So just what did The Killa, Iga, and Suda 51 have to say?
With hundreds of speakers at GDC, there was no way we could see them all. However, I did attend the sessions of three Japanese developers, Keiji Inafune, Koji Igarashi, and Goichi Suda. Each of these speakers had a different subject for their respective talks, but all of them shared a common thread: defiance to others in the game industry.
For the Japanese talks, GDC provided live translation. They used two translators for the English translation, and unfortunately, one of the translators did an extremely poor job, so some of the specifics were lost on much of the audience. Even still, the primary messages came through. Many interesting things were said, providing a unique glimpse into some of the industry’s greatest minds and the processes they go through in their work. A few hints and surprise announcements even slipped out.