Charles Martinet, for the special video you made for Baby Gale, for your near 15 year friendship, and for always being totally awesome, kind, and full of energy…thank you. Your kindness knows no limits.
Reggie Fils-Aime, thank you…for no matter how busy you are at E3’s each and every year, you always take precious moments out of your very busy schedule, to chat with me about the industry, the event itself, and even personal topics. NOA is in excellent hands with you.
Nate Bihldorff, you were one of the first people I met in my early years of going to E3 and here we are, some 15 years later and still continue our tradition of talking the talk and taking fun pictures. Thank you for your continued support in my projects, personal life, and more. I’m grateful for all of it.
Gil Ruta, you have for the last several years been a great assist at E3, helping a good deal in coordinating my time at the show with what I have to see and do. Thank you, I appreciate it, and I look forward to seeing this pic become your profile on Facebook…and your reaction to the back of my business card, “priceless”.
Ken Lobb, you were there in the beginning years of my E3 travels, the periods of time when I had various projects in the pipeline, and now, still as my friend. Thank you for all of your kindness and once again, I really appreciate you telling me that your granddaughter liked my book, Lisek’s Great Adventure. That made me happy! Good luck with all you do at Microsoft.
Seth Killian, from the time you were at Capcom, telling me that I won the contest to be made into a background character in Street Fighter IV, up until your current days at Sony…you’ve always been a good friend and supportive of my ideas and contributions to the industry. Thank you for staying cool all this time.
Tomonobu Itagaki, whether it was our first encounter at E3 2004 talking about Ninja Gaiden, later years such as in 2010 with our 3DS discussion, or today…our 10 year friendship mark, I appreciate the work you do, your enthusiasm as a developer, and wish you all the best with Devil’s Third and all you do at Valhalla Game Studios. Thank you and yes, we look even better 10 years later.
Victor Lucas, you have been a good friend and someone who has always given me plenty of time and sincerity, whenever we meet, and I thank you for it. I appreciate your friendship and am happy for your continued success after all of these years. Keep it up.