While you're reading our thorough coverage of the Game Developer's Rant (trust us, it's worth it), be sure to check out video highlights from the session courtesy of Mahalo Daily. Unfortunately we only have the first half of the session on film, so you're going to have to read the rest. (Warning: vi...

February 23rd 2008 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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It has been one year since Chris Hecker made the headline-catching Duct Tape comment at the Developer's Rant. At GDC this year we were waiting with great anticipation for what other nuggets would come this year. Interested in vulgarity, balloons, excessive drinking and French literature? How about...

February 23rd 2008 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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2. Balloons! Jonathan Mak (Everyday Shooter) has had a lot of memorable moments at GDC. During last year's IGF Awards, Mak gave the most memorable and atypical acceptance speeches. For this year's Game Developer's Rant, he decided not to give a speech at all. Instead, when Eric Zimmerman announced...

February 23rd 2008 at 2:59am 0 Comments
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3. "Games are the ultimate happiness engine"Jane McGonigal was up next. She's not mad at game designers; her rant is about reality. And it's broken. "We are the people who are supposed to fix it," she said."When I'm in games I have all the info and feedback I need, I have superhero skills ... it's...

February 23rd 2008 at 1:59am 0 Comments
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5. "We don't need more three little pigs games, we need something like The Little Prince. Makes you try to think about your life"Jenova Chen (flOw) took the stage next, explaining that he can't just rant as a designer but also as a gamer, one who has been playing less as the years go by and is losi...

February 22nd 2008 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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6. "WONDERFUL!"Daniel James (Three Rings) is up last. We're not sure his part accounts for a rant, but it's interesting nonetheless. James' accompanying slides consisted of a number of interjections. NICE! -- "Isn't GDC wonderful?" BRILLIANT! -- He used to play with LEGOs as a kid, and no...

February 22nd 2008 at 10:59pm 0 Comments