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Farewell, but Not Goodbye

Chris Morell's Avatar + Posted by Chris Morell on Apr 09, 2010 // 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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+ sTaB_u_N_uR_i on April 9th, 2010 at 6:14 pm said:

:(

sigh.

Youll be missed around here.

A PSblog without you is kinda like diet coke.

Its just not right.

*hugz*


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    + Chris Morell on April 10th, 2010 at 10:06 am said:

    hugz back at ya. Real Coke for life!

    Thanks and take care.


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+ DMPrince on April 9th, 2010 at 6:14 pm said:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *Cries* ;( Thanks for posting here and good luck elsewhere!


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    + Chris Morell on April 10th, 2010 at 10:33 am said:

    Man, that’s a lot of Os! No problem, thanks for the nice wishes!


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+ fuzzyclutter on April 9th, 2010 at 6:15 pm said:

Godspeed chris … and take care… your social media skills really shine through when dealing with poster children of internet rudenes like dotCody . You show excellent class and style when doing so . and dotCody…. people do what you do ALL OVER THE NET . So you can stop feeling unique now .


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    + Chris Morell on April 10th, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

    Godspeed! Thanks, that means a lot to me. I really appreciate the feedback.

    Take care!


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+ piratedrunk on April 9th, 2010 at 6:16 pm said:

Congrats and Good luck!


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    + Chris Morell on April 10th, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

    Thanks :-)


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+ trapper12 on April 9th, 2010 at 6:17 pm said:

Farewell Chris, it’s not gonna be the same without ya anymore on the blog. Good luck to you in the future.


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    + Chris Morell on April 10th, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

    Farewell, trapper. The Blog lives on! Thanks for the comment!


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+ cigol666 on April 9th, 2010 at 6:21 pm said:

Good luck Chris, hope you find what you’re looking for. And if you aren’t looking for anything per se, will you at least find what *I’m* looking for? And then tell me what it is? And then send it to me in the mail? Thanks!

Seriously though, good luck, you’ll be missed!


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    + Chris Morell on April 10th, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

    Haha! If I find it, I’ll FedEx it to ya ;-)

    Take care. Will miss you guys.


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+ SarshelYam on April 9th, 2010 at 6:30 pm said:

I was hoping to see you and say goodbye in person at Ruby Skye last night. Saw Sid, but I guess that meant you were officially out! Well anyhow, it’s been a blast. I’m thankful to have worked with you setting up the GDC blog lounge and various other venues.

Good luck to you and your new home (for the record, one of my favorite nutritional goodies), and say hello every once in a blue moon.


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    + Chris Morell on April 10th, 2010 at 10:40 am said:

    Thanks so much. Take care, James. I’ll see you around, for sure!


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+ ILOVEPLASTATION3 on April 9th, 2010 at 6:30 pm said:

Wish you the best for a great future! :)


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    + Chris Morell on April 11th, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

    thanks ;-)


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+ JAKESPLACE on April 9th, 2010 at 6:32 pm said:

All the Best Kid!


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    + Chris Morell on April 11th, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

    Back at ya!!


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+ Omega932000 on April 9th, 2010 at 6:39 pm said:

If you ever come back to the gaming industry.. Do not join Microsoft or Nintendo.. Choose Sony:)


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    + Chris Morell on April 11th, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

    Ha! You have my word :-)


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+ BlindMango on April 9th, 2010 at 6:39 pm said:

good luck in the future! you’ll be remembered!


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+ polo155 on April 9th, 2010 at 6:43 pm said:

damn dude i dont even kno u, never really wroteu hear but still feels like someone i know is moving lol i always spent time in the Blog and Playstation Theater so its like when (God Bless His Soul) Ted Kopple Passed, thats a voice you know when u hear it and knowu movin on, have a successful new endevour*!! Polo155


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    + Chris Morell on April 11th, 2010 at 10:38 am said:

    Thanks Polo!


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+ luxBATTLE on April 9th, 2010 at 6:44 pm said:

Gud luck in your future endeavors!!! i have watched every one of your interviews and hope to hear big things about you in the future! your awesome XD!


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    + Chris Morell on April 11th, 2010 at 10:38 am said:

    That’s awesome to hear. Thanks for following along and for the kind words!


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+ Blkant on April 9th, 2010 at 6:52 pm said:

So why are you leaving us? :/


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    + Chris Morell on April 11th, 2010 at 12:12 pm said:

    It’s just that time. The gaming world has been more thank kind to me. It’s time to move on. Specific details to come, especially if you keep up on my Tweets :-)


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+ angelspawn77 on April 9th, 2010 at 6:55 pm said:

farewell Chris, best of luck in the next stage of your life!


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    + Chris Morell on April 11th, 2010 at 12:12 pm said:

    Thanks, Angelspawn. We shall meet again!


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+ PushinNshovinMe on April 9th, 2010 at 6:58 pm said:

Was it something we said . . . ?


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    + Chris Morell on April 11th, 2010 at 12:11 pm said:

    Haha, “It’s not your fault.” *quotes Good Will Hunting*


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+ Jetup on April 9th, 2010 at 7:03 pm said:

*Cries insanely*

CHRIS!!!
CHRIS!!!

Cya Chris! Hope you have a great career in whatever you are doing.


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    + Chris Morell on April 11th, 2010 at 12:13 pm said:

    Thank you, Jetup. Dry those tears!


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+ BZKlint on April 9th, 2010 at 7:03 pm said:

Aww, sad to see you go. Seems like you just joined the PSB. :(

What are your plans now that your leaving the gaming industry though?


