PAX 2010: Warren Spector Keynote (Video)
On day 1 of PAX, Warren Spector delivered a (brilliant) keynote that can basically be summed up as “the history of geeks.” Using slides for emphasis and jokes, Spector walked through his own life’s geek-development, which started with comics like Fantastic 4, matured with D&D and Atari 2600, and then blossomed when he became a game developer himself.
The main gist of Spector’s forty-five minute keynote (full video below), was that video games are most definitely art, and we should demand more from them. Here’s a good snippet:
Challenge yourselves. Demand more from the games you’re offered. Vote with your dollars. Raise your voices and urge developers and publishers to give you something new and better–not just better executed versions of things we’ve already played.
Word. Here’s the full video.