Re: Roger Ebert: 1942-2013
Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel were the inspirations for GameCritics.com all those years ago.
Anyone who was here at the beginning will probably remember that Chi and I plastered our handsome mugs on the homepage of the website. It was an homage of sorts to these two pioneers.
We even considered just adopting their thumbs up/thumbs down system before finally deciding on the number ratings.
Anyway, I'm saddened to hear of his death.
I am glad however that even as he enraged many in the video game community pertaining to the "Games as Art" debate, many have forgiven him and chosen to remember him for his great writing and positive impact he had on the movie critics and movie goers as well as the game critics and game players.
RIP Roger Ebert.