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  Chris Roberts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chris Roberts (born May 27, 1968) is a computer game designer and programmer.
Following the traditions of Origin Systems, Chris Roberts' residence at the outskirts of Austin, Texas is aptly named Commander's Ranch, a reference to the Wing Commander series he created.
Roberts left the company in 2001 during the development of the extremely ambitious Freelancer, a game that was commonly regarded as vaporware due to its promised release date of 2001.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chris_Roberts   (444 words)

 Chris Roberts
Chris’ project was to generate and characterize an active site mutant of homoserine transacetylase (HTA), the enzyme that catalyzes the first unique step in methionine biosynthesis in many organisms.
  Chris’ task was to identify the catalytic histidine residue and prove its involvement in the enzymatic reaction.
Chris presented his results at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans, LA in March of 2003.
mason.gmu.edu /~tborn/croberts.htm   (983 words)

 Chris Roberts
The Stanley was sparkling clean in the sunshine, sitting there in Chris Roberts driveway.Chris was putting a few things away in the garage and stopped to greet me. I don't recall anything else going on before we got in the car,other than being informed that I would be driving today.
Chris wanted to keep a close eye on the "winker", the small round indicator that was supposed to indicate the flow of steam oil to the engine by turning dark with oil on the occasional stroke of the pump.
At this point Chris reached over and turned on the fuel supply for the main burner which lit with a light "thump", followed by the familiar steady howl of the giant vaporizing Baker burner, the Stanley's way of indicating that water is boiling, and all is well.
www.stanleysteamers.com /vapor-trails/asunday.htm   (703 words)

 Screens: Thinking Outside the Box: Chris Roberts' Wing Commander
Associates of Roberts have said that the designer always had bigger things in mind for the series than simple PC gaming -- that those were his stepping stones to a much larger film career -- and Roberts himself doesn't deny it.
Roberts, in Los Angeles at a gaming convention, spoke with me recently while tearassing around on one of Los Angeles' nameless jogging trails.
Chris Roberts: I started the first game back in the end of '88, and it was published in September of 1990.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/vol18/issue27/screens.roberts.html   (1824 words)

 Lancers Reactor: Fuel for the Flight
Chris was instrumental in Origin's growth from a $4 million a year company to nearly $50 million in 1995.
Chris was developing the in-depth space trading and combat game, Freelancer, wich won rave reviews at the 1999 E3 show and won four 1999 E3.net awards.
Chris Roberts since then has put his attention on film-making, and runs a movie company called "Point of No Return", which is involved in a Wing Commander related TV-series.
www.lancersreactor.com /t/faq/details.asp?id=5&game=All   (532 words)

 Chris Roberts Research
Chris Roberts, Ph.D. Roberts, C., Shea, L. J., and Sasso, S. Ray Kroc: A visionary CEO who reshaped an industry.
Roberts, C., and Shea, L. Reflecting, reshaping and refining the mission and goals.
Roberts, C., and Shea, L. A comparative analysis of hotel top management demographics in Singapore and the U.S. Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education at Orlando, FL.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~q4/research.htm   (1705 words)

 Chris Roberts Named Partner at RYA, Page 2 (About Us/Public Relations) -- DESIGN CONSULTANCY . RYA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Roberts joins Partners Tom Herndon, Mike Wilkins, and Kevin Roche as a member of the Executive Management Team, ensuring the success of the firm’s vision and future development through its leadership.
Along the way, Roberts has continually accumulated responsibilities in addition to his fiscal duties, managing the firm’s Administrative and Human Resource departments as well as directing the day-to-day business operations.
Roberts is closely involved in all projects from organizing teams, to coaching in the art of project management, to interacting with clients.
www.rya.com /About_Us/NewsRelease2.htm   (232 words)

 Salon 21st | 'Wing Commander' creator takes the director's chair
Chris Roberts is the first computer-game developer to direct a Hollywood studio movie based on his own game.
The 30-year-old Roberts is the maestro behind the Wing Commander games, which from their 1990 debut featured "cut scenes" played between the action to narrate their saga -- a futuristic space opera in which the player pilots a starcraft to battle brutal, feline-ish aliens called the Kilrathi.
Born in Northern California, Roberts made a name for himself as a game designer in England (where he was raised in Manchester) before returning to the United States in 1988 to work for Origin in Austin, Texas.
archive.salon.com /21st/feature/1999/03/12feature.html   (780 words)

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Chris is 32, a native Californian, and is married with 3 children aged 2, 5, and 6.
Chris expects that a group should be able to be as small as five people and still be recognized.
I finally got it!- Chris stressed that he had stacks of mail to go through that had accumulated since Cindy left, and that the existing database of user groups was almost unusable and very incomplete.
www.textfiles.com /magazines/ZNET/0161.txt   (3543 words)

