Jon Wood is traveling alone in two weeks to a place called GDC. If you have not heard of GDC it stands for Game Developers Conference and it takes place in San Fran every March.
The show is a fun place where game developers get together to argue, discuss, sign contracts, and show off their latest developments to the media.
What is great about Jon going is that he will see all kinds of stuff and we will try our best to get everything onto the site for you to see as well.
It is my opinion that when we are at a show, you are at the show. We always try our hardest to give you guys the best coverage we can. Sadly Jon is by himself. I really should be there.
Jon can handle anything, he is a hardened veteran of many MMO wars. He hosted the MMO panel at GDC 3 years ago when Jack Emmert attacked everyone on stage with his rants about microtransactions. Jon has seen it all and done it all so don't worry our coverage is in good hands.
So what will we be seeing at GDC this year. Well after an incredibly quiet conference last year which had entire studios looking for work instead of single developers, it appears that gams have bounced back a bit much like the economy.
We booked the first availabel appointment with Star Wars: The Old Republic and will see them bright and early on Wednesday morning. The Secret World and Age of Conan are also on the menu as Jon meets up with the Viking of Norway to check out the latest from Funcom. If those vikings weren't enough the Icelandic powerhouse of CCP will also be showing us the latest on EVE. Mytheon, Dragon Age, and many other games round out our visit to GDC this year.
So March will kick off with a bang and Jon will be battling his way through crowds of game designers to get you the top stories. If that is not enough...PAX East ends out the month :)
PAX East is up in Boston. If you don't have tickets hurry, they are almost sold out. If you do great we'll see you at the show! We have some surprises for folks who will be there. If you cannot make it to the snow covered North East in March, fear not, we will do our best to bring everything onto the site right here at MMORPG.com.
For now, be brave Jon. The reinforcements come in for PAX...and the future...E3...we will be in full force!