Scot Rubin

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Scot Rubin
Born (1969-05-26) May 26, 1969 (age 48)[1]
Residence North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Occupation
Years active 1996–present
Known for
Spouse(s) Jodi Rubin (divorced)
Call-sign agn
Website

Scot Rubin is a talk show host, Producer, founder of All Games Productions, All Games Network and co-founder of the G4 television network. AllGames launched in 1996. In 2000 Rubin was hired as a consultant for Comcast to develop a 24-7 cable TV channel about video games. In 2001 he was hired by G4 Media and served as Vice President of Internet, IT and Program Editorial. He developed, produced and hosted the networks interactive talk show for 3 seasons. Rubin also served as a Producer on the first 3 seasons of the EA Sports Madden Challenge, and play by play guy for the first two Madden Challenge Finals. In 2004, G4 began abandoning its video game format, Rubin left and relaunched All Games Productions, a production company providing consulting and production services to the video game and entertainment industry. Rubin currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Digital Media for Big Door, located in Redondo Beach, California. Rubin is also the founder of NITROPOD, a frozen ice cream company.

AllGames[edit]

AllGames.com is the website of All Games Productions (previously VisionNET Productions), founded by Rubin, the company behind All Games Network, the first network that features daily video game news,[2] and at the time the only multimedia-rich website that offered live interviews and scoops, using RealAudio and video.[3] It was created to satisfy the demand for information about game production and breaking news in an attractive multimedia format.[2] Over the years it has gone through many changes. It is currently the home of All Games Radio, a 24/7 radio network with more than twenty radio shows about video games, comics, movies by the people who love them,[4] between shows it airs a wide variety of video game music. The website has a news, various blogs, a user forum, a game database with more than 20,000 games and a store[5] with video games, consoles and accessories.

Game Time![edit]

On March 17, 1996 Rubin began production of Game Time!, the show featured interviews with game developers, reviews of new software and news about the computer and video game industry. The first episode aired in May 1996,[3] two months later the show changed into a daily show and each day featured another video game genre. Mondays featured sports games, Tuesdays simulation video games, Wednesdays action-adventure games, Thursdays strategy and role-playing video games and Fridays featured online multiplayer games. The show was huge popular with thousands of live listeners, Rubin received thousands of emails from gamers all over the world and their statistics showed that at any given time someone, somewhere was listening to Game Time![3]

The current logo of All Games Productions and All Games Network.

Rubin registered AllGames.com on August 19, 1996.[6] The website was the first webpage he created the early versions were coded by hand in HTML 1.0 by Rubin with the help of the first ten issues of NetGuide.[7] In September 1996 VisionNET Productions launched the All Games Network, it featured the continuation of Game Time!, which at the time aired its 75th episode. The network also included game playing strategies, contests, downloadable demos and served as a source for finding network gaming opponents in addition to interviews, reviews and news already available on Game Time![3] StereoGraphics was the first company to advertise on All Games Network's Game Time! using the AudioAds advertisement system from VisionNET.[2] AudioAds were the combination of audio and synchronized graphics to create more effective advertisement and "will ensure advertisers a far higher response rate".[3]

Pseudo[edit]

Two years after launching All Games Network Rubin sold the company to Pseudo Programs and became vice president of games and sports programming.[8] Pseudo had various micro-channels, among sports, hip hop, performance arts and rock and roll, All Games Network was one of the most popular channels.[9] On September 22, 1997 Rubin began producing Game Time! at Pseudo's broadcast station in SoHo, New York. The show was hosted by Rubin, Jim Downs, Josh Krane, Chris Many, Laura Foy, Stephanie Bergman and several guests. Game Time! transformed from being an audio only show to using streaming video via RealVideo. On Thursday nights Game Time! Part Deux aired, it was an after-show which expanded on Game Time! The All Games Network expanded and grew several shows, including; 240 Seconds of Gaming, a look at one game in 4 minutes; Shooters, about first-person shooters; Lilith & Eve, a girl gamer show hosted by Bergman and Vangie Beal; and AGN Hardware, all about personal computer hardware hosted by Krane.[10][11] Game Time! featured live callers and an interactive chat room where the hosts on the set read chat comments and relayed questions from the chatters to their guests. At Pseudo Rubin created and managed a joint venture with the NFL and launched the NFL Quarterback Club Channel.[8]

Relaunch[edit]

In November 2005 All Games began broadcasting a daily talk radio show called All Games Interactive. The show was produced Monday through Friday live from Los Angeles. The show features news, live phone calls, event coverage and interviews with game developers from around the world.

G4[edit]

In 1999 Rubin was recruited by then President of Walt Disney Television, Charles Hirschhorn. In 2000 Rubin and members of his All Games Network staff moved from NYC to Los Angeles to develop a prototype website for the network to obtain financial commitments from cable operators. In 2001 Adelphia and Comcast committed to initial funding of $20M per year for 5 years. Rubin took on the role of VP of Internet, IT, and Program Editorial. Rubin also conceived, Produced, Wrote, and Hosted the networks interactive talk show G4tv.com. Rubin was also responsible for hosting various specials including the EA Sports Madden Challenge from 2002-2004. Rubin wrote the first two season of the series Filter.

