Eavesdropping at IGF
Maybe they'll send me an angry email later on denying it, but I overheard the PlayStation Network guys and certain third-party iPhone game publishers pitching to many of the IGF finalists. I had a casual talk with one of the developers there and he told me that his game had gotten lots of attention from those guys. Oddly enough it seems like the Xbox Live Arcade guys didn't seem to care about a lot of these games, even though some of them were clearly built with that network in mind.
It's good to see that there's some interest in these games from places that clearly need different kinds of titles to differentiate themselves from the competition and from the usual re-released classic game shovelware.