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Farewell, but Not Goodbye

Chris Morell's Avatar Posted by Senior Social Media Specialist

After an amazing year and a half at SCEA and just shy of a decade in the videogame industry, it’s time for me to say goodbye.

I’ve met some truly amazing people throughout my 9-year career in gaming, including many life-long friends and many people that I consider family. It seems like only yesterday that I was just a bright-eyed kid, fresh out of college, ready to embark on a career in game writing. And in the blink of an eye, here I am.

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I’m extremely excited to move on to the next stage of my life and career outside of gaming, but there’s no denying the saddening feeling that comes with saying goodbye to so many wonderful people, especially here at PlayStation. And then there are the journalists, the third-party publishers, developers and beyond. These are all people that made this one big, happy family.

To everyone in the PlayStation community — you truly made this job fun. When I look back on the community meet-ups, events, live chats, online games and even the quick comment exchanges…those are the little things that brought me joy on a day-to-day basis. Being a part of something that brings people happiness, and being able to go out and share that enthusiasm with you, that’s where this job truly shined. It’s what kept me going. I thank you for that, and I’ll miss you all. Yes, even those of you who thrived on pointing out my .01MB file size mistakes in the Store updates ;-)

I am leaving you in more than capable hands. Your main man Jeff, obviously, but also the newest addition to the PlayStation.Blog family, friend and former coworker Sid Shuman. Treat him well. Minimal hazing, please.

So let’s consider this farewell, but not goodbye. Cheesy? Yes. Heartfelt? Definitely. You know where to find me:

PSN: godofgwar
twitter.com/chrismorell

Best wishes,
Chris Morell, VP of PlayStation Community Awesomeness

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Kchow23 said:

April 9th, 5:04 pm

Good luck on your new job!

Heratiki said:

April 9th, 5:09 pm

Luck to the good yo!!!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:15 pm

    Thanks. That’s a good motto!

Jim777 said:

April 9th, 5:09 pm

Good bye Chris, glad i got to see you and Jeff in Home. Hope you succeed :)

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:15 pm

    That was so much fun. They’ll surely be doing that again. But definitely harass Jeff and Sid in the meantime :-)

Muggles said:

April 9th, 5:09 pm

All the best, Chris!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:16 pm

    Thank you!! Great name, BTW.

artform-fazeone said:

April 9th, 5:09 pm

Good luck in what ever you decide to do.. This is artform-fazeone .. For THE FAZEONES LOUNGE

DZORMAGEN said:

April 9th, 5:09 pm

WTH? Why you leaving bro? Thanks for all the great updates on this blog, and the great videos!! Go Lakers! They better win the ring this year again!!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:17 pm

    Thanks! Moving on with my career in social media.

    Watching the game as we speak! We need a big W after last night’s Denver fiasco. Ugh.

IGLOO05 said:

April 9th, 5:10 pm

So I guess there’s a opening now to work along side Jeff:) Good luck Chris!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:18 pm

    Thank you! Just harass Jeff until he gives you a job. That’s the old-fashioned way :-)

T3mpr1x said:

April 9th, 5:10 pm

Hopefully it’s a change for the even-better! You did a splendid job on the blog while you were here, and shall be missed! Not that you need it, but good luck in your future endeavors. :)

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:18 pm

    Thank you, that means a lot to me. Really appreciate the kind words.

Enforcer_X said:

April 9th, 5:10 pm

Good luck! Sad to see you go, but hopefully you are enjoying whatever it is you going on to!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:19 pm

    Thanks! It’s definitely hard to leave, but I’m excited for the future. Thanks for the kindness.

GGCAN said:

April 9th, 5:10 pm

Congrats and good luck on your future endeavors.
We’ll miss you here as you’ve posted quite a few good blogs.

Take care Chris.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:20 pm

    Thank you for the nice wishes and feedback.

    Take care!

Tr3p1dat10n said:

April 9th, 5:12 pm

Aww, best of luck to ya.

Marcello Lagosh said:

April 9th, 5:12 pm

You sir are the man! Good luck on your future endeavors.

zKAPOWz said:

April 9th, 5:13 pm

“Farewell, but Not Goodbye”
“it’s time for me to say goodbye.”

peace

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:20 pm

    Peace out. We’ll meet again someday.

