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Eight years ago, I was slouching through my college's required mass-media course and silently groaning while my professor excitedly mapped out the promises of Second Life. That online virtual world, where players create items, clothes, buildings and more for actual sale, would replace the internet...

June 27th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Blocksworld HD from Linden Lab brings creative block building to the iPad and gives it a twist by letting you control the creations that you build. At its core, Blocksworld is a building app similar to Minecraft that allows you to build creations using Lego-like 3D blocks. Blocksworld is an open...

August 26th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Linden Lab is best known for putting together the old social MMO Second Life, but more recently the company has been getting involved in tablet development, releasing its first iPad app last year. Today, Linden has released another app, and like Creatorverse and Second Life, this app is more of...

February 14th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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MV Guide is a weekly rundown of the MMO gaming events planned on Massively TV. Every week, the Massively staff logs in to play various MMOs live and in person, and we'd love for you to drop by the channel and visit. We have a combination of regular weekly games and new surprises, so you'll find...

January 9th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Windward Mark Interactive's first next-gen offering may have been shelved due to their recent acquisition from Linden Lab, makers of Second Life. Last month, Linden Lab acquired Windward Mark for their graphic technologies, reportedly to assist in a graphical overhaul for Second Life. Asi Land, Win...

June 19th 2007 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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And for the record, no they didn't ask Sony if they wanted to hook up at a bar that night "IRL" (that's In Real Life for the innocent out there). We've covered the other consoles angles about the announcement of PS-HOME, but until now we neglected to see what Second Life thought of it, since HOME be...

March 15th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Toyota held simultaneous launches of two new Scion models today. One at the Chicago Auto Show, the other in Second Life. Both the redesigned Scion xB and brand-new xD are being offered for 300 Linden dollars ($1 USD) for use in the virtual world; a nominal fee toward becoming one of Toyota's virtual...

February 8th 2007 at 10:25pm 0 Comments
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Linden Lab has released the source code for the Second Life Viewer under the GPLv2 free software license, opening up its virtual world's client to a host of potential new features and improvements. The 'open source' announcement comes amidst a period of scrutiny in which the media has begun to debun...

January 8th 2007 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Irish funnyman Jimmy Carr is set to become the first major comedian to perform stand-up in Second Life. On February 3, as Carr takes the stage in London, his routine will be simultaneously broadcast to a select audience in the virtual world. Will his signature deadpan survive the translation?Carr is...

January 3rd 2007 at 3:25pm 0 Comments
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Clothing-retailer (and our choice for the Joystiq ringer-tees) American Apparel has recently opened a virtual store in the virtual world of Second Life. In it, Second Lifers will be able to peruse the digital racks and purchase, in true SL fashion, buy clothing for their avatars in addition to the r...

June 20th 2006 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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Attorney Marc Bragg has filed a lawsuit against Linden Lab, publisher of Second Life, alleging that the company unfairly shutdown his game account, cutting off access to his virtual real estate, which includes several nightclubs. In addition, Bragg can no longer withdraw any of the linden (Second Li...

May 18th 2006 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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Linden Lab, publishers of Second Life, announced the completion of an $11 million round of funding led by venture capital firm Globespan Capital Partners. The company plans to use the money, in part, to launch an "“aggressive international expansion, ” focusing on Japanese and Germa...

March 28th 2006 at 4:55pm 0 Comments