Kris Graft of Next-Gen writes: Every year, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' DICE Summit (that's Design, Innovate, Communicate and Entertain) manages to improve over the previous year. 2008 continues the trend.
During the course of the Las Vegas event, we'll see debates over industry consolidation; presentations from Blizzard's top-ranking execs; 20 questions for Microsoft's Shane Kim; a look to the future from EA boss John Riccitiello; a talk from PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matuura; an appearance from new ESA boss Mike Gallagher; and a tool talk from top figures from Epic Games, Insomniac and Ubisoft. Even Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski will be on hand to deliver an opening keynote.
And not to mention the annual Interactive Achievement Awards on Thursday, which will recognize 2007's best games.
The conference runs from Wednesday, February 6 to Friday, February 8.