IGN Unfiltered

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IGN Unfiltered goes in-depth with creators of your favorite video games, talking not just about the games themselves but about the fascinating lives of the people behind them. New episodes each month!

Episode Date
Episode 37: BioShock Infinite's and Underworld Ascendant's Joe Fielder
48:42

Underworld Ascendant creative director Joe Fielder has enjoyed quite a career. From starting out as a video game journalist to crossing over to game development and working with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Ken Levine (BioShock), and Warren Spector (Deus Ex), he is now releasing a spiritual successor to the beloved Ultima Underworld. 

Nov 13, 2018
Episode 36: 3D Realms Founder Scott Miller
01:03:45

3D Realms founder Scott Miller has worked on a lot of memorable games in his career, from Duke Nukem 3D to Max Payne to the original Prey to Duke Nukem Forever. He discusses his experiences making games in this hour-long interview. 

Oct 16, 2018
Episode 35: Insomniac Founder Ted Price
01:06:55

Ted Price founded Insomniac Games almost 20 years ago. In this hour-long interview, he details his life and career in video games, from his chance meeting with a future business partner to his early bet on PlayStation to creating games like Spyro, Ratchet and Clank, Sunset Overdrive, and now Spider-Man. 

Sep 11, 2018
Episode 34: EA Sports Boss Cam Weber
55:56

Cam Weber is the head of EA Sports, but along the way he's been a college quarterback, a sports game developer, an executive producer on Simpsons and Scarface games, and more! Hear all about his fascinating career in this hour-long interview! And don't miss all of the other episodes of Unfiltered if you're new to the show!

Aug 14, 2018
Episode 33: Firewatch and Darksiders 3 Voice Actress Cissy Jones
59:56

Cissy Jones has been a voice actor in many games you know and love: Firewatch, Telltale's The Walking Dead, Grand Theft Auto 5, and now Darksiders 3. Hear all about her fascinating career in this hour-long interview!

Jul 25, 2018
Episode 32: RPG Guru Josh Sawyer
01:05:19

Josh Sawyer is a longtime veteran of renowned RPG studio Obsidian Entertainment, and he's seen a lot in his career. From his history-based beginnings to Fallout, Pillars of Eternity, and much more, his story is a fascinating one! 

Jun 26, 2018
Episode 31: Xbox Creator Seamus Blackley
01:38:33

Xbox creator Seamus Blackley shares stories from his incredible career, from being given the name Seamus at his first game development job, to the infamous first-person PC game Trespasser, to creating the Xbox at Microsoft, and much more!

May 15, 2018
Episode 30: Josef Fares
01:06:30

Filmmaker-turned-game-maker Josef Fares, the writer-director of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out, shares stories from his career, including his (in)famous "F*** the Oscars!" rant from The Game Awards, his thoughts on Roger Ebert's "games aren't art" stance, and much more! 

Apr 10, 2018
Episode 29: Rare Studio Head Craig Duncan
01:28:12

Rare studio head Craig Duncan chats about his life and career, including his time running Rare. He discusses how Sea of Thieves arrived at its pirate theme, whether they might let other studios work on classic Rare IP, the Kinect years, and much more. 

Mar 20, 2018
Episode 28: Diablo Creator David Brevik
01:28:45

Diablo creator David Brevik recounts his fascinating career making games, including how a Justice League game led to Diablo, the meteoric success of Diablo and Diablo II, his years at Blizzard, and what he's up to now. 

Feb 20, 2018
Episode 27: Journey, Flower, and Sky Creator Jenova Chen
01:29:58

thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen talks about his fascinating game development career, from growing up as a gamer in China to what it took to create Journey, as well as his quest to bring games to more people, his new project Sky, and more! 

Jan 30, 2018
Episode 26: Shadowrun and BattleTech Developer Mitch Gitelman
01:06:05

Former FASA Studio head Mitch Gitelman discusses his career, including the infamous 2007 Shadowrun first-person shooter for Xbox, MechCommander, BattleTech, and more! Check out the video above for the entire interview!

