Monday, August 31, 2015

Amy MacDonald Concert - Video

Enjoy the video from last night's Bank Holiday concert featuring Amy MacDonald.
Again its in high definition, so click the little cog on the Youtube window to change the quality.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bank Holiday Bonus - Amy MacDonald today at 12pm

You will recall that we cancelled Amy recently to pay tribute to Our Cilla.

Well as a special Brucey Bonus, Amy is playing as Part of Substation today at 12pm SL.

Join us for Substation at 11am SL / 7pm UK, with the concert an hour later at 12pm SL.

Last night in London City..

The plonk was flowing and you all showed yourselves up disgracefully.  I on the other hand, was sober as a judge, a gentleman, witty and debonair.  At least, that is how I remember it, and I'll drink to that.

Enjoy the video of the antics and don't forget Substation today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) where we can carry on, thanks to a long weekend here in the UK.

The video is in hi-def, so click the little cog to change settings.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bank Holiday Weekend

In the UK, the Summer Bank Holiday weekend is upon us and all the supermarkets, are offering cheap grog!

Whilst millions of people will try to leave work as early as possible on Friday to get a head start a on the three day binge of barbies and booze, London City will be setting up for Carnival.

On Friday, from 10am SL (6pm UK), Edge and The Crown in London City West, will all be open for an early Bank Holiday knees-up, followed by Bar Soho and Madame Lalas in London City from 11am SL

On Saturday, we have UB40 in Concert.

UB40 are a British reggae and pop band with more than 50 singles in the UK chart since they began in 1978 and are still performing today.

Selling over 70 million records, the band is best known for songs, Red Red Wine, Kingston Town, Falling in Love With You, Breakfast in Bed, Homely Girl, Don't Break My Heart and many more.

Join us on Saturday at 12pm SL (8pm UK) for London City's tribute to UB40

Friday, August 28, 2015

Second Life Premium - Equivalent of just 26p a month

It has to be said, the removal of VAT charges for those of us in Europe, is a huge incentive to encourage new Premium Members.

VAT is no longer charged for Premium Membership!

Second Life Monthly Premium Accounts, just got even better with a price reduction from $9.95 to $9.50 per month.

Let us break this down for residents in the UK, although of course it applies to all countries where VAT is charged.

Old Monthly Price $9.95 plus 20% VAT = $11.94   =  £7.74 per month

New Monthly $9.50  = £6.16 per month
Quarterly $22.50  (with VAT £17.50)  now without VAT £14.58
Annually $72.00 (with VAT £55.98) now without VAT £46.65

Also, you receive 300 L$ every week when you are a premium member.  This is the equivalent of £3.35 per month.

You also receive a one off 1000 L$ bonus, applied to your account after 30 days of being a Premium member worth £2.59

This is a total of  16,600 L$ that you will receive credited to your in-world balance over the course of the year, or in real money £43.56.

So if we take off the money you receive back from being a Premium Member, the equivalent monthy payments for a Premium account become:
Monthly   £2.53
Quarterly 97p
Annually 26p

Benefits of Premium Accounts:

A Linden Home -or- a 512 sq meter parcel for you to build on supporting 117 prims.
Expanded Support, now including Live Chat
Exclusive Activities including Dune Buggy Racing in Racer's Gulch
Free Premium member gifts
Access to Premium member only Sandboxes
Increase from 42 to 60 groups!
Increase from 25 to 50 offline messages!
Other offers and incentives offered constantly.

In conclusion,  If you regularly buy Linden Dollars for purchasing goods, it most definitely worth your while in upgrading your account because of all the added extras you get.  If you regularly purchase more than 1200 L$ in any given month, you could be missing out by not having a Premium Account!

You also significantly benefit all of Second Life.  Subscriptions bring in a regular income for Linden Lab and the team of Developers, but also places another 300 L$ into the virtual economy, per premium member, per week, ensuring that there is a healthy influx of new cash entering the grid on a regular basis.

 For more information and to check out the upgrade options, visit

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Destinations in London City

The destinations tab on this blog has been updated to reflect the new attractions now available throughout the London City estate.   Happy clicking!      Destinations and Landmarks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

ABBA in London City - The video

For one night only ABBA returned last night, to London City.

Abba the Movie it 'aint.   Why oh why did I try to be clever and watermark it? :(
Enjoy the video of Saturday night in London City.   Sorry it's a little rough.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

London City Weekend

Here is the video of Friday night in London City.  Bar Soho and Madame Lala's are also open throughout the week.  

Today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) join Coffee and Katty in Worlds End Pub, then hop over to Party in The Park at 12pm SL, with ABBA on stage at 1pm SL.    Right afterwards, Bar Soho will be taking us through to the early hours of Sunday morning.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cilla Black's funeral today

The funeral of Cilla Black will take place today at 1pm at St. Mary's Church in Woolton, Liverpool.

More than 4,000 people have signed a book of condolence, following her abrupt death on 1st August whilst on holiday in Spain, aged 72.

Fans are expected to line the 2-mile cort├Ęge route and Liverpool will observe a two minute silence in remembrance of this icon.

So if you are reading this at lunch time.  Spare a thought for Our Cilla.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Firestorm: New Release

The eagerly anticipated update for the popular Third Party viewer, Firestorm is now available.

This is a significant release, bringing the viewer in-line with the latest code available from the Lab and includes numerous fixes and enhancements to Firestorm's previous versions.

The viewer now offers full support for Experience Keys, which means users will now see the full permissions request dialogue instead of the truncated version that non Experience Key viewers currently display.

London City was an early closed-beta tester of Linden Lab's Creator Tools, see our stories for more information about Experience keys:   London City Advanced Creator Tools     Creator Tools Portals and Creator Tools in Singularity

Firstorm also now fully supports Viewer-Managed Marketplace.

Visit the Firestorm Viewer page to download the updated product.

Project Sansar: Closed Alpha now underway

Linden Lab announced via a press release on Tuesday that the next generation of Virtual World reality, known during its development cycle as Project Sansar, is now in the closed alpha testing phase.

Due for release to the public in late 2016, the closed alpha currently has a small number of content creators trying out the platform for the first time, with more being invited later in the year.

The lab is keen to point out that Second Life is not going anywhere and that Sansar will run alongside their existing flagship product.

See the press release here