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11:00 PM on 09.27.2013

Second Life is looking good for its age

A decade of Second Life, and I'm still scared of the unknown. Linden Lab continues to do remarkably well for itself, as does the flagship virtual world. It's been some time since I've checked in, which means I'm the target a...

Jordan Devore


6:00 PM on 07.10.2013

Second Life maker Linden Lab acquires Desura

Linden Lab, the company behind the bizarre, fascinating virtual world Second Life and a bunch of other stuff you won't recognize by name has picked up digital distribution platform Desura. The service "will continue uninterru...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 03.16.2012

Linden Lab CEO talks future of company and Second Life

Second Life. The name alone brings about a variety of images, usually ones involving furries and other odd debaucheries. It's really an odd amalgamation: one part chat, one part 3D world, one part faux-game. To me, it's...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons

8:00 PM on 08.08.2011

Laugh, but Second Life revenues at $100 million a year

Make fun of Second Life if you must, but you can't laugh at how much money this virtual world generates in revenue a year. Well, maybe you still can, but that's a hell of a lot of money. According to a new report, Second Life...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 04.23.2011

LOLWUT: Gary Sinise uses Second Life to fight crime

I usually don't have the opportunity to post videos like this for Destructoid. This type of stuff is most often scarfed up by Hamza Aziz for Weekend Destructainment. Luckily for me, Hamza had just finished this weeks edition...

Jonathan Holmes

8:30 PM on 09.30.2010

What? Why? Microsoft could buy Second Life devs

Out of all the things to spend your money on... According to a rumor tweeted by TechEye, Microsoft could be looking to expand their social online business by buing up Linden Labs, the folks that developed the online bizarro w...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 06.10.2010

Linden Labs has laid off almost a third of its employees

Second Life must be going through some hard times indeed. According to a press release, Linden Labs is cutting its workforce by roughly 30%. According to CEO Mark Kingdon, the restructuring will free the company to pursue new...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:20 PM on 08.12.2009

Obama and Angelina Jolie avatars terminated in Second Life

For many people with very little going on in their lives, Second Life is a great retreat, a place where they can be anyone they want. Or at least, it was. New rules are being put into place that will stop Second Life users fr...

Jim Sterling

8:30 PM on 06.26.2009

Australia is also banning Second Life

Australia's censorship crusade continues! Yesterday, we talked about how the Australian government was about to start censoring the Internet, and today we find out that Second Life is also about to be blocked. I think the cou...

Jim Sterling

1:00 AM on 01.11.2009

Woman uses Second Life to fulfill prostitution fantasies

As you may know, we are yet to get tired of casting our judgmental eyes upon the  freaks and weirdos that frequent Second Life, and this one, I assure you, is a real doozy.She goes by the name of Palela Anderson, and she...

Jim Sterling

7:00 AM on 12.20.2008

Gore Verbinski is the new Uwe Boll: 'Pirates' director to take on Second Life

First BioShock and now Second Life? It looks like director Gore Verbinski has found a new calling in life!According to recent reports in Variety, the Pirates of the Caribbean director has just signed on to direct a movie base...

Chad Concelmo





11:57 AM on 11.30.2008

Reuters pulls out of Second Life, reporter calls the game boring

Over a month ago, mega news service Reuters silently left the virtual world of Second Life. A Reuters spokeswoman confirmed the terrible news to The Register, and added that Reuters will continue to report on Second Life, but...

Brad Nicholson

4:02 PM on 11.15.2008

Couple divorce over Second Life, rest of world puts collective face in palm

For something that isn't strictly a videogame, Second Life is responsible for so much unbelievably stupid crap that it's difficult to ignore. Take, for example, the case of Amy Taylor, who is divorcing husband David Pollard f...

Jim Sterling

10:15 AM on 08.23.2008

Woman tries to kidnap online ex-boyfriend from Second Life

A woman wanted for the attempted kidnap of her ex-Second Life boyfriend has been caught after a search that spread across several states. 33-year-old Kimberly Jernigan had an online affair with a 52-year-old man via Second Li...

Jim Sterling

6:09 PM on 03.14.2008

Prepare for the robot revolution: Researchers create childlike AI in Second Life

In a horrifying turn of events ripped straight from a sci-fi novel about the technopocalypse, researchers at Rensselaer Polytech have created a virtual four year old that holds its own beliefs. Based on these beliefs, the vir...

Qais Fulton

1:30 PM on 10.31.2007

More reason to loathe Second Life: Pedophile playground discovered in game

Yeah, you read it right. A little Sherlock Holmes action from Britain's Sky News TV turned up a virtual playground hidden behind a strip mall where girls that looked to be about age 10 offer sex acts to the player. Sky took i...

Colette Bennett