What Will Skyrim's Boss Say as D.I.C.E. 2012 Opens? Watch Here.

Todd Howard, the game director for Bethesda Game Studios (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout) is the keynote speaker opening the D.I.C.E. Summit, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' annual conclave in Las Vegas at 9:30 EST. Howard's address, whose livestream, courtesy of GameSpot, is embedded below, will cover "Why We Create, Why We Play."

Update: Well, looks like GameSpot isn't embedding its livestream of this event. Instead, we hope you will enjoy this liveblog from Kotaku's Stephen Totilo.

GameSpot's livestream coverage will continue throughout D.I.C.E. (where Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo will be reporting throughout the week). Tomorrow, the 15th Annual Interactie Achievement Awards—video gaming's closest approximation to the Oscars—will be broadcast tomorrow at 10:30 p.m. EST, hosted by comedian and actor Jay Mohr.