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Our podcast breaks the mold of don't ask don't tell about the video game industry. We give everyone the real inside look at what its like to be a professional game developer, Every week we'll interview pro and indie developers, we'll talk jobs, studios, salaries and of course crunch horror stories. Tune in! Hosted by Brandon Pham
 
Game Hugs is a fortnightly podcast that focuses on the individuals who work in the computer and video game industry. From publishers to journalists, developers to esports, artists to cosplayers, there are fascinating, entertaining, and god forbid maybe even educational stories to be told about what goes on behind the scenes. Created by Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg, hosted by Jason Imms.
 
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Randy absorbs souls to become more powerful in Death's Door. D.J. ventures into the wai wai world of Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!!, then beats up punks on the Street of Rage... 4. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (5:53) - Wow man bad (11:00) - Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! (28:26) - Death’s Door (46:06) - Streets of Rage 4 (1:01:06) - Outro…
 
Rade Prokopovich is the CEO of Sozap, an emerging and successful mobile company, stopped by the show to discuss his general outlook on the industry and the new challenges coming out of the pandemic. https://www.sozap.com/ This episode is sponsored by Game School Online --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. ht…
 
Switch OLED vs. Steam Deck vs. Switch Pro (Believe!) — which will be the one hybrid console to reign supreme? Meanwhile, Randy gets lost in Labyrinth City, and D.J. subjects himself to more cruel and unusual punishment via Resident Evil 6. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (2:54) - Switch OLED vs. Steam Deck vs. Switch Pro (38:55) - Resident Evil 6 (…
 
This episode is sponsored by GamesBoost42. https://gamesboost42.com/ Valve is doubling down on hardware and answering with a more hardcore "Switch" of their own. What is this all about? Listen in and catch up! Connect with Ray! ● https://twitter.com/Wadarass This episode is brought to you by www.gameschoolonline.com! --- This episode is sponsored b…
 
گفتگو با شهره آغداشلو، بازیگر افسانه‌ای که نامزد اسکار و برنده تونی شد. در این گفتگو، به زبان فارسی در مورد زندگی، نگرش و هنر شهره صحبت می‌کنیم. پادکست واساپ کانورسیشنز در یوتیوب و برنامه‌های مطرح گوش دادن به پادکست از طریق لینک زیر قابل دسترس است: https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/wassup لطفا اگر علاقه دارید، از لینک زیر به ما کمک مالی کنید: https://w…
 
Randy once again gets into some monster-hunting hubbub in Monster Hunter Stories 2. D.J. hangs out with sad high-schoolers in NEO: The World Ends with You, then laments that they'll let just anyone into his favorite game these days. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (2:37) - New music by HEAVYVIPER (4:23) - Mini golf (10:16) - D.J. reacts!!!!!!!!!!! …
 
This episode is sponsored by GamesBoost42. https://gamesboost42.com/ In this episode I update the latest status of the podcast and the reason for my unexpected short absence. I also share a recent conversation with a colleague about him approaching a career crossroad and share the advice that I gave him.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: Th…
 
In this episode of Wassup Conversations, the legendary Oscar-nominated and Emmy Winner actress, Shohreh Aghdashloo is my guest to talk about her life, acting and video games, such as Mass Effect and Destiny. Wassup Conversations is on YouTube and all the major podcast streaming services. Access via this link: https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/wassup Pl…
 
Randy and D.J. reminisce over 500 episodes of games that kept them up at night, then finally battle to the death over custody of their favorite video game, Grand Theft Auto V. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (10:44) - Subtle like a paper shredder to the face (25:14) - Martha Washington was my prom date (33:51) - I’ve got a history with milk crates …
 
This episode is sponsored by GamesBoost42. https://gamesboost42.com/ Breakthroughs and breakdowns on the journey of game art. Check out other talks at https://gamedevunchained.com/gdux/ Connect with Miklos Bencz: https://www.artstation.com/mikibencz/profile--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.…
 
