A few years ago, I went to a Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco and watched the head of Microsoft Games give a talk about what he thought was the future of the industry. It seems the future has a lot of PowerPoint slides. He talked about the move to hi-def and gave away some hi-def screens to a few people in the audience.
|There is a reason he looks like Lex Luthor.|
|It's a highbrow audience.|
Afterwards, there was some polite applause, but the overall feeling I got from the crowd was “fuck you.”
|Actually, this could have been over Vista. I'm not sure.|
That is how you win a crowd of gamers. We would have gotten Mario tattoos on our butts had he asked.
|And then he gave a box full of magic wishes to the audience. He was that good.|
|Okay, not THAT good.|
|We were at the Google complex. I took this picture in the bathroom.|
|"We think your game is fun and innovative."|
Last night, I realized we weren’t heroes anymore. We were just a bunch of corporate sell-outs. Game developers only care about getting funded and getting rich. I, for one, am heartbroken.