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GDC, DICE May Become Invite-only Next Year

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Organizers of the Game Developers Conference and DICE may be moving to an invite-only system for members of the press next year, Kotaku reported today.

GDC director Jamil Moledina expressed concerns of maintaining the show's atmosphere and scope in the face of an ever-rising attendance rates and an increased press presence. Read more »

"There was still a lot of business going on at E3, but more and more was moving to private suites ..."
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GDC 08: Portal Creators on Writing, Multiplayer, Government Interrogation Techniques

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Caution: The full text of this article contains spoilers.

Don't tell anyone, but some of Portal's best dialog, the stuff about the importance of your weighed companion cube, came from writer Eric Wolpaw's readings of some "declassified government interrogation thing."

From that, he learned "isolation leads subjects to begin to attach to inanimate objects." So when Kim Swift and the rest of the small Portal team at Valve, which was never larger than ten people, were trying to make players drag "this stupid thing" (Swift's exact words) all over a map, Wolpaw had an idea. Read more »

"reminded me of that villain riding the unicycle under his trench coat"
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