Phil Spencer

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Ted and Phil Spencer discuss the importance of being accessible to fans, what lies ahead for Xbox and Project xCloud, thoughts on monetization, the importance of sharing with outside hardware and software developers, and the steps Microsoft has taken to help gamers with disabilities.

Spencer is the executive VP of Gaming at Microsoft and head of the Xbox brand, leading the global creative and engineering teams.

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AIAS Foundation bit.run 5K returns for a second year!

Registration now open!

The race will be held again at Dockweiler State Beach on Saturday, April 25th. Dockweiler State Beach features a three mile long shoreline with a picnic area and is located at the western terminus of Imperial Highway in Playa del Rey, CA. 

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Connie Booth - AIAS Hall of Fame

to be presented at the 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is pleased to announce its 24th Hall of Fame recipient, Connie Booth, Vice President of Product Development at Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). Booth has been integral in helping produce many beloved SIE titles over the past 25 years.

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23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Winners Revealed

The votes are in and a fan-favorite independent game is ruling the roost at the 23rd D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards, the annual gathering of the interactive entertainment industry. Hosted by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), this year’s Game of the Year was awarded to Untitled Goose Game, a critically-acclaimed game from indie developer House House and publisher Panic, in which players take the reins of the titular goose to manipulate and torment the inhabitants of a proper little English village. ...

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DICE Dubrovnik

Looking back at the sights and sounds from beautiful Croatia

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) was proud to host our latest international conference stop in the gorgeous city of Dubrovnik, Croatia this past September. At the multi-award-winning Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, attendees were treated to intimate networking sessions, majestic views of the Adriatic Sea and unforgettable memories in Old Town Dubrovnik. In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite highlights from the conference.

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2019 AIAS Foundation Scholarships

The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), is pleased to award ten scholarships to outstanding students or early professionals who are dedicating their careers to the advancement of the video game industry.

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