D.I.C.E. Summit 2012

GameSpot has teamed up with the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences to get you into all of the panels and presentations at this year's D.I.C.E. Summit.

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That's right. While you won't get to soak in the Las Vegas ambience that D.I.C.E. attendees enjoy every year, here at GameSpot, you can sit in on panels and presentations alongside the video game industry elite. Among the presentations being streamed live are those from the visionaries behind such games as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Batman: Arkham City, and Twisted Metal. When you tune in on Thursday, February 9, you can even get one of the best seats in the house for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) was founded in 1996; its mission is to promote, advance, and recognize outstanding achievements in the video game industry.

And how is this done? The Academy conducts its annual awards show, the Interactive Achievement Awards, to promote and acknowledge exceptional accomplishments in the field through a peer-based selection process. To further this vision, the organization created the D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit in 2002, a once yearly conference dedicated to exploring approaches to the creative process and artistic expression as they uniquely apply to the development of interactive entertainment.

With more than 22,000 members, the Academy celebrates and honors the creativity of video games worldwide. More information can be found at www.interactive.org and www.dicesummit.org. Follow the AIAS on Facebook and Twitter.

D.I.C.E. Schedule

(All times are Pacific / GMT-8)


2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Hot Topics hosted by Digital River: Three Debate Sessions Between Industry LeadersWatch Now
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Opening Keynote: "Why We Create, Why We Play" - Todd Howard, Bethesda Game StudiosWatch Now


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday Opening Keynote: "The New Arcade" - Seamus Blackley, Innovative LeisureWatch Now
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
"Escaping the Asylum" - Sefton Hill, Rocksteady StudiosWatch Now
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
"What we talk about when we talk about games" - Tomonobu Itagaki, Valhalla Games StudiosWatch Now
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
"…It’s About Failing" - Isaac Gilmore, 3SJ Tactical SolutionsWatch Now
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Chocolate and Tuna Fish - David Jaffe, Eat Sleep PlayWatch Now
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
"Industry Update: Consumer Content Acquisition Behaviors in Emerging Channels across the US and Europe" - Anita Frazier, The NPD GroupWatch Now
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
"Games as Language" - Richard Hilleman, Electronic ArtsWatch Now
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
"Technology and Gaming in the Next 20 Years" - Tim Sweeney, Epic GamesWatch Now
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
"Greater Than The Sum: The Miracle of Collaboration" - Glen Ballard, AuguryWatch Now
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
"Staying Around, Playing Around" - Mike Capps, Epic Games; Ted Price, Insomniac Games; Frank Pearce, Blizzard EntertainmentWatch Now
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards - Hosted by Jay MohrWatch Now


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Friday Opening Keynote - "The Eric Hirshberg Project" - Eric Hirshberg, Activision PublishingWatch Now
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
"Check Raise 360" - Alex Lieu, 42 EntertainmentWatch Now
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
"The Search for Innovation" - Dr. Delores M. Etter, Caruth Institute for Engineering Education Southern Methodist UniversityWatch Now
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
"Nonlinear Story Telling: Crafting a New Genre" - TJ Galda, Electronic ArtsWatch Now
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3rd Annual Indie Game ChallengeWatch Now

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