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Jade Raymond interview, part 3: The Future

Friday, 10th May 2013 14:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The third and final part of our exclusive Jade Raymond video interview is below. In it, Raymond discusses her future plans, whether she’ll return to being a stage presence again, and how the games industry is changing.

You can watch the first part of Sam’s chat with Jade here, and part two is through here.

The footage was shot at GDC in March.

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  1. DarkElfa

    NB4 the third round of appearance complements/sexist jokes/feminist rebuttles/bullshit.

    She’s worked hard in her industry, I enjoyed the games she was a part of and I thank her for her part.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. redwood

    Nb4 everyone else

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Sam Clay

    Yeah, hopefully today we can keep it calm.

    In other news: I will say this was one of the most interesting interviews I’ve ever conducted. Hopefully we’ll see a few more of these type things in the future.

    I have a few more in the works too :)

    #3 11 months ago
  4. theevilaires

    Jade is pretty much the Goddess of gaming at this point. She’s gorgeous, she’s smart, and she deserves to be praised for all shes accomplished in this industry.

    Great interview by the way. You should try to get an exclusive interview with that Patrice guy who got fired from UbiSoft. I wanna get the scoop behind all that drama. Also kinda curious what kind of shoes was Jade wearing during this interview? High heels, sneakers, or boots? open toe sandals perhaps? :D

    #4 11 months ago
  5. DarkElfa

    @4, You had to go and call her gorgeous…..you BASTARD!

    #5 11 months ago
  6. theevilaires

    @5 Well sorry you can’t help but notice shes hot when you see her. Her smile alone gets my blood pumping. I’m like Vampire with this woman.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Sam Clay

    @4 she was wearing Heelys ;)

    #7 11 months ago
  8. DSB

    You should throw some of those questions at Jason Rubin one day, Sam. He has some pretty strong opinions about the roles of developers in the media. Where they are and where they should be, and how it affects the entire industry.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. theevilaires

    @7 OMG thank you so much :)

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Kabby

    So weird.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Djoenz

    She said Splinter Cell was too complex is that an implication that Splinter Cell Blacklist will be accustomed to be more mainstream?? I hope not!

    http://www.newsgab.com/attachments/celebrity-pictures/231656d1262773002-jade-raymond-lucky-magazine-interview-january-2010-issue-mq-scans-1.jpg

    Jade bought a PSP Go …trololol.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Megatron

    #12 11 months ago
  13. Mjorh

    I think with AC she’s shown her ability n intellegence , hope to see more female producers in this industry

    #13 11 months ago
  14. DarkElfa

    Honestly though, this was a dumb picture to take:

    http://jawairiya1128158.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/jade-raymond-ubisoft-toronto1.jpg

    That’s why you understandably end up with crap like this:

    http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_super/13/137411/2077859-jade.jpg

    #14 11 months ago
  15. theevilaires

    ^ thats funny Darkelf but kinda true she is the prettiest of the bunch there. I wonder how many guys their wish they could have her. Seeing her walk around the office all day I know she can feel eyes undressing her.

    #15 11 months ago
  16. DarkElfa

    Well you can’t have your cake and eat it too. The minute she decided it was okay to let Ubisoft use her as a pretty face for promotion, the mistake was already made.

    The internet does not suffer fools nor the foolish, she does not forgive and she does not forget. To those who sail the sea of fame, she is the Kraken, one misstep and she will pull you down into the depths and swallow you whole…

    #16 11 months ago
  17. salarta

    The meme possibilities alone in the group picture are awesome, just looking at the faces of some of the people there. One dude in the back falling asleep while standing up, one guy that looks like he was just there delivering a UPS package and decided to pose anyway, several are just completely ignoring the fact they’re in a group photo and talking to each other or looking away like “fuck this shit I have games to make.” It’s a shame all of those got passed up.

    #17 11 months ago
  18. theevilaires

    ^ LMAO :D

    #18 11 months ago
  19. ps3fanboy

    Jade Raymond is doable in that 2005 pic… today not that much.

    #19 11 months ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    ^People you should be ashamed of yourselves she is a human being like the rest of us in the world, not a piece of meat or eye candy to leer/slobber at/over.

    #20 11 months ago
  21. Ristas

    Okay, seriously theevillaires…do you even realize what kind of bullshit you are writing?

    “I wonder how many guys their wish they could have her. Seeing her walk around the office all day I know she can feel eyes undressing her.”

