GDC: Nintendo president keynote live here at 9.00am PST today

Wednesday, 25th March 2009 09:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


GDC 2009 gets going properly this morning with the first big keynote, being delivered at 9.00am PST by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.

To be absolutely clear: that’s 9.00am PST, 4.00pm GMT and 5.00pm CET. Steph will be in the hall liveblogging the entire thing for VG247. It will last one hour.

Speculation is already running hot as to what Iwata will show, with US journalists claiming the exec will show new Wii games, and that film crews have been banned from recording past the first five minutes.

You’ll just have to wait till the curtain lifts. We’ll bring you all the details, blow by blow, as they happen.

In the meantime, do some starjumps and shout at the wall. Drink some lager and smash the can on your head. It’s the big guns, baby. Raining hot Nintendo lead all over your ass from California. We’re pumped beyond all belief. You should see us: we’re huge.



  1. Blerk

    Can you ask him to do all the good stuff in the first half-hour? I’ve got to leave at 4:30.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Please show Mario, please show Mario, please show Mario…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I’m sure Mario will be all over the fucking thing. Although it won’t be the Mario game that you’re wanting, I suspect. :-D

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tonka

    It’s a bit soon for a Mario game isn’t it?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Deanzor

    It won’t be Zelda.


    #5 6 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Bet it is.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. elronathon

    My money is on seeing way more of “Sin And Punishment 2″, “Punch-Out” perhaps a new Kirby game.

    I would genuninely love a new Zelda game, re-hash or no, they have some of the most affecting atmosphere of any game out there imo. I also loved TP despite what everybody said about it (and yes I’m old enough that I played OOT when it came out :))

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Hero of Canton

    Yeah, it’s too soon for Mario. Zelda, though? Perhaps.

    Interestingly, the Japanese DSi shop and all regions of the Wii Shop Channel are down at the moment…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Tonka

    I bet it’s the RE6 thing.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    There are some very serious rumours doing the rounds about this speech.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Like what? :-D

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt


    #12 6 years ago
  13. Syrok

    Wii Classic. Basically a small, white N64 with mind control instead of waggle control.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    More fucking hardware? Jesus wept. There’s more plastic tat than games for the damn thing!

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Rhythm

    I’ve just bought a Wii today, so I’d actually put money on the fact that new one got announced tonight :-D

    I’m intrigued about the concept behind banning filming though. What the hell are they about to show?

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Blerk

    They’re all going to turn up naked.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    The keynote starts; Reggie walks onto the stage: “We’ve made a shit load of money!” he says just before lighting a cigar with a 100$ note, he then walks off the stage. Keynote over.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    Punch Out!! will deffo be in it, obv.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Tonka

    The will show top secret films from the ducttaping factory in New Guinea.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    I just spoke to Steph. She’s literally first in line for the keynote.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Blerk

    I’m imagining her sitting there with a tent and a thermos, wrapped in a blanket.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    Not far off :D

    #22 6 years ago
  23. wz

    It’s the Wiii, with a camera.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Johnny Cullen

    Mario tbh… :D

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Tilmen-Kroaxis

    i want a video live stream…..OH MY GOD…i can´t wait…….only few minutes left Oo


    #25 6 years ago
  26. No_PUDding

    We owe Steph some drinks when she gets back…

    Apart from, that she’s is busy with something less important to do when Fumito Ueda’s panel is on.

    Still, hardware? What now? What can they possibly do now?

    Someone already mentioned the mind control, so I really have no clue or interest.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. No_PUDding

    Couple of minutes left in what country?

    Wait, it’s impossible wherever you are….

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Tilmen-Kroaxis

    i´m from germany…….and it´s 4 pm here.

    When will it start??

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Blerk

    In an hour.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Syrok

    Germany is on CET, so for you it starts at 17:00

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Tilmen-Kroaxis

    oh ok…..thank you ^^….53 minutes left :D

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Tonka

    When will it start in Sweden?
    /trick question

    #32 6 years ago
  33. No_PUDding

    Yeh, well 48 minutes left now.

    Megatons incoming I guess.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Syrok

    @Tonk: Never, the keynote is in America. :P

    #34 6 years ago

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