G4 BRINGS GAMERS PREMIERE ACCESS INSIDE 2009 GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE, INCLUDING HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED GAME DEVELOPERS CHOICE AWARDS
G4TV.com Offers 24/7 GDC Coverage, Starting March 23
"X-Play's" Adam Sessler to Broadcast from GDC Three Consecutive Nights, Starting March 25
9th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Half-Hour Special Premieres April 10
LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2009 � As one of the video game industry's biggest annual events, the Game Developers Conference� (GDC) produced by Think Services is the largest gathering of professionals dedicated to furthering the art and science of digital entertainment.. And while the conference remains closed to the public, G4 is once again taking fans inside this industry-only gathering where the hottest names in gaming exchange ideas and shape what's to come. Starting Monday, March 23, G4TV.com will feature extensive around-the-clock coverage from GDC. Viewers can also tune-in to "X-Play" starting Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm ET/PT for three consecutive nights, where "X-Play" Host and Editor-In-Chief Adam Sessler will broadcast from the show floor and take viewers inside this "gamer's paradise." Additionally, G4 is the only place on television where fans can see the 9th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards in a half-hour special airing Friday, April 10 at 6:30PM ET/PT.
G4TV.com's week-long coverage includes live-blogging, videos, photos and round-up reports from the biggest GDC panels, as well as hands-on demos and game previews of the biggest and most anticipated games of the year, including "X-Men Origins Wolverine," "Wolfenstein," "Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2," "Battlefield Bad Company 2," "Battlefield 1943," "Terminator Salvation: The Video Game," "Batman Arkham Asylum," "The Conduit," "Aion," "Monster Hunter Freedom Unite," "Sims 3," "GI Joe," "Boom Blox Bash Party," "InFAMOUS," "Fat Princess" and "Huxley." The web site will also feature extensive coverage on the new Nintendo DSi and DSi Ware and the latest Wii and DS titles and the latest news on XNA and Windows 7. In addition, Game trailers and gameplay videos will be featured in high-definition.
Starting Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 PM ET/PT, "X-Play," the most watched video game series on television, will broadcast from the show floor to give viewers an insider's guide to the biggest announcements of the conference. Sessler will report news directly from Nintendo's Satoru Iwata's GDC 09 keynote presentation, as well as speak to other special guests such as legendary "Metal Gear" creator, Hideo Kojima.
Additionally, "X-Play" is the only place to catch the 9th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards with a half-hour special on Friday, April 10 at 6:30PM ET/PT. The Game Developers Choice Awards honors the developers of the best video games released during the previous calendar year, as well as awards key figures from the video game community. Viewers will find out if titles such as "LittleBigPlanet," "Left 4 Dead" or "Braid" take Best Game Design, as well as which game will win Best Visual Art between games including "Fallout 3," "Metal Gear Solid 4" and "Gears of War 2."
GDC is the world's largest gathering of programmers, artists, producers, game designers and professionals within the game industry worldwide. Gamers can count on G4 to get all the scoop and hottest news from this trade only event. For more information on "X-Play" and online coverage of the 2009 GDC, please visit http://g4tv.com
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