The lights are on
The force is strong with director J.J. Abrams. Chosen to direct a new Star Wars film, Abrams will also give the opening keynote discussion at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit with Valve president and co-founder Gabe Newell.
Scheduled for Feb. 6 in Las Vegas, the conference gathers industry leaders from the video game world to discuss current trends. Newell and Abrams will open with “Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?”
“From TV to film, and now award-winning mobile apps, there’s no question that J.J. has his finger on the pulse of the entertainment industry; and we’re thrilled to welcome him and our 2013 Hall of Fame inductee, Gabe Newell, to the D.I.C.E. stage,” says Martin Rae, president [of the] Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. “J.J. thoughtfully weaves together suspense, action, emotion, and fun into every one of his projects – elements every game developer aspires to capture as well. Each year, the D.I.C.E. Summit sets the tone for the year ahead in games, and adding J.J. and Gabe’s shared insights is a natural fit as we see all forms of entertainment converge.”
Newell will also talk about where the video game industry is heading, and the advances Valve is making with Steam and Big Picture to prepare for the future, at a conference keynote on Thursday. Valve’s president and co-founder will also be honored at the upcoming 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards as the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame inductee.
The D.I.C.E. Summit takes place Feb. 5-8.
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Wow, I feel like I'm dreaming this team up and I'll wake up and this won't be happening.
It's so surreal to me.
Nice, I enjoy what both those people do, and them as personalities too. Even more reason to catch the keynote.
Every public event involving Gabe Newell is just a dream crushing experience for every Half Life fan in existence :)
Still good for those involved I guess... is it broadcast or shown or anything or just one of those things you read about after the fact.
Hope for the best prepare for the worst.
ABRAMS IS DIRECTING THE NEW STAR WARS?
OH JOYOUS DAY.
And on February 6, J.J. Abrams will be announced as the new director of the Half-Life 3 game. ;)
Gabe Newell telling me about how to make great stories is like a homeless guy telling me what kind of house I should buy
First JJ ruined star trek, now he is ruining star wars and is teaming up with Gabe for the plot of half life 3
This is pretty cool.