Just a couple quick links from the 2010 Game Developers Conference that you might find interesting as passed on by IGN.
– First is some great info (as well as some great sidestepping) from Nintendo of America’s head honcho Reggie Fils-Aime (pronounced Fees-uh-may, I think) In this interview with Reggie he drops knowledge on Pikmin 3, the new Super Mario Galaxy, and refuses to hint that a new Zelda may be coming this year. He also deftly avoids mocking the PlayStation Move, Sony’s new tangible admission that Nintendo got it right and they are playing catch up.
– Second, here is a quick must read of lessons in storytelling from Pixar (the greatest movie studio of all time) that they present to game makers to try to inspire them to quit telling the same story over and over again. It’s simple but profound stuff and will take you all of 90 seconds to read through.