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Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 20:25 BST
How completely embarrassing. According to this Gamespot piece, opening E3 keynote speaker and Texan Governor, Rick Perry, spoke this morning to an audience of less then 30 people.
Perry apparently spoke at length about how great Texas is as a home for developers. The report makes it sound scintillating.
Entertainment Software Association president Michael Gallagher warmed the crowd up with a bit of biographical background on Perry, then introduced a video clip featuring some of the biggest names in Texas’ game development community: Junction Point Studios head Warren Spector, BioWare’s Gordon Walton and Rich Vogel, and NCsoft’s Starr Long. The four developers talked about the reasons to make games in Texas, from the talent pool to the cost of living and lack of income tax.
“I think they need to know that Texas rocks,” Walton explained. “Texas is a great place to make games.”
Not cool, ESA.
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 | 21:29 BST
What better way to enjoy a Sunday evening than by looking at some footage of how Sony’s XMB will work in-game.
The internets was in turmoil after videogaming247 broke the news that in-game XMB and Trophy support were coming in the next Firmware update: namely 2.4.
You might also notice in the video that whoever is using it has been rather naughty and has hacked his machine. We at VG247 do not of course condone such actions. In fact, we hope whoever does it burns in the hell-fire only Rick Perry can imagine.
Grab a coffee and hit the link below.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 | 10:05 BST
Oh dear. The ESA issued a statement today, aimed at GamesPolitics.com, after it came to light that E3 keynote speaker and Texan Governor Rick Perry believes that non-Christians will go to Hell.
“If the ESA posted a blog and called it a news site, journalists would rightfully balk and it wouldn’t pass a smell test,” ESA spokesperson Dan Hewitt said in an email to Joystiq.
“Remarkably, GamePolitics doesn’t face the same scrutiny even though it’s funded by the ECA and tainted with anti-ESA vitriol. At the end of the day, calling GamePolitics a news site is a laughable as saying there’s a Cuban free press.”
Gamepolitics editor Dennis McCauley responded:
“GamePolitics is the same news site it has always been, covering the nexus between video games and politics. Since acquiring GamePolitics in October, 2006, ECA president Hal Halpin has insisted that GP retain its editorial independence.
“I suspect that, given its current difficulties retaining member companies, the ESA is uncomfortable with the level of scrutiny directed at it by some news outlets. Ultimately, an organization like the ESA is judged by its performance, and, right now, it’s fair to call that performance into question. When a politician is keynoting E3, that’s worth questioning. When the politician has made divisive comments, like those attributed to Gov. Perry, that’s really worth questioning.”
Give it up, ESA. You’re about as right as left.
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 | 10:19 BST
Texan Governor Rick Perry, the guy giving E3′s keynote this year, believes that all non-Christians are doomed to an afterlife in Hell.
Perry’s sensible views have been outed by the Dallas Morning News, after he attended a 90-minute service at the Cornerstone “megachurch” in the Texas city, hosted by a Rev. John Hagee.
During the ceremony, Hagee said, “If you live your life and don’t confess your sins to God almighty through the authority of Christ and his blood, I’m going to say this very plainly, you’re going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket.”
Afterwards, Perry said, “In my faith, that’s what it says, and I’m a believer of that.”
Brilliant. As this Escapist piece points out, Perry was also involved with the formation of a law last year that denies financial incentives to games developers who produce titles with “inappropriate content.”
We’re just hoping someone gets busy with the eggs on July 15.
Mon, May 19, 2008 | 21:22 BST
Filed under “random” comes news that Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, is to give a keynote at this year’s E3.
“Governor Perry and the E3 Media & Business Summit are both great success stories. The Governor’s keynote address is especially timely given the high concentration of entertainment software developers and publishers in Texas as well as the state’s long-standing support of our industry,” said said ESA’s Michael Gallagher.
“The Governor’s forward-thinking leadership in encouraging the growth and development of our $18 billion industry is a roadmap for other state executives who want to transform their state economies for the 21st century.”
E3′s on from July 15-17 in LA this year.