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Second Life: Linden Lab CEO departs company

Second Life developer Linden Lab has lost its CEO Rod Humble after the parting ways with the firm.

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  • Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble announces departure in order to start a new company

    Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble has announced on Facebook he’s leaving the Second Life company after joining the firm in 2011. Humble said in the post he was “starting up a company to make Art, Entertainment and unusual things,” and that more would be revealed in a few weeks. Before joining Linden Lab, Humble was […]

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  • Second Life developer Linden Lab has purchased digital distribution service Desura

    Second Life developer Linden Lab has purchased digital distribution service Desura. Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble said the acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, is a “great fit” for the company and will provide it with a “global platform for serving creative developers of all kinds.” The firm plans to invest in and […]

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  • Second Life and Linden Lab may be getting its second wind

    Think Second Life is dead? Think Linden Lab can’t score another hit? Not if their new CEO has anything to say about it.

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  • EA: No-DRM policy just for Sims 3 for now

    Having confirmed that The Sims 3 will have no online protection yesterday, the company’s now said the policy will only extend to that single game for now. “We are just looking at this solution for The Sims 3 at the moment,” a rep told Eurogamer. Maxis boss Rod Humble said on his blog this week […]

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  • Humble bumped up to head of Sims label at EA

    Rod Humble’s been promoted. The Sims boss now really is the Sims boss, sporting a new job title of “Executive Vice President and Head of The Sims Label of EA”. Try saying that after a sherry. The exec’s role means he’s “responsible for The Sims Label, which develops and markets life-simulation games and online communities […]

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  • More "gamer-ness" in Sims 3, says Humble

    Speaking here, Sims Studio creative director Rod Humble reckons there’ll be enough in the Sims 3 to keep the “gamer” crowd happy. “I think there is a lot more ‘gamer-ness’ in The Sims 3,” he said. “The team has added a lot more challenge and depth for gamers. “I have become obsessed with book collecting […]

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  • GDC: The Sims Carnival detailed

    This is well worth a look. It’s a write-up of a session by EA’s Rod Humble at GDC on The Sims Carnival, the user-game-creation tool announced just before the show. It’s all about one-click game development, apparently. Sounds good to us.

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  • The Sims aims "to convert players into game designers", launches TheSimsCarnival.com

    EA just sent word that a closed beta for TheSimsCarnival.com is now open, allowing those selected to be involved to create and share games in a custom-built community. The initiative has been launched on the back of confirmation that Rod Humble, head of The Sims Studio, will speak at GDC later this week, on Thursday […]

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