Irrational Behavior Episode 6: Do Game Makers Game Differently?

by IG.Admin on June 1 2010

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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.  From the untold developer chatter during lobby sessions in the latest multiplayer games to conquering  great single player experiences, how do we play and what do we think.  We also ask the team on games that influenced them in their roles and impacted the games they helped create.

  • Part 1: Team Deathmatch
  • Part 2: Appetite for Deconstruction

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  • yock | June 1, 2010 8:30 pm

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    I was hopping you you have a podcast today. Then again, I should have known that you would have it.

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  • ch3burashka | June 1, 2010 9:07 pm

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    I love these podcasts – #1 is so far my favorite.

    Small request: can you update the podcast art to be square?

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  • Vengeful | June 1, 2010 9:33 pm

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    What an awesome podcast, you guys seem like a fun bunch to shoot the shit with.

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  • June 1, 2010 11:23 pm

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  • lobo | June 2, 2010 7:22 am

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    Great podcast.

    I work in the industry and have trouble with this. I think the games that I tend to be able to let go with are the ones that make it easier to suspend disbelief and enter a ‘flow’ state. If the world and characters are believable, the mechanics are consistent, and the difficulty of challenges is roughly equal to my ability to complete them, I tend to just switch off and enjoy.

    I guess it’s like CG in movies: Why is it that when I watch the Star Wars prequels I’m constantly aware of the CG, but when I watch Lord of the Rings or Avatar I’m thinking about the characters, and what’s going on in the story.

    I’d add that I think a lot of gamers are sub-consciously de-constructing games as they’re playing them anyway. A lot of the fun that comes from playing games is trying to find optimal strategies, so gamers will always be trying to learn and master your game systems. Maybe the difference is that they’re not always aware of it.

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  • buckley | June 2, 2010 9:05 pm

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    Great podcast guys. Hilarious.
    <—Two thumbs up!

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  • heyimwyatt | June 2, 2010 9:47 pm

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    It’s cool to see that to be a game designer you do not have to be a super-analytical gamer to make games, you just have to truly love games.

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  • callmesarge | June 4, 2010 2:16 am

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    Another great Show, the Staler Mod story was so cool. Looking forward to the next one!

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  • malofie | June 9, 2010 6:53 am

    They would have to game differently. Like a Hollywood director watches a movie, would notice the camera angles, lighting in a movie…whilst the rest of us are going hell yeah, wicked movie. Why wouldn’t it be the same for a video game. IMO anyway.

    http://malopuff.org/videogames/

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  • perfectdarkling | June 14, 2010 9:24 am

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    That S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mod sounds awesome! That’s the kind of immersive experience that I adore in games.

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  • explodingcrayon | June 15, 2010 5:08 pm

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    I have to admit that the story about the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Redux mod was very intense. You know you’re playing a great game when something in it provokes emotion even after you’re done playing it.
    Love, love, love these podcasts! I can’t wait until next month’s!

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  • blkcasanova247 | June 24, 2010 5:08 pm

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    Great Podcast…can’t wait for the next one!

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  • narstification | July 9, 2010 5:08 pm

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    Either move your rig away from the aquarium… or buy a volcano. It’ll cut down on the bubbling noises. Added bonus: brownies

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  • bmoyle | July 21, 2010 9:54 pm

    Loving the podcasts, just an FYI the itunes feed is current not working for this show.

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  • borrego | July 23, 2010 1:10 am

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    I downloaded all of them with no problems to my iPod from iTunes. Really enjoy listening to these while at work. It’s construction, so the podcasts really help pass the time. Irrational is a band of bad asses. Please guys, keep them coming!

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  • bmoyle | July 26, 2010 8:11 pm

    Correction to my previous post. The direct RSS feed is broken, the itunes feed is fine.

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  • tuccake | July 11, 2011 12:54 am

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    Very cool podcast.

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