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E3, sailing and dolphins

By on July 8, 2010

For me, the 2010 E3 ended with a splash.

And dolphins. Lots of dolphins.

Together with Patrick O’Luanaigh (CEO of nDreams / @patrickol) and Ed Stern (Brink guru / @edstern), I took a Beneteau 34 sailing in Santa Monica Bay.

Being LA, there was nowhere to stop, so we tacked up to Malibu Beach, turned around to run downwind towards Redondo Beach for the afternoon and then beat our way home.

We had the most amazing dolphin sightings. A school of at least 20, and possibly 30 animals, kept us company for 15 minutes, in amongst the pelicans and sealions. Patrick had his trusty iPhone handy and recorded the two short segments below (apologies for the thumb, and for the unrestrained whooping – a friend of mine is convinced that dolphins are exhibitionists who respond well to clapping and cheering, so I’ve adopted his strategy).

Given that both E3 and GDC take place near prime sailing locations, I’m considering making a GAMESbrief sailing trip a regular thing. Let me know if you think this is a good idea. (I’m making no promises, mind).

E3, Los Angeles, sailing and dolphins

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: