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Reimaging Success: Lego Universe 10 Year Anniversary

Tags: NetDevil, Opinion, Video.

The 10th anniversary originally went unnoticed by me, but not by everyone.

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Talks With The Potential To Change Your Life

Tags: Opinion, Review, Video.

Once I experienced these I have gone back to them over and over again.

The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams by Randy Pausch

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Best of GDC Presentations

Tags: Game Development, Opinion, Review, Video.

After 100s of hours watching the GDC YouTube channel, I have curated my top picks.

In no particular order:

Rules for Development (of People) by Julie Farbaniec

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Minimum Announced

Tags: Opinion, Project, Students, Timegate, Video Game Trailer.

Yesterday the game I worked on during my tenure at TimeGate was officially announced. I’d like to say that I worked on some awesome piece of magic on it, but it was honestly more nuts and bolts development. I hope the game reaches its full potential, I always had a good time at our internal play tests. Keep an eye on the official website to get in on the action Full Article

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No More LEGO Universe

Tags: NetDevil, Opinion, Video.

Yeah that was pretty fast. I have known about the pending shut down for months now, it is still hard to believe. After acquiring the development team back in February of 2011, they not only decided to stop production on LEGO Universe in November of 2011, but to shut down the studio entirely ending virtually all jobs in the Colorado satellite. LEGO universe servers were slated to be shut down at the end of January 2012. I think most of my opinions remain the same since I was laid off with roughly half the staff.

Lego Universe: History from Ethan Vincent on Vimeo.

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Building Lego Universe

Tags: NetDevil, Opinion, Project, Students, Video Game Trailer.

LEGO Universe Teaser

In May 2009, I joined NetDevil so I could work on LEGO Universe. After working there for over a year, and as our ship date nears, I thought I would share what the experience has been like. Full Article

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