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L$ as a currency in the real world – a step closer?

Linden Lab has just revealed a nifty feature implemented on XStreetSL, the web-based shopping site for Second Life that they acquired a year ago. Following the downtime on March 3, two things were immediately apparent: firstly, a slight tweak on the design elements allows now XStreetSL to have a “fluid” layout, getting rid of the ugly, […]

Second Life 2.0: The Revolution

Here it is: the much-awaited Second Life 2.0 Beta viewer! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sU6ZAW_G9k[/youtube] To the best of my knowledge, this viewer was the result of over a year and a half of coding and testing. The overall layout was designed by Big Spaceship, the company that Linden Lab has outsourced their Web redesign — and the in-world […]

Skin magic

Warning: eventually very shocking images below! The year was mid-2004. For anyone who had just registered and joined, it looked like a wonderful, pretty world. Avatars were less cartoonish than, say, on There.com, and with some tweaking they would even look minimally decent. Well… honestly, that’s how I looked like back then: All right, I […]

The First-Hour Experience

The Christmas season is over and Second Life®’s shops were teeming with happy new clients and making the Second Life economy rock’n’roll! Or… were they? I guess that we will only have a definitive answer to that when Linden Lab reveals the transaction data for December 2009, and compares it to last year. My guess […]

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