Episode 13 - Ryan Woodland

Well - It's time you guys learned a bit more about the hosts of the D3 podcast, starting with Ryan Woodland. Ryan has made his way through his 25+ year gaming career mainly by drinking and punching people (or, more accurately, getting punched by people) but I suppose there may have been a few moments of intelligence in between. His career has had him working for Nintendo, Sony, EA, and Zenimax, to name a few, spanning systems from SNES and Sega Genesis all the way through to XBox One and PlayStation 4. So... let's see what he can remember about all this - hopefully it'll be coherent enough to publish!

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Episode 12 - Greg Donovan

Executive Game Producer Greg Donovan (Agents of Mayhem, Saints Row, Red Faction) joins us at the D3 bar! Ever wonder what people do who have film degrees but want a steady-ish job with a reasonable paycheck? They go make video games! Greg Donovan started out getting his Master's Degree in Film Production but ended up as a Producer for THQ in the late 90's. Since then he has clawed his way up to the Executive Producer spot at Volition in Champaign, Illinois having a hand in almost everything that came out of that studio in the last 14 years. Ever heard of Agents of Mayhem? Saints Row? Red Faction? Yeah, he was there for that. Can Greg finally answer the age-old question of what in the hell a Producer actually does? Does he remember how to speak English after 14 years in Champaign, Illinois? Crack open your beer and join us to find out!

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Episode 11 - Scott Rudi

Scott Rudi joins us during our special E3 series at the D3 Podcast bar in Los Angeles! Scott is currently the Game Director of some game called Rocket League? I've never heard of it but he swears it'll be huge someday. Listen in as he tells how he started out as the son of a World Series-winning pro baseball all-star and found his way into game production. He's been doing this for a very long time and has a ton of amazing credits to his name. Plus he's a hell of a cool guy. Get out an IPA for this one as Scott doesn't drink that cheap stuff - this journey is worth it!

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Episode 10 - Andy Beaudoin

Andy Beaudoin joins us during our special E3 series at the D3 Podcast bar in Los Angeles! Currently the Design Director at Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios, Andy is a veteran creative leader with 20 years of experience in the industry. He’s been involved with some of the biggest game franchises of the last 2 decades. Wanna hear his story about what it’s like doing dishes with Bruce Campbell? Ever asked the question, “What happens if you wear a suit to a QA interview?" Grab a beer and listen in!

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Episode 09 - Bob Zammit

Bob Zammit joins us during our special E3 series at the D3 Podcast bar in Los Angeles! Bob is one of the Marketing Communications leads at Xbox and the guy responsible for all their PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS commercials. He's been a part of a ton of awesome titles such as Assassin’s Creed Origins, Cuphead, Call of Duty WWII, Battlefield 1, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, Halo 5, Destiny, Grand Theft Auto V and so many more! His bio says it the best:  "Pretty smart for a cool guy. Pretty cool for a smart guy. Statistically likely to be one of the best drummers in your office, but also one of the worst dancers." Ever wonder how being a punk rock drummer in your 20's can lead you into a career in marketing video games in your 30's? Bob did just that! He has one of the most unique outlooks on what he does and he's damn hilarious to boot. This guy makes a living making your games look good - probably best to listen to his advice!

Post audio engineering and intermission music is provided by Jason Kyriakos. For your podcast or other audio / music needs, contact Jason at jasonk.audio@gmail.com

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Episode 08 - Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers joins us during our special E3 series at the D3 Podcast bar in Los Angeles. Scott literally wrote the book on game design as the author of the # 1 Amazon bestseller, Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design. He’s been a game designer and creative director on more than 50 AAA games for Disney, Sony, Capcom, Namco, and THQ. In addition to having more video game credits than you can shake a stick at (ever heard of a little game called God of War?), Scott has published his own tabletop games and spent time as a Disney Imagineer. Grab a beer and listen in as Scott walks us through his crazy career and talks all things design!

