Ricardo Sanchez is vice president of content for GameTap, a broadband entertainment network of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. that offers consumers on demand access to exclusive original games like "Sam & Max Season 1" and "Myst Online: URU Live," along with over 800 PC, console and arcade games. Users also get access to GameTap TV, a unique online destination for original broadband programming including interviews with gaming figures and celebrities, game trailers, and original animated series like the Soup2Nuts co-produced "Computer Lab."
In his role, Sanchez oversees the content strategy for GameTap and his team is responsible for original game development, game and video licensing, editorial content and video programming. Sanchez is the driving force behind the GameTap Original publishing effort and has been instrumental in helping the industry define the nature of episodic games by co-producing "Sam & Max" with Telltale Games and by writing extensively on the subject.
Sanchez is a 12 year veteran of the games industry and previously served as a founding member and vice president of publishing at IGN Entertainment, Inc., where he launched IGN's broadband efforts and managed the day-to-day operations for IGN.com, RottenTomatoes.com, GameSpy.com, the Planet and Vault Network. His earlier work included writing and developing interactive content for Ultra Game Players and Next Generation magazines at Imagine Media and working as a producer for the Freedom Forum's Newseum, developing interactive and video based exhibits for the world's first interactive museum of news. His background also includes stints in television news as a videographer and editor.
Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boise State University and a Master of Arts, Film and Video from The American University. He has been a regular contributor to many leading games and technology publications. His work has appeared in magazines and Web sites such as IGN.com, MacAddict, Maximum PC, PC Gamer, Gamasutra and GameDaily.