red phone rings. Brian Crecente picks it up with urgency. eyes steely. sweat on his brow.
BRIAN CRECENTE: This is Brian.
VOICE ON PHONE: Brian! Chris Grant. I was just in a meeting with some very powerful people. You ever heard of The Verge?
CRECENTE: Oh yeah, that’s that… no. I haven’t.
CHRIS GRANT: Vox Media?
GRANT (unperturbed): They’re this multi-million dollar media empire. They want to give us a whoooooole lotta money to make the best video game site on the internet. I want you to run it with me. We can hire anyone we want, and it’ll launch in just a few months. Interested?
CRECENTE: Dude, I’ve been trying to find a way to get away from Ashcraft for months. Hold on a sec. (Covers phone with hand, yells over his shoulder to an off-screen Stephen Totilo.) Yo, Steve!
STEPHEN TOTILO (his head pops around a corner from the kitchen – he has cupcake frosting on his lips): Yeah?
CRECENTE: I’m moving to San Fran with Chris Grant to start a new game site. You good to take care of Kotaku?
TOTILO (a wicked smile spread across his face): Oh, I’m more than ready.
CRECENTE (nervously): O… kay. Great. It’s yours! Good luck! (back into the phone) Chris? Yeah, I’ll do it!
(in the background, we hear Totilo already talking into his Blackberry)
TOTILO (as the screen fades to black): Hey, B-A? Got any new ideas for that “What’s Japan’s Fetish This Week?” feature? I’m thinking we should bring it back…
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