Post audio engineering and intermission music is provided by Jason Kyriakos. For your podcast or other audio / music needs, contact Jason at jasonk.audio@gmail.com

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Episode 07 - Jon Knoles

Jon Knoles joins us for our special E3 series at the D3 Podcast bar in Los Angeles. Ever wondered who the creative force is behind your favorite Star Wars games? With over 20 Star Wars games to his credit, there's a good chance Jon had a hand in it. He's still going strong as Design Director on the Forza franchise with Turn 10 Studios but he took a couple hours out of his busy E3 schedule to swing by and tell us some hilarious and amazing stories from his past. If you ever wanted to hear from one of the most experienced designers in the industry - here's your chance!

Post audio engineering and intermission music is provided by Jason Kyriakos. For your podcast or other audio / music needs, contact Jason at jasonk.audio@gmail.com

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Episode 06 - Matt Knoles

Matt Knoles, Marketing Director for 2K, joins us at the bar! Matt is responsible for driving the global brand and marketing strategy for games like Sid Meier’s Civilization, and XCOM, and so much more. You might have an idea for the perfect game, but do you have any idea what it takes to sell it? Matt does! He has 20+ year's experience working for companies like 2K, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos to name a few. Best of all, he’s got some damn good game industry stories to tell!

Post audio engineering and intermission music is provided by Jason Kyriakos. For your podcast or other audio / music needs, contact Jason at jasonk.audio@gmail.com

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Episode 05 - Jo Burba

Jo Burba joins us at the bar. Currently the Live Director of Elder Scrolls Online, he started in games in the mid-2000's. He's not only been on the development side of things, but has also spent time in community management.  Ever wonder how online games stay online?  Jo knows the ins and outs of how to keep an online game alive.  Ever wonder what happens to all that feedback players give in the forums? Jo has read it all.  He's worked at companies such as NCsoft, 2K, Vigil and Zenimax Online Studios.

Post audio engineering and intermission music is provided by Jason Kyriakos. For your podcast or other audio / music needs, contact Jason at jasonk.audio@gmail.com

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Episode 04 - Morgan Godat

Morgan Godat stops by the D3 bar! Morgan started his career as an artist in the late 90's before launching in to art and creative direction on games like The Sims and Eve Online. Most recently he was the Executive Director on the critically acclaimed VR game Sparc from CCP's Atlanta studio.  Morgan has a unique and fascinating approach to the video game production process and he even did time as our host's roommate in Shanghai, China!

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Episode 03 - Dave Mianowski

Dave Mianowski joins us at the bar! Dave works as a Developer Account Manager at Microsoft for XBox developers. He’s the front-line tech guy who solves a whole myriad of developers' problems with almost every big XBox game in development. A graduate of DigiPen Institute of Technology, a veteran of the indie game scene, and currently he’s a Chicago native who now makes his home in Seattle. Oh, and he used to be locked in a faraday cage.

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Episode 02 - Ben Jones

Creative Director, Ben Jones takes us for a ride down the video game development rapids. Soaked in whiskey! Ben has been closely involved with franchises such as SOCOM, Medal of Honor, Battlefield, H1Z1, and more. From his beginnings with an Apple II to taking a break from AAA games and diving into the indie world, Ben shares with us his personal journey through game development.

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Episode 01 - Rich Lambert

On our premiere episode, we sit at the bar and talk with Rich Lambert, Creative Director of Elder Scrolls Online. From starting off in QA to becoming the creative director of one of the largest massively multiplayer online role-playing games, Rich talks about how he got into the business and what he looks for when hiring those interested in getting into the industry today.

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Stocking the Bar

We're stocking the Buscemi beer machine and getting ready to launch this project. The D3 Podcast is recorded at Harbor Craft Film Studio located in Baltimore, Maryland. Here's a fun fact: our handcrafted bar was built specifically for and featured in an historical PBS docudrama (narrated by Jeremy Irons). We hope you'll join us for the many great conversations we're planning to have on these stools with some of the industry's most interesting designers, artists and tech geeks. Cheers!

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Unbox the Gear

Unboxing some new toys! Looks like we got all the gear we need to record this new project. I've still got a few extra bells and whistles I want to experiment with but for the most part, we're ready to crack open some beers and hit record. We're currently booking our first few guests for later next month. Some great and talented people coming up. Check back soon! Cheers!

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