Articles tagged with: EIF
Fanboys are an annoyance at best. At worst, they are the bane of the industry and cause problems for the majority of level-headed gamers.
That’s not a wild attempt to get you talking; we have proof to back up our views from some of the best known names in the gaming industry.
With the likes of Project Natal and the motion controller making waves at E3 earlier this year, it seemed that EyePet took something of a back seat.
With all the smoke and mirrors that can be done with computers these days, it was with some trepidation that we recently sat down with the EyePet to see what the monkey-rat could really do when halfwits like us were in control.
Tamagotchi 2.0? The ultimate kid-friendly, odourless pet?
The Big Debate was the round-off to the conference on the first day. It was a massive success, and took in some of the biggest names from the day, pitted them against each other and saw who was left standing at the end.
What followed was a funny, interactive, intuitive and often tempestuous ride through the thougts of some of the biggest names in the business. The topic..?
High praise for Edinburgh Interactive 2009 from leading games industry luminaries
As Edinburgh Interactive drew to a close on Friday, some of the industry’s key decision makers in videogames and interactive entertainment, who attended and participated in the Festival, have been quick to offer high praise for Edinburgh Interactive this year and hail it as a triumphant success for the seventh year running.
At Edinburgh Interactive, we got to speak with Nathan Vella about the game Critter Crunch. He was like a kid in a candy store when it came to talking about the game, and rightly so. This game just exudes cute from every pixel.
But also has a massive element of gross-out ickyness, when you think about it.
Nathan was awesome to talk to, so let’s get on with it, eh?
As Chris Deering took the stage to open the Edinburgh Interactive conference on Thursday, he looked like a man in his element.
Having been with Sony Computer Entertainment throughout those formative years and now in ‘active retirement’, he is no stranger to being the focus of attention. He was there to introduce us to the event, and to outline his thoughts on the industry.
As an Official Media Partner for Edinburgh Interactive 09, it would be remiss of us not to offer you, our glorious readers, a summary of who is doing what and when.
So without further ado, here is a complete event schedule for those of you going along to the event in Edinburgh this year.
The Edinburgh Interactive Festival today announced that Kristian Segerstrale, CEO and Co-founder of Playfish, and respected industry consultant, Margaret Robertson, are both confirmed to speak at this yearâ€™s event. Segerstrale and Robertson join an impressive list of guest speakers including, among others, Peter Moore, President of EA Sports and Peter Cowley, Managing Director of Digital Media for Endemol UK.
Edinburgh Interactive Festival today announced that Peter Cowley, Director of Digital Media for Endemol UK, will present a session at this yearâ€™s conference.
Cowley is delivering a session entitled â€˜Evolution of TV Branded Gamesâ€™, a subject heâ€™s well versed on.
At EIF08 we revealed that there were plans to introduce celebrity levels into the LBP universe. Well, nine months later, and we have the first details of how this will all play out.
The best news? It all kicks off this Friday with the new level area ‘The Patch’.
But what exactly will you find there?
Edinburgh Interactive Festival today announced that Peter Moore, President of EA Sports, will deliver the keynote address for this yearâ€™s Conference.
It is expected that Moore will focus his session on the challenge of reinventing the iconic sports game brand.
The Edinburgh Interactive Festival has today announced that early-bird rates are now available for delegate passes for this yearâ€™s Festival.
Special rates will be available for anyone wishing to book tickets between now and Friday 29th May.
The Edinburgh Interactive Festival today confirmed that Gamestation will be the official retail partner for this year’s event.
Gamestation, one of the fastest growing retailers of video and computer games in the UK, confirmed its support for the public event and conference which will take place in Edinburgh between 10th and 16th August 2009.
The Edinburgh Interactive Festival today confirmed that Nintendo has become a partner of this yearâ€™s event. Taking place in the heart of Edinburgh between 10th and 16th August 2009, with the Conference running on 13th and 14th, Edinburgh Interactive combines industry and public facing events, including conference, screenings, free game play and Protoplay, the University of Abertayâ€™s showcase of new games design talent.
The Edinburgh Interactive Festival 2009, or EIF 09 for short, will be in full swing once again this summer.
PS3 Attitude are teaming up with the people behind this year’s event to ensure you get all the juicy news, and we’re starting today with details of the dates and a video summary of how EIF 08 was received…