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IGN Unfiltered

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Rank #47 in Video Games category

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Video Games
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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!

Read more

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!

iTunes Ratings

369 Ratings
Average Ratings
344
10
6
3
6

Great show

By Fhiaksorn - Aug 13 2019
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Ryan’s my most trusted games journalist. I think he’s one of the best in the business.

Love it

By Twinkie1717 - Jun 05 2019
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Always enjoyed Ryan’s work but this is where he shines. Keep them coming!

iTunes Ratings

369 Ratings
Average Ratings
344
10
6
3
6

Great show

By Fhiaksorn - Aug 13 2019
Read more
Ryan’s my most trusted games journalist. I think he’s one of the best in the business.

Love it

By Twinkie1717 - Jun 05 2019
Read more
Always enjoyed Ryan’s work but this is where he shines. Keep them coming!
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IGN Unfiltered

Latest release on Mar 24, 2020

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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!

Rank #1: Episode 43: Bethesda Game Studios Director Todd Howard

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Longtime Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard joins us to discuss his Hall of Fame career, from the Terminator first-person shooter that got him started to the incredible success of The Elder Scrolls series to the acquisition of the Fallout IP to his new sci-fi project, Starfield.

Jun 04 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #2: Episode 31: Xbox Creator Seamus Blackley

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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

1hr 38mins

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Rank #3: Unfiltered 07: Gears of War and Lawbreakers Creator Cliff Bleszinski

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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

1hr 15mins

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Rank #4: Episode 22: Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford

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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

1hr 34mins

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Rank #5: Episode 18: Renowned Game Designer Peter Molyneux

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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

1hr 48mins

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Rank #6: Episode 05: Halo and Destiny Composer Marty O'Donnell

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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

2hr 3mins

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Rank #7: Episode 12: Call of Duty and Titanfall Creator Vince Zampella

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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

45mins

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Rank #8: Episode 10: EA Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore

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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

1hr 25mins

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Rank #9: Episode 16: Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Ed Boon

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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

46mins

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Rank #10: Episode 06: No Man's Sky Mastermind Sean Murray

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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

1hr 9mins

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Rank #11: Episode 03: Aaron Greenberg

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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

1hr 29mins

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Rank #12: Episode 23: Randy Pitchford Part 2 - Aliens: Colonial Marines, Battleborn, and More!

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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

1hr 32mins

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Rank #13: Episode 21: Deus Ex and System Shock Creator Warren Spector

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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

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: Episode 08: Xbox Co-Creator Ed Fries

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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

1hr

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Rank #15: Episode 30: Josef Fares

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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

1hr 6mins

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Rank #16: Episode 17: Ultima Creator and Astronaut Richard Garriott

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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

1hr 42mins

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Rank #17: Episode 04: Xbox Live Arcade Creator Greg Canessa

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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

1hr 10mins

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Rank #18: Episode 39: Bonnie Ross

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343 Industries studio head and AIAS Hall of Famer Bonnie Ross discusses her entire career in this 70-minute interview, from her start on an NBA basketball game to how she came to ask for – and get – the keys to the Halo franchise, including the trials of Master Chief Collection and the lessons being applied to Halo Infinite. She discusses taking over Halo from Bungie, the mistakes of the Master Chief Collection, the reception of Halo 4, what they've learned from Halo 5, and what 343's approach is for Halo Infinite.

Feb 26 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #19: Episode 28: Diablo Creator David Brevik

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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

1hr 28mins

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Rank #20: Episode 44: Sam Lake (Max Payne, Alan Wake, Control, Quantum Break)

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Longtime Remedy Entertainment writer Sam Lake sat down to discuss his unexpected career, from how helping a friend led to writing Max Payne, creating Alan Wake, the elusive Alan Wake 2, lessons learned from Quantum Break, and how it's all led to Remedy's new game, Control.

Jul 23 2019

1hr 13mins

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Episode 49: Robin Walker and Chris Remo (Valve/Half-Life: Alyx)

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Valve's Robin Walker and Chris Remo two of the developers behind the long-awaited return of Half-Life in the form of Half-Life: Alyx. In this interview, Walker and Remo discuss everything from the unexpected origins of The Orange Box, Alyx's insane level of audio-design detail, Left 4 Dead 3, Portal VR, and much more – including, yes, Half-Life 3.

Mar 24 2020

1hr 2mins

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Episode 48: Hugo Martin and Marty Stratton (id Software/DOOM Eternal)

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Our guests this month are two of the leaders behind the 2016 reboot of DOOM and the upcoming sequel DOOM Eternal, Hugo Martin and Marty Stratton. In this interview, Martin and Stratton discuss everything from the failed DOOM 4 prototype to why they think DOOM's revival succeeded where Star Wars didn't, and much more!

