How many lawyers do you know that are also game designers? After this episode the answer will be 1! My guest Vanessa Briceño spent time as a corporate lawyer who moved into the gaming space achieving her Master’s in Game design from NYU! She is also a philanthropist who started an amazing full tuition scholarship through her family foundation, the Barlavento Foundation, for women in the gaming industry! We get down to business and talk about things like story games, board games, mega man 2, woman in gaming and the challenges she faced losing her father and brother. Can Vanessa utilize her judicial prowess to defeat this week’s boss, The Flood from Halo?
What’s the first game you give your 3-year old to play? I’ll give you a hint, it’s really bloody, you kill a lot of Nazis and ultimately defeat Mecha-Hitler! That’s right, this week’s guest, Scott Fine, Creative Director of Diamond Raven Games started his gaming journey with Wolfenstein 3D at age 3. Scott is a successful game designer and talks about his path into the industry. We also chat about things like Destiny, band, the Tuba, grandmas gaming, how to design a game, and The Ace of Snakes? Can Scott creatively find of way to defeat Pyramid Head in the Boss Battle?
It’s time for another edition of The Boss Battle Gamecast and this week’s guest is David Ferguson of Fool Boy Media. He hails from Scotland and adds a little flavor to the show! David is also joining the RaptorCow Team as our sound designer and composer so you know we have to give him the right of passage on the show! Join us as we talk about the Nintendo Switch, growing up gaming over the pond, how to find inspiration for music design, Shrek (of course), and the origin of the name...FOOLBOY? Can David use his musical prowess to defeat the boss of the week, Dr. Neo Cortex from Crash Bandicoot?
We’re in the middle of E3 right now, but more to come on that later because Terrence Miller, professional Hearthstone player joins the show! Terrence was most recently in the news for the racially charged comments on the Twitch stream directed toward him during his time at Dreamhack. He easily overcame the adversity and did not let it put a damper on his amazing 2nd place finish, prize money and now top 20 status in the WORLD! Listen in as we discuss a variety of topics in this Hearthstone heavy edition such as: the future of Hearthstone in esports, how tournaments work, what it’s like being a pro gamer and we have fun with a little “Hearthstone 101” Segment. Can Terrence stack the deck against Sniper Wolf to make her fold in the Boss Battle?