Good luck at your new gig, Greg!

#1 Edited by FluxCapacitor (40 posts) -

Well wishes from Los Angeles. I hope you are happy at your new job!
 
This may seem silly, but you were the coolest person ever when I was in my teens. I know, logically, you were just an editor at a videogame website, but, even realizing that, you still were a large influence during those years. I'm not sure I could even explain why; and trying to explain would probably just make me sound creepy (but that would probably be the case with anyone trying to explain why they looked up to someone). Still, I hold great respect for your opinons on the game industry and beyond, even as I find games becoming less and less a part of my life. I think everyone would benefit if you could find an outlet for your opinions. 
 
Basically, you haven't been forgotten. While the average Gamespot user of the past (or present) may not remember or care, there are still people who appreciate everything you contributed. 
 
I hope that doesn't sound too sappy. I just hope you realize that you are missed. Good luck!
 
From  http://twitter.com/kasavin 
"Good to be home. I'll have a couple of weeks to readjust, fix up the house, and play games before starting as a publishing producer at 2K. "

#2 Posted by FlamingHobo (4475 posts) -

Wow, Greg's moving? He was one of my favourite editors at Gamespot, he did some pretty good reviews in his time. All the best to him.

#3 Posted by Kazona (3055 posts) -

Greg working at 2K? Awesome!

#4 Posted by jkz (3956 posts) -
@FlamingHobo said:
" Wow, Greg's moving? He was one of my favourite editors at Gamespot, he did some pretty good reviews in his time. All the best to him. "
This
#5 Posted by JacobForrest (307 posts) -
@Kazona said:
" Greg working at 2K? Awesome! "
#6 Edited by FluxCapacitor (40 posts) -

He's not physically moving to a different location, just changing jobs. Sorry if there wasn't enough clarity.
 
@dcpc10 said:

" GL to him, his reviews were so damn amazing back in the golden gamespot days. Its such a shame we don't see much footage of him. I kinda wish he'd start a vlog or something. "

100% yes.  Any form of writing or anything he could fit into his schedule would be great.
#7 Posted by jakob187 (21506 posts) -

Wait, he's not with EA anymore?!  Damn.  Nonetheless, he's going to 2K, so YAY!  GL to ya, Greg.
#8 Posted by Wright (637 posts) -

that man deserves great things.

#9 Posted by PeasForFees (2407 posts) -
@Kazona said:
" Greg working at 2K? Awesome! "
#10 Posted by JJWeatherman (14485 posts) -

Yeah, Greg pretty much rocks!

#11 Posted by mracoon (4914 posts) -

I'd wished he'd move to GB instead.

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#12 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I remember him from the good old days. I miss those days. :(

#13 Posted by Dovey (161 posts) -

When you read any of his reviews or even just heard him talk you could always sense his pure appreciation for the art of games

#14 Posted by lemon360 (1102 posts) -

Greg + 2K = awesome

#15 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -
@mracoon said:
"I'd wished he'd move to GB instead. "

Then GB would've been a dream team! 
Sadly, it will never happen. 
Greg iterated on many occasions that he wanted to be in game development. 
To become a game-reviewer once again would be a setback in his career.
#16 Posted by JacobForrest (307 posts) -
@GunnBjorn: Agreed, I'm happy to see him moving on up.
#17 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -

Awww, I'll miss command school, but Greg's been amazing at whatever he does, so good luck to him.

#18 Posted by Cerza (1653 posts) -

Good luck in your new position at 2k Greg! It's great to see you moving up in the gaming world.

#19 Posted by guiseppe (2833 posts) -

Good luck to you, Greg!
#20 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8610 posts) -

That is pretty sweet. That is going to be a good job, I can imagine. Best of luck to you Greg!!!

#21 Posted by GregK (34 posts) -

Thanks for the well-wishes here. It means a lot.
 
Yeah, I started at 2K up in the Bay Area last week. I love some of 2K's games from over the years (BioShock, Mafia, The Darkness, Oblivion, Civ IV, and so on) so I was excited to get a chance to work there, especially since Northern California's been my home for most of my life. As a publisher, 2K takes the kinds of creative risks that I respect and admire, so I think we'll make a good match. In particular, I'm a big fan of the studio(s) formerly known as Irrational Games, and while I won't be working directly with them for now, it feels good to be associated.

For the forseeable future I'll be focused on an unannounced project that's right up my alley, and I'll be doing my best to help it along. Maybe I'll get to show it on Giant Bomb one of these months... you have no idea how I miss working with these guys sometimes, especially lately, but I've still got a long road ahead of me on the development front and feel like that's where I can do my best work in the right position and under the right circumstances. In other words I gotta keep paying my dues.

#22 Posted by Khann (2618 posts) -

If you really are Greg, awesome to hear that your career seems to be going the way you want it to.

#23 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6654 posts) -
@GregK said:
" Thanks for the well-wishes here. It means a lot. Yeah, I started at 2K up in the Bay Area last week. I love some of 2K's games from over the years (BioShock, Mafia, The Darkness, Oblivion, Civ IV, and so on) so I was excited to get a chance to work there, especially since Northern California's been my home for most of my life. As a publisher, 2K takes the kinds of creative risks that I respect and admire, so I think we'll make a good match. In particular, I'm a big fan of the studio(s) formerly known as Irrational Games, and while I won't be working directly with them for now, it feels good to be associated.For the forseeable future I'll be focused on an unannounced project that's right up my alley, and I'll be doing my best to help it along. Maybe I'll get to show it on Giant Bomb one of these months... you have no idea how I miss working with these guys sometimes, especially lately, but I've still got a long road ahead of me on the development front and feel like that's where I can do my best work in the right position and under the right circumstances. In other words I gotta keep paying my dues. "
Good luck bro.
#24 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I remember the Oblivion marathon he did. Ahh, fire alarm went off. Good times, good times.

#25 Posted by phlegms (1607 posts) -

Good to see our old trusted game reviewers getting jobs in game development, this way we can be sure we have an inside man looking out for our interests!

#26 Posted by Creamypies (4012 posts) -

Baha this shows how much I've ever used Gamespot in my life when I say... who's Greg Kasavin?

#27 Posted by V_Ben (108 posts) -

have fun up at 2k, are you working in the same place as shaun elliot now?

#28 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Wow. That rocks, best of luck to him.

#29 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@creamypies said:
" Baha this shows how much I've ever used Gamespot in my life when I say... who's Greg Kasavin? "
FAIL x 1000
#30 Posted by BadSniper52 (580 posts) -

Best hopes for greg!!!

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#31 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11015 posts) -
@GregK  Good luck with your new job Greg! Also, you have a very awesome icon (the Anti-Paladin from Disciples II).

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