Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

September 10, 2009 -

As GamePolitics has previously reported, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is a tireless promoter of his state's growing video game industry.

Yesterday, the Guv made his support official. In a proclamation designating September 9th as Video Game Innovation Day, Patrick looked ahead to the launch of The Beatles Rock Band and harkened back to the creation of the original video game, Spacewar!, at MIT: 

Whereas In 1961, MIT students Martin Graetz, Steve Russell and Wayne Wiitanen invented the game Spacewar!, one of the first video games ever created; and

Whereas Throughout the Bay State, innovative companies are developing new gaming technologies from diagnostics to social media.  Our universities feature programs and curriculum that support the growth of the videogame industry; and

Whereas On this day, Harmonix Music Systems, the Cambridge-based inventors of Rock Band and developer of the original Guitar Hero games, is releasing The Beatles: Rock Band™, a game that will not only bring the creativity and joy of The Beatles music to countless people, but will introduce the Fab Four to new generations of fans,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim September 9th, 2009 to be,  Video Game Innovation Day...

Mass Technology Leadership Blog points out that the official fun will continue next week when 300 tech executives, members of the Mass Technology Leadership Cluster, will gather to celebrate the proclamation and release research findings on the state's video game industry. If you're local to Cambridge, the event is free.


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Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

Does innovation include AO games?  Or are we talking about hobbled "innovation"?

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

I'm sure if they could settle for EA Tiburon-styled "innovation" (which is anything but) they would take it. They really don't care about innovation, they just want the state business income.

Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

Obama:  "G-D it!  I just told the kids of the nation to do less gaming and here you are encouraging them make MORE and BETTER games!"

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Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

2K Boston has become an 'AAA' dev recently and it made the governor wants to facilitate and capitalize on the "next Bioshock" or two for the state.

Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

Yeah and if they fail? So your going to go from having Aussie Accents to Boston Accents? Great, now we will have to hear them talk about the CAH (Thats how they say, Car) or you might a mission to find the Wooster room as voiced but people in Boston and around spell Wooster Worchester (No joke, if you ever do Emergancy Road Side Service Boston is always funny)

 

 

Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

Now you're insulting people's accents. Good to see your xenophobia is still in shape.

Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

Is that post a joke? 'Car' is pronounced identically between Aussies and Bostonians. They both say "cah".

Well maybe it's more like "caeh" and "caah"... but they're still pretty much the same.

Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

 

What gaming company wants to do business in Massachusetts? Seriously, every company I have worked for as a special section on Massachusetts or refuses to do business in Massachusetts because of it’s Liberal Policies to where no one wants to touch the state.

Better for me anyways, those people’s dialect of English is worse an Indian in an Indian Call Center. Though the Welsh are worse then them all

Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

Oh god, I mean good, you're still alive.

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Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

Sorry govener but the Dreamcast already that that date.

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Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

I can't help but laugh at how there appears to be nothing of significance in the gaming world from Massachusetts between 1961 and 2009! (And no I didn't bother checking beyond the governors speech.)

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Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

Bioshock apparently blew up for a while.

Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

A re-hash of System Shock 2, best-selling as it may have been, is hardly up there with Spacewar. Especially in the context of INNOVATION.

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Re: Massachusetts Guv Proclaims Video Game Innovation Day

I never said anything about innovation. This everything to do with trying to bring in tax dollars from new games and nothing to do with actual "innovation".

 
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