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GDC 2007 Day 1 - Blather, Rinse, Repeat
March 8th, 2007
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GDC 2007 Day 1
I'm sitting in a hall, waiting for Chris Taylor to give a postmortem on "Supreme Commander".

Other random snippets:

- Chris Hecker says the Wii is a piece of shit, and the PS3 and XBox 360 are atrocities. He went on to call on Nintendo to step up to the plate and treat games as an art form. One audience member, during the question period rebutted that Hecker, himself, was full of shit.

- Sony unveiled their 3D immersive social forum service, titled "Home". Once again, they seem to be delivering the wrong service to the wrong audience. Amusingly, their keynote had several hardware failures.

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From:ginsu
Date:March 8th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure that leaves Mr. Hecker much to endorse.

Also, if

Wii = shit
Hecker = full of shit

the transitive property of fecal assignment suggests

Hecker = full of Wii

...which may be surprisingly close to the truth.
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From:tsmaster
Date:March 10th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure that leaves Mr. Hecker much to endorse.

Well, he's working on a PC game at the moment, despite the PC market having possibly shrunk by 50% in the past few years. Also, there's no proven market for PC simulations of microbes that evolve into interstellar civilizations.

Good luck, Chris!
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From:rechercher
Date:March 9th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
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Um, what does the pic refer to? I really can't make sense of it, specifically what the pronoun "this" refers to. It might make sense if you took out the word "or".
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From:tsmaster
Date:March 10th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
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The picture is of a poster attached to an Independent Game Festival (IGF) contestant. Indie games, like movies at Sundance, would be happy to get publishing/distribution deals.

I was tickled by the tone of the note and the use of the college bulletin board format with the tear-off contact information.


So, both instances of "this" refer to the possibly sucky game that the guy wrote. If the author removed "or", it'd be replaced by an implicit "then", which isn't what the author is soliciting - he'd like a distribution deal, and he'd like magazines to distribute a demo (which is advertising, not publishing), but the two serve separate ends.
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