There are plenty of heroes at GDC; the 24-hour news hounds, the unflappable convention centre staff, the noble bacon chefs in Denny's... but none match the courage of the homeless man who secured an interview with Suda 51.
Publisher Warner Bros. held a plush Lollipop Chainsaw press party in a San Francisco night club last night, complete with zombie models and a giant school bus outside.
A senior informant tells CVG the bus was the setting where the No More Heroes creator, renowned as one of gaming's most eccentric creators, spent a rare moment lost for words...
"Suda was conducting interviews with press for most of the night," our deepthroat reports. "Later on in the evening a journalist from Edge arrived for what he thought was an exclusive one-on-one interview, but a second man checked in with him.
"There were plenty of drinks flowing at the event so nobody took much notice that this second 'journalist' was heavily soaked in beer. Warner thought the guy was with Suda's people and the journalist seemed to assume he was with Warner.
"He managed about 10 minutes seated with Suda, mostly stroking his chin and nodding his head.
"Eventually it became quite clear he wasn't a journalist - he was in fact a homeless guy that managed to blag himself all the way to the interview. PR staff quietly ushered him away and Suda seemed pretty speechless about it."
Surely this man is the champion of GDC. If only all journalists shared his fearless attitude.
Lollipop Chainsaw hits Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America on June 12 and Europe (and presumably Australia) on June 15.