GDC: VG247 LIVE from the Iwata opening keynote!

Wednesday, 25th March 2009 15:14 GMT By Patrick Garratt


UPDATE – We are now live! Get a constant stream of updates from the keynote through the link!

This is it! Steph’s in line for Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s keynote at GDC in San Francisco, which will starting at 9.00am PST. That’s 4.00pm GMT.

Hit the link for our liveblog. Remember: don’t hammer F5. The CoverItLive window will update automatically.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    OK. Let’s do it.

    *Iceman face*

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Tilmen-Kroaxis


    #2 6 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    fuck fuck fuck fuck

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    Tell Steph to tell everyone to calm the fuck down….
    We need some writing to show us it’s working.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen




    #5 6 years ago
  6. No_PUDding

    Thanks for the calming words Pat.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Shatner


    #7 6 years ago
  8. Syrok

    Most importantly will the battery of her laptop last.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Syrok

    Edit: ?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    “Most importantly will the battery of her laptop last.”


    #10 6 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    Woah, too much lolling, this isn;t lolling material here. This is a new Wii peripheral we’re on about!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. DaMan

    what will it be, Wii Shit?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    I reckon they will move away from interactive, and go towards just active, with Wii Massage.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    An hour of MotionPlus and Punch Out!!.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    “An hour of MotionPlus and Punch Out!!.”

    If it is, Iwota and Miyamoto are gonna get assassinated at E3.

    I’ll personally do the job for $5,000.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Blerk

    They’ll just count some money. On stage. While grinning.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. No_PUDding

    Oh shit I’m panicking.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    Blerk: :D

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen

    “Just called her and it rang to voicemail. This probably means everyone’s sitting down. Either that or she’s made a break for freedom. Whatever you do, don’t panic.”

    OH NOES!

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Johnny Cullen

    “They’ll just count some money. On stage. While grinning.”

    XD :D

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Hunam

    Can anything beat the Wii Music presentation with the simultaneous jump at the end? I THINK NOT.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Tonka

    They should do a Joker style thing and gas the entire audience. Turn them into Wiitards.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    When I think of that I want to be sick.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. No_PUDding

    Is Steph any good at off the cuff humour. Does she have the Eurogamer/VG247 DNA?

    Cus I look forward to atleast a few lols. Maybe not to top Wii Music presentation.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Johnny Cullen

    XD @ Tonka :D

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    Pud – There’ll be some lolling. She’s a funny lady.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    I am now going for a piss. Don’t panic.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. No_PUDding

    Good. We need some sarcasm. I am sure there will be more than enoguh subject matter to provide it.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    I am gonna go for a slash too then.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    From, guess who, Geoff Keighley:

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Johnny Cullen

    And while your looking at that, I’ll joing PUD in the toilets.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Hunam

    “She’s a funny lady.”



    #32 6 years ago
  33. Patrick Garratt


    #33 6 years ago
  34. No_PUDding

    Stop tellign me not to panic. I go into fight or flight mode.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. icastflare

    Is there live stream of the first 5 mins!?

    #35 6 years ago
  36. No_PUDding

    I don’t punch the screen and run away to compose myself by the way.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Tonka

    Who is Steph?

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Syrok

    What? The batteries need to be changed already?

    #38 6 years ago
  39. SplatteredHouse

    operation a success?

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Patrick Garratt

    She’s just switching so we don’t have to change in the last few minutes of the keynote.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Johnny Cullen

    Is it just me who has noticed Tonka’s URL in his name? :D

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Syrok

    Still, unless she has had the laptop on for the last three hours that’s pretty poor.

    /hugs laptop

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Psychotext

    Where’s the news at!

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Blerk

    Right, I have tea. I have a banana. Surprise me, Johnny Nintendo.

    /sits back
    /slurps tea
    /contemplates opening banana already

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Blerk

    lol at the ‘smelly guy’. :-D

    #45 6 years ago
  46. No_PUDding

    Just own up to the silent but violents Steph, blaming the guy next to you never works.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Psychotext

    Dip the banana in the tea. Tell us how it tastes.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Samoan Spider

    I’m in just in time. Tea is brewing, biscuits and crisps are by the laptop. Lets have it then………..

