Tag Archives: keynote
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 06:53 BST
Square Enix’s Yoichi Wada turned visionary in his TGS address this morning, telling the industry to climb the mountain of games tech diversity rather than fall. Brenna Hillier reports from Tokyo.
Fri, Aug 05, 2011 | 14:15 BST
PopCap co-founder John Vechey will deliver the keynote at GDC Online 2011, which is titled: “Playing Well With Others – How PopCap Creates Compelling Social Game Experiences.” Vechey will also chat about the firm’s experiences working alongside various mobile and social plaftforms. GDC Online runs October 10 -13 in Austin, Texas. Thanks, GI.biz.
Thu, Mar 03, 2011 | 00:57 GMT
Satoru Iwata’s GDC keynote saw Nintendo announce 3DS wireless hotspots, a 3DS Netflix deal and a new Mario game, but focused on the concept of “must-have” developmment.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 03:48 BST
PSP has now sold 52.9 million units of hardware, Sony boss Kaz Hirai confirmed in his TGS keynote this morning.
Hit this for the rest of the news from Hirai’s speech.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 03:22 BST
It’s on. Again. Tokyo Game Show kicks off this morning with a keynote from Sony superman Kaz Hirai.
His speech starts at 10.30am local time. That’s 2.30am BST, 3.30am CET, 6.30pm PST and 9.30pm EST. The US timings are for today, obviously.
We don’t have anyone “on the ground,” unfortunately, but we’ll be bringing you all the news as it happens. We’ll update this post with links to all the liveblogs as they appear.
Here you go:
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 | 20:52 BST
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 | 11:02 BST
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 | 21:27 GMT
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 | 10:29 GMT
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata kicked GDC off yesterday with the announcement of a new Zelda in his keynote, and Metal Gear Solid’s Hideo Kojima’s up next this morning with an hour-and-a-half talk on games development.
Kojima said yesterday that we’re not going to see any game reveals in his speech, but there’s bound to be something worth tuning in for. There always is.
We’ll have a liveblog of the whole thing, right here. To be clear: the Kojima keynote takes place today between 10.30am and 12.00pm PST. That’s 5.30pm and 7.00pm GMT, or 6.30pm and 8.00pm CET.
See you then!
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 | 09:41 GMT
After the break is a video of Konami’s Hideo Kojima talking about quality control, creative issues, and generally all things games development.
Mr Metal Gear will be holding a keynote later today that we, of course, will be covering live.
This video’s eight minutes long. Go for it.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 | 07:35 GMT
Just in case there was any ambiguity about the Kojima comment IGN posted up last night about the developer preparing to announce a game at E3, 1UP’s dispelled it: there will be no Kojima game reveal in his keynote at GDC today.
“I’m not going to be talking about new titles or anything,” he said in an interview yesterday.
“I’ll leave that for sometime later.”
Don’t worry, though. His speech is going to be a riot.
“Since it’s a keynote and since we’re in the entertainment business, I try to make my presentations as entertaining as possible,” he said.
So. How much are flights to LA again?
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 | 15:51 GMT
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.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 | 09:10 GMT
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.
Tue, Mar 24, 2009 | 20:08 GMT
Hot dog. 1UP’s Sam Kennedy reckons Satoru Iwata’s going to announce “quite a few” new games in his GDC keynote tomorrow.
In terms of highlights coming out of this show, I’d say Nintendo’s Iwata keynote is the one that you’ll really want to watch (Jeremy will be live blogging it tomorrow morning). I thought he was just going to be talking about Motion Plus and DSi, but it turns out he’s going to be announcing quite a few new games — for Wii, Wiiware, and Virtual Console (and this won’t just be Nintendo titles, but also third party stuff). I’ve already heard about a few of them (including one that makes me all giddy… I can’t wait for tomorrow now).
IGN said today that press are being restricted from filming after the first five minutes of the speech, which certainly indicates we’re about to see far more than a MotionPlus display.
Remember: we’ll be liveblogging it. It starts at 9.00am PST, or 4.00pm GMT if you’re on the other side of the Atlantic.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 15:07 GMT
Early registration for the 2009 Game Developers Conference – taking place March 23-27 in San Francisco – ends tomorrow, February 12. If you want a 30 percent discount, get cracking.
Also, if you attend you can witness the Games Festival Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards, honoring the best titles of the year.
Head on over to the official site and get involved.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 23:07 GMT
Konami’s confirmed to VG247 that it’s to make announcements related to Kojima’s GDC keynote before the event.
“With regard to Mr Kojima, we have to keep things tight-lipped for now,” said a rep when quizzed on the speech’s content.
“We will be making some announcements closer to GDC, so stay tuned”.
The father of the Metal Gear Solid franchise will be delivering a keynote titled “Solid Game Design: Making the ‘Impossible’ Possible” on the morning of March 26 in San Francisco.
This will be not be a something you would want to miss.
GDC opens its doors on March 23, so keep checking back with us as more details emerge.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 15:28 GMT
Hideo Kojima’s to deliver a GDC keynote, Think Services has confirmed.
The speech, “Solid Game Design: Making the ‘Impossible’ Possible,” will be Kojima’s debut appearance at the GDC.
The event’s scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 10:30am-11:30am PST in the Esplanade Room of the Moscone Center’s South Hall.
GDC takes place March 23-27 in San Francisco.
Mon, Feb 02, 2009 | 06:35 GMT
Valve boss Gabe Newell will deliver DICE’s keynote address, the show’s announced.
No details of the talk have been given, unfortunately, so it remains title-less.
“Gabe Newell and Valve have become a force for innovation in gaming over the past a decade, creating some of the best-selling games of all time and a ground-breaking platform for PC entertainment,” said Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences president Joseph Olin.
“His perspective and vision of the games industry are a welcome addition to this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit, and will greatly contribute to the high-profile line-up.”
DICE takes place in Las Vegas from February 17-20. For a list of confirmed speakers so far, hit the break. Thanks, GameDaily.
Thu, Oct 09, 2008 | 15:33 BST
Xbox Live boss John Schappert has reacted sternly to accusations that Microsoft is a follower as opposed to a leader in the console innovation space, saying he finds the notion “ironic” and that he gets “riled” by the idea.
“The innovation criticism is almost ironic to me,” he told Eurogamer. “You’ve got the Xbox, which is the console that pioneered hard drives, broadband gaming, online gaming, Achievements and gamercards.
“It’s the console that arguably pioneered first-person shooters in your living room, wireless controllers… I could go on.
“I think we’ve earned our chops in terms of innovation. The games division has some brilliant people who have done amazing things, and who have shaped the industry forever. I think we’ve done a great job of innovating and we continue to lead.”
And don’t say Avatars are ripped off Miis, for God’s sake.
“With respect to Avatars – Miis are wonderful,” he added. “Nintendo has done great things.
“But Avatars are just a logical extension of what we’ve had already. We’ve had a gamercard and a gamer pic; I want to take that to the next level. Now we’ve got Live parties, we launched the first video store…
“So I get a little riled there. I think we’ve done some great things for the industry and for gamers.”
Plenty more through there.
Thu, Oct 09, 2008 | 09:39 BST
Speaking to Reuters in Tokyo today, Xbox Live boss John Schappert has confirmed that Microsoft is raising its 360 hardware forecasts in Japan.
“We’ve done better than we forecast. We are finding that we have a shortage of hardware,” he said.
“We are raising our forecast” for Xbox 360 hardware shipments to Japan, he added, though he declined to give specific figures.
Schappert delivered Microsoft’s keynote at TGS today, all the news from which you can find here.