• Posts Tagged ‘GDC’

    The Missing Middle: Looking for Fun at GDC

    by  • March 9, 2011 • Archive • 0 Comments

    Here’s what I learned at the 2011 Game Developers Conference: The most interesting dialog about games has moved from a sort of constrained, technical conversation around the ins and outs of making games that people want to buy and play to a messy free-for-all of blinding insight, hard-won experience and philosophical examination. Gaming discourse...

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    GDC Day 3: Seriously, they Have Games Here

    by  • March 12, 2010 • Archive • 0 Comments

    If you go to swimming pool convention, do you go swimming? My guess is that you just stand around with a bunch of balding men with deep tans and talk about filters. But I really don’t know. At GDC, the whole idea has been to talk about games. This is the place that people...

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    GDC Parties

    by  • March 12, 2010 • Archive • 0 Comments

    Do you want to know what the best part of a GDC party is? You are not there. If you were there then you’d just be standing around, talking to the three or four people you might know. You’d be getting drunk because you don’t have much else to do. And you’d be trying...

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    GDC Day 2: Super Ball!

    by  • March 11, 2010 • Archive • 0 Comments

    Any culture that gives you hard candy to listen to someone tell you about software has lost track of something. What, I’m not sure. But wandering the stiff wonderland that is the GDC Expo, you pretty much expect that if you want a bite-sized Snickers or a free t-shirt, you’re going to have to...

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    GDC Day 1: Your Monitor is Lame

    by  • March 11, 2010 • Archive • 0 Comments

    I’m an individual, just like everyone else. Not so long ago, the appellation “gamer” meant you were a part of something special. The blessed. The ones that got it. Being a gamer was more about not being one of the zillions of people that were not gamers. And as a part of the zealotry...

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    GDC Day 1: A glass of wine, golfed from my hand

    by  • March 10, 2010 • Archive • 0 Comments

    I can’t blame the girl who swiped the rich and earthy Beaujolais blend from my hand. She was just doing her job. Then again so was I. She was arcing into a powerful backswing in the latest iteration in the Tiger Woods Wii game, I was doing the journalist thing which was prowling a...

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