The Grand Puba of everything Sci-fi in our universe will be joining forces with a gaming entity know the world over for his constant innovation, provocative sentiments and for creating a Universe of Meme’s…



J.J Abrams and Gabe Newell will headline the keynote address at 2013 D.I.C.E Summit.  on Februrary 6th. A press release sent from DICE outlining what to expect says that, “The two industry legends will meet in Las Vegas for a unique session entitled, “Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?” 

Then going on to explain how great both individuals have been for the development of their selected mediums- like this tid bit from Martin Rae, president at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, 

“J.J. thoughtfully weaves together suspense, action, emotion, and fun into every one of his  projects – elements every game developer aspires to capture as well. Each year, the D.I.C.E. Summit sets the tone for the year ahead in games and adding J.J. and Gabe’s shared insights is a natural fit as we see all forms of entertainment converge.”

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Gabe though will be talking again during the conference- an keynote speech on Thursday called, “A View on Next Steps.”  Amazing it’s all about next steps, where he sees the industry going and what Valve with bring to the table in 2013. 

The D.I.C.E. Summit and 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards) take place February 5 – 8. To register for the D.I.C.E. Summit or learn more, click here.