Saturday, March 19, 2016

Justin Lassen at GDC 2016 in San Francisco!

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Once again after over a decade of attending the Game Developer Conferences over the years, I’m back again! I count myself fortunate and honored to have met and befriended some of the greatest game developers of all time. The ladies and gentlemen responsible for all of our favorite games. I also goto E3 each year, however I think the conversations at GDC feel deeper and more inspired. GDC as we have all realized as fellow game developers feels like a giant family reunion for all of us.

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I saw this bag and thats when you just knew it was GDC. I consider Fallout 4 a “game of the year” for sure (atleast for me!)

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I am representing Nihil Studios again at another conference! (Usually I am a VIP for either Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Intel, or many of the other companies I work with.)

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Me and Wendy from Intel! Intel took over the 2 overhang areas at the entrance of the conference!

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Here I am checking out the “New” Razer Blade (2016) and the Razercore, which you can put a graphics card and with Intel Thunderbolt 3, you can use the power of the core to run your games. Although the machine has a nice 970m anyway!

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Khoi (Intel) showing me the eye-tracking demo he put together with the game “The Division” and it was so neat to aim and move around with my eyeballs as a controller!

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I was told by Bob Duffy (Intel) that this man is my twin. Really amazing developer. He showed us some demos I can’t really talk about unfortunately. But let’s just say, wow… the future is in his hands.

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My long time Intel friend and collaborator (Josh Bancroft), I wouldn’t be where I am today without this man.

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I can never forget Arti Gupta (Intel), she did amazing interviews with me in the past when I worked with her team. One of the brightest people Intel has.

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My buddies who created Substance (Alleogorithmic) are now a world-wide success and in almost every engine in the world today. I remember when it was just a dream. :) Seb, Dr. DeGuy, you are the man.

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My new friends at Nvidia! Brandon and Brandon! The future is bright for us!

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Check out this Maingear custom PC Intel was showing off!

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And here it is ladies and gentlemen, the 750 series SSD and PCI SSD drives! Instantawesome!

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Peach (fellow Intel Innovator) showing off her code and skills at GDC this year. I didn’t realize we lived in the same state until this trip!

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Being interviewed by Intel TV for a video on their channel!

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Love these guys, they are so much fun to work with over the years!

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I was invited to a VIP Microsoft party, not from Microsoft, but from my hungarian sister and amazing friend and musician/singer Ameria!

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From left to right (Saint Clair), Ameria (middle).

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She’s an example of an artist/musician that became a DJ and actually learned the craft properly. She’s not just pushing buttons, this girl can really do the real thing! I’m so proud of her and so lucky I get to know her!

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We performed at CES one year with our fellow friend Lindsay Cuff!

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I was there pretty much only to say hi to Ameria and had to leave after that.

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I ran into another friend Jessica Alba! Well, not in person, but saw her up on a cool billboard! Jessica is an inspiration to me, as an example of someone who makes it happen. Reminds me of myself and truly a creative sister!

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What an honor, my friend Renee introduced me to Trent Oster! A legend in his own right.

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What can I say, seriously? We see eachother around the world at different shows, conferences and events. She’s done art for several of my releases and we are just beginning. I am lucky that I know one of the best photographer/painters in the world. Her work is beyond imagination and unlimitedly inspiring.

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Rabbits! (That’s the Ikea Rabbit)

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This software is cool because it uses the Intel Real-sense camera and captures 3D objects into the computer as 3D objects that you can move around!

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Mike and Jerry from Intel and Renee from Wonderland! Smile

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One of my mentors from the past. DDT Forever. :)

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Invited up to the new Razer HQ in SF!

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I also ran into Khoi while I was there!!

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Creative and Music Director for Razer, this is my friend Jermaine who has been amazing to me. He runs an amazing operation there and I feel so honored to have officially partnered with Razer as a sponsor!

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Me with Renee and Jermaine at the big logo in the lobby area of Razer HQ!

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Me getting my face scanned into as a 3D object to stick on a character in Fallout 4!

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Intel brought me to meet the team at Tobii (creators of the eye tracking technology in Khoi’s demo) and we discussed coming up with some musical applications for eye-control. Stay tuned.

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Here’s the one place I can’t really show too many pics of. It’s an insider party that has all the top talent but they don’t advertise this party. So it feels a bit secret society-ish. :)

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My pal Dan Boutros. We’ve worked on a bunch of games together, even some at Skybound (creators of Walking Dead, etc.)

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Me and Gregory! CEO of Interdimensional Games!

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Esoteric shot from inside the party. This giant door was a table! #eyeswideopen

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Speaking of… I was invited by Christopher Coppola to check out Francis Ford Coppolas underground basement studio below a restaurant in SF.

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Super delicious pizza, I might add!

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My tour guide, friend and assistant to Mr. Coppola. The one and only Nona Haydon!

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Lorna!!! I love working with this woman! One of the most epic collaborators in events, production and putting it all together.

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We have seen eachother at a ton of Intel events around the world and we finally got a proper picture together. World meet Lisa Gemme!

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Jerry thank you for making me shine every year!

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Always nice to find bunnies!

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My video game composer manager Jayson! Thank for all that you do for me man! It’s an honor to be in your roster!

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Alexis (left), Seb (center) and Justin (me). Super power team. We discussed me doing some musical stuff for Allegorthmic for upcoming events and projects! Exciting!

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Train down to San Jose for SVCC… next…

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Rocking my noise cancelling Samson headphones. :)

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More importantly I want to represent Shattered Might, the game I am scoring! It’s a platformer style game created by SF based company Livid Interactive. I met them when they worked on the Real-Sense game (intel) Head of the Order (which was at over 80 locations of Best Buy!)

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Me with one of the Studio producers at Helios/Livid (Michael)!

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Melissa (art director) and Jacob (programmer).

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Bob (Intel) checking out the game with Melissa (art director)

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Hooked up to a big touch screen display and PS4 controller!

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An exciting year of development ahead of us all! 2016 is amazing!

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Bunny!

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No matter what, you can’t look cool in Microsoft HoloLens. :)

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Went to Helios/Livid in SF to catch up with the team and producers on the projects we’re working on!

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The square (daytime)

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The square (nighttime)

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Eating at one of my favorite places in SF. Cheesecake Factory!

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Cool seating at the restaurant!