Second Life loses its CEO

CEO Rod Humble has left Second Life creator Linden Lab.

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Rod Humble, Chief Executive Officer at Second Life operator Linden Lab, has announced that he is leaving the company.

A Second Life player's blog post claims that Humble left the company a week ago, which he later wrote about on his personal Facebook page.

"It's been a great 3 years!" the post reads. "All my thanks to my colleagues at Linden Lab and our wonderful customers I wish you the very best for the future and continued success! I am starting up a company to make Art, Entertainment and unusual things! More on that in a few weeks!"

Neither Humble nor Linden Lab have made an official comment, but Humble no longer appears on the company's leadership page on its website.

Humble, who's best known for his work on The Sims franchise, left his position as Executive Vice President of EA Play for Linden Lab in 2010. Before joining Electronic Arts, Humble also worked on the first EverQuest. He also made several small, experimental games that you can find on his personal website.

Discussion

29 comments
nonsoville2
nonsoville2

Misleading header gamespot. makes it sound like he's dead

Trender_man
Trender_man

looks like someone stuck a giant floating head on a mountain

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

Haven't heard of second life in about 10 years, surprised it's still alive after all this time lol.

HesamB
HesamB

in iran the goverment censors the pictures for nudity, but you dont have problem with nudity. SO WTF WITH THAT PICTURE MAN ?

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

I bet in the original photo he has "FUCK POLICE" on that unusually black t-shirt and naked strippers in the background.

Wish01
Wish01

That headline read like it was an obituary. Fist the Nvidia marketing manager, then this CEO. Good thing he is alive and it was only the way the headline was worded.

91210user
91210user

I can't remember the last time anything good came out of Second Life. This maybe the only good news I've ever come across.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

You mean that horrible virtual world that takes years to load up and is full of weirdos?? Lol I rather play ET.

nparks
nparks

Is Second Life still a thing?

tkw
tkw

If a Christian ask Rod the trick question, "Are you humble?" He definitely has the right to say, "Yes!"...And adds in, "People also called me Hot Rod."

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Is someone going to at least look for him?  He's probably outside somewhere, scared and alone.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

It looks like someone drew that shirt

ShepardCommandr
ShepardCommandr

What's with the horrible photoshop? 

It looks so unnatural 

vault-boy
vault-boy

Woah woah woah woah woah... Second Life is still a thing?

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

Lol comment of the day right there.