Jeff Green leaves 1UP/GFW for EA

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#1 Edited by logson (521 posts) -

17-year veteran Jeff Green is leaving the editorial side of the industry to join the Sims team at EA. Any thoughts? Does anyone else care?
This is kind of bumming me out, because he was an integral part of arguably the best video game podcast, GFW Radio.
(1UP story)

#2 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

I am not really what you would call a PC gamer so I never paid very much attention to GFW, but I hear that he's a star there. I hope that he does well at EA, though.

#3 Posted by Lies (3866 posts) -

WHAT?!

Oh shit. You aren't lying are you? I must go check 1up.

#4 Posted by MB (11891 posts) -

Unless Jeff Green has been credited in a game, I'm going to put this page forward for deletion.

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#5 Posted by deaux (233 posts) -

It'll be rough for them losing such a veteran, but there's a lot of talent at 1up still.

If he's got some fresh ideas for the Sims, and I imagine he wouldn't take the post unless he did, that would be hood too.
#6 Edited by tokyochicken (849 posts) -

Dude thats really depressing Jeff was awesome, GFW radio wont ever be the same.

#7 Posted by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -

My favorite podcast will never be the same. :(

#8 Posted by logson (521 posts) -

What? He's been one of the more famous editors for years. Why delete him? I'm writing up an article for him on here right now.

#9 Posted by Lies (3866 posts) -
MB said:
"Unless Jeff Green has been credited in a game, I'm going to put this page forward for deletion."
Way to ruin the goddamn mood MB. He probably has actually, being in the industry for so long.

And if he hasn't he will be soon when he gets to his new job. So actually, seeing as he is now a videogame professional, this page totally deserves to be here.

Anyways:

Thanks to some dude on the 1Up forums for posting that.
#10 Posted by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -
MB said:
"Unless Jeff Green has been credited in a game, I'm going to put this page forward for deletion."
He works on The Sims.
#11 Posted by Lies (3866 posts) -
Vaxadrin said:
"MB said:
"Unless Jeff Green has been credited in a game, I'm going to put this page forward for deletion."
He works on The Sims."
Clearly the man did not read the topic title. Anyways, man the Brodeo is gonna be a lot different now... :(
#12 Edited by AegisOfDawn (70 posts) -

Sucks that he's leaving the Brodeo, I enjoyed listening to him on GFW Radio. I wonder what will happen now with him gone, will they continue with the podcast, change the name, etc?

And a response to the moderator who so harshly and bluntly put his statement to a farewell topic, Jeff Green is going to enter the industry to work on The Sims team, so I believe you should  treat this like Greg K's and numerous others former journalists who went to work on the video game industry. Have some respect.

#13 Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin (3720 posts) -

Damnit. Well, good for him, but still, damnit.

#14 Edited by MB (11891 posts) -
AegisOfDawn said:
"Sucks that he's leaving the Brodeo, I enjoyed listening to him on GFW Radio. I wonder what will happen now with him gone, will they continue with the podcast, change the name, etc?

And a response to the moderator, Jeff Green is going to enter the industry to work on The Sims team, so I believe you should  treat this like Greg K's and numerous others former journalists who went to work on the video game industry. Have some respect."
Even Vinny doesn''t even have his own page here, and it was he who deleted it the first time, and it keeps getting put back up and getting deleted.  The rules are in place for a reason...there just can't be a Wiki page for everyone in the industry you think is "cool" or has been around awhile.  It's not about respect at all.  I think Jeff is cool and I've enjoyed listening to him on podcasts over the years, this is a separate issue.

"These are the names that roll after you blow up that final boss. A person must be credited in at least one game to merit a page."
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#15 Edited by Lies (3866 posts) -

He will be working on Sims games in the very near future. Clearly, this is not an unwarranted page. Rorie has not been credited in anything released yet, but he has a page. Same concept applies to Jeff Green. He will be working on games very soon, thus deserves a page.

#16 Posted by MB (11891 posts) -

Your opinion has been duly noted, I'll talk to the guys and see what they say about this sort of thing before deleting.

