Historically speaking, video game consoles are not even a blip on the human timeline. Despite for still being very young they have had a large impact on culture and I’ve looked at the history before. Check out the last 35 years of console prices and the history of console piracy.
Unfortunately I was not able to get down to GDC 2012, but I was following some of the chatter online and spoke to people upon their return. I’ve compiled a few things that I think are noteworthy and one should keep an eye on. If I was at the conference itself I’m sure the list would be quite different.
A procedural world generator called Outerra that can put Minecraft to shame .
It also looks like the world of mind reading is improving with a game of mental tug of war.
CryEngine, which powers the Crysis series and military simulators had a new tech trailer on display and it looks impressive – would you expect anything less? The new tech trailer for CryEngine3 can be seen on GameTrailers.