Ever since Steve Jobs unveiled the new Apple iPad in San Francisco, the tech world has been buzzing about the multimedia potential of the new tablet device. During the presentation at the press event, videogames from EA Mobile and Gameloft were showcased. But what will the iPad really mean for the gaming industry? Bryan Gonzalez, technical project specialist at the Entertainment Technology Center @ USC (ETC), took some time to discuss the implication for gamers and game developers in this exclusive interview.
For those not familiar with ETC, it’s an organization within the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts that explore the impact of new technology on all aspects of the entertainment industry. Founded with the help of George Lucas in 1993, ETC is sponsored by Hollywood studios like Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros., Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox. Gonzalez specializes in videogames at ETC.