Game Developers Conference - a total success!

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So I spent last week in San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference.  This week was great for those who are interested in working in the gaming industry and what's happening in the gaming industry. Every major developer and publisher showed up. The week was filled with presentations, workshops and announcements from game makers like Shigeru Miyamoto to Cliff Bleszinski. Talking about next-gen to graphics to storytelling. Microsoft came to the table with some solid stuff this year. 

They held an XNA competition where four community game developer teams from four different countries each set out to create an original game in just four days. At the end of GDC, the XNA Game Studio Express Challenge teams unveiled their completed games to the public at the Game Developers Conference.  We snagged an interview with two of these community game makers which you will see in the near future. 

Microsoft also made a few announcements:

Microsoft Announces 512MB Memory Unit for Xbox 360 and Increased Xbox Live Arcade Game Size Limit
512MB Memory Unit enhances storage capabilities and choice for Xbox 360 gamers; increased Xbox Live Arcade size limit provides additional flexibility for game developers. Read the press release.

Microsoft Unlocks Game Development and Encourages Everyone to “Dream-Build-Play”
Providing the opportunity for game developers to create visions in a world where they make the rules, Microsoft Corp. today kicked off the Dream-Build-Play game development contest, offering a $10,000 (U.S.) grand prize and the opportunity for a winner’s game to be published on Xbox Live® Arcade. Read the press release.


Laura, Nic and I got some great interviews with the guys from XNA, Penny Arcade, and tons of cool peripherals.  We will be bringing you all of these videos soon. 

For more information on what went down at GDC 2007 check this out. 

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    Lord Zimbu

    Do we have dates for Mass Effect and Fortzah?

    or Halo? or Fable 2?

    I'd say for gamers GDC wasn't very good to 360 owners at all.

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    Lord Zimbu

    Do we have dates for Mass Effect and Fortzah?

    or Halo? or Fable 2?

    I'd say for gamers GDC wasn't very good to 360 owners at all.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Yes, but GDC is focused on developers, not gamers.  The last thing the industry needs right now is another overly commercialized consumer spectacle.  I recommend the Tokyo Game show if you're looking for news about what's coming and when.

    This year's GDC was a developer's dream.  Both Shigeru Miyamoto to Cliff Blezinsky gave development presentations.  I heard that Miyamoto's presentation was brilliant. Smiley

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    Matthew Mushall

    Yes, but GDC is focused on developers, not gamers.  The last thing the industry needs right now is another overly commercialized consumer spectacle.  I recommend the Tokyo Game show if you're looking for news about what's coming and when.

    This year's GDC was a developer's dream.  Both Shigeru Miyamoto to Cliff Blezinsky gave development presentations.  I heard that Miyamoto's presentation was brilliant. Smiley

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    Ted Bracewell

    Cool, looking forward to the GDC stuff. It sounded like a great show, I mean, even Sony impressed for once... SONY!

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    Ted Bracewell

    Cool, looking forward to the GDC stuff. It sounded like a great show, I mean, even Sony impressed for once... SONY!

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    Matthew Mushall

    Awesome.  Thanks for the advanced notice, Tina.  I envy anybody who gets to spend almost a week with you in San Fransisco, even if you're working.

    This year's GDC was certainly focused on developers and that's how it should be.  Good times are coming! Smiley  Hakuna Matata!

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    Matthew Mushall

    Awesome.  Thanks for the advanced notice, Tina.  I envy anybody who gets to spend almost a week with you in San Fransisco, even if you're working.

    This year's GDC was certainly focused on developers and that's how it should be.  Good times are coming! Smiley  Hakuna Matata!

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    Mark Wisecarver

    I was glad to hear Microsoft is moving some of the advanced games to PC formats for those of us that are MSFT fans but don't have Xbox systems.
    My SLI Duo-Core is begging to play some of those. Wink

    Rock on MSFT!

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    Mark Wisecarver

    I was glad to hear Microsoft is moving some of the advanced games to PC formats for those of us that are MSFT fans but don't have Xbox systems.
    My SLI Duo-Core is begging to play some of those. Wink

    Rock on MSFT!

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    Linkyshinks

    It was, it went down really well with all concerned and was in stark contrast to Sony's that used the event to showcase rather anything else, while his talk was great the highlight did actually come from him showing off Super Mario Galaxy on the big screen. LS

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    Linkyshinks

    It was, it went down really well with all concerned and was in stark contrast to Sony's that used the event to showcase rather anything else, while his talk was great the highlight did actually come from him showing off Super Mario Galaxy on the big screen. LS

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