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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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Fuzzball Ortega

Dang.....I'd like to work for Linden Lab, if only to get the t-shirt.

Saffia Widdershins

And considering the shite that's going down with regard to #Gamergate, maybe getting out of independent game distribution is a canny thing in business terms for the Lab to do?

Ciaran Laval

Well that's likely to be photoshopped in a rather predictable manner.

Desura seemed to fit in with the direction Rod Humble wanted to take Linden Lab, they've changed track under Ebbe.

Skate Foss

Just Glad to see the Lab beating their chests. As SecondLife residents it's very nice to know our Linden overlords are showing pride in our world. Comforting to know the gorillas are back happily banging on things.

Metacam Oh

Imagine if the Lab could just go back and insert Ebbe instead of this 3-4 year detour with Kingdon and Humble. They'd might not be currently trying to dig themselves out of the virtual world stone age.

Leo

I would wear that shirt anyday ;)

Remus

companies printing T-shirts like that raise a red flag with me.

That is not photoshopped, merely an indication of what you are dealing with.

EI Consulting

When will Linden Lab sell for US$2.5 billion like Minecraft?
http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2014/09/making-sense-of-microsoft-minecraft.html

EI Consulting

Selling the table silver means it's an Asset Sellout to compensate for Declining Revenues...

shirc desantis

Firing up the GIMP to make my own (personal use only natch) version right now :)

melponeme_k

@El Consulting

The table silver would Second Life itself along with its Marketplace app.

I've never heard of Desura before LL inexplicably purchased it and haven't heard anything else since. Since it seems to be a gateway platform/pipeline for various games, it would require a lot of man hours that don't benefit LL's core service. They are a Virtual World company not a service provider for various other game companies.

Issa Heckroth

Wow, I bet that will sell at least half a dozen copies!

CronoCloud Creeggan

But literally they ARE "the shit" when it comes to virtual worlds. Who else has non-mmo virtual world that makes money. Well Sony, but they're shutting theirs down.

LL has zero real competition. As much as we complain about LL, and in some cases rightly so, no one else has been able to do better.

As for Desura, it's an "also-ran", GoG and Steam are the big leagues.


Iggy

They are the shit. Sometimes, however, shit runs downhill from the outhouse and smothers customers in piles of doo-doo. Just ask an educator foolish enough to have trusted the Lab.

Maybe they can begin to make nice, and show some of that old gorillas-banging-on-stuff spririt by making a few thousand real, not virtual, Ts and sending them to their remaining premium customers? Size L please. LL, you have my physical address.

Arcadia Codesmith

Second Life is already a game development and hosting platform. It's just an antiquated, clumsy and prohibitively expensive platform.

If the next iteration of SL proves to be cheaper and more powerful for game design and deployment, then Desura is at best irrelevant and at worst competing for the same potential client base.

Jo Yardley

What a vulgar shirt.

melponeme_k

@Jo

It is, but it is an understandable, vengeful response to the Tech bigwigs trying to poo poo and bury the importance of Second Life. Second Life is the ONLY VR that survived, thrived and still makes money. All others failed.

I think the industry trying to rewrite history is really awful, deceitful and more than just a bit fascist. But then Tech worlds are mostly fascist, so it shouldn't be a surprise.

EI Consulting

What was the Desura purchase and selling price?

Stephanie Anne

I want this shirt so badly.

EI Consulting

SL Forum 03-27-2006 Question: What would make a good competitor for Second Life? Answer: I say Garry's Mod... GMod already gives you the ability to run your own sim, with the server option. It lets visitors come by your sim. It lets you build inside your sim; you can both save what you build and save the state of your sim; and best of all it's very possible to both import and export objects to-and-from GMod -

That was 2006, now we have Garry's Mod 13 + Standalone Version 14.01.22 in 2014!

http://forums-archive.secondlife.com/108/6a/96447/1.html

melponeme_k

@ El

Oh that deluge of people raving mad for Gary's Mod. LOL. Version 14 whatever will be number 1 on the Christmas list this year.

People don't want to mod anything themselves. Facebook, Google are proof positive that people want things done for them. That was the big reason why Second Life, while hitting it big, didn't go super nova to same extent that WOW did. Blizzard does everything but play the game for the millions upon millions who use their product.

The turning point for LL in SL2 will be how much will be on the rails and how much will be mod.

We already see in HiFI that mod is minimal. Those crappy avatars with their mouths hanging open will be what you will get. Sure they'll say they can be changed, but that is just to fool the fools who use SL. You see they need us. At least until those hypothetical millions come through the door.

iisingh

quite obviously a misprint.
One extra world on the shirt that needs to be removed "the".

iisingh

world >>> actualy word... gotta love autocomplete

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