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IGN Unfiltered

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Rank #67 in Video Games category

Leisure
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!

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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!

iTunes Ratings

374 Ratings
Average Ratings
348
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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

374 Ratings
Average Ratings
348
11
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 Oct 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 20 days ago

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Episode 25 - Cuphead's Chad and Jared Moldenhauer

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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

1hr 17mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: IGN Unfiltered Episode 24 - Steve Gaynor

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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

1hr 21mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: Episode 14: Naughty Dog Co-Founder and Oculus Exec Jason Rubin

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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

1hr 13mins

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Rank #15: Episode 29: Rare Studio Head Craig Duncan

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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

1hr 28mins

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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 #18: 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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Rank #19: 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 #20: 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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