V_Ben said:

April 9th, 5:16 pm

Good luck to you Chris!

snake4308 said:

April 9th, 5:16 pm

i dont usually comment on the blog,but I’ve been reading the blog since i first got my ps3 (sep 08)….
but for this occasion i bid you farewell chris. you were a great blogger and always kept us informed and i thank you for that

good luck

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:22 pm

    You are very welcome. Glad I got you to hop on and comment. Now keep it up!

    Appreciate the feedback. You are left in great hands.

Jayson619 said:

April 9th, 5:17 pm

On behalf of the Singapore players, ALL THE BEST, CHRIS!! AND MAY JESUS WATCH OVER YOU!!!

Ciao, but not forever.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:22 pm

    Definitely not forever! Thanks!!!

IGLOO05 said:

April 9th, 5:20 pm

@ 7. Opps looks like you already hired somebody lol.

strack94 said:

April 9th, 5:21 pm

gunna miss you on the blog chris good look in all that lies ahead for you.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:23 pm

    Thanks so much. I’ll never turn down some extra good luck :-)

    Take care

narwhalSTAB said:

April 9th, 5:22 pm

Good luck with your band and what ever else you decide to do! Even though you’re no longer in the industry, keep gaming.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:23 pm

    You know it! See you on the ol’ PSN. Thanks!!!

dotCody said:

April 9th, 5:23 pm

I don’t understand how this is PlayStation® news…will we get a Blog Post every time someone gets canned/”decides to leave”?

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:26 pm

    At least you kept the ® symbol in there. Nice work. I’m channeling your negativity into some positive energy. Thanks for commenting!

xaos said:

April 9th, 5:24 pm

Best of luck to ya in whatever is next

So long and thanks for all the fish! (Also, the rad PS blog events I’ve gotten to experience since this thing started up)

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:26 pm

    Thanks! Glad you could make it out. Great times.

HongoXIII said:

April 9th, 5:25 pm

Best of luck to you and your future developments in life!

Zookey said:

April 9th, 5:25 pm

:-( Sad to see ya go :-(

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:27 pm

    It’s sad to leave. Definitely bittersweet. You’re in good hands!

bigdaddykraven said:

April 9th, 5:26 pm

So you’re saying there’s a job opening? Hmm…

Best of luck, thanks for helping make the community a lot more fun! Hopefully I bump into you online sometime!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:27 pm

    I definitely gave it my best. See you on the internets! Thanks!!

BigBoss712 said:

April 9th, 5:29 pm

ah you will be missed, thanks for all the great news and game coverage you brought us, good luck.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:32 pm

    You are very welcome. I’ll miss you guys, too.

Bionicle123 said:

April 9th, 5:30 pm

Take care dude stay gold.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:32 pm

    Purple and gold! Thanks!!

JKar275 said:

April 9th, 5:30 pm

I wish you the very best of luck to you, Chris. I’m sorry to see you go. Keep on gaming!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:32 pm

    Big thanks! Take care.

Glacier928 said:

April 9th, 5:30 pm

Good luck man! You had some really good posts!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 9th, 5:33 pm

    Thanks for the compliment!!

gus_xl said:

April 9th, 5:33 pm

Have fun with your new job! Wish you the best.

reson8er said:

April 9th, 5:36 pm

Good luck on all your future endeavors Chris! Your work here on the Blog was exemplary, and you will be missed.

Take care dude!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:51 am

    That means a lot to me, thank you. Take care.

jazzyrider said:

April 9th, 5:38 pm

Bummer to see you go Chris…You set some high standards here! If you’re in Seattle, hit me up! 1st drink on me! :)

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:51 am

    I just may take you up on that! I’m never one to pass up a free drink!

dotCody said:

April 9th, 5:38 pm

@ 19 Reply:

Goodluck with your future! Hopefully there will be less ‘Slow News Days’ wherever you go! :)

DEADEYEZ said:

April 9th, 5:41 pm

Good luck with your future endeavors, appreciate all the work you put in.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:52 am

    Always a pleasure. Thanks!

MatheAdi said:

April 9th, 5:42 pm

Chris, you will be missed. You are a great reporter.

