Turns out that – while technically volunteers – the Conference Associates (or CAs as they're known) at this year's GDC didn't go uncompensated. In addition to getting a free pass to the not inexpensive conference (a great opportunity to network and learn a great deal about making video games!) they also earned something many of you may be far more appreciate of: A chance to play the highly-anticipated Super Smash Bros. Brawl
two-and-a-half weeks before its tardy North American release. We sent Mahalo Daily's
Veronica Belmont to the tournament's secret location to see what happens when the volunteers get the place to themselves.
[Note: There may be some spoilers in the above video, if you're paranoid about that sort of thing. But really, c'mon.]