Going to be at the Game Developer's Conference for the 8th year in a row now, so figured I would start a discussion thread, see if I can give any news on things CAGs are interested about. Never tried it before, since I'm usually tied close to our company's booth, but what the hell. Maybe it will give me a good reason to escape for a little bit.
Things I want to see:
Oculus' new LED face, supposed updated resolution. -I've hated it every other time I've used it, but uh...maybe this one will rock? They have a huge booth.
Sony's HMD competitor. People seem excited about it...but it's still an HMD. What could be so great about it?
Sony and Microsoft's respective booths. Historically MS has been all about Indie showcases, while Sony is all about playable demos and hardware. But the past couple of years Sony has tried to make it appear more indie friendly.
Things I don't want to see:
The million and one data storage, art asset management, and international pavilions that litter the show floor. Government subsidies so you can blow 100k to remind people that Scandinavia or Korea exist...seems lame.
The invasion of neckbeards. It's not hard to tell when the GDC crowd starts to arrive. Nerd BO and bearded necks should work as a free pass into the show, in lieu of official badges.
Anyway, we start to set up the booth tomorrow, then the expo starts Wednesday. I won't be making it to any of the keynotes or console manufacturer talks, so other outlets will be way better at passing info than me.