Heart-warming end to GDC
In a much more tender (than poop-suicide) end to the Game Developers Conference, at today’s post-mortem talk on the first Diablo, writer Shivam Bhatt stepped up during the Q&A session of the talk to apologize to Diablo creator David Brevik for pirating the game as a teenager in 1997.
Bhatt gave Brevik some cash in a part symbolic, part class move simply out of the atmosphere of yours truly, the man who saw an abandoned, 3/4ths-drunk 40 oz Cobra sitting in a subway station this week and thought, “I could probably drink the rest of that.”
GDC can really be a saccharine, nice-as-hell time with good people for as much snark as I’ll drop about utilikilts, virtual reality, and albatross-around-the-neck badge spotting sometimes miles from the convention center.
I hope Brevik plans to split the cash with all his former Blizzard North co-workers putting everyone on track towards buying 1/3 of a Cobra.
— Shivam Bhatt (@elektrotal) March 18, 2016
That was incredible! I was stunned. Thank you so very much! https://t.co/FGpynruv66
— David Brevik (@davidbrevik) March 19, 2016
(my Twitter handle? The name of my first Diablo character mashed with my first Dragonlance character. Apologizing to Brevik mattered.)
— Shivam Bhatt (@elektrotal) March 19, 2016