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News Blips: GDC Awards, Bio-Sensory Data Games, 2K on BioShock 2 DLC, and More

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Ahh…the Game Developers Choice Awards. They're kind of like the Oscars except nobody really cares which fashion designers the nominees are wearing. 

News Blips:
 
Uncharted 2 cleaned up at the GDC Awards last night with five trophies, including Game of the Year, Best Writing, Best Technology, Best Visual Arts, and Best Audio. Also during the ceremony, Will Wright (of The Sims fame) presented id Software's John Carmack (Doom, Wolfenstein 3D) with the Lifetime Achievement Award and did a presentation on "Why John Carmack Rocks." Boy, I'd hate to be the guy who has to tell James Cameron that Avatar: The Game didn't take home any awards. [GamePro]
 
Valve's Gabe Newell, winner of the Pioneer Award at this years GDC Awards, used his acceptance speech to predict that bio-sensory data is the future of gaming.  He explained that “given that we have all these proxies inside of our games, that measure player state, we think that actually being able to measure small things like pupil dilation, heart rate — those are the techniques that are going to give our games enormous impact in the future.” If that is indeed where games are headed, I'm wary about what kind things next generation Adults Only games will measure. [Develop]
 
Developer 2K Games responds to controversy that BioShock 2's downloadable content was already on the disc. Upset fans recently voiced their concerns on the 2K forums after noticing the download was very small in size (a few hundred kilobytes). Community Manager, 2K Elizabeth, explains that "for this content, creating the DLC package the way we did, allowed for us to not split the player base — so whether you purchase the new content or not, you can still play with your friends." Hey, think of it this way: If you had to download the content, that would take significantly longer than simply unlocking what's already on the disc…right? [1UP]
 
Yoshio Sakamoto, one of the creators of Kid Icarus, recently said to Kotaku that "I don't know personally about any project underway regarding Kid Icarus." He feels that if there were such a game for the Wii that "makes sense," "[Nintendo] would happily do so." He finished by reminding us to "keep in mind it may not be [him] making the game." I guess this rules out Nintendo announcing a new KI at E3 in June…or does it?

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