What a week, huh? As if Tuesday’s US presidential election wasn’t enough excitement for you, Friday we learned that our friend and comrade Jeff Rubenstein is moving on to a new adventure outside the walls of PlayStation. If the news made your heart skip a beat, I don’t blame you — Jeff’s leadership, passion, and dedication to gamers is the stuff of legend, both inside the games industry and out. On a personal level, I will miss the guy terribly every time I sit down to record a new episode of PlayStation Blogcast or eat a bowl of steaming stewed pork from Santa Ramen (best in the South Bay!). We’re hugely proud of Jeff and we wish him the absolute best as he embarks on his new journey.
But life will go on, as it always does. In the midst of any significant transition, it’s natural to feel a little anxiety, a little trepidation. If you’re like me, you’re probably chewing on some questions, starting with that big scary one: how is PlayStation.Blog going to change? The answer to that question is simple: it won’t. Over the past five years, Jeff’s leadership helped forge a stronger, better-informed community of passionate PlayStation gamers through the insider information published on PlayStation.Blog, and that good work will continue here as strong or stronger than ever. Sure, we might make a few minor nips and tucks in the name of better user experience — we’re considering combining the weekend Recap and What We Read posts into one more comprehensive post, for instance. What do you think?
But when it comes to the PlayStation.Blog content you know and (hopefully!) love, it will be business as usual. We will continue to debut exclusive developer diaries written by today’s most talented game designers, whether it’s the brilliant minds behind God of War: Ascension or the indie auteurs behind PSN innovators such as Sportsfriends. We’ll continue to debut new game announcements, new gameplay trailers, new interviews, and new podcasts with some of the biggest names in videogames. And most important of all, we’ll continue to listen and pass on your feedback, whether it’s from the comments sections on Blog posts like this, the massive user feedback database that is PlayStation.Blog Share, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, you name it.
I am so excited for what’s to come. If you have any questions for me, please leave them in the comments and I will provide an answer before the end of the weekend.
- I’m playing: Need for Speed Most Wanted (PS Vita)
- I’m watching: Grave Encounters 2 on PSN
- I’m reading: So, Today is My Last Day at PlayStation
- I’m listening to: Official PlayStation Blogcast 050: Sportsfriends Forever
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