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#17 Posted by Jatsu (42 posts) -

GFW Radio isn't just my favorite podcast, it's my favorite weekly entertainment period. This hasn't even sunk in fully for me yet, but I feel like I've fallen on my face, like the carpet has been ripped from underneath me. When I'm having a really bad day, it doesn't matter how bad, as soon as I hear "Hello and welcome to GFW Radio!" everything's cool.  Of course, this isn't about me, or any of us, although Jeff certainly took us into consideration in his decision. I wish him the best at his new job and may actually pay attention to The Sims now ;). But seriously, dude HAS to guest at least occasionally. 

#18 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

I think what would be best is to delete the page now perhaps and then have it added again once its made official?

#19 Posted by Lies (3866 posts) -
Jatsu said:
"GFW Radio isn't just my favorite podcast, it's my favorite weekly entertainment period. This hasn't even sunk in fully for me yet, but I feel like I've fallen on my face, like the carpet has been ripped from underneath me. When I'm having a really bad day, it doesn't matter how bad, as soon as I hear "Hello and welcome to GFW Radio!" everything's cool.  Of course, this isn't about me, or any of us, although Jeff certainly took us into consideration in his decision. I wish him the best at his new job and may actually pay attention to The Sims now ;). But seriously, dude HAS to guest at least occasionally. 

"
Maybe he can take Rod Humble's spot as "Podcast emissary to 1Up". But it will be weird to hear the dude schilling games as opposed to criticizing them.
#20 Posted by Spiritof (2017 posts) -

I'm pretty sure that Jeff Green has a writing credit on at least one of the Warcraft games.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's the same Jeff Green...he is a huge WoW geek...if that helps.

#21 Posted by Lies (3866 posts) -
SpiritOf said:
"I'm pretty sure that Jeff Green has a writing credit on at least one of the Warcraft games.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's the same Jeff Green...he is a huge WoW geek...if that helps."
WELL ADD IT TO HIS PAGE MAN!

We're in danger of deletion here!
#22 Posted by Patchinko (841 posts) -
Hamz said:
"I think what would be best is to delete the page now perhaps and then have it added again once its made official?"
I think what would be best would be to reconsider the one-sentance "rule" dictating what warrents a person having a page on this website. This guy isn't sweeping the floors at Konami. He's relevant to the industry and the single-sentance "rule" should be changed.
#23 Posted by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -
Lies said:
"Maybe he can take Rod Humble's spot as "Podcast emissary to 1Up". But it will be weird to hear the dude schilling games as opposed to criticizing them."
"Space Seige 2 breaks new ground in game narrative!"
#24 Posted by Lies (3866 posts) -
Vaxadrin said:
"Lies said:
"Maybe he can take Rod Humble's spot as "Podcast emissary to 1Up". But it will be weird to hear the dude schilling games as opposed to criticizing them."
"Space Seige 2 breaks new ground in game narrative!""
Lol. Hopefully he'll be cool and still have some community involvement like Navarro and Rorie and those ex-GS guys who are now working at game developers. I'm more worried for the Brodeo than I am for him. You need a strong host personality, and Shawn Elliot just won't do.
#25 Posted by MB (11891 posts) -
Patchinko said:
"Hamz said:
"I think what would be best is to delete the page now perhaps and then have it added again once its made official?"
I think what would be best would be to reconsider the one-sentance "rule" dictating what warrents a person having a page on this website. This guy isn't sweeping the floors at Konami. He's relevant to the industry and the single-sentance "rule" should be changed."
Maybe, but for right now, that's the rule.  If you guys can find a game that Jeff Green is legitimately credited in, great...otherwise the page is going to have to go for now.
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#26 Posted by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -
MB said:
"Patchinko said:
"Hamz said:
"I think what would be best is to delete the page now perhaps and then have it added again once its made official?"
I think what would be best would be to reconsider the one-sentance "rule" dictating what warrents a person having a page on this website. This guy isn't sweeping the floors at Konami. He's relevant to the industry and the single-sentance "rule" should be changed."
Maybe, but for right now, that's the rule.  If you guys can find a game that Jeff Green is legitimately credited in, great...otherwise the page is going to have to go for now."
We have a Jeff Gerstmann page, which game was he legitimately credited in?
Don't delete Jeff Green's page, unless you also delete Jeff Gerstmann's.
#27 Posted by Rowr (5474 posts) -
Vaxadrin said:
"My favorite podcast will never be the same. :("