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Blerk

    It tastes like…. banana. With tea on it. My colleagues thought that was quite amusing, by the way.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Psychotext


    From another place…
    crecente: I managed to catch a glimpse at the intro for the keynote, you might want to sit down.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. No_PUDding

    Had crackers and cheese.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Johnny Cullen


    #52 6 years ago
  53. Bleak Harvest

    Hullo gents! Finished my Moon Language exam and here to wish for something to do on my Wii. BRING IT!

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Blerk

    Gears 3, exclusive to the Wii.

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Samoan Spider

    Damnit, puppy needs a piss and I need to get music on.

    #55 6 years ago
  56. Johnny Cullen

    Halo DS back in development!

    #56 6 years ago
  57. Bleak Harvest

    Shatner: The Trolling confirmed as shovelware.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. No_PUDding

    Hey Bleak.

    #58 6 years ago
  59. Psychotext

    Start the movie!

    #59 6 years ago
  60. icastflare

    *Miyamoto comes out with Zelda suit*

    Crowd: NEW ZELDA!!!! *standing ovation*

    *Miyamoto announces Zelda: Wand of Gamelon on the virtual console*

    Crowd: *slowly takes their seats again…*

    #60 6 years ago
  61. Bleak Harvest

    Hey PUD! Missed ya last night in the Killzone!

    #61 6 years ago
  62. Johnny Cullen

    “Lets all go to the lobby, lets all go to the lobby…”


    #62 6 years ago
  63. Samoan Spider

    ‘You klnow what that means!’

    GTA V exclusive to wii this summer!!!

    #63 6 years ago
  64. icastflare

    Leather Jacket Iwata!

    Homie Rollerz 2 confirmed.

    #64 6 years ago
  65. Blerk

    Get to the point, man!

    #65 6 years ago
  66. Syrok

    The point: We wantz your moneyz. All of it!

    #66 6 years ago
  67. Samoan Spider

    Yeah, but said in Engrish!

    #67 6 years ago
  68. SplatteredHouse

    Yes, how can they get more audience?

    #68 6 years ago
  69. Blerk

    They should announce that they’re building the Wii into tellies, set-top-boxes, etc. That’d do it.

    #69 6 years ago
  70. Bleak Harvest

    “Just announce Wii 2, Satoru. Kill the pain.” Hahaha

    #70 6 years ago
  71. Samoan Spider

    Yeah, and stop churning out cheap ass kiddy games for a quick buck and start making more mature themed games (conduit I’m looking at you)
    Oh and some more wii fit based games because the missus needs an excuse to switch the thing on!

    #71 6 years ago
  72. No_PUDding

    Gamers? Nuh uh.

    He’s a voyeur isn’t he? The new game is Wii: Red Light District.

    #72 6 years ago
  73. Johnny Cullen

    Miyamoto is outside my window, watching me through my window. :S

    #73 6 years ago
  74. Bleak Harvest

    “He will think a lot about activities that people love, and that’s why his games are popular with both gamers and people who have never had played games before.”

    Which gamers are these, then?

    #74 6 years ago
  75. Blerk

    Kotaku are pimping this as an announcement.

    #75 6 years ago
  76. Samoan Spider

    The ‘gamers’ that just qualified into the catagory by playing another game on either the Wii or DS!

    #76 6 years ago
  77. Blerk

    They’re totally not going to get to the point before I have to go home, are they?

    /checks watch

    #77 6 years ago
  78. Hunam

    I’m bored already.

    #78 6 years ago
  79. Samoan Spider

    Me too, gonna play the 360 whilst waiting patiently for the point to all this!

    #79 6 years ago
  80. SplatteredHouse

    @ blerk: I was jokingly suggesting a Nintendo Cloud idea, accessible from shopping mall terminals – but your idea’s good too.

    #80 6 years ago
  81. Johnny Cullen

    “The prototype stage of his games takes two years, as they need to work out what’s “fun”.”

    Surely, that rules out a new Mario then. Zelda not so much.

    #81 6 years ago
  82. Samoan Spider

    ‘And even when they fail they never feel as though they’ve wasted their time.’


    #82 6 years ago
  83. Blerk

    lol! A true evil genius moment from Iwata there!

    “Once you were the master, Miyamoto! But now you are MY bitch! Mwah-ha-ha!”

    #83 6 years ago
  84. No_PUDding

    @Blerk xD

    Nintendo is in evil teasing, voyeuristic and dominating hands.

