SL Go today changed its free trail period from 20 minutes to 7 days which is great news and this most welcomed for sure. In recent months SL Go new users only had 20 minutes to use Second Life which was “not sufficient to get a true experience of SL Go”.
From today new users will have one week (free trail) to experience SL Go and to experience Second Life in ultra-high graphics on Android devices. This is a good step in the right direction for the SL Go team to take and hopefully this new change will encourage new users to use it more.
Dennis Harper who is OnLive’s senior product manager for SL Go said this…
OnLive will now be offering new SL Go users a 7-Day Free Trial with sign up for an ‘unlimited access’ subscription package. A valuable piece of feedback from the Second Life community has been that the 20 minute free trial is not sufficient to get a true experience of SL Go. Now new users can try SL Go free for an entire week, experiencing Second Life on their Android tablets or seeing how SL Go can render ultra-high graphics even on a lower powered laptop computer.
Impressions of SL Go from the Second Life community have been brilliant so far, and this new 7-day Free Trial will hopefully encourage even more players to check it out.
Sr. Product Manager, OnLive
What are your impressions of SL Go and what needs to happen next ?
- Mobile Grid Client – FREE (L250/month & payment to use) – “Mobile Grid Client is a Second Life (SL) and Open Simulator (OpenSim) messaging client/viewer with local chat, IM, group chat, people search, mini map, the ability to teleport, inventory support and more.”
- Second Life – FREE – “News about secondlife and vienna freebies of the virtual world of second life created by Lindenlab and his residents.”
- DroidSL – FREE – “DroidSL is a one-way communication service that allows Second Life avatars to send instant messages directly from their Android phones to other avatars in-world.”
- LittleSight- FREE – “SecondLife viewer. You can visit only in YAMATO of Japan. To visit other locations are required to purchase a paid service in app.”
- Virtual Worlds And Criminality – £67.28 – “In this book, European experts from different academic disciplines show how to meet the new challenges arising from virtual worlds. They discuss the reasons for and the impacts of these new forms of criminality as well as the necessity and means of combating them.”
- The Second Life Grid: The Official Guide To Communication, Collaboration, And Community Engagement – £22.99 – “Written with the full support of Linden Lab, this is the perfect resource for organizations entering “Second Life.” Topics discussed include the technical and social issues of participating in “Second Life,” including integrating corporate culture into “Second Life,” in-world marketing techniques, selecting a solution provider, and how to conduct real-world business in “Second Life.”
- Coming Of Age In Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores The Virtually Human – £15.46 – “Coming of Age in Second Life is the first book of anthropology to examine this thriving alternate universe.”
- Second Life For Dummies – £10.99 – “Second Life For Dummies is hear to hold your hand, pat your back, and cheer you on through this new and enchanting reality.”
- Being Virtual: Who You Really Are Online – £10.99 – “In Being Virtual, Davey Winder looks at how an increasing number of us are living part-real, part-virtual lives, and how it affects who we are. He looks at the opportunities and dangers that a virtual identity offers us, how we juggle our real and online lives, and what happens when one spills over into the other.”
- The Making Of Second Life: From The New World – £7.49 – “Au presents the inside story of the creation, development, and unexplored potential of the hottest place on the Internet–the virtual world known as Second Life.”
Hopefully there will be new apps relating to Second Life within the next few years to play about with and have fun on them. :)