Feb 19 2020

1hr 7mins

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Episode 47: Stig Asmussen (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, God of War trilogy)

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Veteran game developer Stig Asmussen, who discusses his career in gaming, from being an art director and eventual game director on God of War 3 to leading a team at Respawn Entertainment on the smash-hit Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Dec 17 2019

1hr 1min

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Episode 46: Phil Harrison (Sony, Xbox, Google)

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My guest this month is Phil Harrison, who joined Sony during the early PlayStation days and rose through the ranks. He shares career stories from behind the scenes of the PS2 and PS3, and also of his time at Microsoft in the late-Xbox 360, early-Xbox One era. And don't miss part 2 of this Unfiltered interview tomorrow, which focuses on Harrison's present-day job running the Stadia platform at Google.

Nov 18 2019

1hr 4mins

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Episode 45: Sean Krankel (Oxenfree, Afterparty)

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Welcome to the newly relaunched IGN Unfiltered, my monthly interview series where I sit down with the best, brightest, and most fascinating minds in the video game industry. I'm back with a brand-new bar/arcade set – complete with a working beer tap! My guest this month is Sean Krankel, the creator of Oxenfree and the upcoming Afterparty. In this interview, Sean discusses his unique journey into game development, starting with a job on a late-'90s Aaron Spelling teenage soap opera (during which time he threw up in Spelling's bowling alley), working at Disney, and eventually setting up Night School Studio with his cousin and bringing Oxenfree (and now Afterparty) to life – including how Xbox Game Pass has been a boon to his studio's success.

Oct 08 2019

55mins

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Episode 44: Sam Lake (Max Payne, Alan Wake, Control, Quantum Break)

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Longtime Remedy Entertainment writer Sam Lake sat down to discuss his unexpected career, from how helping a friend led to writing Max Payne, creating Alan Wake, the elusive Alan Wake 2, lessons learned from Quantum Break, and how it's all led to Remedy's new game, Control.

Jul 23 2019

1hr 13mins

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Episode 43: Bethesda Game Studios Director Todd Howard

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Longtime Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard joins us to discuss his Hall of Fame career, from the Terminator first-person shooter that got him started to the incredible success of The Elder Scrolls series to the acquisition of the Fallout IP to his new sci-fi project, Starfield.

Jun 04 2019

1hr 24mins

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Episode 42: Denis Dyack

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On this episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered, veteran game creator Denis Dyack talks about his wild career that started at Silicon Knights, from convincing Nintendo not to nix Eternal Darkness's sanity effects to working with Hideo Kojima to suing Epic Games, and more!

May 07 2019

1hr 7mins

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Episode 41: Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot sits down to discuss his incredible 30+ year career at Ubisoft, from co-founding the company with his brothers to meeting a 17-year-old Michel Ancel for the first time to partnering up with Tom Clancy to why he's super excited for the next-gen consoles and more!

Apr 09 2019

53mins

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Episode 40: Amy Hennig and Ted Price

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In this special episode of our monthly interview series IGN Unfiltered, filmed at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, game design legend Amy Hennig (Uncharted series, Legacy of Kain series) and Insomniac Games founder Ted Price (Marvel's Spider-Man, Ratchet and Clank series, Sunset Overdrive, Resistance series) separately join us to discuss their decorated careers. Hennig talks about her canceled Star Wars game with EA, codenamed 'Ragtag', experimenting with VR, and much more. Price, after having been a guest on Unfiltered last fall prior to Spider-Man's release, talks about what life has been like since their open-world superhero adventure took the world by storm and won a number of awards in the process.

Mar 26 2019

45mins

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Episode 39: Bonnie Ross

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343 Industries studio head and AIAS Hall of Famer Bonnie Ross discusses her entire career in this 70-minute interview, from her start on an NBA basketball game to how she came to ask for – and get – the keys to the Halo franchise, including the trials of Master Chief Collection and the lessons being applied to Halo Infinite. She discusses taking over Halo from Bungie, the mistakes of the Master Chief Collection, the reception of Halo 4, what they've learned from Halo 5, and what 343's approach is for Halo Infinite.

Feb 26 2019

1hr 10mins

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Episode 38: NBA 2K Gameplay Director Mike Wang

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Longtime NBA 2K gameplay director Mike Wang discusses his fascinating career story, including getting noticed on a message board, leaving 2K for EA's NBA Live and immediately regretting it, coming back, and much more in this one-hour interview!

Dec 26 2018

1hr 5mins

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

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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

48mins

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Episode 36: 3D Realms Founder Scott Miller

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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

1hr 3mins

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Episode 35: Insomniac Founder Ted Price

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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

1hr 6mins

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Episode 34: EA Sports Boss Cam Weber

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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

55mins

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Episode 33: Firewatch and Darksiders 3 Voice Actress Cissy Jones

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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

59mins

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Episode 32: RPG Guru Josh Sawyer

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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

1hr 5mins

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Episode 31: Xbox Creator Seamus Blackley

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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

1hr 38mins

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Episode 30: Josef Fares

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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

1hr 6mins

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iTunes Ratings

369 Ratings
Average Ratings
344
10
6
3
6

Great show

By Fhiaksorn - Aug 13 2019
Read more
Ryan’s my most trusted games journalist. I think he’s one of the best in the business.

Love it

By Twinkie1717 - Jun 05 2019
Read more
Always enjoyed Ryan’s work but this is where he shines. Keep them coming!