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Warren Spector to receive GDCA's 12th Lifetime Achievement Award

Developer Warren Spector (Deus Ex, System Shock, Epic Mickey) has been announced as the recipient of the GDCA's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Warren Spector, the industry luminary responsible for overseeing the development of such beloved games as System Shock and Deus Ex, has been revealed as this year's recipient of the twelfth Game Developers Conference Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Spector, whose most recent work includes Epic Mickey--and who also cut his teeth on a number of games in the Wing Commander and Ultima series--joins the impressive company of previous honorees. Previous winners of the award include a host of other important industry visionaries like Will Wright (the first awarded), Peter Molyneux, John Carmack, Hideo Kojima, Sid Meier, and more. The award is meant to honor the achievements of those who've made an "indelible impact on the craft of game development and games as a whole."

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 P.M., PST at the Moscone Center in San Francisco during the 2012 Game Developers Conference.

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    February 2, 2012 2:00 PM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, Warren Spector to receive GDCA's 12th Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Developer Warren Spector (Deus Ex, System Shock, Epic Mickey) has been announced as the recipient of the GDCA's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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      February 2, 2012 2:15 PM

      Warren Spector is one of my favourite designers. He's so candid and intelligent.

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      February 2, 2012 2:20 PM

      Sad that he's so far removed from his prime time.

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      February 2, 2012 2:21 PM

      Sadly this will only serve to fill his ego even more. He should be remembered for Deus Ex and all the games he worked on before that, but the man is a wreck nowadays.

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        February 2, 2012 2:28 PM

        Yeah, I kinda doubt that if Epic Mickey was his only game that he'd be getting any award, let alone a lifetime achievement award. It's interesting to hear him talk however and I appreciate his contributions to game history. If it weren't for Deus Ex then Thief 3 probably would've never been made, and that was a pretty sweet game too.

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      February 3, 2012 1:15 PM

      Come back to make intelligent mature games Warren!!

      WTF you doing making mickey mouse junk??? >__<

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