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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.

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
twitter.com/chrismorell

Best wishes,
Chris Morell, VP of PlayStation Community Awesomeness

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FULLGORR said:

April 10th, 12:03 am

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 said:

April 10th, 12:45 am

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 said:

April 10th, 12:45 am

Good luck on your future endeavors!

Shadow_Dancer said:

April 10th, 12:51 am

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 said:

April 10th, 3:17 am

LATER BRO.

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

PullusPardusUS said:

April 10th, 3:24 am

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

spatsnaz said:

April 10th, 3:40 am

You done good, kiddo.

Take care Chris.

stennex said:

April 10th, 3:51 am

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

PSNId:stennex
G.A.P member

MalcolmHB said:

April 10th, 4:27 am

Good Luck Chris :D

Mistah_Murkle said:

April 10th, 4:38 am

YOU MAY NOT BELIVE T, BUT THE PEOPLE HERE GENUINELY ARE SAD THAT YOU ARE LEAVING INCLUDING ME. GOOD LUCK. damm caps lock.

BalramRules said:

April 10th, 5:46 am

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

Neil_878 said:

April 10th, 6:16 am

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 said:

April 10th, 7:00 am

take care dude

JediMPG said:

April 10th, 7:05 am

We’ll all miss you man.Good luck

C_BIG_Brown said:

April 10th, 7:16 am

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

C_BIG_Brown said:

April 10th, 7:19 am

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

katsuo7171 said:

April 10th, 7:28 am

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 said:

April 10th, 8:02 am

see ya buddy and good luck

nv_Los said:

April 10th, 9:02 am

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

Jeigh said:

April 10th, 9:23 am

Noez!!

Well, best of luck in the future.

wocyob said:

April 10th, 9:47 am

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

footballrule said:

April 10th, 10:06 am

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

BZKlint said:

April 10th, 10:19 am

lol @ 45.

R3Dinstinct said:

April 10th, 10:34 am

Nice

emiru69 said:

April 10th, 10:43 am

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 said:

April 10th, 11:16 am

Pouring one out for you homey

NewYork214 said:

April 10th, 11:57 am

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 said:

April 10th, 12:12 pm

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 said:

April 10th, 1:05 pm

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 said:

April 10th, 1:36 pm

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

spartan5585 said:

April 10th, 1:42 pm

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 said:

April 10th, 2:09 pm

Best of Luck Chris!

xeno3d said:

April 10th, 2:34 pm

Good luck Chris!

xCaliberr said:

April 10th, 3:50 pm

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

joaryche said:

April 10th, 5:13 pm

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

royalflush5 said:

April 10th, 5:18 pm

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

purplestream said:

April 10th, 5:42 pm

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

Roguejedi5 said:

April 10th, 5:47 pm

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 said:

April 10th, 7:00 pm

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 said:

April 10th, 7:48 pm

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 said:

April 10th, 8:16 pm

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

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

Kodaime said:

April 11th, 9:07 am

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

BigMak43 said:

April 11th, 12:04 pm

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 said:

April 11th, 2:37 pm

Best of luck at your new job. ^_^

Jahij said:

April 11th, 5:43 pm

See you later. Stay gold
and good luck.

Sekoku said:

April 11th, 8:08 pm

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 said:

April 11th, 8:13 pm

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

Frejim said:

April 12th, 7:01 am

best of the best for ya my friend!

TwinDad said:

April 12th, 8:02 am

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 said:

April 12th, 12:19 pm

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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