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Headin' ta GDC! Whut's GDC?

Brasse -- 2007-03-03 09:23:03

Hello all... I just posted the comic, in between laundry, cleaning, making lists for the Troll to follow in my absence (brush teeth, comb hair, wear socks that sort of match, etc.)

After attending the Consumer Electronics Show in January, I was getting ready to invest in a PDA - sure I can keep track of my appointments and contacts with my laptop and cell phone, but the former is slow to boot up, awkward and kind of heavy to carry around all day, while the latter can barely remember people's names, never mind where I need to be today.

We went out and got a little Palm TX after reading a bunch of reviews... we got zero assistance in decision-making from the slack-jawed staff at our local Best Buy and Circuit City, and were lucky that the TX was one of the 3 models they actually had in stock.

I love it. Being a bit of a Luddite at heart, I am slow to adapt to technological change (Dwarf through and through), but the efficiency and usefulness of the TX has really won me over. Now, if I can avoid losing it during GDC...

Oh right, GDC!!!
That stands for the Game Developer's Conference. It is a combination trade show and learning event, where a great many companies strut their stuff.

As a brand new website with no cred and no money, I am going to attend under the auspices of MPOGD.com, for whom I will be writing articles, as well as for our own site.
This is not an uncommon practise, and it is quite surprising how many sites hire each other's writers to take on reporting tasks. One would expect the industry to be more cutthroat, so the cooperative environment of gaming websites is quite a refreshing surprise.

I expect that it will be really hectic, but I hope to be able to submit comics on the usual schedule.

Some of the events I hope to attend (in addition to the ones serving FREE BEER) are those that will discuss the future of the MMO, such as advances in character design, evolving gameplay and yes... real money trading.

I hope to catch up on the latest developments in games we already know, as well as Gods and Heroes and the planned Star Trek MMO, produced by Perpetual Entertainment. I will opportunistically swoop on any other items of interest that I stumble across.

As a special bonus, I get to stay with Wren and her family, as GDC takes place in San Francisco. Mmmm, joining the morning commute all week will make me appreciate my usual commute; a shuffle from the bedroom to the desk, via the coffee maker.

Did I mention how Dwarves hate airplanes?
*checks supply of Dramamine*

Be well, all!
~Brasse
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