2020 USC Games Expo Confirms Some Famous Faces

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2020 USC Games Expo has revealed a number of famous people who will be appearing in the online event next week. These famous faces come from both the Gaming and Entertainment industries. The event will be the third annual USC Games Expo, and for the first time ever it will be a virtual event held online. Gamers of all ages are welcome to attend the online event to get a peek of what’s to come in the world of video games. Better yet, over 50 games will be available to download for free starting when the event kicks off. These downloads will also still be available after the event according to the press release. Here is the teaser trailer for the event:

 

The main event will begin on May 12th at 2:00pm PST, and kick things off with Danny Bilson (USC Games Director) giving a keynote speech. This talk will be about the strengths of the gaming industry amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. At 3:30pm, certain games will start being featured on livestream (at http://www.uscgamesexpo.com/). There will also be a students-only portion of the event taking place the previous day on May 11th at 10:00am PST. This part is for teachers and school districts, and will provide Q&A access with USC Games students.

Here are some of the famous faces that will be making appearances during the 2020 USC Games Expo online event:

  • Mark Hamill, Actor Star Wars
  • Judd Apatow, Writer/Producer/Director
  • Nolan Bushnell, Founder Atari
  • Jeffrey Kaplan, Blizzard CEO
  • Mark Lamia, Studio Head Call of Duty
  • David Perry, Developer Earthworm Jim
  • Geoff Keighley, Host and Producer of The Game Awards
  • Felicia Day, Artist/Director
  • Andy Gavin, Creator Crash Bandicoot
  • Chris DeWolfe, Jam City
  • and more

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer, which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the Unity 3D game engine (a powerful and easy-to-use engine) and learning 3D modelling in Blender.

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.