PAX 2010: Warren Spector Keynote

By on September 6, 2010

“The history of geeks.”

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On the first day of PAX, revered game developer Warren Spector delivered a keynote that summed up his life’s ‘geek-development’, from being a comic book fan to maturing with D&D and then Atari 2600 before becoming a part of the industry himself.

The main highlight of his speech is the snippet below which appealed gamers to demand more from games and vote with their dollars instead of gobbling up multiple versions of the same game.

“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.”

Warren Spector is the developer of classics like Deus Ex, Thief, and System Shock. He is now currently busy with Epic Mickey for the Wii. Watch the entire speech below.


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