In 2010, Richard Li and I spent two weeks driving across the U.S., stopping at game developers, publishers, arcades, and whatever we could fit in. We tried to do something different at each stop — playing soccer with Frank O’Connor at 343, testing Kinect with kids at Microsoft, eating tacos with Warren Spector at Junction Point, celebrating Ken Levine’s birthday at Irrational, etc. It also gave us a pretty good excuse to spend a day at the beach.
At some point, 1UP switched video players and the embedded clips in the feature stopped working. And some of the formatting got messed up too. But there’s a highlight reel of the first half of the trip on YouTube, which gives a pretty good look at what happened.