A mere four and a half months after the project's birth, Google is pulling the plug on its Second Life clone, Lively. The internet giant announced that it will shut down the program at the end of December, leaving all those in need of a virtual sex outlet crawling back to Second Life.

We're glad that Sony realized how virtual worlds like Lively were played out years ago and cut its losses before going too far. Oh, did we say Sony? We meant Google. Yeah.

[Via Massively]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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