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The Reboot/GDC 2008: An Evening with Will Wright

The creator of The Sims hosted a special GDC private speaking session at the Mezzanine in San Francisco, CA. Spore was not the focus of Will Wright’s speech. In this episode of The Reboot, Wright speaks on a wide array of topics, including The history of The Sims, Godzilla, Star Wars and James Bond.

15 Comments so far

  1. […] Your new favorite podcast that is sometimes, tangentially about video games is back! This week beverage enthusiast Jeff Gerstmann, freelance gigolo Alex Navarro, and I bask in the afterglow of GDC, guzzle horrible energy drinks, contemplate legal action against McDonald’s, declare Cobra a 2008 Oscar winner, and so very much more! Join us, won’t you? Afterwards, be sure to check out Will Wright’s talk at GDC 2008. […]

  2. Sonic Alpha February 25th, 2008 2:18 pm

    Not sure if this is the right place to report a site bug, but as I couldn’t see any way of contacting the web team, I thought I may as well try here.

    Links for “The Reboot Episode 4: Halo 3 Review,” “The Reboot Episode 8: Video Game Audio” and “The Reboot Episode 9: The Life of a Pro Gamer” are broken.

    They start off with “http://http//www” which means you have to manually edit the address to get to the episodes.

    Other than that, great site, and I look forward to seeing a lot more :)

  3. rio February 25th, 2008 2:32 pm

    Sonic,

    Good eye. Made the changes to the links. Thanks for the support!

    -Rio

  4. Cube February 26th, 2008 5:52 pm

    Oh my god will wright is so funny.

    I love listening to him every year he is a genius no wonder his games are so good.

  5. Josh February 27th, 2008 2:53 pm

    Would it be possible to release the Will Wright show for download somewhere? Your version is quite higher quality and more complete than the others I’ve seen.

    Thanks!

    Will answered my question about SimCopter! I hope he actually gets around to making a new one.

  6. rio February 27th, 2008 5:06 pm

    Josh,

    You can download the video. Here’s the link.

    http://www.podtech.net/home/4933/the-rebootgdc-2008-an-evening-with-will-wright

    Were you at the event? It was pretty fun, eh?

  7. Josh February 28th, 2008 12:39 am

    Hey Rio. Awesome, thanks!

    I had a ton of fun at the event. It was probably the defining moment of the GDC this year. I try to make it to every Will Wright event I can, and fortunately this one was easy to get to. Great food, too! I’ve attended several press events at the Mezzanine and they’ve NEVER served dim sum before. Ever. I also ran into ex-Gamespotter Ryan Davis and had several fascinating conversations with random people. A great night.

  8. Reid Parham February 28th, 2008 4:34 pm

    Will Wright’s simulation games: an environmental philosophy critique…

    Just as author Carolyn Merchant has shown (in chapters 2 and 3 of “Radical Ecology”), environmental ethics and worldviews determine how humans shape the world; for good or bad, game designer Will Wright’s environmental ethics and worldviews have …

  9. b_f March 2nd, 2008 1:21 am

    How can you say Spore was not the focus of this presentation? It wasn’t explicitly about it - but it definitely was about Spore.

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