Saturday, September 4, 2010

Quick Update (And then I'm Out!)

If you're looking for a good read, make sure you pick up "Rumble Road." It was written by Jon Robinson, of videogames fame (and former IGN Sports Editor). It has a great flow to it, and it will take you no time at all to get through. It is one of the few WWE books where all you see is the "other side."

Interesting story about Jon. Before I got into this industry, I was a sophomore in college, and was a big Madden fan. I would read every day, and saw Jon's articles in the sports section. At that time, I was a journalism major, and thought that a job in video game journalism would be pretty sweet. I sent Jon a message out of the blue off one of those "contact us" e-mail links. I asked, immaturely I might add, how you get into this kind of work (among other things)? Jon was gracious enough to not only e-mail me, but ask me to call him.

I remember every word of that conversation. I was nervous, because I had just put myself out there, and I had no idea what he was going to say to me. He had some great advice, and I haven't forgotten it to this day (that's for me to know). The point is, this is a small world, and an even smaller industry. It was awesome to see Jon at our SummerSlam press event, both of us knowing the conversation we had some 8 - 9 years ago. If you're reading this, THANKS JON!

I had a great time on the GR8 Podcast last night. Next week I hope to have the game pulled up, and can answer some of the more detailed questions. Thanks to all of you for being so interested in our game this year -- we hope to do you proud this year, and for years to come!


  1. Thanks Marcus I hope you enjoyed you and your wife Anniversary. Can't wait for next week.

  2. Thanks for doing such a great job interacting with the customers this year. You mentioned the other day that your team is currently in their creative brainstorming mode for SvR2012 (though you can't confirm it exists.) If we have ideas, feedback, thoughts, wishlists, etc.- what is the best way to communicate with you (blog, e-mail, message board somewhere)?