|Linden Labs' 'Second Life' will be upgraded to v1.4 today and Gamespot has whipped up a preview looking at this MMO and the improvements that will come with this release:|
Second Life is not so much a game as it is a virtual world. Unlike in other online role-playing games, the goal in Second Life isn't to create a character and adventure; rather, it's to participate in a vibrant virtual world where the users have the freedom and power to determine reality. That may sound confusing, but imagine the virtual world of The Matrix, and you'll get an inkling of what Second Life is about. In Second Life, users build and shape the world, developing their own activities, games, and adventures. And though Second Life has been out for almost a year, developer and publisher Linden Lab is ushering out the latest version of the game today.