archives: second life
Sun, Mar 08, 2009 | 11:44 GMT
It’s that time once again, kiddos. Here’s your weekly all-in-one spot for the goings-on in the world of MMOs that didn’t get its own post.
‘Fraid there’s nothing too earth shattering this week — but who knows: you may find the bits below interesting after all.
Wed, Dec 17, 2008 | 20:26 GMT
According to this Variety report, Gore Verbinsky’s signed on to direct a movie based on the exploits of a Second Life player.
The film is to be based on a Wall Street Journal article about the MMO and its detrimental impact on the real lives of players.
The article by Alexandra Alter focuses on a married man who spends as many as 20 hours a day on a computer, existing through an avatar who is a thriving, musclebound entrepreneur. In reality, he is a diabetic, chain-smoking 53-year-old.
Linden Labs will be pleased.
More through there.
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 | 09:05 BST
Linden Lab has announced that Second Life has now passed the 1.5 billion square metre mark, having grown 44 percent in the second quarter of this year alone.
Said the company, “Our growth was due to the popularity of our newly launched Openspace land product along with a change in pricing to make the purchase of land more accessible to first time buyers.
“Openspace regions are full 65,000 square meter regions with an upfront fee of $250 and a recurring monthly fee of $75. We decreased the price for full regions by 40% to $1000 upfront (the recurring monthly fee remains $295).”
Nice work if you can get it. More through the link.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 | 15:44 GMT
Speaking here, PlayStation Home’s creative director, Ron Festejo, has been less than friendly to Linden Labs’ Second Life.
“From my point of view, looking at Second Life – because it has been mentioned a lot in the same paragraph as Home, and people make that comparison – I’m amazed at how many people go on there,” he said, adding, “I think what we’ve done with Home is have the best-looking multiplayer world – and actually the most user-friendly that I’ve seen as well.
“We don’t have anything in there that’s appealing to that kind of geeky audience that you might find in Second Life.”
PlayStation Home, the free-to-use online world for PS3 owners, is being fully upgraded at the moment in time for a seemingly imminent launch.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 | 07:55 GMT
“For Linden Lab, this represents an intuitive way to extend the reach and accessibility of the Second Life Grid platform,” said Chris Mahoney, Business Deveopment Manager, Linden Lab. “This is a great way for Second Life Residents to stay connected to their friends, business and experiences in-world, wherever they are.”