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Second Life

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Linden Lab
Developer: Linden Lab
Release Date: June 23, 2003

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'Second Life' - Officially Unveiled

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT

Second Life is a 3-D world where everyone you see is a real person and every place you visit is built by people.

As of today, new and current residents will have the opportunity to purchase memberships in increments ranging from monthly to yearly to lifetime. The pricing is as follows:

  • Monthly Membership: $14.95 per month
  • Quarterly Membership: $39.95 per 3 months (Save 10%)
  • Annual Membership: $134.95 per 12 months (Save 25%)
  • Lifetime Membership: $225 Lifetime (limited Lifetime Memberships available)

New applicants can become official Second Life residents by registering for an account at Once registered, a simple 10MB download of the Second Life viewer is all they need to get started and begin a free 5-day trial membership.

The minimum requirements are:

  • Computer: 800MHZ or higher, 256 RAM or more
  • Operating System: Windows 2000, NT or XP
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 2 (32MB RAM) or higher, or ATI Radeon 8500 (32MB RAM) or higher
  • Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection (DSL, cable modem, or LAN)

Second Life is initially available for Windows-based PCs, with Mac and Linux versions following by the end of 2003.

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