Apr 09

Farewell, but Not Goodbye

Chris Morell's Avatar Posted by 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.

PlayStation Blog VGA 09 Meet-Up

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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161 Comments   62 Replies


+ 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


+ Mistah_Murkle on April 10th, 2010 at 4:38 am said:



+ 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


+ JediMPG on April 10th, 2010 at 7:05 am said:

We’ll all miss you man.Good luck


+ C_BIG_Brown on April 10th, 2010 at 7:16 am said:

Take care of yourself dude and good luck in whatever you do.


+ C_BIG_Brown on April 10th, 2010 at 7:19 am said:

Just like the song say it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday lol dude we will miss you.


+ katsuo7171 on April 10th, 2010 at 7:28 am said:

Thank you my friend! You’ve done great at the blog as a blogger and hopefully you’ll continue doing what you’re doing. Anyway I’m on your friends list and lets hope we can catch up sometime. :)


+ PoisenOak on April 10th, 2010 at 8:02 am said:

see ya buddy and good luck


+ nv_Los on April 10th, 2010 at 9:02 am said:

April Fools? No? you’ve be missed truly enjoyed your blog interviews


+ Jeigh on April 10th, 2010 at 9:23 am said:


Well, best of luck in the future.


+ wocyob on April 10th, 2010 at 9:47 am said:

good luck duder best of luck with your new job… you will be missed


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

Aww, don’t go Chris. The Playstation Home community is going to miss you. Good luck with your new job. :)


+ BZKlint on April 10th, 2010 at 10:19 am said:

lol @ 45.


+ R3Dinstinct on April 10th, 2010 at 10:34 am said:



+ emiru69 on April 10th, 2010 at 10:43 am said:

I was lucky enough of meeting you in the Ratchet & Clank event last year (I’m the guy who ask you to sign the poster ^_^), you were really friendly and polite and I wish the best luck on all your next projects! You deserve it!


+ Jon_Mclane on April 10th, 2010 at 11:16 am said:

Pouring one out for you homey


+ NewYork214 on April 10th, 2010 at 11:57 am said:

Good luck Chris. i still remember the first time you commented back to me, when i asked if you were asian or not lol. felt just like yesterday, but i think it was actually your first post lol.


+ Thrasher20 on April 10th, 2010 at 12:12 pm said:

Chris Morell,

It’s going to be weird without you! You been a great Social Media guy and I will personally miss your presence. Good luck in your new job Chris and don’t forget about us! Stop by on the PSB and say what’s up! Peace man, keep on gaming on and good luck with you in the future Chris.

Sincerely, Thrasher20


+ JakeRuiner on April 10th, 2010 at 1:05 pm said:

You’re leaving already? I saw almost all your interviews (they were awesome specially the GoW3 one) and i read a lot of your posts along with jeff’s, you guys are the best!

bestest luck wherever you decide to go!


+ Sw1tched on April 10th, 2010 at 1:36 pm said:

I love sid Shuman, he was awesome with GAMEPRO!!!


+ spartan5585 on April 10th, 2010 at 1:42 pm said:

hey man hope u kick some booty at ur new job, cuz my dream job would be to work for playstation, and to hear that u had the best decade of ur life there is pretty awesome, so good luck an farewell dude ull be missed
p.s. my psn is spartan5585 hit me up so we can kick some butt in UNCHARTED 2


+ robertmc8 on April 10th, 2010 at 2:09 pm said:

Best of Luck Chris!


+ xeno3d on April 10th, 2010 at 2:34 pm said:

Good luck Chris!


+ xCaliberr on April 10th, 2010 at 3:50 pm said:

Good luck and Lakers!!!
psn: xCaliberr
I imagine your friends list is full so we can talk bout kb24


+ joaryche on April 10th, 2010 at 5:13 pm said:

Good luck in your new career..You’ll always be apart of the PlayStation family


+ royalflush5 on April 10th, 2010 at 5:18 pm said:

be a guest on Beyond!
take care dude and good luck


+ purplestream on April 10th, 2010 at 5:42 pm said:

good luck Chris! keep on playing games! lol :D


+ 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.


+ 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. :-)

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