It's a long haul from Los Angeles on this CGSociety road trip!
After a seven and a half hour drive, a few bottles of water, a couple bathroom breaks and whole boatload of snacks, I’ve finally arrived in San Francisco anxiously awaiting the opening of the Moscone Center doors where the 2011 Game Developer’s Conference will be held. I’m expecting this year’s show to be a lot more engaging than last year. Not to discount Sid Meier's brilliant keynote from last year's show, but, Nintendo's Satoru Iwata will be making this year's keynote presentation.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a GDC without the Game Developer’s Choice Award Show. This year’s favorites for Game Of The Year look to be a big toss up. My predictions… Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood will walk away with a couple noteworthy mentions. The Game Of The Year award itself looks to be coin flip between Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2. Aside from the award shows, there are a lot of good-looking sessions out there (as well as a bunch of gawd-awful ones which we will make every attempt to shield your ever-so-sensitive eyes from). It’s ramping up and we’re going to bring you all the best. Stay tuned to good ol’ CGSociety!