 MPR: Programs: The Local Show with Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts was joined by David DeYoung, creator and operator of "How Was the Show.com," the Web site devoted to reviews of live music in the Twin Cities.
Chris Roberts' special in-studio guest was a band you've heard quite a bit on the Current, "Valet." Chris also be spun a lot of local tunes, including music from Desdamona, The Divebomb Honey, Pete Hoffman, Booka' B and Poor Line Condition.
Chris Roberts is going to sit back in the host's chair and try to make a dent in the mountain of local cds on his desk.
minnesota.publicradio.org /radio/programs/local_show   (3572 words)

We are on the lookout for one rapper known as Ice Cube.
Roberts was considered a "safe" pick from the start and he'll still be confirmed, though not as easily if it were for just an Associate Justice slot.
She was the early front runner before John Roberts was picked.
www.theconservativerant.blogspot.com   (3124 words)

 PrincipalGlobal.com - Principal Commercial Acceptance - Chris Roberts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Working alongside the managing directors, Chris has acquired an analytical and professional understanding of Principal Commercial Acceptance's production initiatives, and his responsibilities for product marketing and production are increasing within the company.
Chris graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance, with an emphasis in real estate.
In college, Chris was a member of Rho Epsilon, a real estate society, and he was a recipient of the Iowa CCIM Chapter Scholarship.
www.principalglobal.com /pca/bios/chrisrobertsbio.htm   (170 words)

 Heavy Words Lightly Thrown - Chris Roberts - Penguin Group (USA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chris Roberts reveals the seamy and quirky stories behind our favorite nursery rhymes.
More than a century after Queen Victoria decided that children were better off without the full story, London librarian Chris Roberts brings the truth to light.
Roberts reveals that when Jack, nimble and quick, jumped over a candlestick, he was reenacting a popular sport that tested whether a person was lean and healthy.
us.penguingroup.com /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_1592401309,00.html   (254 words)

 Lancers Reactor: Your Guide to the Galaxy
Digital Anvil was founded in early 1997 by Chris Roberts, Erin Roberts and Tony Zurovec and a team of about 30 people, most of which joined DA from Origin.
We actually also released a movie: Chris Roberts directed “Wing Commander (based on his game series) during his tenure here at Digital Anvil.
When Chris Roberts, Erin Roberts and Tony Zurovec formed DA in early 1997, Phil was one of the early members of the company and started working on Freelancer as the Lead Designer.
www.lancersreactor.com /t/static/flteam.asp   (1243 words)

 The Texas Twenty: Chris Roberts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Within the software world Roberts is a legend of sorts, having developed the popular Wing Commander series for his longtime employer, Origin Systems.
More important, the arrangement gives Roberts the clout to realize his dream, which is to turn computer gaming into a subset of movie production.
At the time, Roberts was supposed to enter Manchester University to study physics, but he decided to take a year off to visit his father, who was teaching sociology and Latin American studies at the University of Texas at Austin; eventually he moved stateside for good.
www.texasmonthly.com /mag/1997/sep/tex20/roberts.php   (1067 words)

 Meet Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts has enjoyed a 35-year career in broadcasting and has been involved with all aspects of the industry.
Chris began his experience in the field in March 1965 in television as a camera operator.
It was at that station that Chris became involved in news, eventually being named news director.
www.vanwert.com /voice/chris.asp   (173 words)

 What is Chris Roberts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chris Roberts is a Grandson and a Nephew.
Chris Roberts is Summer of Lindsey and Chris.
Web pages are provided as a privilege to OU students to enhance their life long learning experience, and the opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the institution or its student body.
students.ou.edu /R/Chris.D.Roberts-1   (71 words)

 The Critical Eye | Wing Commander   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
At the time, Chris Roberts's creation was revolutionary: here was a game that had pretensions of being a movie.
Like me, first-time director Chris Roberts is a child of Star Wars, and it shows in his work.
Roberts is pretty good at choreographing battle scenes, which is a pleasant surprise.
purpleplanetmedia.com /eye/film/wingcomm.shtml   (596 words)

 GameSpy.com - Article: GameSpy's 30 Most Influential People in Gaming
Chris Roberts hails from Northern Carolina, but he made a name for himself as a game developer in Manchester, England -- where he was raised.
Roberts moved back to the United States in 1988 where he worked for Origin --situated in Austin, Texas.
When Microsoft purchased Digital Anvil in December 2000, Roberts left to start a new company focusing on film, television and games, called Point of No Return Entertainment.
archive.gamespy.com /articles/march02/top30/2419/index3.shtm   (416 words)

