E3 2017 was a nightmare since they opened 15,000 tickets to the public. Sure it is cool to realize a dream and attend E3, but it was also a shit show. I played 2 games and got a lot of meetings done though.
Tokyo Game Show has it correct. 2 days for the industry followed by 2 days for the public. Hopefully E3 2018 begins doing that.
Highlights of this video are 1:17 I role play as a shuttle bus information attendant. Get ready to experience things through my eyes!
Subway has been a staple of busy people everywhere, including game developers. I was at the Subway near our hotel this morning picking up breakfast/lunch before we went back out to GDC for meetings. While looking up the ingredients in the meat, I have food allergies, there was a big top hit article that broke last night regarding Subway’s chicken only having 50% chicken DNA.
Well well, what do you think it is mostly made up of? My first notion went to rat meat, but I know rat meat is too expensive. The next idea for chicken like substance I had was soybean. Turns out I was right!
It’s getting pretty exciting with the Nintendo Switch launch coming this Friday! Now we have a list of indie games coming to the Switch. GDC has been a whirlwind of information and it is exciting to think of what meetings Nintendo is having with developers behind closed doors here at GDC 2017.
Startup companies these days entice investors using numbers, in the case of online service and app startups, high user subscription/followers is what brings value and visibility. Word on the street was that Twitch was once a tiny and highly unsecure office back in its early days, with such a strong lack of security that someone even got away with stealing complete PC setups there without any delays.
My 11th GDC in San Francisco is upon me. Thinking back it has been full of really great experiences for most part. The first time I went to GDC the event took place in San Jose, CA. I was in college and a professor, Prof. Wilcox, who became a dear friend of mine paid for the flights of two other students and myself to attend. One of the people was my roommate and best bud Andy. The other was a young freshman named Kevin that Andy and I had never met. Kevin is now in my best buds list but his young age, under 21, was likely to make trouble for Andy and I.
The Nintendo Switch is officially coming out on March 3, 2017 at $299 US. But is it what gamers want?
The Switch has been in the works and known to the public since E3 of 2015 as the Nintendo NX. Rumors swirled for a full year until Nintendo officially named it the Switch in October. But outside of the name and the general release date, we didn’t know what the Switch would really do. Then, late night Thursday, January 12, 2017 Nintendo finally confirmed a lot of information about their new console.