Jason Rubin

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Jason Rubin (JR)

D.o.b. – 1970

Worked for –
Baudville 1
Sony CE America, Inc. 2
Sony CE Europe, Inc. 3
989 Studios 4
Universal Interactive Inc. 5
Electronic Arts, Inc. 6

Worked since – 1984

Key titles – Daxter (2006 - 2),
Jak X: Combat Racing (2005 - 2),
Jak 3 (2004 – 2)
Jak II (2003 - 2),
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001 - 3)
Crash Team Racing (1999 - 2),
Syphon Filter (1999 - 4)
Crash Bandicoot: Warped (1998 - 2)
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997 - 2)
Crash Bandicoot (1996 - 2)
Way of the Warrior (1994 - 5)
Rings of Power (1991 - 1)
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick (1989 - 6)
Dream Zone (1988 - 1)

Details – First published shortly after 15th birthday. Co-founder of Naughty Dogs. Made the first CD rom title (Way of the worrior on 3DO).
In March 2004, Jason Rubin gave a speech at the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas where he criticized the gaming industry and the publishers in particular for not appreciating and promoting the talent of the developers who actually make the games. He encouraged game developers to promote and position themselves better and to claim the attention and the respect they deserved. This would also allow them to make better deals with publishers, namely receive higher funding and benefit more from the games they make. The speech was apparently well received by the audience and did create a lot of media attention afterwards.

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Links –
blog - http://www.myspace.com/ironandthemaiden
Bio - http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,26212/

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