Second Life + Google = Lively

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 07:25 GMT

Today, Google launched Lively, a pseudo-game that is essentially the result of the equation in the headline.

The “game’s” main bullet point seems to be “self-expression,” as it sets its sights on avatar customization and room creation. Based on the number and variety of rooms already available, it seems Lively is quite versatile.

Currently, Lively will only run on Windows in Internet Explorer or Firefox, leaving proud Mac users without a place to call Home.

That joke doesn’t work so well here.

By Nathan Grayson

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