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The AIAS Game Maker's Notebook

May 25, 2018

Cory Barlog (God of War) stops by to share with Ted stories from God of War's development, the impact of social media on games, the experience gained through failures, and the expectations of present-day gamers.

Barlog is the creative director at Santa Monica Studio. He is best known for his work on the God of War...


May 16, 2018

Jeff Kaplan (Overwatch, World of Warcraft) chats with Ted about Overwatch, quest design in MMOs, the differences between company and team culture, and how playing hours of EverQuest eventually led him to Blizzard Entertainment.

**NOTE: In the episode, Jeff mentions how he believes Reaper is currently the oldest hero in...


May 2, 2018

Ed Boon (Mortal Kombat) joins Ted to talk about their origins as game developers, the history of Mortal Kombat, video game movies, his place in pop culture, and the challenges of leading a studio.

Boon is the founder and creative director at NetherRealm Studios. He is also the co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series.