KindGalaxy said:
"MB said:
"Patchinko said:
"Hamz said:
"I think what would be best is to delete the page now perhaps and then have it added again once its made official?"
I think what would be best would be to reconsider the one-sentance "rule" dictating what warrents a person having a page on this website. This guy isn't sweeping the floors at Konami. He's relevant to the industry and the single-sentance "rule" should be changed."
Maybe, but for right now, that's the rule.  If you guys can find a game that Jeff Green is legitimately credited in, great...otherwise the page is going to have to go for now."
We have a Jeff Gerstmann page, which game was he legitimately credited in?
Don't delete Jeff Green's page, unless you also delete Jeff Gerstmann's."
jeff is credited in guitar hero or something.
#28 Posted by MB (11891 posts) -
KindGalaxy said:
We have a Jeff Gerstmann page, which game was he legitimately credited in?
Don't delete Jeff Green's page, unless you also delete Jeff Gerstmann's."
Jeff, Ryan & Brad were all credited in the Special Thanks section of Guitar Hero 2.
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#29 Posted by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -
Rowr said:
"Vaxadrin said:
"My favorite podcast will never be the same. :("

KindGalaxy said:
"MB said:
"Patchinko said:
"Hamz said:
"I think what would be best is to delete the page now perhaps and then have it added again once its made official?"
I think what would be best would be to reconsider the one-sentance "rule" dictating what warrents a person having a page on this website. This guy isn't sweeping the floors at Konami. He's relevant to the industry and the single-sentance "rule" should be changed."
Maybe, but for right now, that's the rule.  If you guys can find a game that Jeff Green is legitimately credited in, great...otherwise the page is going to have to go for now."
We have a Jeff Gerstmann page, which game was he legitimately credited in?
Don't delete Jeff Green's page, unless you also delete Jeff Gerstmann's."
jeff is credited in guitar hero or something."
Ryan Davis

so is Ryan Davis, but go find your guitar hero 2 game manual, go to credits, search for thier names, nothing! My point stands; delete Jeff Green's page, delete their pages too. I'll go dig around some other GiantBomb staff people pages as well, find a legitmate credit for Jeff Gerstmann, Ryan Davis and the other giant bomb staff people pages and yeah, delete JUST Jeff Green's page, but if you can't find a legitimate credit for them; either keep Jeff Green's people page or delete ALL the Giant Bomb Staff People Pages.
#30 Posted by MB (11891 posts) -

The thanks appear during the in-game credits.  This has all been well-established long ago.  

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#31 Posted by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -
Brad Shoemaker has a people page too, no credits, he's a GiantBomb staffer, delete his page too.
#32 Posted by MB (11891 posts) -

Brad was credited along with Ryan & Jeff in the same section of GH2.  I've already been over this several times, KindGalaxy.

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#33 Posted by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -

Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis were credited for giving airtime for guitar hero on the OnTheSpot segment for Guitar Hero 2, development? No. Leave the Greenmachine alone! Or go talk to whoever to get these gaming journalist enthusiast press people acceptance into the GiantBomb wiki, be a hero, take a stand, accept the professional unwashed masses we look up to! (outside the Giant Bomb staff!)

#34 Edited by MB (11891 posts) -

The reason a person appears in a game's credits is irrelevant.

Find me a published game that Jeff Green is credited in and the page stays.  Otherwise,it goes.  It can come back as soon as an upcoming game he works on is published and he appears in the credits.  For the last time,  this isn't about liking or disliking someone.

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#35 Posted by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -

He's now working on the Sims franchise, that's a fact, so add that. Every article (VEIGN, IGN, 1UP, Armchair, NeoGAF are all saying he's working on The Sims franchise, even Wikipedia says it, he's on the development team according to all those websites. What else is needed? Not every single people page on this website has game manual credits, Jeff Green is working on The Sims franchise, done! Now keep the page.