Thanks for your services

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:53 am

    Thank you, I’ll miss you all.

MLZ911 said:

April 9th, 5:46 pm

hate to see you go, but good luck with everything in your future

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:54 am

    Was not an easy decision by any means.

    Thanks!!

BlooodyCow said:

April 9th, 5:48 pm

If you don’t mind, what are you going to do now with your professional career?
Good luck in whatever it is and I hope for the best for you. Just to let you know, if it doesn’t work out, you are always welcome back on the blog :)

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:55 am

    Awww, thanks. That means a lot. I’ll still be around the Blog, just on the reader side like you!

    And I’ll be continuing working in social media, so you’ll know where I end up soon enough.

Craazy said:

April 9th, 5:49 pm

Will he tell you if we haze him?

Best wishes and have a good life!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:57 am

    Haha, I’ve never know Sid as a tattletale.

    Take care!

triple_lei said:

April 9th, 5:52 pm

Jeez… Chris was always my favorite guy on these blogs. He even looks and sounds almost exactly like one of my friends (whose name is also Chris)!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:57 am

    Sweet, looks like I’m in good company. Thanks, and say hi to Chris for me!

WrekGar said:

April 9th, 5:53 pm

Best wishes in your future endeavors. Glad I got to meet you at the GDC meet up before you left us. Remember never forget your beginnings.

Ray “Blog Stalker” WrekGar

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:58 am

    Godspeed, Blog Stalker. Nice meeting you, and thanks for the kind wishes.

VenomXv said:

April 9th, 5:55 pm

You’re leaving? Damn, that sucks :(
I found the recaps, highlights, and interviews you posted very informative and kept me coming to the PS Blog frequently.

Good luck, Chris!

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:58 am

    That is great to know. Thanks for the feedback, and it was always a pleasure.

    Take care!

GAM3R_16 said:

April 9th, 5:58 pm

what? it seems like only yesterday you where
introduced to the Blog,

well good luck Chris

you’re the second best blogger! ;D

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 9:59 am

    Seriously, and just like that, it’s over. You’re still got #1 hanging around.

Darkpen said:

April 9th, 5:59 pm

Omg, you’re leaving? :( It was nice meeting you at the GoW3 meetup. Will you be appearing as a public face again in your next job?

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 10:00 am

    Great meeting you, too. I’ll be continuing in social media, so yes, that’s the plan!

YoshiWanKanobi said:

April 9th, 6:02 pm

It was great meeting you at the GDC god of war event. Best of luck with your new job.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 10:00 am

    You too! Thanks so much.

The-Mail-Toad said:

April 9th, 6:05 pm

Aw… Best wishes to you!

hife said:

April 9th, 6:07 pm

Sad day :(

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 10:02 am

    It was a sad day indeed. It’s really tough to leave, but you know you’re in good hands!

xboxsucks said:

April 9th, 6:07 pm

thank you for everything you’ve done here…good luck chris

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 10:02 am

    Thanks so much. Hang on to that PSN ID forever!

mcbuttz78 said:

April 9th, 6:10 pm

No more cris morell. you know chris looked like sly cooper, you know the racoon from the game. How kool is that. Ne- way uhm good luck and uh uh uh i guesss. thats it lmao

mcbuttz78.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 10:03 am

    lols. I’ll take that! I loved the Sly games. Take care.

Hideo2007 said:

April 9th, 6:11 pm

On behalf of the Filipino players here on The Philippines, Good luck on your new job and future endeavors! Mabuhay at Maraming Salamat po! :D

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 10:05 am

    Thanks! Don’t hesitate to send me some Filipino home cookin’!

cowboyd21 said:

April 9th, 6:12 pm

Take care of yourself Chris am going to miss you dude.

syk1288 said:

April 9th, 6:12 pm

Thank You for everything you have done here on the PS Blog.

Good luck!

Going to miss ya bro.

You should definitely come by on the blog in the future to let us know how your doing with your career.

Best wishes. Farewell, but not Goodbye. See ya later Chris.

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    Chris Morell said:

    April 10th, 10:05 am

    You know I’ll be dropping by. You can’t get rid of me that easy :-)

    Thanks!

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