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All the cool kids are here at D.I.C.E. Summit 2013


8:00 AM on 02.06.2013
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The 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit kicks off today, starting with the opening keynote from the unlikely duo of Valve's Gabe Newell and Hollywood's J.J. Abrams later this morning. And then it explodes with a constant stream of talks from all the cool kids in game development today, leading up to the grand finale, the 16th D.I.C.E. Awards show, which will be hosted by Chris Hardwick.

They were kind enough to let me sit in and listen this week. I want to get them all drunk and have them tell me about the Xbox 7000 or whatever it is. 

As for who is here, want me to namedrop? Randy Pitchford from Gearbox? Or how about David Cage? Jenova Chen from thatgamecompany is also here, as is Warren Spector, though the latter isn't taking interviews. I already mentioned Gaben, but I will again as he is this year's Hall of Fame Inductee. 

It's like they kicked out all of the bros here at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and replaced them with game pros. No bros -- pros.

See the full list of guests below.

J.J. Abrams, writer, director and producer, and opening keynote headliner

Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve Corporation, 2013 AIAS Hall of Fame inductee, and opening keynote headliner

Dan Connors, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games

Glen Schofield, co-founder and studio head of Sledgehammer Games

David Cage, CEO of Quantic Dream

Randy Pitchford, co-founder, owner and president of Gearbox Software

Phil Larsen, CMO of Halfbrick Games

David Edery, CEO of Spry Fox

Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios

Amir Rao, studio director for Supergiant Games

Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft France

Jenova Chen, creative director and co-founder of thatgamecompany

Jesse Schell, CEO of Shell Games and distinguished professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University

Victor Kislyi, CEO and founder of Wargaming.net

Dr. Ray Muzyka, CEO and founder of Threshold Impact

Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment

Kiki Wolfkill, executive producer at Microsoft Game Studios/343 Industries

Frank O’Connor, franchise development director at Microsoft Game Studios/343 Industries Warren Spector, veteran electronic game designer/producer

Julie Uhrman, founder and CEO of OUYA

Mark Stern, president Original Content at Syfy 

Nick Beliaeff, vice president of production at Trion Worlds, Inc.

Matt Lee Johnston, video game designer and producer

Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, Inc.

David Ting, general manager of eSports at IGN Pro League (IPL)






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