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Four More Speakers Announced for 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit

Posted on January 17, 2013 AT 06:35pm

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced four more speakers for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit being held February 5th through February 8th in Las Vegas.

  • Dan Connors, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games, the creators of 2012’s award-winning The Walking Dead game series. He will be speaking on “Appointment Gaming: How Telltale’s Episodic Model is Changing the Way People Play” where he will discuss the company’s philosophies on interactive storytelling in the world of multi-platform, digital-first publishing.
  • Glen Schofield, co-founder and studio head of Sledgehammer Games, co-developer for Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and former vice president and general manager of EA Visceral Games where he was executive producer of Dead Space. Schofield will speak on “The Art of Inspiration” to discuss how he derives inspiration from anything and anywhere, and how these sources of inspiration have influenced his work as a video game developer on a daily basis.
  • Julie Uhrman, founder and CEO of OUYA. Uhrman’s presentation, “The Revenge of the TV,” will provide insight into the future of console gaming on the television – not as the last bastion of video games, but as the next great opportunity for publishers and developers.
  • Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, Inc. Talluri will present on “Mobile Gaming, Today and Tomorrow” where he will talk about technology trends and challenges and their impact on gaming.

They join previously confirmed speakers Gabe Newell, David Cage, David Ting, Randy Pitchford, Matt Lee Johnston, Phil Larsen, David Edery, Julian Farrior, Amir Rao, Xavier Poix, Jenova Chen, Jesse Schell, Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor, Warren Spector, Petri Järvilehto, Mark Stern, Nick Beliaeff, and Victor Kislyi.

On Monday, Chris Hardwick was announced as host along with this year’s nominees.

The 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In partnership with Machinima, the awards ceremony will be steamed live starting at 10:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm Pacific.

Source: DICE 2013

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