DICE Europe is unlike any conference PocketGamer.biz has ever attended.
How many other events do you know where people fly from all across the globe to spend virtually the whole of the first day go-karting?
And even when the talking starts - the event took place in a hotel in the heart of London's Kensington - DICE Europe is 'suits central'.
There's far less discussion about how you make a successful game with more time is given to talking about gaming in far more broader terms – most specifically, the themes that are likely to dominate the scene (and generate the most revenue) over the next five or so years.
The problem with talking about themes with such scope, however, is that it's difficult to be specific. Buzz words that look great on a Powerpoint slide can easily lose meaning and, in an attempt to stay on the right side of history, being loose with predictions is commonplace.
Still, there were a number of takeaway nuggets...
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