Wednesday, January 30, 2008

GDC Update and pandering for handouts

Some of you may have noticed that I was going to give a GDC talk on Bungie's community efforts for the Halo series. Unfortunately, I had to cancel the talk. One of the reasons for doing so is that GDC is way to close to my wedding on the 29th of February.

Naturally, I'm quite disappointed at this, because I had been really looking forward to giving the talk. You can cheer me up by hitting up my wedding gift registries at Target and Crate and Barrel and buying me a gift.

Sure, it is pandering at its worst, but hey, a few people have asked, and at least one of them weren't just morbidly curious. And at least you can see what kinds of thing we had fun scanning in those two stores when price doesn't matter. Someone already bought me a giant beer stein.


Anonymous said...

Hehe, I would probably buy you something for all your community efforts if I hadn't already spent so much money on gifts (or future gifts I've already put money aside for) I was a little late to the Christmas shopping. And still am. >_>

Is there any chance we'll hear or read that talk somewhere else? I was pretty interested in it, since I'm starting up a studio. I love getting tips on getting the community interested and what-not, and your methods of doing it.

Obviously you've done a great job. :D And if I haven't said it already, congratulations on the upcoming marriage!

Kelsey said...

This is Halo2Girl305, known as Wolfie in the forums. I recently decided to get back into reading your blog -yes, I started reading it a while ago- because they are interesting!

Like Zag said, will you ever have another chance to talk about the community again?

Congrats on the getting married thing! I hope you, her, and your dogs live a great life together :D Maybe some little Achronos' in the future? >_> *shot*

Anonymous said...

There will be no baby Achronos' in the forseeable future. This is in the best interests of everyone; especially if you've ever met either one of us.

Unlike dogs, people get really mad if you put babies in crates for hours on end, or rub their noses when they make an unfortunate "boom boom."

That being said, "The Wife" would very much like a chick-dog that she Humanize and put little dresses on.

-The (Future) Wife

Anonymous said...

man no electronics on your list, is a dinnerware gift really going to mean that much to you?