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What is your future?

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I believe children are the future. I still prefer George Benson’s version over Whitney Houston. But for a real kick go listen to the duet by George Benson and Luciano Pavarotti. Last week I talked with the Digital Media Management (DMBA) graduate students at St. Edward’s University in Austin. They asked great questions. Some of them asked me questions that ... Read More »

Profile Pictures – Is that you?

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Are your pictures on your social media profiles outdated? I’m taking a new direction in my career called, Everyone’s a “Free Agent and That’s Not a Bad Thing.” In the process I intend to teach people to tend to their careers the way they do their bodies. Regularly and not in crisis mode or only when necessary. To that end. ... Read More »

Stop Stating the Obvious, and Make it Obvious!

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A good resume writer, like a skillful storyteller, knows when to leave something unsaid, but still communicate the idea effectively. He or she also knows how to avoid contradicting what was said with the way it was said. Position your resume a cut above the crowd by paying attention to what you can and should leave out. Far too many ... Read More »

You are a Free Agent and That’s Not Bad News

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Do you have a job, or do you have a career? If you work in the games industry, then you probably have a career. It is unlikely you are working in this industry by accident, or that you think of your life as a series of jobs. So if you have a career, are you managing it yourself? If you ... Read More »

Silicon Valley IGDA Demo Night, April 30th

Our upcoming Silicon Valley International Game Developers Meeting is a Demo Night at Cogswell Polytechnic on April the 30th at 7pm. Contact matthew@vacuumgenesis.com to reserve your turn in the spotlight! Reserve your turn in the spotlight! Come show off your game to the professionals in the game industry at the Silicon Valley IGDA Demo Night!  Come show off your unfinished game and get feedback on your game ... Read More »

Free to Play (F2P) is Speed Dating

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You’ve got 5 minutes to make a good first impression. The mobile Free 2 Play player customer has improved their self-image. They no longer think of the game as “free.” To them, their time is valuable. They don’t want to waste their time when they could be entertained by a bombardment of pleasures competing for their attention. Name recognition. The ... Read More »

FableLabs is Hiring a Senior Platform Engineer

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Urgently required – Senior Platform Engineer for our friends at FableLabs. Please apply through our job board. The job description is included below for your convenience. ABOUT US FableLabs builds NOTHING but awesome story-driven games for the tablet and web. Our team of creatives and technologists from BioWare, Maxis, LucasArts, Popcap, and Dreamworks have built and scaled products with millions ... Read More »

Digital Kids Summit (Feb18th-19th) Discount

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Digital Kids – Secrets to Dominating Kids Games. I’m really excited to share word of the Toys, Learning, & Play Summit (TLP) Feb 17th and Digital Kids Conference (DKC), February 18-19, 2014 in New York. In addition to providing the details below we’ve scored a 20% discount when you register using this promo code: MMNVIP. Both events run concurrently with American International Toy Fair in the Javits Center in NYC, providing stellar ... Read More »

LinkedIn Profiles – The Simple Stuff

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Have you checked to see how many profiles you have on LinkedIn? No, I’m not kidding. When I look up someone on LinkedIn and I find more than one profile, I learn a lot – and so does anyone who looks you up on LinkedIn. I have found two or more profiles for almost every type of professional on LinkedIn. ... Read More »