    Are you fucking serious? Jade Raymond is a pretty looking lady. Yes. She is also a grown, married women, just like the whole office is full of other grown, married women and men. They aren’t 15 years old, barking after every girl they meet.

    This woman did a lot for this industry and proved she does great work. Yet, she and pretty much every other woman in this industry has to deal with people debating how hot she is, rather than what she does and what she is talking about.

    Seriously, get out of your room and meet a girl yourself. Maybe then you can stop fantasizing about a married female developer living in canada. Jesus.

    #21 11 months ago
  22. Digital Bamboo

    ^I always assumed theevilaries was 15 himself.

    I’m actually surprised to see him lusting after a real woman after he said the following about the cast of Final Fantasy X-2, “real life women would/could never be this kick ass because all they do is whine,bitch and moan all day.”

    This whole Jade Raymond foot fetish business may actually be a step up for him.

    #22 11 months ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    I don’t know much about Jade Raymond, but from articles I have come across, Ubisoft seem to pimp her out.

    The picture someone linked earlier is a good example. You can’t really do stuff like that then complain later.

    Also, other people seem to like complaining about the sex symbol stuff on her behalf, how gallant.

    If anything they should complain about Ubisoft pimping her ass out.

    #23 11 months ago
  24. Ristas

    Really? Because i don’t read about how sexy Cliff Bleszinski is when i watch or read an interview with him. Same with Richard Garriot, Peter Molyneux, Patrice Desilets, anyone really. There are a lot of big names in game development, but only when they are female, they are getting reduced to their looks.

    The second a female is involved in gaming journalism – doesn’t matter if she’s a journalist or a developer – it takes only a few comments until they are strictly about her looks. Every. single. time.

    #24 11 months ago
  25. rbevanx

    @ps3fanboy
    Haha brilliant trolling.

    Get a grip guys, it’s the net/videogames it was inevitable.

    On her career I think she has been very lucky and it’s Patrice Desilets who has made Ubi-Soft and they fired him again!

    She deserves the jokes as she’s crap and brings out broken games, Sod her.

    #25 11 months ago
  26. BD

    #1reasonwhygameindustryisintheshitterrightherefolks

    #26 11 months ago
  27. Stephany Nunneley

    @24 I am not taking up for the Internet here – I agree it seems to be more rampant here than irl – but it happens in other professions as well.

    My mother worked as an LCSW at a private practice for a few years and wasn’t taken seriously by many in her field because she was drop dead gorgeous (still is, honestly). I guess they thought she either wasn’t smart or sailed by on her looks. Mom worked her ass off to get that degree going to school at night while working at a bank during the day to help pay the bills. So that bugged the shit out of me.

    Anyway, She didn’t fit in with anyone in the area in her profession as she didn’t wear Birkenstocks nor was she Lilith from Frazier. She had clients ask her out, one even stalked her for a while, and the other people in firm either hit on her or if they were a woman they talked about her behind her back.

    So, it’s not just the games industry that automatically sees a pretty woman and laser focuses on that aspect more than her qualifications, it’s got its roots in every profession. The Internet just brings the games and tech industry more into focus.

    #27 11 months ago
  28. sg1974

    I can’t decide who I desire most, Jade Raymond or Veronica Belmont. So I think I’ll take both. At the same time. With some strawberry jelly.

    Oh, hi Veronica, I, er, didn’t see you there….

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpmed4k5N61qatz8so1_500.jpg

    #28 11 months ago
  29. ps3fanboy

    i have had a few beers and a whiskey tonight… Jade Raymond is doable now. anyone here have her phone number?

    #29 11 months ago
  30. ps3fanboy

    @28 someone got lucky with Veronica Belmont….

    http://i.imgur.com/Mll3bhE.jpg

    #30 11 months ago
  31. salarta

    @26: I’d say the number one reason the industry is in the shitter is because of people buying disrespectful spinoffs and sequels just because they’re marketed out the ass and people actually think their purchases of soulless Hollywood wannabe junk are somehow progressing the industry. You can have people acting like asshats toward the people that create games but still have great games if the asinine and insulting ones are discouraged and the good and respectful ones are encouraged.

    #31 11 months ago
  32. Clupula

    The comments on this thread are part of the reason why I hate humanity so much.

    Not the only reason. But one of them.

