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QA Isn’t Playing Games – Behind The Games chat with Jonah Davidson

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QA isn’t (just) about playing the game. It’s a key game dev job from start to finish. This episode we’ve got Jonah Davidson, a QA Engineer with Finji. We talk about what a QA Engineer actual does from the very early stages of the game design process, through development and post release. Jonah also gives us some thoughts on community. Thanks, Jonah!

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 434: Our First Shovelful of 7.1

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-Artwork 7.1 “Digging Deeper” update is live and brings story, dailies, operations and feature changes. We talk about that and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-434. If you’d like to come join us in AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Catch us for an invite on our guild Discord which you can find along with other good guild information at https://aie-guild.org/swtor/

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 433: 7.1 Live Stream

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-Artwork The very last Charles Boyd stream for SWTOR was today, and we also heard more about 7.1 from some of the new team leads directly. We talk about that and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-432. If you’d like to come join us in AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Catch us for an invite on our guild Discord which you can find along with other good guild information at https://aie-guild.org/swtor/

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Leading From The Front – Behind The Games chat with Chris Schmidt of Infinity Ward

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As Game Director at Infinity Ward’s new Austin studio, Chris builds on his vast AAA game creator and leadership experience at Bioware, where we first met Chris years ago. We talk about what a Game Director does, what games and design principles inspire him, how useful and less useful feedback comes across, and what’s on his shelves. Thanks, Chris!

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 432: Our New Jedi Council

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-Artwork Charles is moving on and we have thoughts! Spoiler… we’ll miss him, and we are excited for the new team. We talk about that and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-432. If you’d like to come join us in AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Catch us for an invite on our guild Discord which you can find along with other good guild information at https://aie-guild.org/swtor/

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Catch the live podcast and chat room on Thursday nights around 10:30pm central at http://twitch.tv/newoverlords. Follow and subscribe on Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, etc. to hear podcast news and see our other guild streams.

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 431: Bad Reputation

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-Artwork Any reputation that you can’t get to legendary is a bad reputation. Syndicate was almost that way for us but help for that is coming in 7.1… and if you want to hear more about reputations in general, listen now since we talk about that and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-431. If you’d like to come join us in AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Catch us for an invite on our guild Discord which you can find along with other good guild information at https://aie-guild.org/swtor/

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Catch the live podcast and chat room on Thursday nights around 10:30pm central at http://twitch.tv/newoverlords. Follow and subscribe on Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, etc. to hear podcast news and see our other guild streams.

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Boston Indie Scene – Behind The Games chat with Kate Olguin

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We talk about Kate’s EDU experience at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, her experience building the indie game Call of Karen, her work sponsoring and organizing the Boston indie game dev scene, and her current game design role at Other Ocean Interactive working on games like Project Winter. Thanks Kate!

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From EDU to Studio – Behind The Games chat with Will Winn Games

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We talk to Brian Winn and Will Jeffery, co-founders, on the journey from MSU to founding a studio. Plunder Panic, their early access game on Steam started as an Michigan State University Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab showcase project and spun out into a new studio designed to connect the MSU programs and students to commercial projects. Thanks Brian and Will!

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 430: Seeking Binocs

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-Artwork We have a player made guild event coming next week that uses the macrobinoculars and seeker droids. You may have forgotten about them or never had the chance to start those missions. Either way, we talk about that and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-430. If you’d like to come join us in AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Catch us for an invite on our guild Discord which you can find along with other good guild information at https://aie-guild.org/swtor/

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The People Are The Studio – Behind The Games chat with Hector Padilla of IO Interactive

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Many game studios are having a moment right now where they need scale, and to learn to be better, more professional companies. IO Interactive has this figured out with leaders like Hector Padilla, a people manager at IO Interactive. IOI is the game studio that makes the Hitman series and soon a new 007 game. Hector focuses on making teams work together while developing all these great games. We talk here about and inside view of IO Interactive and Hitman, how to run a studio like a mature company, how to connect teams and people, and a little about the future of gaming. Thanks Hector and IOI!

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