Blizzard have let us know they'll be debuting the opening cinematic for the hotly anticipated Diablo 3 at the Spike TV VGAs happening next week (afternoon of Sunday, December 11 AEDT), and that the developer's founders, Mike Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce will be bestowed with the event's "Gamer God" award - the second time it's ever been given.
Meanwhile, the Acdademy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS), whose name and awards event (happening in February next year) is a little more respecctable and reputable, has announced that Blizzard's Frank Pearce has been accepted to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
"We’re thrilled to welcome Frank Pearce to the Academy Board,” said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences via press release. "Blizzard Entertainment’s games, their community and their management team epitomise success in the game business and we look forward to having Frank’s valuable perspective on the Board.”
"I’ve always appreciated the Academy’s commitment to advancing the gaming medium and fostering creativity within our industry,” Pearce said of his appointment. "I’m honored to be chosen for this role on the Board, and I look forward to drawing on my experiences at Blizzard to help support and contribute to the AIAS’ ongoing mission."