#36 Posted by Jatsu (42 posts) -
Lies said:
"Vaxadrin said:
"Lies said:
"Maybe he can take Rod Humble's spot as "Podcast emissary to 1Up". But it will be weird to hear the dude schilling games as opposed to criticizing them."
"Space Seige 2 breaks new ground in game narrative!""
Lol. Hopefully he'll be cool and still have some community involvement like Navarro and Rorie and those ex-GS guys who are now working at game developers. I'm more worried for the Brodeo than I am for him. You need a strong host personality, and Shawn Elliot just won't do.
"
I was actually thinking about the Rod Humble analogy. He was quite critical about many of the games he worked on (albeit they were all long released).
I am also very worried about the Brodeo. You know Shawn has to realize that he isn't enough of a host, and I'm honestly worried that he is thinking about stopping the show. This morning as I woke up I was remembering that three week period in the lead up to E3, when Jeff was vacationing in Southern Europe, and how much magic was lost without him. During that time I was counting the days to his return. 
#37 Posted by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -

I thought the episode where they were pitching game ideas in the mall (with all the music mixed in) was excellent.  I'd actually like to see alot more creative stuff like that.

The 1up FM that Elliot just hosted was fantastic as well.

#38 Posted by Gorillawhat (1259 posts) -

There is no god.

#39 Posted by logson (521 posts) -

This is a testament to how incredible Giant Bomb's staff is. Jeff (Gerstmann) himself added Jeff Green's credited games. I love Giant Bomb.

#40 Posted by AegisOfDawn (70 posts) -

Jeff Green lives! Thanks Giant Bomb.

#41 Posted by Teanah (27 posts) -

I think my avatar speaks for itself. He has all my <3 and support though. I hope he has a wonderful time at EA.

#42 Posted by John (828 posts) -

Congrats to him, but srly, the sims must be a pretty boring game to work on.

#43 Edited by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -
Teanah said:
"I think my avatar speaks for itself. He has all my <3 and support though. I hope he has a wonderful time at EA."
Are you the 12 year old intern they had on recently?
#44 Posted by Teanah (27 posts) -

Haha.  Intern Chris sucks. =]

#45 Edited by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -
Teanah said:
"I think my avatar speaks for itself. He has all my <3 and support though. I hope he has a wonderful time at EA."
>.< What type of person wishes someone the best for leaving! Get angry! Chain him to his desk (not that one on the 5th floor that kind of exploded or whatever) and force him to write, Ryan could take him for doggy walks on the weekend to exercise the muscles, Shawn could feed him Negro candy for energy.
By the way, either you're tiny or Jeff is Andre the Giant. Seriously though, it seems the Games for Windows magazine crew have gone on to greater things than Ziff Davis Media could offer; Sean Molloy at Blizzard, Jeff Green at EA, and before that some previous 1UP staff are now on the Resistance 2 development team, making their own DS games, how long are you going to be the community manager before Hello Kitty Online has a job opening? (cos girls don't play real games)
#46 Posted by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -

At this point they should just announce who plans to stay at Ziff Davis.

#47 Posted by Teanah (27 posts) -

Girls don't play real games? God. How many times do I need to beat you before you get that thought out of your head? I guess I have to earn respect, pwning one boy at a time. =|
And I wouldn't want to guilt trip anyone into staying. He's been here for 17 years! Cut the man some slack.

#48 Posted by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -
Teanah said:
"Girls don't play real games? God. How many times do I need to beat you before you get that thought out of your head? I guess I have to earn respect, pwning one boy at a time. =|
And I wouldn't want to guilt trip anyone into staying. He's been here for 17 years! Cut the man some slack."
I'm just sore that my wife hogs the xbox 360 to play Poker Smash but won't help me get Stardust HD Co-Op trophies :/
17 years ago I was... 5 years old... Jeff Green needs to write a book or something, tome of knowledge and all that, crack his skull for all the juicy goodness it holds. Truth be told; I can't wait to see how he does at EA, in The Sims Studio, hopefully he'll help make the next SimCity game not suck as much as Societies.
#49 Edited by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -

Who's gonna read Age of Conan cybersex with Shawn?

#50 Edited by Teanah (27 posts) -

LOL
I'm sure chuf and intern chris wouldn't mind

Sigh... gonna miss Daddy-O

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