GDCOnline: Online Game Legend

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Oct 112012


Last night i was given the Online Game Legend Award at the GDC Choice Online awards show. Rich Vogel gave a touching introduction. I think he was more nervous than I was!

This is a reasonable facsimile of the little acceptance speech I gave. The real thing was filmed and is up on or Gamespot somewhere… edit: Oh, here:

I don’t feel like I deserve this, but i am happy to pretend that I do!

I want to thank all of those people whose credit I am taking, many of whom are here tonight. You know who you are. It’s 16 years worth of names and I can’t possibly say them all.

I do want to say some things that I have learned.

First, don’t make my mistakes. I’ve made many. You’ve played them. Make new ones.

Listen and learn, especially from your players.

Share it all back.

Don’t settle. Dare, instead.

Love what you do.

But a hard-won lesson here: Love your family more. Spend time with them too.

My mom asked me to say this: soy Latino. Most people don’t seem to know… So it can be done.

In theory I have more career years ahead of me than behind. I guess I’m going to have to come up with something new!

Thank you.

The award starts at minute 49.

Watch live video from gamespot’s channel on TwitchTV

  8 Responses to “GDCOnline: Online Game Legend”

  1. Congratulations!! You deserve it!

  2. Congrats.

  3. I knew it! 😉

    Also, congrats, much deserved.

  4. Congratulations! ^_^

  5. “I guess I’m going to have to come up with something new!”

    Damn straight. Back to work, ya slacker.

  6. Much deserved! It’s always a team effort, of course.

    UO is the first online game I played after Bat MUD. I still remember hauling 300,000 gold with mule(s) near Despise, fearing for life and property. Amazing after all these years!

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