The D.I.C.E. Summit 2008 kicked off with a "Visual Fight Club," sponsored by Autodesk, in which games industry professionals took the stage to debate key issues.
In "Round Two," Kelly Flock - a veteran of THQ, SOE, LucasArts and others - debated Nexon's Min Kim over the issue of free distribution versus traditional publishing.
"Korea started with traditional gaming, then online subscriptions, and then free-to-play games," Kim said "I think the same thing will happen here."
Flock disagreed, saying that the free model won't support the economics needed to deliver titles such as Halo 3, Bioshock or Grand Theft Auto.