It is with deep sadness that we report on the loss of one of our own with the passing of Jason Murphy. Killed in a tragic car accident on Friday February 19th, 2010 near his home in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Jason was twenty-six and set to be married this summer.
Jason was instrumental in the early days of GamingExcellence. As a student at Carleton University, he was one of our first journalists and rose through the ranks to the position of Associate Editor. In 2006, he attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and helped establish industry contacts, and create memories we'll never forget. In the early days, his hard work and vision helped make GamingExcellence what it is today.
Through the years Jason was an evangelist of the website, promoting it whenever he had the opportunity. A skilled developer, he also helped out with design critiques and offered suggestions to improve the user experience. He had also provided a lot of input as to our next-generation technology platform scheduled for launch later this year. His constant input and dedication will be sorely missed.
Jason was a gamer first and foremost. An avid player of World of Warcraft, and more recently Aion, he met his fiancee over World of Warcraft and was set to be married this summer. Outside of the website, he was a great friend and someone who you could trust and rely upon.
We will miss his dedication and his spirit. Jason, thank you for all of your help and hard work over the years, you will not be forgotten.