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Well, that ws the week that was, and I always find it's a good idea to sit down after Game Developers Conference and round up a lot of the most interesting coverage - both from mainstream and enthusiast sites - before it disappears too far back in the Google News/Blogsearch matrix.

When I finally pick up on my RSS downtime, we'll probably see a few other GDC links pop up, but mainly, in two parts, here's the interesting reporting on this week's event, from the BBC and Crispy Gamer through The Onion AV Club and beyond.

Cha cha cha:

The Independent Gaming Source - 1UP - Indie Game Special Podcast
With Scott Sharkey hosting a bunch of interesting indies, woo - they're listed in the comments.

IGN: GDC 09: Meet the Gaming Press
Brief write-up of a GDC panel that our own Brandon Sheffield was on, alongside Crecente and others - interesting to hear PR vs. media issues discussed.

GDC Videos: Indie Games, Nintendo Keynote, Zelda Trailer | Game | Life from Wired.com
Nice IGF video from Kohler and his cohorts.

Crispygamer: 'In Deep'
A blog post about what indie games means which is _really_ interestingly thought out, w/regard to IGS rant, etc.

GDC: A view from above | Gaming and Culture - CNET News
'Look closely at this 177.5 degree wide panorama image of the expo floor. Inside the 302227x8715 pixel, 263 megapixel photograph, you can see some of the forward thinking people and companies who are shaping the future of the industry. What can you find?'

AVC at GDC '09, Day Three: Shigeru Miyamoto Does It Over The Shoulder | Games | A.V. Club
The AV Club pieces on GDC are excellent.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Indie game awards showcase future
Really nice IGF piece from the Beeb - fanks!

Game Developers Conference 2009 - a set on Flickr
_All_ of Vince's pics of GDC are just amazing - check 'em all out.

GDC 2009: Fallout 3, Little Big Planet big GDCA winners, Modern Warfare 2 teased
Video of both IGF and Choice Awards in here, if you haven't seen.

Kotaku: 'Awkward Moments At GDC: Neil Young Tuck in Your Shirt'
I heard about this from Gary Whitta (also pictured!) and it sounded a bit hilarious.