Fmulder did his usual internet detective thing and struck gold once again. He found this page from a Chinese gaming blog, which hosts a substantial display of photos taken at Blizzard’s offices during the beta-preview media event in late July. We’ve seen the offices and the lunch and other stuff before, but there was one picture in the bunch that was new to me. It’s young Jay Wilson?
Apparently there’s a whole display of these youth pictures of the Diablo 3 Team, but we’ve only got a picture of Jay for now. I’d never have guessed who that kid was as an adult, but then again everyone under 12 pretty much looks the same to me, so that’s no surprise. It’s interesting how Jay matured out of his reddish hair, but from the caption and a glance at most any other Jay Wilson photo, you can see that at least one thing hasn’t changed… the identity of his barber! *bah-dum bah*)
Incidentally, the fact that a Google search for Jay Wilson (or Bashiok) brings up the articles in our DiabloWiki.net as the first result always makes me think I should be leveraging that fact for some useful purpose. Such as blackmail. “Hey boys, fire over 50 beta keys, or it’s humiliating childhood (and adulthood) photos on your first Google result.”
But that would be wroooooooong.