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  • Summary: Second Life is an online digital world, built, shaped, and owned by its participants. Create a shared reality in a world full of people, activities, adventure, and fun. If you are a designer, programmer, or inventor you will be blown away by the variety of opportunities Second Life provides.Second Life is an online digital world, built, shaped, and owned by its participants. Create a shared reality in a world full of people, activities, adventure, and fun. If you are a designer, programmer, or inventor you will be blown away by the variety of opportunities Second Life provides. Create beautiful scripted 3D objects in a totally live online environment - from weapons to clothing lines to motorcycles. Explore a rapidly changing and expanding world simulated on over 100 servers (with new land added almost daily), containing hundreds of thousands of user-created objects, daily and nightly hosted events, games to play, and people to meet. Buy and sell land, create a business, or exchange virtual for real currency. It’s up to you. Second Life is yours to imagine and inhabit. [Linden Lab] Expand
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  1. The ability to show others your own work makes the game the unendingly original, organic environment that it is. But all said, Second Life is what you make of it.
  2. Fascinating, infinite possibilities, but it's rough around the edges. [Feb 2005, p.84]
  3. This microcosmic world holds together only because its players agree to suspend their reality and believe in each other's fantasies. If you find yourself too sceptical to join in with this shared hallucination, you'll find little entertainment here. [PC Gamer UK]
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  1. RonoxS.
    Dec 22, 2004
    10
    Simple design, awesome gameplay.
  2. GeraldPerhaps
    Jun 21, 2006
    10
    The most creative MMO yet.
  3. TechzenOmega
    Sep 9, 2006
    10
    The creator of SL has as his signature in the SLforums a quote by Mahatma Gandhi "You must be the change you wish to see in the world. " The creator of SL has as his signature in the SLforums a quote by Mahatma Gandhi "You must be the change you wish to see in the world. " Secondlife is user created. 99.9% of what you see in world was made by a member. There is no game to secondlife but there are many games in secondlife. Anything you can dream, you can build. Well at least you can try to build it,lol. Secondlife is the closest thing the the metaverse I have seen. They recently made joining completely free. You only need pay a fee if you wish to own land. No the graphics aren't cutting edge, but the creativity and imagination behind what you find in world is top notch. It's not for everyone, but you will never know if it is for you until you try it. And even if it is not what you expected secondlife gives you the tools to make it what you want it to be. It is definately worth checking out. Expand
  4. ChilkoT.
    Dec 12, 2007
    9
    Although Second Life still has it's bugs, the community and features of the game make up for every single one. Second Life is the next Although Second Life still has it's bugs, the community and features of the game make up for every single one. Second Life is the next genreation of social interaction. Expand
  5. May 26, 2013
    4
    This game would be better if it gave to the patrons what it promises esp to the patrons that actually pay. Yet the creators dont have an issueThis game would be better if it gave to the patrons what it promises esp to the patrons that actually pay. Yet the creators dont have an issue with billing. No no problem with that. But you can't contact them about issues related to the game. They wont talk to you. Someone at Second Life missed the ethics class when growing up. I rate this game at 4 out of 10 Expand
  6. Mar 19, 2015
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. To start off with, Second Life is what many people call a 'virtual world' rather than a computer game. On Second Life, you can create your own avatar, customize him or her by appearance, and explore a huge virtual world, full of plenty of things to do.

    The graphics are quite good. Very good in fact! You can even customize your graphical settings to your liking. Thing is, unless you have a decent graphics card, Second Life won't run effectively on your computer. In fact, it will be prone to lags and crashes if you have less than 4 gigabytes of RAM. Otherwise, the game will run just fine for you. In fact, you'll be able to make the game look a LOT nicer if you have a faster computer, processor, and graphics card.

    The amount of stuff you can do on Second Life is only limited by the number of Lindens you have. Naturally, the more Lindens you have, the more stuff you'll be able to buy. This means, you may potentially be able to own or even rent a house on land if you have enough Lindens to pay the land use fees every month. In fact, if you search around, you may be able to find certain things for free! You can even potentially get a car, a boat, or a plane for no cost at all! But as far as getting really good stuff, you'll have to pay some Lindens for it, which can usually only be bought with real money. However, you could get lucky and manage to get a few Lindens for free. In addition to this, if you want to actually OWN your own parcel of land and have control over it's general settings, you'll have to invest in a monthly premium account.

    And finally...There's the community. Generally, the community SEEMS friendly...At first. But in reality, SL's community is practically pure crap! -_- No, I'm not kidding! While they often take part in fun things like dancing, role-playing, and other stuff, they tend to become VERY easily offended if you happen to wander into the boundaries of somebody else's house while they're home. If this happens, you may find yourself banned from their parcel, even if you're friendly and say hi to them! And whatever you do, don't bother complaining about getting banned from somewhere on their forums-These **** frown upon such behavior and may ban you from their site for fighting for what you feel is right!! -_- After all, people take this dumb-ass game to damn seriously! And if you don't like a certain aspect of the game, then you'll never win an argument about it against the general SL public. People on there have called me a **** Ha! They are the **** Not me. This concludes my review of Second Life...DramaStorm over and out.
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  7. Jun 21, 2013
    1
    This thing is scary. Second Life is not a game it's a 3D chat room and most of the people in this great world of Second Life are sociallyThis thing is scary. Second Life is not a game it's a 3D chat room and most of the people in this great world of Second Life are socially broken and rather disturbing to talk too. I found multiple people who where having really nasty conversations and the idea that people live in this thing is just plain creepy. I saw some really dirty stuff too that will burn in my head for many many years.

    I set out to try and find someone to talk to but people just stand around DOING NOTHING, I found the occasional person who would say "hello" but that was pretty much it. The "game" runs like a piece of crap and lags terribly because every island was filled with stuff, most of which was nude avatars.

    If you choose to download this I hope you don't see what I did and I hope you actually find someone to talk too.

    P.S The rude stuff is every where so prepare to see alot of porn and other nasty sh*t
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