Having fun at Gamefest

I’m having a great time at Microsoft’s Gamefest. I have SO much to learn, which of course makes me incredibly happy. I love learning new things. 🙂
The size of this conference is comparable to the Austin Game Conference, or Montreal International Game Summit. I think arguably this is the second largest developer event in the world. With nearly 100 distinct talks, these guys have done a great job in putting on a very pro event with few speedbumps.
It’s been fun meeting all my old “enemies” and bonding over shared frustrations and experiences. We’re of course all facing the same problems – this should be no surprise but of course always is. Similarly I suspect to other “enemies” in the world, whether it’s opposing industry forces or opposing political forces. It always seems that when enemies sit down with an open mind, they find they have a lot of things in common. Why don’t people do that more often? 🙂 I know, I know, people like to hold onto their positions and ideals and an “open mind” is truly hard to find. But I’m an idealist. I suppose that’s the position that *I* will always hold onto. 🙂
From overcast Seattle… —Mark