Linden Labs

Second Life developer names Ebbe Altberg as new CEO

Second Life developer Linden Lab’s new CEO is Microsoft and Yahoo veteran Ebbe Altberg.

7 years ago

Linden Labs headlines

  • Second Life gets a graphics and features overhaul

    Hot on the heels of its tenth anniversary virtual life simulator Second Life has received a facelift in the form of new graphics and features. This includes streamlined chat tools, better lighting, and improved avatar loading speed. If only real life could be patched like that, eh? Check out the trailer after the break.

    7 years ago
  • Second Life developer reveals colourful world-builder Patterns

    Second Life developer Linden Labs has unveiled its next project, a colourful world-building game that sees players creating their own 3D play space. The developer has also revealed a trailer showing off the game’s building elements and universe. Watch it below.

    8 years ago
  • Massive rumor: Linden Labs currently "entertaining offers" with Microsoft placing a bid

    A massive rumor floating around the net today has Microsoft throwing its wallet at Linden Labs.

    10 years ago
  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Chinese gender-bending, Aion changes, Star Trek, AoC

    This was a rather large week in MMOs as far as news went, and not all of it was Halloween related.Past the break you will hear all about how Ultima Online is still going strong, get familiarized with the new patch for Aion, read up on Cryptic’s Blood Moon event via a dev chat, PvP […]

    11 years ago
  • Second Life: Users log over one billion hours, spend over $1 billion in-game

    Linden Labs has announced that Second Life users have logged over one billion hours in the game along with spending over one billion in-world money on game transactions.Good Lord that’s loads of time and fake money.Here are some more astounding numbers, courtesy of the press release posted after the break: Users around the world have […]

    11 years ago
  • Weekly MMO news round up - Aion Cleric Class, Second Life Avaline service, WAR's Wild Hunt event

    Loads of World of Warcraft stuff is coming out of BlizzCon 09, but you knew that already.We also told you about the new CCP game Dust 514 this week thanks to GamesCom, but there is other stuff that went on in the world of MMOs as well.The Avaline service is now available in Second Life, […]

    11 years ago
  • EA to host Homophobia in Virtual Communities panel this Saturday

    EA will host a panel on homophobia in videogame culture sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) this Saturday.Joining Electronic Arts will be the Entertainment Software Association,, Linden Labs, and Microsoft.Discussions include how to best “provide safe spaces for LGBT people online”, “how to ensure the best policies are in place […]

    12 years ago
  • Weekly MMO news round-up: EverQuest and FusionFall expansions, Star Wars hitting Comic-Con

    Loads this week in MMO news, and some is more interesting than what we have been offered in previous weeks.FussionFall is getting an expansion for its 5 million users, the EQI&II trademark rumors turned out to be new expansions, Star Wars will be on hand at Comic-Con, and Conan got a new update.Also, Warhammer and […]

    12 years ago
  • Weekly MMO news round-up: LOTRO rumors, ex-Blizzard artist creates LAW, APB refresher course

    Yes, we know. It’s not Sunday. It is, however, Monday, and that makes looking at all the MMO news from last week even more sensible.We think so, anyway. Read on.

    12 years ago
  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Darkfall patched, update coming for Warhammer, Old Republic Screens

    Yes, we know this should have gone up yesterday. We were so busy with GDC last week that we almost forgot to do it, but how could we live with ourselves if you didn’t get your weekly MMO news update?We couldn’t. Loads going on with all of your favorites last week, so hit the link.

    12 years ago
  • Verbinski signs on for Second Life movie

    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 […]

    12 years ago
  • Linden Labs staffing up in UK

    According to this, Second Life company Linden Labs is having a staffing day in Brighton, UK on March 15-16. The outfit has 33 classes of job open at the moment, so if you’re in line for a move and you fancy living in Brighton or San Francisco for a bit, take a look.

    13 years ago