Monthly Archives: March 2009

GDC Thoughts, Part 2

First blogging away from home. All two miles of distance. My best session today was ten sessions long. The problem with GDC is that, even when you know the speaker and the topic, sometimes you don’t get you what you’re looking for. Or the speaker has a bad day, whatever. What’s one answer to that? […]

GDC Thoughts, Part 1

Three days of fun, right? Sometimes… anyway, the real benefit is the class reunion. Seeing old friends and colleagues, swapping stories, drinking, and lying to one another all over again. Between that, interviews, work, and meetings for work, I hope to sneak in a couple of conference sessions that were worth something. Dinner tonight at […]

The Best DVD Commentary Ever

isn’t on a DVD at all. It’s online. Spielberg, Lucas, and Kasdan met in 1978 to discuss the basic story ideas behind the character Indiana Jones and the movie called Raiders of the Lost Ark. Knowing the story as well as we do today, and seeing the genesis of each idea … priceless. Check out […]

“Video games are a form of expression protected by the First Amendment”

This is slightly stale in terms of news, but I didn’t see it until I returned home to the land of freedom, America. Where we (try to) ban books and video games. The good news? In California, the rulng against age limits on game sales was upheld. Predictably enough, our governor and the gray-haired folks […]