When you've got so much to say...you break it into two episodes. In this brief, supplemental, followup to episode 49, we talk about Way Forward's upcoming Adventure Time announcement and give thanks to some of our recent guests.
As the ++Good Games Podcast celebrates three years of gaming-audio-excellence, we ask ourselves what other crowning jewel can we add to our crown? ++Good Games has had the pleasure, honor and privilege to have interviewed the likes of; Trip Hawkins, Tim Schafer, Terry Wolfinger, OXM, Eric "Shidoshi" Patterson, Aram Jabbari, Kat Steel, Justine Joli and many more! Well, the answer to that question, as we enter year four, is one of THE ORIGINAL founding fathers of the gaming industry, none other than, Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese and many other companies). Nolan Bushnell is a man whose body of work spans over four decades and is still being added to today! It's a truly amazing journey ~ one that the ++Good Games Podcast delves into. We discuss a bit about the past, more about the present and learn of a vision that will change the future. Nolan Bushnell made his original mark by kick-starting the gaming industry with Pong, yet now he has his sights set on an exciting marriage of technology and education with Brain Rush. Make learning swift, fun and truly allow one to realize their fullest potential. This is an interview not to be missed.
From Bushnell to BioShock Infinite:Episode 58 starts off with a big ol' bang as we announce our upcoming interview with industry legend, Nolan Bushnell. From there we discuss James' recent 10/10 BioShock Infinite review, Anthony's two 3DS purchases and Neal goes on a tirade (TWICE) about the state of gaming. This episode covers BioShock Infinite, Bruce Campbell, Best Buy and Bushnell so if you have a vitamin B deficiency, this episode may be just what the doctor ordered. Plus, be sure to listen closely for your chance to win a copy of BioShock Infinite somewhere in the show (details in the podcast).
Is it time for Trip Hawkins to come back to EA?Articles News Published March 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm Comments Off When Steve Jobs made his return to apple, it meant rebirth for the ailing organization. Could lightening strike twice by brining EA back to it’s roots and core values as well?Is it time for Trip Hawkins to come back to EA?When Steve Jobs made the decision to leave Apple in 1985, he recognized that a great majority of their business was coming from the education sector. He then went on to form NeXT, Inc which was a computer and software platform built around higher education and select business markets which was eventually sold back to Apple prior to being brought back on as CEO in 1997. From the moment Jobs was brought back on board, he executed upon a strategy that pulled Apple back from the abyss and laid the groundwork for what is undoubtably the greatest success story in US business history. Jobs’ tactics, salesmanship and ideology helped turn the company back around and helped restructure the company from top to bottom. Over the next few years, Jobs would trim away the excess, eliminating printers, digital cameras, PDA’s, etc, and focus exclusively on design (Johnny Ive, iMac), sound (iPod) and proprietary applications (Final Cut, iMovie, Garageband). The rest is history as Apple, whom everyone had pegged as dead and gone, is now often referred to as the “best business in America” amongst executives.<p style="margin:5px 0px 0px;padding:0px 4px 5px