Rank #1: Episode 44: Sam Lake (Max Payne, Alan Wake, Control, Quantum Break)
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.
Rank #2: Episode 43: Bethesda Game Studios Director Todd Howard
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.
Rank #3: Episode 31: Xbox Creator Seamus Blackley
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!
Rank #4: Episode 01: Tim Schafer
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!
Rank #5: Episode 22: Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford
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!
Rank #6: Unfiltered 07: Gears of War and Lawbreakers Creator Cliff Bleszinski
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!
Rank #7: Episode 18: Renowned Game Designer Peter Molyneux
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.
Rank #8: Episode 39: Bonnie Ross
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.
Rank #9: Episode 30: Josef Fares
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!
Rank #10: Episode 14: Naughty Dog Co-Founder and Oculus Exec Jason Rubin
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.
Rank #11: Episode 23: Randy Pitchford Part 2 - Aliens: Colonial Marines, Battleborn, and More!
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!
Rank #12: Episode 21: Deus Ex and System Shock Creator Warren Spector
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.
Rank #13: Episode 05: Halo and Destiny Composer Marty O'Donnell
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!
Rank #14: Episode 35: Insomniac Founder Ted Price
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.
Rank #15: Episode 12: Call of Duty and Titanfall Creator Vince Zampella
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.