Gaming Steve

March 09, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 1 - 03.09.2005

GDC_01.jpgToday was the first day of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) began and I try to cover all the madness. This is my 6th GDC and in this first podcast I talk about the differences from this year and past years.

I also cover "ConfQuest," the real-world massively multiplayer RPG I'm playing at the GDC, Microsoft's keynote (will they unveil Xbox 2?), the "Game Design Challenge" where Clint Hocking, Peter Molyneux, and Will Wright try to design a game based upon the life of Emily Dickinson, Peter Molyneux's new games, an interesting speech by Raph Koster, boozing it up on the Expo floor, the GDC Awards ceremony, and so much more.

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It might not look like much, but it's the entrance to the awesome GDC.

Before the big keynote speech by Microsoft.

J Allard from Microsoft talking about everything except Xbox 2.

A sample of the new Xbox interface which will work across all Xbox games.

An example of the Gamer Profile page for online play across all Xbox games.

An example of the online marketplace where you can buy -- using real money -- new items for your video game characters.

Clint Hocking, Peter Molyneux, and Will Wright before the Game Design Challenge: The Emily Dickinson License

Peter Molyneux and Will Wright chatting it up.

Okay, normally I wouldn't post each and every slide from a presentation, but Will Wright's presentation was so funny that these slides are worth the bandwidth.

Here Will shows the huge crossover between Emily Dickinson fans and GTA fans.

Will's solution to the problem was creating an intelligent agent with all of these properties.

The agent would come pre-installed on USB cards and automatically install itself onto your computer.

The "game" would involve the user interacting with Emily during their everyday computer use. Here Emily starts an IM conversation with Will.

Emily using l33t speak.

The Emily agent commenting on your web browsing.

Eventually this concept can be expanded to other agents.

Adam and Morgan from X-Play on the show floor.

And Kevin from The Screen Savers.

Posted by Gaming Steve at 11:30 PM | Comments (2) | Posted to Culture | Podcast | Add this story to

2 words, . . . . nice . . .

Posted by Clayface at March 15, 2005 10:20 PM

Will Wright is not only a genius.... But a comical one!

Posted by Jim at March 16, 2005 04:27 PM