Firestorm is going to extend its focus and improve support for other grids ...will offer TWO versions of Firestorm. One for Second Life with Pathfinding Havok goodness, and one for other grids without Havok.
The way Kitely works is that users either buy Kitely Credits a-la-carte that they can use to cover their Kitely usage fees, or sign up for one of several plans — each of which not only offers a certain amount of in-world time, but also comes with its own allotment of Kitely Credits. Unused Kitely Credits roll over to the next month. So, since there has been little to spend them on so far, other than covering usage costs for visitors, users have simply be watching the credits add up.
The surprise revival of Tupac Shakur in hologram form at Coachella this weekend stunned audiences—but Japan’s been onto the hologram game for years. Meet Hatsune Miku, Japan’s biggest (fictional) pop star.
A curiously recursive case of psychosis, reported in the latest issue of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, about a person who worked on a reality TV show who had the delusion that they were on a reality TV show.
"In term of the free exchange of ideas, it is more of a nightmare. And it was not Zuck who brought us a new kind of interconnected commerce. But being downmarket about the dream (instead of demanding and exclusive) is what brought critical mass to the new mode of social connectivity in a way that virtual worlds were never going to do.'
How Amazon is changing the rules for books and moviesCNETThe online retail giant is tapping its huge customer base and vast technical underpinnings to reshape the way books, movies, and television programs are made.
This paper surveys the current status of computing as it applies to 3D virtual spaces and outlines what is needed to move from a set of independent virtual worlds to an integrated network of 3D virtual worlds or “Metaverse” ...
Cloud Party, the web-based user-generated 3D virtual world backed by SL co-founder Cory Ondrejka and Cryptic Studios vet Bruce Rogers, has caused crazy buzz among the SL community, and among Linden Lab developers past and present.
Cajsa asked me to contribute my Emotes & Slow Motion Animation tutorial for the Blogger Carnival at SL9B exhibit, so I've decided to update the images, but the instructions are all the same. In the original tutorial from 2008, ...
LaFontaine says that the decision to “mute” all conversations on the site, which it took after the UK’s Channel Four broadcast its exposé on Tuesday, had a “massive business impact” on the site — financial amount not specified, but the company makes money off the sale of virtual goods. That would have been largely halted in the process of the part-closure, resulting in a revenue loss that would have been compounded by some users leaving the site altogether in the wake of the scandal.
On June 1, 2007, Radio Riel launched as an internet radio adventure with the intention to provide Classical and 19th Century music in Second Life. 5 years, 6 streams and 1000s of broadcast hours later, we are honored to provide "soundtracks" for listeners all over the world!
Last month I mentioned that SL land baron Desmond Shang has a Minecraft server which he offers free to people who rent space on his steampunk-themed estate of Caledon, and here's an interesting follow-up: Minecraft is helping him keep his estate in Second Life thriving.
The game designer and researcher Jane McGonigal provides an approach to defining 'game' in her book Reality is Broken: Why games make us better and how they can change the world (pictured left) that will serve as a convenient segue...
The latest version of the Lumiya Second Life viewer for Android phones and tablets comes with a pretty cool feature: 3D display of the world itself. (Lumiya homepage here.) Unless I missed another one, this is now the only SL ...