 GameSpot:Video Games PC Xbox 360 PS3 Revolution PSP DS PS2 PlayStation 2 GameCube GBA PlayStation 3
Roberts, who has long thought of games as a cinematic experience, even moved onto the big screen in 1999 by directing the commercial flop Wing Commander, based on his game series.
Having left Origin to found Digitial Anvil, where he is developing his next game, Freelancer, Chris Roberts' is looking to once again take gamers on a magnificent journey filled with rich characters and an intriguing plot.
Chris: I think it would be the first moment I totally lost myself in another world and place.
www.gamespot.com /features/btg_y2k/p16_01.html   (307 words)

 Chris Roberts' Digital Anvil Signs With Microsoft news by Al Giovetti
Considering that Robert's team left Origin because they felt that Origin was losing that small business feel, it is most curious that he signed a deal with Microsoft, one of the largest companies in the industry.
Another thing Chris left Origin for was the lack of time to put new things in a game.
Chris Roberts' first game is a Privateer-style game with the working title of Freelancer.
www.thecomputershow.com /computershow/news/chrisrobertsmicrosoft.htm   (305 words)

 GameSpot Interview: Chris Roberts - PC News at GameSpot
Even more surprising was the news that Digital Anvil's famed designer and CEO Chris Roberts will leave the company once the acquisition is completed in order to pursue other interests.
We spoke with Roberts about this announcement briefly yesterday, but this morning we took the time to sit down with him and talk about these recent developments in length.
Chris Roberts: Microsoft started the talks about six months ago.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sim/freelancer/news_2662128.html   (1161 words)

 Chris Roberts - A Patchwork Path Of Peace
This first article describes the kind of small scale effort that may yet move mountains of misunderstanding and distrust.
Chris Roberts is a long-time member of the Sunbow Community, which she described in the Winter 1983 issue of IN CONTEXT.
THE PAST MONTHS have been filled with a myriad of global events, political and military actions and media statements that have shaken our world and reinforced the habits of fear and separation of our human family.
www.context.org /ICLIB/IC04/Roberts.htm   (1874 words)

 MobyGames - Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts is best known for creating the Wing Commander series.
Chris Roberts was credited on a game as early as 1988 and as recently as 2005.
Chris Roberts has been credited on games developed by the following companies: ORIGIN Systems, Inc., Digital Anvil, Curly Monsters, Gizmondo Studios Austin, Pioneer Productions, Electronic Arts Canada and Warthog Plc.
www.mobygames.com /developer/sheet/view/developerId,6555   (380 words)

 Chris Roberts, Senior Application Developer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chris joined Inherent, Inc. in May of 1998.
A well rounded Web head, Chris also has expertise in flash actionscript programming, database design, and Web production.
Chris graduated from Whitman College in 1994, with a Philosophy major and Mathematics minor, as well as numerous enemies made by being a bit too hot headed on the soccer pitch.
www.inherent.com /bios/roberts_c.cfm   (116 words)

 Interview to Chris Roberts - English version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Digital Anvil and Chris Roberts for permitting us to do this interview!
Chris Roberts: director, games programmer and chairman of Digital Anvil.
That way it won't be three years between games for people like Tony Zurovec and Erin Roberts.
www.g-o-l.com /html/croberts-intervista-inglese.html   (1706 words)

 Chris Roberts Showreel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Using footage from six cameras, this clip shows the moment the team enter the building and was also used in "Coppers", a Channel 4 documentary about the history of the police service.
Including archive footage, interviews with lifeboat volunteers and modern lifeboats in action, this promotional video is still in use as a way of raising the £65million the lifeboats need each year to stay afloat.
This video, presented by Chris Coffey, Grand Sheik of the Bacon Grabbers Tent, plunges feet first into the 3 days of fun and mayhem that rolled into town when the global Laurel and Hardy fan club - the Sons of the Desert - held their 1997 convention in Altrincham...
www.chrisroberts.info /showreel.htm   (1435 words)

 Chris Roberts @ Club Radio Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chris Roberts is a 14-year-old kid living in Brooklyn.
His vibe is hip-hop, pop, and anything else that is on the radio.
Listen to one of DJ Chris Robert's sets and you will be entranced by his unique blend of Deep, Tribal, Classic, and Hard House.
www.clubradio.net /dj/djinfo.cfm?djid=28   (188 words)

 Chris Roberts - Penguin Group (USA) Authors - Penguin Group (USA)
Chris Roberts is a librarian in South London and the proprietor of F and M Walking Tours in London.
Heavy Words Lightly Thrown began as a self-published project in the UK and has already begun to receive widespread publicity, including coverage in USA Today.
Roberts lived in New York City for several years after earning a degree in history at Swansea University.
www.penguinputnam.com /nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,0_1000064218,00.html?sym=BIO   (98 words)

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