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GamesBeat 2013 Readies for "Battle Royale" with Video Game Industry Elite

Fifth-Annual Conference, Oct. 29-30, Redwood City, Welcomes Will Wright, Senior Executives and Experts from Sony, Electronic Arts, GameStop, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, The Verge


SAN FRANCISCO, CA October 25, 2013—The editors of GamesBeat, a division of VentureBeat, a media company obsessed with covering amazing technology and why it matters in our lives, have announced the final roster of participants for GamesBeat 2013,  October 29-30 at Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City. Now in its fifth year, the event attracts 500 of the leading figures in the industry for two days of panels, fire-side chats and networking.

"Less than a month away from two new major console launches, along with continued fierce innovation in mobile and free-to-play, this GamesBeat is living up to its billing as a 'Battle Royale,'" said Dean Takahashi, Co-Organizer, GamesBeat 2013 and Lead Game Writer, GamesBeat. "We look forward to nothing less than a showdown between game industry legends, top executives, analysts and venture capitalists, and today's most exciting game startups."

Key Participants:

Geoff Keighley

Host of GTTV

Spike TV

John Smedley


Sony Online Entertainment

Mike Gallagher


Entertainment Software Association

Mark DeLoura

Senior advisor for Digital Media

White House office of science and technology

Brendan Iribe


Oculus Rift

Julie Uhrman

Founder & CEO


Bing Gordon



Kevin Chou

Co-Founder & CEO


John Riccitiello

Private Investor

Robin Hunicke



Tim Chang


Mayfield Fund

Tony Bartel



Trip Hawkins


Digital Chocolate & Electronic Arts

Victor Kislyi



Will Wright



GamesBeat 2013 will be held at Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City, Oct. 29-30. Whether you’re an executive, game publisher, investor, developer, retailer, or analyst, GamesBeat will help you make sense of market challenges, and like all VB events, you'll benefit from plenty of high-level networking opportunities.

For tickets, along with the complete list of participants, which includes industry-watchers from the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Revision 3, The Verge and many other leading executives, visit: http://www.venturebeat.com/events/gamesbeat2013.

Thanks to the following industry leaders for supporting GamesBeat 2013 as sponsors: Ad2Games, AppLift, GamesAnalytics, NativeX, Renren Games, and Tapjoy as Gold Sponsors; Flurry, Animoca, BlackBerry, GameHouse, Kontagent, Playnomics, Storm8, and LifeStreet Media as Silver Sponsors; AppFlood, Twitch, Slashdot, Sleepy Giant and Visionnaire Ventures as Event Sponsors; Akamon Entertainment, Arkadium, YoYo Games, OnLive, P4RC, and Virtuix as contributing sponsors.

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