Marcin Czartynski is the audio director of Outriders at People Can Fly. His long and rich career has given us games such as Fortnite, Gears of War, Bulletstorm and Painkiller. In this episode, we talk about his background, sound design, mixing games and Marcin's workflow. Wassup Conversations is on YouTube and all the major podcast streaming servic…
 
This episode is sponsored by GamesBoost42. https://gamesboost42.com/ Larry Kuperman, a 20-year veteran of the game industry, will explain how a business-mindset can help you be more successful. This presentation is about more than making wise business choices, it is about developing a framework for financial decisions. Check out other talks at http…
 
CHAOS! Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (3:33) - Episode 500 (5:03) - Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (12:23) - Metroid Dread (19:27) - Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda (26:15) - SacriFire (30:07) - Dragon Quest III (33:41) - Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster (37:18) - 12 Minutes (38:57) - Somerville (41:48) - Inscryption (44:06) - Wholesome …
 
It's the JRPG event of the season: Randy gives his much anticipated impressions of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. (And a few impressions on Rise of the Slime.) Meanwhile, D.J. learns how to get away with murder on the fly in Overboard! Episode Timeline (0:00) - Retro Intro (3:29) - Episode 500 HD Remaster (6:15) - Rise of the Slime: Nocturne HD …
 
Randy comes to terms with the new age of critters in Biomutant. Meanwhile, D.J. appreciates the little things, like not falling off stairs, in Odallus: The Dark Call. Also, you won't believe what Bear Grylls is eating this week! Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (1:14) - The number 500 (7:40) - Operation: Tango update (11:13) - Biomutant (46:16) - Od…
 
Who would've thought that this would last as long with Epic actually having a chance to humble Apple in any way? Check out the show notes: https://wp.me/pcB0ew-Pk Connect with Ray! ● https://twitter.com/Wadarass This episode is brought to you by www.gameschoolonline.com!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. h…
 
Randy and D.J. return to that co-op espionage life in Operation: Tango. Also, the wrong Resident Evil, and Golf that is merely OK. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (1:28) - 500 (5:31) - Cicadapalooza (13:28) - Resident Evil Village minute (15:13) - Operation: Tango (32:03) - OK Golf (40:58) - Resident Evil 5 (1:03:13) - Outro…
 
Lyndl Kempis breaks down his latest personal project, the Snake Way Cruiser. He walks through his planning stages from using Blender all the way to a fully rendered video while talking about his dev's mid-life crisis. https://www.artstation.com/artwork/485bOY Connect with Lyndl: https://www.artstation.com/lyndl40k https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyndlk…
 
Randy visits some spooky neighborhood attractions in Little Nightmares II. Meanwhile, D.J. deals with a Sneaky Sasquatch and reports back from his virtual weekend at Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2021. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (2:15) - Additional hot news (5:19) - FFXIV Fan Festival 2021 (28:28) - Little Nightmares II (54:33) - Sneaky Sasqu…
 
Daniel Bystedt is a character & creature artist currently working at Embark Studios in Stockholm Sweden. He has been betting big on using Blender for his whole workflow and his experience reflects what the industry is and needs to move towards, simplicity. Check out the show notes: https://wp.me/pcB0ew-Pf​ Connect with Daniel: https://www.linkedin.…
 
In this episode of Wassup Conversations, Doug Cockle (Voice actor of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher game series) goes deep about acting, his methods of preparation, advice for newcomers and his journey as an actor from America to England. Wassup Conversations is on YouTube and all the major podcast streaming services. https://www.nikoofarmusic.co…
 
This episode was Sponsored by Autodesk. For amazing resources and a vast online hub of articles, tutorials, and content for 3D artists please check out https://area.autodesk.com/​. Being in leadership positions at top-leading game studios and tech companies throughout his career, I invited Ray on to to discuss about diversity in the workplace. Chec…
 
