Sessler's Soapbox: Adam Addresses SMU Guildhall Graduates

Posted: May 18, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: Adam Addresses SMU Guildhall Graduates
Adam was invited to give the commencement speech for recent graduates of the SMU Guildhall school of Game Design Education.

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  • chahn

    WOW!!! ..... worst speech ever.... No, just kidding. I liked it as much as everyone else. Watching you bouncing up and down, grinning ear to ear as you were getting the Guildmaster Sash was one of the coolest things I've seen lately, and it made my day! Thanks for all your hard work, and congratulations!!

    Posted: May 19, 2010 5:51 PM
  • Giraffetermath

    Sess is the best.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 4:56 PM
  • Metalstorm98

    That zombie story was on of the funniest ive heard in my life

    Posted: May 19, 2010 4:44 PM
  • Zac1Morris

    Congratulations Adam! Well done!

    Posted: May 19, 2010 4:14 PM
  • christof_

    Guildmaster... that sounds so nerdy... and awesome....

    Posted: May 19, 2010 3:51 PM
  • sinner_mass

    awesome. now use your nubile young minds to make us some new games!

    Posted: May 19, 2010 3:41 PM
  • minaxomanoginga

    lol finaly he graduated from college lmao jk yea we do look up to you as what we see as the spokes person for games and their future. congrats hope we get to see u review their games in the future, i know i wanna see what u saw that had u amazed but im sure it will be on xbox live sooner than i'd think but lol if u don't review it i guess i won't see it lmao

    Posted: May 19, 2010 3:15 PM
  • BeatnutZ

    Great job Adam.

    Please make it back in December for C13's graduation.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 2:55 PM
  • Aldowyn

    I'm just going to say: NERDS ARE AWESOME!

    P.S. I should seriously considering trying to get into that program...

    Posted: May 19, 2010 1:49 PM
  • Monkeyking1969

    Adam, you are awesome for giving people your time. You likely had a busy week and much to do, but you took those student seriously and gave them your time.

    In 1993 my class at UConn had film producer/director/actor Ron Howard received an honorary degree during our undergraduate ceremony. Ron spoke for 55 seconds.

    Our families were there feeling proud at the significance of our achievements; moreover proud that our achievements might also be worth Ron's time. Yet, all he was willing to provide was a 55 seconds for an achievement of four years of hard work for each student seated, and lifetime of work by many of those families to provide the means of a higher education to a child.

    In retrospects he could diminish our achievements in a real way; yet for those few moments after he walked away from the podium it was hard not to feel small on a day I should have felt only pride.

    So, thank you Adam on behalf of not only those student, but also their families. In paying deep respects to everyone in that room with your time you made a proud moment shine all the brighter.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 1:21 PM
  • RedRum425

    I would just like to make a comment one the zombie part of the speech (even though the rest of the speech was just as good) the point that when they heard that zombies are real and they where preparing to go to that part of the world and take them on is what i call the highest point of gaming. the fact that no one in there right mind would do such a thing, the ones that havent seen any form of battle would be to scared to do anything about it, however through video games it can give the confedense needed to take on in that case a zombie hoard. sometimes we look at video game characters as something to aspire to, to become that cool collective person, or the cold as ice bad guy.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 1:19 PM
  • Justindbz

    That was a really nice speech Sess.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 1:16 PM
  • kade_zero

    Excellent speech.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 1:04 PM
  • Justindbz

    That was a hell of an intro.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 12:55 PM
  • cpspoo

    Great speech, Adam!

    Posted: May 19, 2010 12:26 PM
  • Atarii2

    Incredibly inspiring! I wish I could have been there to hear this speech. Congratulations Adam and the SMU Guildhall graduates! :D

    Posted: May 19, 2010 12:08 PM
  • Tsuiyo

    All hail Adam Sesseler, the Greatest of us all!! XD

    Anyway, awesome speech. Possibly the only one that I wouldn't fall asleep on.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 11:55 AM
  • SonicATL

    Great speech. I loved the look on Adam's face when he was asked to be a Guildmaster.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 11:52 AM
  • Abe_eats_Babies

    Amazing speech man. Good show!!

    Posted: May 19, 2010 9:59 AM
  • mronoc89

    "For a moment there, there was magic in the world."

    True. The world needs monsters, and since the natural world can't be bothered to get off it's lazy ass and make some damn zombies, it's up to the game developer's to provide them.

    Posted: May 19, 2010 9:57 AM