    “No games for you my financial slaves, I will watch you from afar and laugh!”

    #84 6 years ago
  85. Psychotext

    Well this is boring. :(

    #85 6 years ago
  86. No_PUDding

    Yep…. * whistles*

    #86 6 years ago
  87. Hero of Canton

    It’s not E3, is it? It’s all about development. I’m not actually sure we’ll see much, y’know.

    #87 6 years ago
  88. SplatteredHouse

    because he’s here with us, this morning??

    #88 6 years ago
  89. Blerk

    Yeah, I have to go now. But I’m not too bothered. :-D

    Will drop in later to see what happened. If anything.

    #89 6 years ago
  90. Psychotext

    It’s all about the development… but in this case it seems to be all about fawning over Miyamoto. :D

    #90 6 years ago
  91. Johnny Cullen

    “Apparently Steph doesn’t understand any of this either.”

    None of us do!

    #91 6 years ago
  92. Samoan Spider


    All your base are belong to us…….

    #92 6 years ago
  93. Johnny Cullen

    “I’ll have to tell you on the phone. It’s an employee thing.”

    Ooh Pat, you randy little thing ;)

    #93 6 years ago
  94. No_PUDding

    Devs dancing vid check! Step one of one-upping the Wii Music showing.

    #94 6 years ago
  95. Bleak Harvest

    Wii Dance?

    #95 6 years ago
  96. SplatteredHouse

    What’s a rizumo tengoku?

    #96 6 years ago
  97. Johnny Cullen

    Away from Ninty for a minute, COD: MW2 site is up:

    #97 6 years ago
  98. Bleak Harvest

    Rhythm Heaven.

    #98 6 years ago
  99. Samoan Spider

    “I just got word that The Pitt DLC is now uploading and should be available for download sometime this evening. When it is up, I’ll let everyone know”

    From GStaff over at bathesda so at least someone is giving out meaningful news today!

    #99 6 years ago
  100. SplatteredHouse

    /tips hat courteously to Bleak, for the translation. I haven’t seen anything about it, so I’m still no wiser – but thanks anyway. :) (I was though, mistaken to suspect it being EBA, so there’s something learned)

    #100 6 years ago
  101. Bleak Harvest

    Oh, look a squirrel just appeared at my windowsill. How interesting!

    #101 6 years ago
  102. Hunam


    #102 6 years ago
  103. No_PUDding

    10 minutes for the new Zelda announcement….

    #103 6 years ago
  104. Psychotext

    What Hunam said.

    #104 6 years ago
  105. Bleak Harvest

    The squirrel is now taunting a dog in the neighbour’s yard. Crafty little devil.

    #105 6 years ago
  106. No_PUDding

    Those of you who thought you’d be gettign Zelda, got Rock and Roll climber, I hope I am wrong for the sake of some people’s sanity.

    #106 6 years ago
  107. Psychotext

    Oh wow, are they finally going to announce a storage solution? How interesting…

    #107 6 years ago
  108. No_PUDding

    This day was good for no one. As per usualy from Nintendo, we can all lose hope in the future of gaming.

    #108 6 years ago
  109. Bleak Harvest

    /me inserts facepalm.jpg

    #109 6 years ago
  110. SplatteredHouse

    can you make cats and dogs and little farmyard scenes, all animated, too? :p

    #110 6 years ago
  111. Hunam

    More FFCCMLAAK! \o/

    #111 6 years ago
  112. Hunam


    #112 6 years ago
  113. Psychotext


    #113 6 years ago
  114. No_PUDding

    Zelda for DSi…. I care very little.

    #114 6 years ago
  115. Bleak Harvest


    #115 6 years ago
  116. Psychotext


    #116 6 years ago
  117. Shatner


    #117 6 years ago
  118. g00nerz

    That was about as interesting as an old mans’ ballbag. Let’s hope the the other two have something more interesting to say. When are they due to give theirs?

    #118 6 years ago
  119. Blerk

    What the fuck?! That was it? The washing up was more exciting! :-D

    #119 6 years ago
  120. Gekidami

    Stephany should sue Nintendo, thats 2 hours of her life wasted.

    #120 6 years ago
  121. Patrick Garratt

    She’s in with BioWare now. I think that may be a bit more interesting.

    #121 6 years ago
  122. Gekidami

    They’d be hard-pressed to do worst really.

    #122 6 years ago

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