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Watch Ron's PAX Keynote 29 Sep, 2009, 03:43 / 8 comments

I'm not sure he'll be thrilled about this, but in all honesty Ron Gilbert's PAX 2009 keynote was an inspiring speech and you should watch it if you have an hour to kill. Say, before or after you play Lair of the Leviathan (oh my, that's today!) and before the Brutal Legend demo hits Thursday.

Big thanks to the great person in the audience who filmed this.

Comments

  • MarioColbert on 01 Oct, 2009, 23:24…
    Did anyone else think that it was rather funny that Ron thinks that "cutscenes interspersed with some action" is such an evil thing? You know ... in light of the umlaut and all?
  • valkian on 29 Sep, 2009, 17:04…
    Between Tim's blogpost about his 20 years in the industry, and Ron's speech, I'm all sentimental and nostalgic and inspired.
  • n0n4m3 on 29 Sep, 2009, 15:09…
    This speech is indeed a great piece of art.
  • Carlius on 29 Sep, 2009, 08:16…
    I'm glad that people (fan community) don't mock him anymore, he's truly a great mind.
  • Icebox on 30 Sep, 2009, 03:42…
    I always hated how people would dismiss him for not directing any games outside of the first two MI's. They even called Deathspank vaporware!
  • elTee on 29 Sep, 2009, 10:57…
    Yeah, it stemmed from newbie-baiting I think. People would just show up to the forums and leave uneducated posts implying he wrote the first two Monkey Island games singlehandedly, and designed all the artwork, and wrote the music too.

    He did an interview with Idle Thumbs in, what, 2004? Whenever it was, anyone who read that was left with one clear impression: Ron Gilbert is a genius.

    So you're right, it's nice to see him get some of the respect that he undoubtedly deserves, and from the looks of things there's a very real chance that Deathspank will be an all-time classic.
  • Kroms on 29 Sep, 2009, 11:24…
    Or that. I wasn't around here till 2007, so my knowledge on Mojo history is a bit wonky.

    For those wanting to read that interview, here are parts one, two, and three. Keep in mind that each part is split up into multiple pages, and enjoy.
  • Kroms on 29 Sep, 2009, 10:15…
    In defense of the community, 99% of the time it's just playful. I've thrown one or two jabs at him myself, but they were completely, 100% tongue-in-cheek. Ron Gilbert's impact on the game industry - and, in my case, my life and the direction it took - can not be underestimated.