By Irrational Games
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Irrational Behavior is an inside look at the studio culture of Irrational Games, creator of BioShock and System Shock 2. Irrational Interviews features conversations between creative director Ken Levine and interesting personalities from game development and other fields.
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews 11: Amy Hennig||In this episode of Irrational Interviews, we sit down with Amy Hennig, Naughty Dog’s Creative Director and writer. Amy is best known for her work on the groundbreaking Uncharted series...||26 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior Episode 10: Best Games of 2011||At Irrational, it’s likely no surprise that we play a lot of games. In this podcast, Level Designer Shawn Elliott talks to folks in the studio about which games in 2011 inspired them, gave them new professional insight, or maybe…||16 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews 10: Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper||During the Irrational Games Voice Actor panel at PAX Prime 2011, there were a lot of great questions from those in attendance, so we decided to pay tribute to our fans in this latest installment of Irrational Interviews by going straight to the source for||25 1 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior Episode 9: Con Artistry||Throughout the history of Irrational, the minds behind the games would often have to travel to the various gaming conventions throughout the year, giving each team member a unique viewpoint to the festivities.||22 12 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews 9: Guillermo del Toro, Part 2||In this second part of our Guillermo del Toro interview, Ken and Guillermo talk about story telling in different mediums, how to adapt when working within multiple story telling mediums, and how passion has guided them to where they are today.||17 11 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews 9: Guillermo del Toro, Part 1||Guillermo del Toro is known for films like Blade 2, Pan’s Labyrinth and the Hellboy series, bringing a specific brand of horror to his works, but it’s his passion for the nerd culture and a love for games that has guided him to where he is today.||31 10 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews 8: BioWare||Video game developers, entrepreneurs, medical doctors--BioWare's Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk are formidable figures in our industry. We talked to both of them in this episode of Irrational Interviews.||30 8 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews 7: Brian Reynolds||If you've played Civilization II, Alpha Centauri, Rise of Nations, or Frontierville, you know the work of Brian Reynolds. Listen to his chat with Ken Levine about game design, storytelling, and entrepreneurship.||2 6 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews 6: Randy Pitchford||Gearbox Software co-founder and CEO Randy Pitchford joins Ken Levine for a discussion about making games, selling games, running game studios, and looking into the industry's future.||3 2 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior 8: Immigrants and Natives||Irrational Behavior returns as one of the studio's newest employees attempts to answer the question, "What is Irrational's mission?"||7 1 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews Episode 5: Zack Snyder||Film director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) joins Ken Levine for a discussion of adapting and respecting material, the problem with video game movies, and nerd culture throughout the ages.||1 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews Episode 4: Cliff Bleszinski||Epic Games design director and game industry celebrity Cliff Bleszinski joins us for an Irrational Interviews discussion about his unique role in games, outside perceptions of the medium, and the collaborative nature of development.||3 11 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews Episode 3: Kieron Gillen||The third episode of Irrational Interviews features game journalist-turned-comics writer Kieron Gillen, founder of Rock Paper Shotgun and author of Phonogram and a recent run on Marvel's Thor.||6 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Interviews Episode 2: Brian Michael Bendis||The second episode of Irrational Interviews features noted comics writer Brian Michael Bendis, of Powers and Ultimate Spider-Man fame.||1 9 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior Episode 7 Part 2: Making of the BioShock Infinite Trailer||In this episode we look at what it took to make the BioShock Infinite trailer.||20 8 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior Episode 7 Part 1: Calm Before The Storm||Fans leave us voicemails on what they think we are working on and the staff explain what the pending release means to them personally.||2 8 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing Irrational Interviews||Check out the pilot episode of Irrational Interviews with special guest Todd Howard of Bethesda.||30 6 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior Episode 6: Do Game Makers Game Differently?||Do game makers game differently? In this episode of Irrational Behavior we ask the team if they are able to turn off their critical filters and play the part of consumer.||1 6 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior Episode 5: What Are We Afraid Of||In this episode of Irrational Behavior we look at the things we are scared of and how it affects the way we make games.||3 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior Episode 4: Our Nerdiest Secrets||This month’s episode of Irrational Behavior explores some of our secret pastimes: dollhouse construction, action figure hoarding, cosplay, and live-action role-playing included.||1 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior Episode 3: How We Got Here||A look into the past lives of the staff here at Irrational Games in this month's episode of Irrational Behavior.||1 3 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrrational Behavior Episode 2: The Way Things Were||Small budgets, employees as voice actors, and secrets of the past in this month's episode of Irrational Behavior.||1 2 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing Irrational Behavior||Introducing our podcast: Irrational Behavior with Shawn Elliott.||11 1 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Presented a little like "A Life Well Wasted" this isn't your typical podcast by a company shilling its own stuff. It's insightful, funny and more focused on the people behind the games and their stories. Shawn Elliot is one of the most interesting and thoughtful commentators in the gaming industry. I only wish the show was twice as long or there were four times as many to listen to.
Great presentation, keep it up.
Just wish there was more!
This show is great! I love the inside look at one of my favourite game studios, I only wish there were more released, however I understand that making a video game probably chews up most of their time.