This talk will go over how to navigate working in both industries as a lighting artist. We will deep dive into how to make yourself marketable in both industries, and steps you can take to get your foot in the door as a lighter for both. Check out other talks at https://gamedevunchained.com/gdux/ Connect with Scott Knapp: https://www.scottknapp.com…
 
In this episode, Thierry Dansereau, art director of great games such as Immortals Fenyx Rising and Assassin's Creed Odyssey talks about behind the scene of those games and his general approaches toward creating the visual world of massive games. Please consider donating to Wassup Conversations via this link" https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/support-an…
 
Randy finds himself on the run from a sketchy mayor and vegetarian snails in Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. Meanwhile, D.J. is on the run from his own poor decisions in NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., the latest video game thing from Yoko Taro. Episode Timeline (0:23) - Intro/500 (5:56) - NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... (34:39) - Turnip B…
 
As contributors who are passionate about our craft, artists can often times tunnel vision into the perfect aesthetic. But sometimes this is not what production needs. This talk explores the forbidden topic of money, and how it relates to our daily tasks. Check out other talks at https://gamedevunchained.com/gdux/ Connect with Ben Sanders: https://t…
 
In this episode, I celebrate the career of a veteran in the video game industry. Scott Phillips is the director of many great games such as Immortals Fenyx Rising, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Saints Row The Third and Saints Row 4. We talk about his background, techniques and behind the scene of many great games. Please con…
 
D.J. gets way into the throwback atmosphere of Blaster Master Zero, but at the same time isn't quite feeling it. Meanwhile, Randy takes on a big commitment in The Longing, then explains why Aerial_Knight's Never Yield. Episode Timeline (0:23) - Intro (9:25) - Blaster Master Zero (34:12) - The Longing (55:09) - Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield (1:04:52) …
 
What is Epic's grand plan? Fortnite + Rocket League + Fall Guys, are they really going to complete Ready Player One?! The ultimate gaming experience? Check it out in this month's roundtable news. Check out the show notes: https://wp.me/pcB0ew-OV Connect with Ray! ● https://twitter.com/Wadarass This episode is brought to you by www.gameschoolonline.…
 
Randy tears himself away from his Animal Crossing island to investigate Cozy Grove, where the animals are ghosts and also bears, somehow. Meanwhile, D.J. wonders whether he ever knew how to play Pac-Man at all after trying Pac-Man 99. Episode Timeline (0:23) - Intro (18:24) - Cozy Grove (41:23) - Pac-Man 99 (1:00:02) - Outro…
 
In this talk, you'll learn the basics of Intellectual Property, including how to protect your work and reputation. https://www.shraybmanlaw.com/ Show Notes: https://wp.me/pcB0ew-OE ♥ Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/bluchamps?sub... ● https://discord.com/invite/sJtGmpV ● Website: http://gamedevunchained.com ● https://twitter.com/gduxme ● https://t…
 
Randy gives contrarianism a try after playing Say No! More. Meanwhile, D.J. returns from the weird world of Anodyne 2 and plays More! Monster Hunter. Episode Timeline (0:23) - Intro/Joy-Con saga update (5:44) - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (11:32) - Anodyne 2 (29:36) - Say No! More (49:19) - Monster Hunter Rise (59:11) - Outro…
 
Sponsors: E-WIN gaming chairs https://bit.ly/3ovyBG4 use code Gamedev for 30% off Lisa Loneva breaks down her Wanderer Project and teaches how she approached her AAA quality character. Check out the show notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHPgNNzq5MQ Connect with Lisa: https://www.artstation.com/ellos​ https://twitter.com/ohpleasestopit This ep…
 
Monster Hunter Rise is here and we're deep into mochi and wirebugs. Also, Randy experiences the bleak future of Outriders, and D.J. makes more raid progress in Final Fantasy XIV. Episode Timeline (0:23) - Intro/The Joy-Con saga continues (13:46) - Outriders (35:23) - Final Fantasy XIV (40:19) - Monster Hunter Rise (1:09:27) - Outro…
 