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+ jashwin on April 9th, 2010 at 7:09 pm said:

NOOOOO!!!Chris I will really miss you. I have you on my psn friends list. It was always fun to see your posts. I guess this is the end of the good old times :(. Bye Chris and have fun on your next job.


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+ TheGuardianFID on April 9th, 2010 at 7:11 pm said:

Sorry to hear you’re leaving Chris, thanks for all of your hard work and good life to you good sir, take care!!! 8(


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+ WorstCompanyEver on April 9th, 2010 at 7:11 pm said:

I honestly wish you good luck out there man, its probably for the best that you find a company to be a part of that’s not so insistent on making the dumbest possible move against itself.
Cheers


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+ Poofster on April 9th, 2010 at 7:21 pm said:

:(

Good luck with everything in your future dude! (hopefully your Friends list on PSN isn’t full YET :) )


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+ Karsghul on April 9th, 2010 at 7:48 pm said:

:(


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+ Tezasaurus on April 9th, 2010 at 7:54 pm said:

Who are you, again?

Regardless, good luck wherever you go.


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+ Razeluxe on April 9th, 2010 at 7:55 pm said:

No come back!!!!!!!


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+ B1GG1N on April 9th, 2010 at 8:02 pm said:

Best wishes on your new career, and thanks for help making the PS Blog a daily stop for me.


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+ CrimsonFox13 on April 9th, 2010 at 8:07 pm said:

D’awww… This is sad.

You were a good guy. If you’re job hunting, make sure to send your employer a link to this, so he could see all of the positive remarks you are getting!


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+ hashem816 on April 9th, 2010 at 8:28 pm said:

i comment very fewly, this probably my 3rd or 4th comment. GOOD BYE JEFF!!!!!!!


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+ MKJ93 on April 9th, 2010 at 8:29 pm said:

Good luck chris, you’ll be missed.


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+ hashem816 on April 9th, 2010 at 8:30 pm said:

oops i meant chris :D, idk y i put jeff…


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+ perrandy on April 9th, 2010 at 8:33 pm said:

best wishes! i hope your next career will be as fun and successful as this one.


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+ Plankfan on April 9th, 2010 at 8:36 pm said:

Cheers, buddy! :D


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+ SmokeECW on April 9th, 2010 at 8:44 pm said:

good luck n wishing u all the best in your new job.


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+ SyphonFilter- on April 9th, 2010 at 8:51 pm said:

Good luck and take care.


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+ ATHF89 on April 9th, 2010 at 9:04 pm said:

Good luck and may the Shwarts be with you!


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+ Jasper20XX on April 9th, 2010 at 9:08 pm said:

OMG we’re gonna miss you! Best of luck!! :)


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+ willynews on April 9th, 2010 at 9:17 pm said:

I don’t really know you just reading the blogs, keep up good work on your new job.


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+ aVeRsioN_X on April 9th, 2010 at 9:41 pm said:

Good luck with your future interests. Hope you find fun with whatever you do, the same as you did with the gaming career.


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+ Mindplague on April 9th, 2010 at 10:22 pm said:

Good luck in your future en devours, Chris. No need to say goodbye. You’re family.. and family is always welcome home!


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+ Vagrant_1 on April 9th, 2010 at 10:23 pm said:

Take care and best of wishes to whatever you encounter in your life. Good luck and God bless


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+ XenoNative on April 9th, 2010 at 10:36 pm said:

just two days ago i was thinking to myself how i havent seen much material from chris morell as of lately and then this happens. i guess i got that motherly instinct . . . creepy. wish you nothing but the best and remember to pack clean underwear.


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+ HarveyX on April 9th, 2010 at 10:37 pm said:

Good luck I hope everything works out for you.


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+ MMaLuFF on April 9th, 2010 at 10:45 pm said:

Good Luck Chris, You represent the evolution on video games, with all this conection with players, bringing news, info from developers, taking our questions to them, conecting everyone, and for all that, Thank you! I wish you the best of luck on this new path.

Best regards from Brazil!


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+ acerazer1 on April 9th, 2010 at 10:48 pm said:

Ya know Chris Morell, it’s funny because I just completed GOWIII tonight, and I saw you and Jeff in the credits, and I was thinking to myself, “Wow, Chris has been on the Blog for a good while now.” Then I came on here and saw this post, so it was kind of ironic, but good luck man, I’m sure you’ll continue to be awesome.


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+ toology01 on April 9th, 2010 at 10:54 pm said:

Ya serious man. Congratulations on your success and good luck to you. I enjoyed your posts.


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+ wolverine81 on April 9th, 2010 at 11:09 pm said:

Wow. Sad to see you going. Good Luck!


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+ Wafi24 on April 9th, 2010 at 11:29 pm said:

Woah was at Stanford studying with my bro for this test and all, but found out Chris is leaving no. Lol that’s how life is I guess and Chris hopefully you can read this, Farewell and lets see each other in the future.

Your Friend, The Boss, Wafi


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+ kdiep on April 9th, 2010 at 11:35 pm said:

Was it intentional to leave out what your new job is? If so, good luck man. Wish you the best. You guys should’ve had a podcast so we (listeners/readers) could’ve known you guys better but even so there is a good familiarity anyway. In any case, wish you the best and come back as a guest or something in the future.

Oh and if you did not intentional, I gotta ask (all the while wishing you the best ofc) what’s your new job?


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+ SLURPEE__QUEEN on April 9th, 2010 at 11:42 pm said:

BEST OF LUCK TO YOU MAY YOUR PATH BE LIT BRIGHT DONE ALOT OF GREAT THINGS HERE WE WONT FORGET YOU “


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+ Enigma777 on April 9th, 2010 at 11:56 pm said:

I’m sad to see you go. I hope you find success in your future endeavors! Later Chris!


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