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GamesIndustry.biz: GDC Preview

Matt Martin of GamesIndustry.biz writes: As the Game Developers Conference gets under way this week in San Francisco, GamesIndustry.biz highlights some of the key sessions, announcements, companies and games at the annual business event.

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Microsoft's John Schappert, Xbox Live boss, will be taking to the main stage on Wednesday to discuss the company's market leading console online service. If his session entitled "A Future Wide Open: Unleashing the Creative Community" hints at anything, it's that Microsoft is prepared to discuss the next stage of Xbox Live, with possible mention of plans for user-generated content, episodic gaming and its delivery

Described by Forbes as "the ultimate thinking machine" Ray Kurzweil's session on Thursday should be incredibly insightful as he discusses "The Next 20 Years of Gaming". It's a daunting topic, but an inventor of Kurzweil's calibre tackling the future of videogaming should provide inspiration and excitement among the attendees. Coming from outside of the industry and with no hidden agenda we can expect Kurzweil to be as frank and open as he will be thought-provoking.

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Iamback3256d ago

So today is 18th, when is it going to begin?

phony force slayer3256d ago

i might be the 20th-23rd. dont take me up on that though

rofldings3256d ago

What time does this shiznit start? I have no classes today, just gonna chill listen to some GDC, study, etc. :)

Cyrus3653256d ago

the "Big stuff" doesn't start till Wed, but there will be stuff happening today, and onwards.