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Wait? People still play this?
Jan 27
// Robert Summa
The most shocking thing about this video may be the fact that Second Life is still apparently a thing. I mean, it's 2015 and there are plenty of other creepy hamlets of the Internet to get your fuck on. Why are there still p...
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Second Life is looking good for its age


But I'll continue watching from a distance
Sep 27
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Second Life maker Linden Lab acquires Desura


Indie- and mod-centric service isn't going away
Jul 10
// Jordan Devore
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...

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Linden Lab CEO talks future of company and Second Life


Mar 16
// Sterling Aiayla Lyons
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...
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Laugh, but Second Life revenues at $100 million a year


Aug 08
// Dale North
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...
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LOLWUT: Gary Sinise uses Second Life to fight crime


Apr 23
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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What? Why? Microsoft could buy Second Life devs


Sep 30
// Dale North
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...
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Linden Labs has laid off almost a third of its employees


Jun 10
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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Obama and Angelina Jolie avatars terminated in Second Life


Aug 12
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Australia is also banning Second Life


Jun 26
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Woman uses Second Life to fulfill prostitution fantasies


Jan 11
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Gore Verbinski is the new Uwe Boll: 'Pirates' director to take on Second Life


Dec 20
// Chad Concelmo
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...
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Reuters pulls out of Second Life, reporter calls the game boring


Nov 30
// Brad Nicholson
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...
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Couple divorce over Second Life, rest of world puts collective face in palm


Nov 15
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Woman tries to kidnap online ex-boyfriend from Second Life


Aug 23
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Prepare for the robot revolution: Researchers create childlike AI in Second Life


Mar 14
// Qais Fulton
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...
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More reason to loathe Second Life: Pedophile playground discovered in game


Oct 31
// Colette Bennett
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...
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Warner Bros launch I Am Legend metagame inside Second Life: So, vampire furries?


Oct 12
// Earnest Cavalli
Here's the situation: Warner Bros. have recently created a film with Will "Childsafe Negro" Smith based on the 1954 Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend. His novel relates a story of a world in which humanity has been...
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Captain Obvious: Second Life is overhyped


Oct 02
// Colette Bennett
Ah, Second Life. Where else can one find mediocre recreations of real life landmarks, relive Midgar complete with fervent cosplayers, and make an attempt to titrape a unicorn? There's simply nothing like it. Perhaps that's wh...
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Second Life gets even creepier: Sex with unicorns anyone?


Sep 07
// Earnest Cavalli
Every time I write a post about how terrifyingly Caligulan Second Life has become I swear on a copy of Jane Eyre that I will never draw more attention to that digital Sodom, but then, some virtual Guccione manages to push the...
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Gibson to promo Spook Country in Second Life; skeet, skeet, 404 file not found


Jul 12
// Earnest Cavalli
With what can only be described as Gibson-ian clairvoyance, William Gibson -- the man behind almost every important cyberpunk novel of the last century -- is set to promote his new literary venture Spook Country within the s...
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Second Life used to look for missing girl


Jun 13
// Jim Sterling
Countless young children disappear every day in the world, are the victims of abuse and crime, and see their short lives ended by vile scumbags, but when one is pretty, female and white, then the media start to take notice an...
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Virtual land dispute gets a little too real; it's like I can touch you!


Jun 10
// Earnest Cavalli
Second Life, the digital Narnia where the men are men and the women are, more than not likely, also men, continues to blur the line between the virtual and the whatever-the-opposite-of-virtual-is with the recent news that on...
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Greybushtainment! Second Life free hugs are very NSFW


Jun 10
// NO LONGER WORKS AT DESTRUCTOID
Look I drink... So don't bitch at me if you didn't heed my NSFW warning. This video has more Also Cocks than you can shake a... well you get the point. If you haven't heard of the Free Hugs Campaign, then the...
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Ever wanted to pretend to meet Bruce Willis? Now you can! To celebrate the upcoming release of Live Free or Die Hard, those fellas at Fox are offering contestants a chance to meet with Mr. McClane himself, to lucky winners wi...

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Second Life can now add "rampant pedophilia" to its Hall of Sexual Dysfunction


May 11
// Earnest Cavalli
Second Life has always been heralded as the next step in virtual living, and the Mecca of free, unhindered speech, but much like public pools, moustaches and Chinatown pedophiles had to go and ruin it for the rest of us.Accor...
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FFVII + Second Life = eLARPing; meta is not a strong enough word


May 06
// Earnest Cavalli
Ladies and gentlemen, you are staring directly into the rabbit's hole, only this particular hole is filled with people dressed as rabbits dressed as Cloud and Sephiroth (and they are quite possibly having sex with one ano...
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Welcome to the machine; Life 2.0 teaches Second Life from within Second Life


Apr 06
// Earnest Cavalli
Dr Dobb's is a respected resource for computer development, and has been so for thirty years now, but somewhere along the line, the good doctor started downing handfuls of valium, ketamine and DDR Ram chips, and decided ...

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