The world of investing is a mysterious place and Daniel is no stranger in placing his bets in the game industry. He invested in Quixel, Elias Software, & Polygonflow. This episode is all about what the other side looks like. Check out the show notes: https://wp.me/pcB0ew-O9 This episode is brought to you by Silen Media! You are creating an exciting…
 
Randy finishes off the Link's Awakening remake then immediately leaves for Alligator New York in Later Alligator. Meanwhile, D.J. puts his social strand skills to use by planning the first Viking interstate highway in Valheim. Episode Timeline (0:23) - Intro/Link’s Awakening (26:32) - Valheim (46:58) - Later Alligator (1:00:29) - Outro…
 
Every big game both indie and AAA are moving towards proceduralism. A movement Luiz plays a big part in by pushing Houdini game dev tools for industry acceptance. Check out the show notes: https://wp.me/pcB0ew-O7 Connect with Luiz Kruel! ● https://www.linkedin.com/in/luizkruel/ This episode is brought to you by Silen Media! You are creating an exci…
 
The unexplained prevalence of cats in Super Mario 3D World drives Randy to all-out cat warfare in Kitty Letter. Meanwhile, D.J. ignores his primal-slaying duties in Valheim to build a quiet forest house. Also, centipedes. Episode Timeline (0:23) - Intro/Animal Crossing (9:25) - Devotion (14:41) - Waluigi: The disturbing truth (20:56) - Super Mario …
 
Anthem is officially cancelled. Epic VS Apple VS VALVE?! AR is entering into the fight now?! Find out in this month's roundtable news episode. Check out the show notes: https://wp.me/pcB0ew-NK Connect with Ray! ● https://twitter.com/Wadarass This episode is brought to you by Silen Media! You are creating an exciting world. But are the players truly…
 
Black Tabby Games is an indie studio founded by Abby Howard and Tony Howard-Arias. Their games tell the kinds of stories than only games can tell, and fall at the intersection of horror and humor. Check out the show notes: https://wp.me/pcB0ew-NF Connect with Abby & Tony! ●https://www.blacktabbygames.com/ ●https://twitter.com/blacktabbygames ●https…
 
Randy enjoys some party chat (and fermentend fruit beverages) between battles in Haven while D.J. finally escapes from FFXIV raid hell. Also, the last word on Final Fantasy VII Remake. (Seriously, we don't want to talk about it anymore.) Episode Timeline (0:23) - Intro/Tacobringers (4:19) - Final Fantasy XIV (13:02) - Final Fantasy VII Remake (41:1…
 
In this masterclass, we study the art of UI/UX design in video games. Morten Elgaard, UI designer at IO Interactive talks about his experience and Hitman 3. Arash Naderi, UI designer of Cyberpunk 2077 at CD Projekt Red and Emad Ameri, Visual Artist have joined me to have a fun conversation. Watch or Listen to Wassup Conversation on YouTube or any o…
 
Scott Roger is a designer and educator of over 50 published games including the tabletop games Pantone the Game, Rayguns and Rocketships, and the upcoming Diamonds & Dinosaurs. You can also catch him in the movie Gamemaster. Check out the show notes: https://wp.me/pcB0ew-MU Connect with Scott Rogers! ●https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottrogersdesigner…
 
We live life ten minutes of a Star Trek episode at a time in The Captain Is Dead, then take a whimsical trip to Norway in Embracelet. Also, our thoughts on the latest Nintendo Direct and the questionable titles therein. Episode Timeline (0:23) - Intro/Nintendo Direct (26:49) - The Captain Is Dead (48:45) - Embracelet (1:01:26) - Outro…
 
Helen Hindpere is the Award-Winning writer of the genre-defining Disco Elysium. In this episode, she talks about her techniques and the way she and her colleagues wrote Disco Elysium. Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is the definitive edition of the smash-hit RPG. New political vision quests, more characters, and full English voice-acting. Coming to P…
 
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