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GDC Europe 2010: Swag Review!

Trip to Cologne

Once again I’m off to Cologne to attend GDC Europe. The train ride was remarkably uneventful. Well, except for that 80 minute delay thanks to an “accident” at some other place. I had the pleasure of sitting next to an older man who was creating one of those awful Powerpoint presentations with vacation photos. You know, the ones where the dullness of the pictures goes head to head with the insanity of the slide transition effects.

Anyway, yeah, GDC – I’m looking forward to find out the answer to the one question that ultimately matters: Is this year’s conference swag anything good? Seriously.
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Of Weasels and Ninjas

People keep telling me that they were able to log into the wireless network at the GDC Europe. Right. I suspect soon they’ll also be presenting photos of Bigfoot.

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Wireless networks (not) found

GDC Europe in Cologne – so new, and yet familiar.

Probably because the wireless network here just sucks as much as the one we used to have at the GC/GCDC. Ok, that was an understatement – the one Leipzig had was as stable as jello, but you could actually occasionally use it. You’d think with conference tickets going for €560 and upwards, there’d be a few bucks left for an access point here and a router there. Well, thanks for nothing so far, NetCologne. (Credit where credit is due.)

Another piece to remind me of GCDC was Cevat Yerli’s CryEngine 3.0 sales pitch in disguise – because he already had held the same bloody keynote a year ago in Leipzig. Yay for sponsorship and participation in the GDCE’s advisory board, I guess. To be fair: The frequent ‘Wireless networks found’ pop-up was not part of last year’s presentation.

Wireless networks

Props to BioWare’s Dorian Kieken for his session on the concept of living plans. He made it to embed Scrum et al in the larger picture of organisational culture. At some point I also even almost expected him to dive into the STS approach.

Aaaaand onward to day 2.

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Semi-Cologne

Oh the puns, will they ever end?!

walking

Halfway there, so to speak. Not physically, but mentally. And as I’m planning my little trip to the Rhine next week, I figured I might as well quickly put up another post. Because having the weasel picture right beneath, well, the weasel picture looked downright stupid.

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