App A Day TV[edit]

App A Day TV is daily video show hosted by Rubin and Diane Mizota,[12] a former co-worker form G4 where she was the host of Filter before its 2006 relaunch.[13] The show offers interviews with developers and app reviews for any mobile platform, not just the iPhone and iPad.[14]

A beautiful young woman in her late 30s with long brown wavy hair wearing a bordeaux top and blue jeans on the left; on the right a handsome man in his 40s with short brown hair and a soul patch, wearing a blue shirt and blue pants. They sit in bordeaux sofas in front a glass table with two egg-shaped decoration pieces, an iPhone and an iPad. In the background a television with the App A Day TV logo on it.
Diane Mizota (left) and Scot Rubin (right) on the first episode of App A Day TV.

The show premiered on April 7 as a three-part special on YouTube centered around the newly released iPad.[15] It started its daily run on April 13, 2010 with its first app review of Words With Friends from Newtoy for the iPhone and the HD version for the iPad.[16]

App A Day TV is distributed through iTunes,[17] YouTube,[18] Dailymotion,[19] blip.tv[20] and its own website.[21]

Other work[edit]

In March 2005 Rubin provided consulting services for CNET's GameSpot and produced the HD Documentary Hollywood and Games.

In 2005 Rubin was Executive Producer of the documentary As Real As Your Life,[22] a film about video game addiction, that was screened at the prestigious TED conference during a speech by game developer David Perry.[23]

On September 5, 2008 Rubin announced he was appointed as vice president of marketing of the Championship Gaming Series,[24] four days later it was officially announced.[25] CGS shut down a few months after Rubin joined.[26][27] During the time Rubin worked at CGS he served as a key part of the executive team, was in charge of managing the global strategy at CGS, oversaw the development and execution of the leagues marketing, promotions, advertisement, public relations, sponsorship and online initiatives. Rubin reported directly to chief operating officer Geoff Stevens.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rubin, Scot; Young, Lawrence (March 7, 2006). "019 – All Games Interactive – Tuesday, March 7, 2006". All Games Interactive. Episode 19. 10:40 minutes in. All Games Network. May 26 is my birthday 
  2. ^ a b c "StereoGraphics Announces Sponsorship of the AllGames Network's Daily Game Time! Radio Show; SimulEyes VR 3D Eyewear to be First Product Available for Sale on New Internet Service". The Free Library. Business Wire. September 23, 1996. Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "VisionNET Productions Announces www.allgames.com – the World's First Daily Radio Show and Multimedia Network Devoted to Games". The Free Library. Business Wire. September 24, 1996. Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "All Games Network – Radio Shows". All Games. Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Shop @allgames.com, The Official Store of All Games Productions". All Games. Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Whois lookup for allgames.com". iWhois. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ Hopkins, Derrick (March 31, 2010). "423 Dead Pixel Live 03.31.10". Dead Pixel Live. Episode 423. 1:21:06 minutes in. All Games Network. if you look on the internet, the Wayback [euh] Archive, everything you see there, coded by hand with my copy of NetGuide magazine issues 1 through 10, thought me how to type HTML-pages 
  8. ^ a b Crippen, Norma. "Slice of Life with Scot Rubin". Mary–Margaret Network. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ Bergman, Stephanie (June 25, 2008). "Pseudo Was Not Fake". StephanieBamBam.net. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Pseudo Inks Deals with Intertainer and Wavephore". Intertainer. December 21, 1998. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Girls with Rocket Launchers Take Aim!; Pseudo Programs' The All Games Network Prepares for Female Frag Fest '99!". The Free Library. PR Newswire. June 18, 1999. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  12. ^ "App A Day TV : About The Hosts". App A Day TV. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  13. ^ "G4 Rewind: Filter Archives". G4 Rewind. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  14. ^ Hopkins, Derrick (March 29, 2010). "421 Dead Pixel Live 03.29.10". Dead Pixel Live. Episode 421. 1:00:00 minutes in. All Games Network. No! it's a show about apps, it's not just about iPhone apps, it's about an app on every platform, Blackberry, if it's good we'll talk about it, we don't care, any mobile platform 
  15. ^ "We Have Posted Our App A Day iPad Launch Special". App A Day TV. April 7, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2010. 
  16. ^ Rubin, Scot (April 13, 2010). "Review: Words With Friends". App A Day TV. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  17. ^ "App A Day – Download free podcast episodes by Big Door Entertainment on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  18. ^ "YouTube – AppAdayVideos's Channel". YouTube. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  19. ^ "appadayTV sur Dailymotion". Dailymotion. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  20. ^ "App A Day on blip.tv". blip.tv. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  21. ^ own website
  22. ^ "As Real As Your Life". Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  23. ^ "David Perry on videogames | Video on TED.com". TED. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  24. ^ KnuxSonic (September 5, 2008). "Scot Rubin's Mystery Job Revealed!". G4 Rewind. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  25. ^ a b Hope, Michael (September 9, 2008). "Scot Rubin appointment". GamesIndustry.biz. Championship Gaming Series. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  26. ^ Walker, James (November 18, 2008). "Championship Gaming Series Shuts Down". Binge Gamer Dot Net. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  27. ^ Goldberg, Ryan (April 1, 2009). "Virtual Leagues Fold, Forcing Gamers to Find Actual Jobs". The New York Times. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 

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