GDC 2009: Day 5

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

I know, its already Tuesday, and I’m just now getting around to posting the happenings of GDC on Friday. Its been busy, cut me some slack. At any rate, Friday at GDC was like most final days of a conference: lots of people with suitcases in tow, gradually diminishing population throughout the [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 4

March 28th, 2009 · No Comments

More physics and fluid dynamics! YAY! Ok, actually less physics and fluid dynamics theory, and more on their role in game design. The first talk was How Sackboy Learned To Love Physics by Dave Smith co-founder of Media Molecule which produced the triple-award winning Little Big Planet. The talk wasn’t so [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 3

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Wednesday marked the beginning of the main part of the conference, which also means that the population density surged significantly! The local cell grid also took a serious hit! Service for me was spotty all day long. 20,000 geeks all trying to hit the same cell tower all at once [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 2

March 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

We’ve been very lucky this week. Its been sunny and warm every single day, and is likely to remain that way for the duration! This also means that there’s been some terrific lighting for pictures in the morning (the one time I’ve actually been free). Here’s a picture of the Moscone Center [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 1

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Spending all day in one room, one very bland room, was tough! At least the seats were comfortable. A serious letdown and change from previous GDC events was the lack of any breakfast snacks! In the past, there had been stale bagels and muffins, but this year nada. Fortunately they did [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 0

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

For the record, the Boeing 717 sucks! ok, ok, ok, probably it was just my seat that sucked, but here was the view out of my window.
All was good when I got to the hotel, though. Hotel Union Square is fantastic! Its close to everything, with an easy walk to [...]

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