Apr 09

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

Best wishes,
Chris Morell, VP of PlayStation Community Awesomeness

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+ Roguejedi5 on April 10th, 2010 at 5:47 pm said:

We all have to leave something that we love sometime in our life for better or worse. I know is for something better, cause i can’t think of a reason why you would want to leave this.


+ jayrockslife on April 10th, 2010 at 7:00 pm said:

Well.. so long Chris. best of luck with your new career.
and very cool of you to be responding to all the comments on here.


+ almighty-slayer on April 10th, 2010 at 7:48 pm said:

Awwwww man you can’t leave, we’ll miss you too much :(

Take care man, i wish you the very best of luck with the rest of your life :)

*Goodbye hugs* ;) Haha


+ iComet on April 10th, 2010 at 8:16 pm said:

Peace out, bro’ !!!
Good luck on your future job…

I’ll be missing your interviews and seeing your awesome name on the Blog.


+ Kodaime on April 11th, 2010 at 9:07 am said:

Good luck on your next adventure in life! We’ll miss you here on the blog!


+ BigMak43 on April 11th, 2010 at 12:04 pm said:

thanks for all of you’re hard work and dedication to games…and enjot the new path life is laying for you..but you will always have a home here…good luck to you on all of yer endevers :)


+ CapinChronic on April 11th, 2010 at 2:37 pm said:

Best of luck at your new job. ^_^


+ Jahij on April 11th, 2010 at 5:43 pm said:

See you later. Stay gold
and good luck.


+ Sekoku on April 11th, 2010 at 8:08 pm said:

Uh, okay.

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t really get the point of the behind-the-scenes dudes posting “goodbye” posts in blogs and the like.

Most people that don’t know you (as you’re behind the scenes mostly) don’t really care. Maybe it’s because I focus on the blog posts (shrilling as they are) instead of the author avatar or whatever. But meh.

Good luck with your new job or whatever, but I can’t say I’ll miss you one way or another (though that may sound rude, it’s true).


+ S-E-G on April 11th, 2010 at 8:13 pm said:

good luck Chris, i really wish rubenstein was the one leaving instead of you.


+ Frejim on April 12th, 2010 at 7:01 am said:

best of the best for ya my friend!


+ TwinDad on April 12th, 2010 at 8:02 am said:

Best of Luck. So your leaving the industry, staying with Journalism? Or are was going to see your name with the next Ponsi scheme?

I always enjoyed the interviews.


+ Tikicobra on April 12th, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

You never did put through any of my (totally legit) questions on that Uncharted 2 chat. >__>


+ KentoMaiku on April 12th, 2010 at 3:38 pm said:

You’re going to be missed Chris!


+ jakster123x on April 12th, 2010 at 12:19 pm said:

Good luck mate. I loved your PS Eye videos.

Can’t believe your away. Ah well, good luck with wherever life takes you.

Nice to hear that you’re going to be looking at the Blog and remember to come back to PSN once in a while. :D

Also, remember to always have ‘Hope’. I think you know how handy it can become. :-)


+ cell989 on April 12th, 2010 at 4:17 pm said:

Sid is a pretty cool guy too.


+ Zezzler on April 12th, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:

Goodbye Chris!


+ Kyle_Abby on April 12th, 2010 at 4:51 pm said:

It is always hard to see a person that we all love leave us. Hope to see you again Chris! As always, I hope you have fantastic luck in the future and we hope to see you comment on the Blog sometime again. See you later and take care!


+ xpopxkidx110 on April 12th, 2010 at 11:25 pm said:

I used to have you added… I didn’t know it was you though, weird lol.


+ Kuraudoffxi on April 13th, 2010 at 12:37 am said:

Good luck Chris, hope we can see you here asap.


+ eatthemall on April 13th, 2010 at 9:08 am said:

don’t go.

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+ GlassWalls on April 13th, 2010 at 7:03 pm said:

It’s been great to know you. I wish you well in all your future endeavors.


+ Prem-aka-Prince on April 16th, 2010 at 1:25 am said:

I’m late, but I just wanted to say good luck with your new job. One of the few people who I recognise from the US blog… and I liked your interviews a lot, actually. ^^


+ MadMeat001 on April 29th, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:

why are you leaving?


+ 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.


+ 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!


+ 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


+ 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.


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

Good luck I hope everything works out for you.


+ 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!


+ 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.


+ 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.


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

Wow. Sad to see you going. Good Luck!


+ 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


+ 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?


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



+ 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!


+ FULLGORR on April 10th, 2010 at 12:03 am said:

Good luck man, you’ve been a great, can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you!

Also… wait, you’re godofgwar!? I’ve had you on my friends list for ages, haha, I had no idea. Cool beans.


+ ItsNymo on April 10th, 2010 at 12:45 am said:

Hate to be late to the party, but it’s been a pleasure to see you at the past 2 GDC meetups!

Thanks for your contributions to the PlayStation community the past year or so! Good luck on your future endeavors!


+ nokedimyo on April 10th, 2010 at 12:45 am said:

Good luck on your future endeavors!


+ Shadow_Dancer on April 10th, 2010 at 12:51 am said:

All the very best and good luck Chris. You’ll be missed. If the blog’s aim was to build a bridge between Sony/Playstation and it’s customers, you did a great job in doing that.

…Oh and thank you for using my question in the Heavy Rain Q&A awhile back!


+ tearsofash on April 10th, 2010 at 3:17 am said:


I dun know you, but you seem like nice pal.


+ PullusPardusUS on April 10th, 2010 at 3:24 am said:

that sid guy better be as awesome as you ='(


+ spatsnaz on April 10th, 2010 at 3:40 am said:

You done good, kiddo.

Take care Chris.


+ stennex on April 10th, 2010 at 3:51 am said:

Sad to see you leave. I wish you all the best in your new endeavor. Make believe, be Playstation always. Game on!

G.A.P member


+ MalcolmHB on April 10th, 2010 at 4:27 am said:

Good Luck Chris :D


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+ BalramRules on April 10th, 2010 at 5:46 am said:

lol =P
I love the title name, Farewell, NOT GOOBI! XD


+ Neil_878 on April 10th, 2010 at 6:16 am said:

First time I’ve felt properly compelled to log in and comment.

Thanks for everything mate. Good luck in whichever road you chose in life.


+ cowboyd21 on April 10th, 2010 at 7:00 am said:

take care dude

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