There really wasn’t too much unique or interesting in the way of swag this year. There were the usual pens and stress balls in addition to some bottle openers and pins. I do have several t-shirts in M through XL and a few digital picture frame keychains which are cool. Those you’ll have to earn!
I didn’t do much in the way of sessions, today, just attended one on the flood effects in Uncharted 3. To be honest, I thought the method they used was clunky and looked 2nd rate. They simulated a torrent of water cascading down a hallway using a hybrid of Eulerian fluid modeling, done once to capture the mesh animation, and laid a few particle emitters along the surface to create the splashes. It looked very blocky and segmented. To be honest, I don’t understand why they didn’t use SPH to model the water in this case. It seems like the perfect situation in which to deploy it. Oh well, they’re getting paid the big bucks and I’m not.