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Richard Garriott

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Twenty-eight years ago, I created my first game on an Apple II in my bedroom closet at a time when the interactive entertainment industry was taking its first baby steps. Today the games business has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry and we are just at the tip of the iceberg. I'm thrilled to have been a part of this successful journey and I'm extremely honored by the Academy's Hall of Fame induction.
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Press Statement for the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame, 9 November, 2005.

 
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