Monday, October 7, 2013

A Period of Transition

Hi! Jeff Green here! You might remember me from such jobs as Director of Social Media at PopCap Games! Actually, I still have that title. So nothing has changed, technically, at least in terms of what it says on my business card and paycheck. However, since my online activity has changed of late, and as my name keeps showing up in new places,  like right here, I do have a little 'splaining to do, just so we're all clear on stuff. Like, for the record.

So here's the deal:  I am currently "in transition," as it were, at PopCap, and am not their day-to-day social media guy anymore. And it's all good. Astute readers of this blog may recall a post I wrote in August in which I alluded to the fact that I was feeling restless and ready for more, bigger, better things, and that is happily now the position in which I find myself. PopCap and I are still pals, and they and EA are, as I said, still my employers. I am in what we call "a period of transition" and will be working in a more advisory behind-the-scenes role for a predetermined period of time. And again, it is all good. My time at PopCap has been an awesome one - the best job I've had since the CGW days. We will split - when I split - as friends.

But this post does serve as kind of an official announcement that I am now actively working on and looking for my next thing. What is that thing going to be? I have a few schemes in the works.  I don't know which one, if any currently being considered, is going to pan out. It may be with another company, it may be my own thing, it may be something in collaboration with one or more other folks, like the magazine kickstarter listed above. One thing is almost for sure, which is:  I'll be staying in the gaming industry or gaming media, yabbering about this stuff that I love, as I have for the past 17 years. Because it is what I love.

So there it is. You're gonna see more of me - and hopefully that's not entirely bad news - on this blog, in speaking engagements like this, on my brand new Twitch channel, as part of Kickstarter plans like the one linked to above, and other various forms of online activity, none of which, I solemnly promise, will involve nudity.

Where this is all going to lead me, I have no idea. But it is an exciting and liberating feeling. At least until the money runs out.

So, hey. I'm available.  Pass it around. I've got a good resume and I'm mostly housebroken.  Plus, I yodel on request. Who WOULDN'T hire me?

cheers,
Jeff



25 comments:

Boothe said...

Exciting things in-store, I'm sure.

Good luck with the transition, and the next exciting adventure.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck, Jeff!

Darius said...

Go to Giant Bomb! Like, if they're hiring. Or not! Just hang out on the podcast.

Anonymous said...

Giantbomb!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay Jeff! I wish you had use for a programmer, would be awesome to work with you on something.

Bryce Johnston said...

This is so exciting! Can't wait to see what is in store, and best of luck. Thanks for the link to the KS project too. I just backed it!

Anonymous said...

giant bomb

Anonymous said...

Giant Bomb!

Chris Dunkley said...

I was about to go and pester Jeff Gerstmann to hire you. Kind of lovely to find myself on the same page as so many others.

Whatever happens, best of luck.

Would love to hear your voice on a (more regular) podcast again, Jeff!

mrfluke said...

Best of luck with whatever you do

but im sorry i gotta go with the chorus and say that yo, you would be PERFECT at GIANTBOMB!!!!!!!

mrfluke said...

Best of luck in whatever you do next

but yea, i gotta go with the chorus below as i agree, you would be PERFECT at GIANTBOMB!!!

CallMeSarge said...

Dude, Giant bomb! Good luck to you Mr Green. Your unsuppressible talent will see you through!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Jeff!

Unknown said...

I would so wish for a Greenspeak youtube channel... Or GiantBomb as others here suggest. So awesome.

Mike Gillespie said...

Good luck, Jeff. I always think of you when I think of people lucky enough to work in a field they have passion for and enjoy. Don't lose that! I look forward to supporting whatever project you hitch your wagon to.

Anonymous said...

GIANT BOMB

Xelous said...

How come everytime I come check your blog you're leaving a job?

Foil1212 said...

Go work at Gamebomb.ru!

Eric said...

Good luck Jeff! Oh, by the way! There's this website about video games I really enjoy called Giant Bomb. I have no idea if they receive resumes, but I think you'd be a good fit.

MonkeyKing1969 said...

Everyone keeps saying Giant Bomb, but but they are in 'Internet Terms' old media now. Fifteen years ago magazines were old media, now even a typical video game website is old media.

Jeff you need to get a job a Revision3 or some internet television network. You have a nice 'on air' presence, a good voice, and yet you command some respect in the industry...if Adam Sessler can do it so can you.

tdous said...

Yes... internet television. That's a new and revolutionary idea...

Giant Bomb might be the least typical of the "big" name gaming websites, and there's always room for unique insight, great writing and fun podcasts/videos.

But I know that you know these guys already. As a long-time fan of your work and an old CGW/GFW Radio superfan, I think that, full- or part-time, you would be asset to an already great team.

Sean Gubelman said...

Congratulations, Jeff! Happy to see you bustin' out. :D

Mann said...

All the best Jeff. I've been reading your writing for as long as I can remember and it's been fundamental in helping me find my own written voice.

I can't wait to happen across some sort of digital or printed media with your name on it. The girlish squeal that will be emitted from me in that instance will set off car alarms all across Sydney.

Bob Branman said...

Hi, Jeff, Bob Branman here. You might remember me from the 80s. I had an occasion to think about our old times, as I made plans for Sunday night (Oct. 27) to see the 80s band "Sparks" in DC. I have apparently lost track of your personal email address, and this seemed as good a way to reach out as any other. But you'll delete this comment from Greenspeak, I predict!

Austin said...

Jeff,

I found out about you about half a decade ago during 1ups heyday. The podcasts, the 1up-show. That was great stuff. I became a big fan of your writing. Then that all ended, you moved on, started this blog and I read it. I remember an OLD post where you described your first iPhone as a Swiss-Army knife. Pretty spot on in retrospect.

Then life moves in and time passes. It's been about 2 years since I checked in on this blog. I was talking to a friend about podcasts today and I forgot that you guys really pioneered that medium. Thought of you and looked up your blog... I found that once again you are in a state of transition. And I guess I just wanted to wish you the best of luck and thank you.

Yours,
Austino