    #32 11 months ago
  33. sg1974

    Perhaps we men should be more respectful and behave more like women do in always and without any fail focussing purely on things like emotional intelligence, honour and kindness to animals. As every ugly man knows, all women treat all men with decency and respect and unfailingly look past the surface and examine the heart when looking for a suitable life partner and mate. And women never, EVER objectify men. Just ask Goerge Clooney

    Oh, next time you are in a newsagents, pick up several different types of women’s magazines and have a quick thumb through. Not just the “Rape! Incest! MURDER!” sector (which, by the way, is a roaring success across all female income and social groups), but supposedly respectful titles based in Manhattan and edited by friends of presidents.

    Women are not the slightest bit different from men. They are just as likely to focus on attractiveness and desirability as are men, and just as likely to use their attractiveness and desirability to influence people or gain benefits – probably more so. And while I’m at it, if you are willing to look for it, you’ll find that a huge body of research has proved that women are no less titilated and aroused by hard core pornography.

    #33 11 months ago
  34. zinc

    ^ Hear, hear! VG247 is surely the last bastion of masculinity! Outside these testosterone soaked halls, feminazi’s run rampant! Pouring scorn on fat blokes for not having abs, mocking penis size & laughing at male pattern baldness as they shampoo their luscious locks!

    And when a man protests this cruel injustice?! We’re castrated! *sob*!!

    Oh woe is the poor down-trodden man!!

    #34 11 months ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @32

    “The comments on this thread are part of the reason why I hate humanity so much.

    Not the only reason. But one of them.”

    AND your in a band…

    EMO detected!!!! :D

    #35 11 months ago
  36. zinc

    @36, I could be wrong, but I believe this isthe band…

    http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/nemesisimperium

    Not exactly One Direction… But close :-)

    #36 11 months ago
  37. DarkElfa

    @27, It’s just the way so many were brought up to see and understand women and beauty. In this world pretty people are treated different than the rest of us and once they figure that out, like any person with an advantage, we expect them to use that advantage to move ahead.

    Hell we see that everyday at work, school, on the web, in magazines and on TV. Hot women doing hot women things for fame and fortune. Bikinis, sex and stupidity. Those less fortunate see them and hate them for both their luck and their use of it.

    Things were no different for your mom. When people less attractive saw her at the top while they remained at the bottom, they could only surmise her beauty play a part in some or all of her rise to the top and regardless of whether she intentionally used her looks to aid her in her rise, you can guarantee they helped her get there and people know that as well.

    Jade Raymond is no different. She may or may not have used her looks to move ahead, that’s really not for any of us to know, but they certainly didn’t hurt her career.

    #37 11 months ago
  38. Clupula

    @37 – Yup. We’re playing all the pop hits to our tween demographic. lol

    #38 11 months ago
  39. Clupula

    @36 – No, emo would be if I was saddened by humanity. Or lost faith in them. That’s be emo.

    I have hatred for them. A burning violent hatred. That’s metal. lol

    #39 11 months ago
  40. Da Man

    It’s not really Jade Raymond’s looks, it’s L’Oréal and deprived nerds.

    #40 11 months ago
  41. ps3fanboy

    @32 Clupula, i smell envy all the way here. i guess your one of the ugly bugly girls that dont get boys attention…

    #41 11 months ago
  42. salarta

    @43: He feels pretty, oh so pretty.

    #42 11 months ago
  43. zinc

    @43, Lol, your like so incisive. Surely a mind of Patcher like sharpness ;-)

    #43 11 months ago
  44. Mjorh

    @43 Man c’mon don’t be such an ass!D! Clupula was jus sayin his/her opinion …how come u find it envy or sth ?

    #44 11 months ago
  45. Clupula

    @43 – I’m not even sure what is going on in your post, but at least it’s a step up from your usual attempts to make me ashamed I own a PS3 with your alternate universe Francis speak.

    I think I’m going to go get a game digitally in your honor.

    #45 11 months ago
  46. Clupula

    @44 – If I were pretty, you’d be posting nine hundred comments about how awful it was every time I changed my look or did something that didn’t fit in with your waifu fantasies. :p

    #46 11 months ago
  47. salarta

    @48: Nah, I’d be posting nine hundred comments about how I want your symbolic status and personality respected while everyone else is claiming you were always a braindead bimbo only good for your looks and their brainwashing of you to fit popular fantasies is a vast improvement. :P

    #47 11 months ago
  48. Clupula

    @49 – Okay, kudos to you for that one. :)

    #48 11 months ago