Episode 19 – The Race is On!

Topic: Race and Ethnicity in Games Guest: Manveer Heir, Game Designer at Raven Software Neither Daylight Savings Time or a case of the common cold keep us from recording this show on time. Though after listening to me sniffle and cough throughout, I'm thinking you might wish it had. On this show we talk about the always...

Episode 18 – Artsy Fartsy

Topic: Art Styles or Art Gimmicks Guest: Shane Corn, animator/artist of Neopets, Cartoon Network, and a founder of DrawingBoard.org Like your valentine's day date, we might be a little late, but we are bearing lots of flowers and chocolates. I know, we broke our promise to be on time, but baby I still love you. This show...

Episode 17 – The Narrative Imperative

Topic: Narrative in Games Guest: David Goldfarb, Lead Designer at DICE Presenting episode 17, where we talk with David Goldfarb of DICE about narrative and story in games, Rick schools Ryan in Tom & Jerry history and we discuss every gamer's favorite subject: Lara Croft's boobs and whether or not they're responsible for the "disappointing" sales...

Episode 16 – The PRESSures of Games

Guest: Leigh Alexander. Gamasutra/Kotaku/Sexy VideoGameLand Topic: Games Journalism Happy Birthday 2009! Our gift to you is a new episode of the podcast. I know, we really shouldn't have. This show's guest is Leigh Alexander who is the news editor for Gamasutra, contributor to Variety and Kotaku, and blogs at Sexy Video Game Land. Can you guess what...

Episode 15 – Stark, Raving Mod

Guest: Erik Guilefoyle, ModsOnLine.com, "HL2 Modding for Dummies" Topic: Modding Back on schedule but like a fat kid on a diet, we've got us a fridge full of Slim Fast and the complete "Sweatin' To the Oldies" collection. This week our topic is modding games with the author of "Quake 4 Modding for Dummies" and "Half Life 2...

Lost Episode – The Winter Summer Special

I know, you have questions. What have we here?! I will tell you. This is a recording from this summer, before Ryan moved, but after I moved. And it is our first skype experience. Not a lot of in depth topics being covered, but it is a chance to peer into the deep recesses of our minds. Why are...

Episode 14 – Market Schmarket

Guest: Henry Frew, Animator at Fleetwood Gaming Topic: The Market Wow, this is probably our worst audio yet. Sorry. Henry's mic was coming in soft, and our lovely levelator couldn't even bring it all together. We will see what we can do to fix it, but that might take some time. UGH. -------------------------- Hahaha, well the on schedule...

Episode 13 – Comics2Games2Comics

That's right son, we made our bi-weekly goal. Yes, I know. We rock. You know who else rocks? Jeff "Chamba" Cruz, the artist on the new Street Fighter II Turbo Comic. Our first words cover what we have been playing, co-op in games, more 2D talk and why American entertainment studios hate the rest of the world and why...

Episode 12 – Politically In-Correct

Alright, so we didn't make the bi-weekly time line we set up. But a new episode is gracing your face now so you can't be TOO disappointed. We have the next couple already tentatively planned out, so we should be sticking to schedule. In this episode we are all over the map, both topically and geographically, coming to you from...

Episode 11 – ReANIMATED!

Season 2 starts NOW! In this episode we transcend timezones, skype, and technical difficulties to finally catch up with each other after the all moves. Find out just how much Rick would pay a minute for some cooler weather, how Mike can rationalize working on an FPS game, and what Ryan's dream car is. Hint, it doesn't have fins... After a...

Episode 10 – The ReAniMuse Podcast

Through the combined powers of the Reanimators Podcast and the 10th Muse Podcast, we bring you episode 10 of the Reanimators podcast (and episode 32 of the 10th Muse Podcast). As chance would have it, yours truly was in San Francisco for a wedding a couple weeks ago and while I was in town, I had the opportunity to meet...

Episode 09.1 – Hot Lunch Extra

Some guy named Mike Jungbluth sent us a message. He thinks we have forgotten about him. Haha, how could we forget about him? Well, I guess I kind of did forget about him because I forgot to add this message to the show last night. So I'm uploading it as an extra so listeners don't have to download the...

Episode 09 – Hot Lunch

After the tragic loss of our own Mike Jungbluth to the state of Wisconsin, we took a couple of weeks off to figure out what we're going to do with the show. But we're back now with Episode NINE, where Rick and I are joined with THREE special guests: Edge of Reality animators Trent Kollodge, Xavier Blackwell and...

Episode 08 – Specular Spectacular

Yeah, specular. In this episode we talk about normal maps... and our topic is Next Gen, or as we like to call it - G6. What is G6? Why is G6? What comes after G6? Does your G6 wear 3D glasses? Joining us was 2 time reanimators podcast guest Angel Arca. Be sure to listen to our last words this week...

Episode 07 – Furry Friends Podcast

It's a wonderful fur filled day here at the ReAnimators plush studio hallway. This week Jeremy Pantoja (Animator - Vigil Games) joined us in the chamber to talk about the various stages of job Burnout. We talk about what causes Burnout, how to avoid Burnout and how to remedy a bad case of Burnout. We also discussed the lives and...

Episode 06 – It’s a Small World After All…

A day late but definitely not a buck short, we semi-proudly present Episode 6 of the Reanimators Podcast with special guest, comic book illustrator and senior concept artist at Edge of Reality Kelly Goodine. This week we fire off our usual barrage of first words before we discuss with Kelly "what makes a good character", as suggested by Super Munkyboy...

Episode 05 – Rodeo Riders

Cinco de ReAnimatoras es here Pedro! And we brought the tequila... or at least some beer. This could be considered our longest episode yet, but the last 10 mins is more of a bonus than actual content. We decided to try a little roleplaying, and well, you can be the judge on how THAT turned out. This...

Episode 04 – Pirates of the Booty

Episode 4 has arrived! If you could only hear the outtakes... you would come at us with torches and burn down our snowball. This week we talk about suppressing your inner fanboy while working on a licensed video game. We were joined by Environment artist Angel Arca and we really had a blast, as you will hear. Here are some links to...

Episode 03 – Crunchberries

I promised a regular schedule on these and when a Reanimator makes a promise, he keeps 'em! Presenting Episode Three of the Reanimators Podcast on it's new regular, Tuesday night time. In this episode, we discuss quality of life and crunch time in the games industry, with Creative Director Mark Nau and Lead FX Artist Jamey Moulton. ...

Episode 02 – Sound Check

In this episode, we discuss sound design with Senior Sound Designer Scott Snyder. Here are links to some of the topics we covered: Frank and Ollie Orphan Works was not a bill when we recorded this episode. It has since been introduced in both houses of Congress. Another Orphan Works resource Namco owns the patent on minigames during loading screens- Wikipedia entry on Loading Screens Arnold...
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