Dec 19, 2017
Episode 25 - Cuphead's Chad and Jared Moldenhauer
01:17:35

Cuphead is one of gaming's best success stories of 2017. The hand-drawn 2D-animated bullet-hell shooter captured everyone's attention a few years ago, and has held onto it ever since – right up through its long-awaited and fantastic final release and its millionth copy sold. Now, brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer of Studio HDMR spend an hour-plus discussing their incredible story, from growing up as Contra fans and classic animation fans to leaving their day jobs to finally finishing Cuphead. Check out the video above for the entire interview!

Nov 14, 2017
IGN Unfiltered Episode 24 - Steve Gaynor
01:21:40

Fullbright co-founder Steve Gaynor has had an amazing from-the-ground-up career in video game development. From QA testing at Sony to making F.E.A.R. levels to BioShock 2 to BioShock Infinite and now to Gone Home and Tacoma, his story is both fascinating and inspiring. Please enjoy the full hour-long interview!

Oct 17, 2017
Episode 23: Randy Pitchford Part 2 - Aliens: Colonial Marines, Battleborn, and More!
01:32:58

The president and CEO of Borderlands creator Gearbox Studios returns after his initial visit last month to finish his story. This time, he shares more stories from his fascinating career in games, including Aliens: Colonial Marines, Battleborn, the future of Borderlands, and much more!

Sep 12, 2017
Episode 22: Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford
01:34:26

The president and CEO of Borderlands creator Gearbox Studios shares stories from his fascinating career in games, including getting his start on Duke Nukem 3D, working on Half-Life, Halo, Brothers in Arms, and much more!

Sep 01, 2017
Episode 21: Deus Ex and System Shock Creator Warren Spector
01:05:53

The creator of Deus Ex, System Shock, Ultima Underworld, Epic Mickey, and more sits down for an hour-long interview about his entire fascinating career.

Jul 14, 2017
Episode 20: Interplay Founder and RPG Guru Brian Fargo
38:20

Brian Fargo has had a fascinating career, from developing RPGs like Fallout, Bard's Tale, and Wasteland in the '80s at Interplay to helping kickstart Blizzard to working with Nintendo on a typing edutainment game to his success at inXile today. We talk to him about all of it!

Jun 29, 2017
Episode 19: Harmonix Co-Founder Alex Rigopulos
01:06:51

Harmonix co-founder Alex Rigopulos discusses his unique career, from starting Harmonix out of MIT to Disney using some of their tech for theme parks to, of course, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Central, and the rise and fall of the music game genre.

May 23, 2017
Episode 18: Renowned Game Designer Peter Molyneux
01:48:35

Peter Molyneux's career has been fascinating, whether you play his games or not. His resume includes Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Theme Park, Fable, and many more. This two-hour interview covers all of it, including other topics like Kinect and his future in games, among others.

Apr 28, 2017
Episode 17: Ultima Creator and Astronaut Richard Garriott
01:42:46

Ultima creator Richard Garriott tells us incredible stories about his life and career, including his early Ultima success, changing the gaming world with Ultima Online, visiting outer space as a private-citizen astronaut, exploring (and getting stuck under) the Titanic's remains at the bottom of the Atlantic, his thoughts on the future of the RPG genre, his new project Shroud of the Avatar, and much more!

Mar 31, 2017
Episode 16: Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Ed Boon
46:54

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon discusses his career, including the origin and rise of the franchise, the still-beloved movie, Injustice, and more!

Feb 23, 2017
Episode 15: RPG Legend Feargus Urquhart
01:07:02

Longtime Black Isle Studios and Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart shares stories about his career, including working with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, getting burned by big publishers, building his own IP, and more!

Feb 01, 2017
Episode 14: Naughty Dog Co-Founder and Oculus Exec Jason Rubin
01:13:18

Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin has been in the games business since he was 14. We interview him about building Naughty Dog, trying to save THQ, and making VR games at Oculus.

