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How much did limiting the number of press invites affect the total attendance of the 2009 Game Developers Conference? By about 1,000 people, according to a press release from organizer Think Services. This year's GDC hosted "more than 17,000 game industry professionals," down from last year's 18,000...

March 31st 2009 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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In the wake of the announcement that Philip Rosedale would be moving up to chairman of the Linden Lab board of directors, and that present chairman Mitch Kapor would be moving to a key (but as-yet-unnamed) role, Cornell University Professor Robert Bloomfield (Beyers Sellers in Second Life) will be h...

March 26th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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As many who attended GDC recover from illness (thanks to days of rain and the plague-ridden in attendance), CMP Media says its 2008 conference broke a record and hosted 18,000 game industry professionals (previous attendance was somewhere around 16,000). Highlights included, well, we've covered all...

February 29th 2008 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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It's a groundbreaking achievement, and you probably can't afford it. The CMP Media Group has just published an exhaustive list of every significant game publisher and developer in North America. The publication details approximately 510 companies in the United States, and an additional 80 in Canada,...

June 29th 2007 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Independent game developers, it's that time again. CMP media has posted a preliminary version of the Independent Games Summit (IGS) schedule on the Game Developers Conference (GDC) site. The IGS takes place March 5 - 6, 2007, the two days prior to the three day GDC at the Moscone Center in San Franc...

December 4th 2006 at 11:40pm 0 Comments
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In the wake of just-released information about the new mini-E3, we present to you this guide to getting an invite to the new, downsized show. An invite-only event in which publishers decide which outlets get to cover them creates conflicts of interest. Given limited space, publishers will natural...

October 16th 2006 at 12:20pm 0 Comments