66 episodes

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!

    Episode 65: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Director Stig Asmussen (2023)

    Episode 65: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Director Stig Asmussen (2023)

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor game director Stig Asmussen returns to IGN Unfiltered for another long-form conversation about building a AAA Star Wars game. He discusses what it takes to build a great sequel, the future of the Star Wars Jedi franchise, the potential use of Unreal Engine 5 in the future, what the success of Jedi Fallen Order did for his team, and much more!

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    • 48 min
    IGN Presents | The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station

    IGN Presents | The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station

    Subscribe to the horror series set in the universe of “The Callisto Protocol,” the hotly anticipated game from Striking Distance Studios.  
    Helix Station was once the jewel of the Jovian system, but it’s been a decaying ghost ship ever since its Carpenter drive went supercritical. When a dangerous escaped criminal seeks refuge there, officers of the Black Iron Prison force a pair of veteran skip tracers to help recover him. But once on Helix, they discover murderous alien life forms, as well as unspeakable horrors from their past.
    Starring Gwendoline Christie and Michael Ironside. IGN is publishing and distributing Helix Station in partnership with Striking Distance Studios, creator of the game The Callisto Protocol. The first two episodes of The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station are available now, with new episodes dropping every Thursday. You can find it wherever you get your podcasts. 
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    • 3 min
    Episode 64: Gears of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski

    Episode 64: Gears of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski

    Cliff Bleszinski, renowned designer of Gears of War, Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Jazz Jackrabbit, and more, returns for his first IGN Unfiltered interview since 2016 to discuss his life and career as detailed in his new memoir, Control Freak. Cliff talks about the making of Gears of War, Epic's decision to sell Gears to Microsoft, his friendship with Hideo Kojima, his admiration for Shigeru Miyamoto, and much more!

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    • 57 min
    Episode 63: Rick & Morty Co-Creator Justin Roiland

    Episode 63: Rick & Morty Co-Creator Justin Roiland

    Justin Roiland reveals the origin of Rick & Morty's voices, the long road towards finally getting a hit show, and the longer road towards creating a successful video game studio – including lots of discussion Squanch's upcoming comedy-FPS, High on Life. WARNING: Explicit language throughout.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 62: Halo Infinite Director Joseph Staten

    Episode 62: Halo Infinite Director Joseph Staten

    My guest this episode is Halo Infinite head of creative and longtime Bungie writer Joseph Staten. In this career-spanning interview, Staten discusses his unique path into the video game industry, the early days of Halo at Bungie, helping create Destiny, and how he's affected Halo Infinite since joining the team in 2020 just prior to the one-year delay.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 61: Bethesda's Todd Howard (2021 Interview)

    Episode 61: Bethesda's Todd Howard (2021 Interview)

    Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard – my first repeat guest! – returns to discuss Skyrim as The Elder Scrolls V celebrates its 10th anniversary this week. Of course, we don't just talk about this past. Todd also discusses his next big project, Starfield, and his next next project, The Elder Scrolls 6.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

z00ey ,

real games journo

Gen z gamers should avoid this podcast - there is no gender baiting, no race baiting, no whining about devs crunching then whining about delayed releases, and no extended mental health diatribes. Ryan is one of the last standing true games journalists, and interviews with professional focus and courtesy. Im just terrified that he, and others like Greg Miller will one day pass the buck to the purple hair brigade…and then it’s game over for us who love talking games as much as playing them.

Chevaro ,

The Pinnacle of video game journalism

Ryan will be far too humble to admit this but he is the best. Yes Jason S from Kotaku is exceptional but Ryan Mcaffrey is without a doubt the most genuine and passionate journalist in gaming. He loves Xbox and all things gaming related. This passion is clear. His dedication unquestioned. I will always be one of your top fans Ryan. Gamer tag: Chevaro (all platforms)

Demonjsblog ,

Great

I love Video Games, and I love talking about them. This series gives me the opportunity to hear the stories, trials and tribulations of the games and game series I know and love by the legendary creators themselves by someone who loves them just as much as me. Great stuff.

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