Dec 21, 2016
Episode 13: Inventor and Oculus Co-Founder Jack McCauley
01:04:17

Oculus co-founder Jack McCauley's fascinating career not only includes VR, but also designing the Guitar Hero controllers, the scrolling mouse wheel, and USB!

Dec 01, 2016
Episode 12: Call of Duty and Titanfall Creator Vince Zampella
45:30

Our 45-minute chat with industry legend Vince Zampella covers his entire career, from his early days at GameTek to Medal of Honor to Call of Duty to the Activision lawsuit and now to Respawn and Titanfall.

Oct 21, 2016
IGN Unfiltered 11: Longtime PlayStation Boss Jack Tretton
42:20

Longtime SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton recounts his career at Sony, including his thoughts on the Vita, the PS3 launch, the PSN hack, the historic success of the PS2 and PS4, and much more!

Sep 30, 2016
Episode 10: EA Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore
01:25:14

EA boss Peter Moore shares Dreamcast stories from his days as a Sega executive, Xbox stories from his time at Microsoft, and what he's up to at EA now in an 80-minute interview.

Aug 31, 2016
Episode 09: Former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach
44:11

Original Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach discusses the challenges of the original Xbox and the triumphs of the Xbox 360 in a far-ranging 45-minute interview.

Jul 28, 2016
Episode 08: Xbox Co-Creator Ed Fries
01:00:38

Xbox co-creator and former Microsoft Game Studios boss Ed Fries discusses growing up with video games, his early days at Microsoft on the Excel team, buying Bungie for the nascent Xbox, his respect for Phil Spencer, and much more.

Jun 30, 2016
Unfiltered 07: Gears of War and Lawbreakers Creator Cliff Bleszinski
01:15:42

Legendary game designer Cliff Bleszinski joins us for over an hour to share Gears of War stories, how he developed his first game as a teenager, more about his new game Lawbreakers, and much more!

May 26, 2016
Episode 06: No Man's Sky Mastermind Sean Murray
01:09:20

No Man's Sky programmer and mastermind Sean Murray sits down for over an hour to discuss his early days in the industry working on Burnout 3, the humble origins of No Man's Sky, how VR could be a good fit for No Man's Sky, what it was like to meet Elon Musk and Steven Spielberg during E3 last year but then turn down a meeting with Kanye West, and much more!

May 04, 2016
Episode 05: Halo and Destiny Composer Marty O'Donnell
02:03:01

Halo and Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell shares incredible stories from his many years at Bungie, including a canceled game called 'Gypsum', how Halo 2 was originally supposed to end, meeting Paul McCartney, and much more!

Apr 09, 2016
Episode 04: Xbox Live Arcade Creator Greg Canessa
01:10:34

Former Xbox exec and XBLA creator Greg Canessa sits down for a 70-minute interview about how XBLA almost didn't happen, Bill Gates's favorite XBLA game, and much more!

Feb 17, 2016
Episode 03: Aaron Greenberg
01:29:54

Longtime Xbox marketing executive Aaron Greenberg talks about the early Xbox days, his favorite Xbox moments, the 2016 Xbox lineup, his love for Xbox boss Phil Spencer, his early days working at Disney and Nestle, and much more!

Feb 01, 2016
Episode 02: Josh Holmes (Def Jam, NBA Street, Turok, Halo 4, Halo 5)
01:02:17

343 Industries studio head of internal development Josh Holmes has had quite an interesting career. We revisit all of it in a one-hour chat, from creating Def Jam Vendetta and NBA Street at EA to rebooting Turok to joining 343 to lead Halo to even his early days as an actor, auditioning to play Robin in the Joel Schumacher Batman films.

Oct 26, 2015
Episode 01: Tim Schafer
01:07:27

Double Fine Productions founder and LucasArts design legend Tim Schafer sits down for a one-hour chat about everything ranging from his canceled games to how he feels about LucasArts' closure to his proudest career moment and more!

Sep 29, 2015