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PAX 2010 Keynote = Warren Spector

BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
edited July 2010 in PAX Archive
Per Official_PAX's twitter, the Keynote address will be done by Warren Spector.

If you dont know...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Spector

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Who the fuck is War...

    *clicks on link*

    *reads*

    Sounds awesome!

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  • Mystral721Mystral721 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Well now I have to drag my butt down to that theater. I was hoping the keynote speaker would be someone I wouldn't care about.

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  • RayzeRayze Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Mystral721 wrote: »
    Well now I have to drag my butt down to that theater. I was hoping the keynote speaker would be someone I wouldn't care about.

    That's what I'm hoping happens with PAX East next year. I missed Wil Wheaton and I'd be mad if I missed someone else I wanted to hear


    Warren Spector does sound cool though

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Niiiiiice, I'm definitely there.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I wish the keynote speakers would let us know what topic they're talking about before the keynote. I could be really interested in what he has to say, but I could not be, too.

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  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Knowing my luck there will be an Omegathon round at the same time.

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  • nervenerve Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco wrote: »
    I wish the keynote speakers would let us know what topic they're talking about before the keynote. I could be really interested in what he has to say, but I could not be, too.

    ..pretty much this.

  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Warren Spector?!

    Awesome!!

    This guy is the arbiter of the whole first-person-rpg-shooter thing that is the rage nowadays.

    Mass Effect, CoD4+, BF: Bad Company and every other level up shooter can trace back to System Shock and Deus Ex with the core idea

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  • UpthornUpthorn Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Decius wrote: »
    Who the fuck is War...

    *clicks on link*

    *reads*

    Sounds awesome!

    My reaction was similar.
    "Warren Spector... now why does that name sound fam--"1265631731663.png"--oh."

    PS: That is an undoctored quote, if you google it, that article will come up.

  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    maybe that will be the basis of his keynote speech?

    yes, I know that games have tons of people contributing to make them what they are, but lead designers are the ones that get their names attached to it, unfortunately.

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  • RDubbRDubb Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Nice! Now lets hope he brings an Epic Mickey demo with him...

  • KjeldorKjeldor Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    contrefait wrote: »
    Knowing my luck there will be an Omegathon round at the same time.

    In 2008, the expo opened at 2PM, Omegathon R1 was 3:30-4:30, and the keynote was 4:30-5:30.

    In 2009, the expo opened at 10AM, Omegathon R1 was 10-11am, and the keynote was from 1-2PM.

    This year, Khoo has already said that the keynote will be at 10:30AM. We'll have to wait and see what time the Omegathon starts.

  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    While I have true respect for the man, and enjoy his games, pass.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    I could go either way on this one. What's going to be the deciding factor for me is if the 1st Q&A is going to be in the same block as this or not. The Q&A is not optional for me... ever.

  • NijhazerNijhazer Sunnyvale, CARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Warren Spector is one of the most fascinating speakers in the industry. If you're interested in the sort of perspective that industry veterans like Ron Gilbert have offered in the past, you owe it to yourself to check out Mr. Spector's keynote. I heard him again on some of the recent E3 podcasts and was reminded of just how much he has to offer to anyone willing to lend an ear.

    Here's one recent example. If you can spare twenty minutes, give that a listen.

  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    I could go either way on this one. What's going to be the deciding factor for me is if the 1st Q&A is going to be in the same block as this or not. The Q&A is not optional for me... ever.

    Q: Will the theatre be cleared out between events, or will it be (more than likely) mandatory to go to the keynote if you want to see the Gabe and Tycho Q&A?
    A: Like previous years, the Keynote will roll directly into the Gabe/Tycho Q&A. There is another event right after that as well, but no worries – there are 15 minute breaks between all “back-to-back” events for people to clear out if they would like to.

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm pretty much a fan of anyone who had a part in Deus Ex. I'd probably ask for the autograph of the janitor who cleaned the cubicles of the guys working on Deus Ex. I'm definitely up for this. =)

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  • tyler(uisdead99)tyler(uisdead99) Registered User
    edited July 2010
    For a first time pax attendee how long are the keynote speeches?

  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    For a first time pax attendee how long are the keynote speeches?

    somewhere between 1-2 hours, if I recall correctly.

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  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Spelljammer.


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  • heelsheels Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, PAX Staff mod
    edited July 2010
    For a first time pax attendee how long are the keynote speeches?

    One hour! It will be directly followed by the Penny Arcade panel as Moe stated.

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  • ACC3SSACC3SS Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    He hasn't released a game in almost 7 years...

    Hopefully he's a good speaker.

  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Planning on playing Deus Ex soon. My attendance will probably hinge on how much I enjoy it.
    Decius wrote: »
    {FUNNY IMAGE}

    That is fantastic. What site is it, IGN?

  • UpthornUpthorn Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    ACC3SS wrote: »
    He hasn't released a game in almost 7 years...

    Hopefully he's a good speaker.

    He is ultimately (although not directly) responsible for the existence of Bioshock.
    Planning on playing Deus Ex soon. My attendance will probably hinge on how much I enjoy it.
    Upthorn wrote: »
    {FUNNY IMAGE}

    That is fantastic. What site is it, IGN?
    Fixed. In the future, you want to pay more attention to whether you want to remove the inner quote tag or the outer one.

    And yeah, it's IGN. You'll find the article if you google for that highlighted bit in quotes.

  • SpawnOfCthulhuSpawnOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    this looks extremely promising.
    I'm just hoping that it isn't another nerd power/life story keynote.
    other than that, it looks awesome.

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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Data Center Operations Systems Engineer Silicon Valley, CARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    this looks extremely promising.
    I'm just hoping that it isn't another nerd power/life story keynote.
    other than that, it looks awesome.

    Yeah I'm looking forward to it!!8-)

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  • MegadestructoMegadestructo Indie Community Manager Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Very excited for this. He's made some of my favorite games of all time.

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