15 episodes

Conversations with the REAL HEROES of Gaming! Retro, Indie, and AAA Creators, Concept Artists, Composers, Programmers, and Voice-Over Talents who create the video games we love!

Heroes of Gaming Podcast Heroes of Gaming

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Conversations with the REAL HEROES of Gaming! Retro, Indie, and AAA Creators, Concept Artists, Composers, Programmers, and Voice-Over Talents who create the video games we love!

    As Good As It Sounds - Beau Jimenez - Part 2 of 2 - Sound Designer at Playstation Studios

    As Good As It Sounds - Beau Jimenez - Part 2 of 2 - Sound Designer at Playstation Studios

    Beau Jimenez is a Sound Designer & Ear Exciter at PlayStation Studios who picks up right where he left off from PART 1 of his conversation with us in this epic PART 2 of his career. 

    Beau leads the way inventing breakthrough technology that has become the NEW STANDARD in the evolution of player immersion in the video game entertainment industry.  

    As an interactive sound artist, Beau is driven to explore the relationship between a powerful sound design and the technology that controls it: how the two can be optimized, finessed and intelligently interweaved to create a dynamic soundscape that emotionally resonates with the player. 

    In Part 2 of a 2 Part Episode, he continues to share with us with incredible detail the science, the psychology, and hardships behind the iconic sound design created for:
    The Last of Us Part II Uncharted: The Lost Legacy The WitnessDestiny 2There is so much more in store for this young genius, and we know that whatever project Beau works on next we as gamers are going to HEAR the difference!
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    • 42 min
    The Sound a Genius Makes - Beau Jimenez - Part 1 of 2 - Sound Designer at Playstation Studios

    The Sound a Genius Makes - Beau Jimenez - Part 1 of 2 - Sound Designer at Playstation Studios

    Beau Jimenez is a Sound Designer & Ear Exciter at PlayStation Studios who is driven to push the limits of game audio and help steer a team towards excellence. He is a passionate sound creator, a positive, solution-oriented leader, a fierce collaborator, an avid field recordist, and a technical tinkerer. His goal is to continue to foster a fun, creative environment for the overall success of a team and a game's soundtrack.

    In Part 1 of a 2 Part episode, he shares with us with incredible detail the science, the psychology, and hardships behind the iconic sound design created for:
    Ori and the Blind Forest The Last of Us Part II Uncharted: The Lost Legacy The WitnessDestiny 2With a heart for honest storytelling and dedication to quality Beau inspires us with tales of his journey to become one of the most sought after sound designers in the business. 

    Through his experience we can learn that the path to success only comes to those who earn it and that teamwork is an absolute necessity for creating a special moment for the player.
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    • 41 min
    The Doodle That Made A Difference - Artist - Jeffery P. Lee

    The Doodle That Made A Difference - Artist - Jeffery P. Lee

    Jeffery P. Lee is a visionary artist whose foresight and instincts propelled a quirky evolutionary game to international recognition ushering in the Golden Age Video Games by his creation of Q*Bert!

    He has been doodling illustrations ever since he was a kid and never turned off the faucet of his flowing creativity. Thousands of hours of paper and pencil doodles, focused art classes throughout high school, and a forged practiced passion at University of Illinois graduating with a degree in Graphic Design all pointed him toward his destiny.
    From the beginning, Jeffery has been a sponge of artistic expression, exposing himself to as much history, culture, and content as possible. 

    His doodle of the large-nosed, armless critter hopping around a pyramid of cubes and by happy serendipity a classic of the Golden Age of Arcade Video was born, “Q*Bert”

    He shares with us the passion and perseverance it takes to become a professional artist inside the video game world during the 80's classic era while giving us an inside look into the formation of the iconic creatures that populate the universe of Q*Bert.
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    Website: www.jeffreyplee.com
    Galloping Ghost Arcade: www.gallopingghostarcade.com
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    • 37 min
    The Game Changer - Head Coach of NBA2K Boston Celtics CLTX GAMING - Ricco Phinisee

    The Game Changer - Head Coach of NBA2K Boston Celtics CLTX GAMING - Ricco Phinisee

    Ricco Phinisee brings the attitude and experience of a winner to his every day actions.  His schedules are tightly packed with tasks and goals geared toward helping gamers excel. Pushing them to reach their true potential on the court and off.   

    As a Head Coach of the Boston Celtics NBA2K Team (CLTX GAMING) he brings the leadership to his team in the game and in the gym.  Ricco shares with us strategies for being a clear headed and clear eyed professional gamer with healthy living, exercise, and nutrition which he incorporates in his team's preparations.

    Starting football at age 6 and playing Madden with his Father showed him that the world of Traditional Sports and E-Sports can operate in concert with one another.  His experience grew through high school and college surpassing those around him and daily absorbing the philosophies of teamwork, determination, and courage under pressure. 

    He formed teams, ran tournaments, and of course became a legendary pro within the NBA2K community.  When the NBA2K League saw this winner driving spirit and skills they scouted him to join CLTX GAMING as the Head Coach where Ricco brings his talents to every day.

    As a Certified Personal Trainer for professional gamers he insures that core fundamentals of teamwork, discipline, and punctuality are included in physical workout for the focus and camaraderie required to operate as an elite team. 

    Teaching the young minds of gamers and leading by example.

    At a young age Ricco was surrounded by sports athletes and participated in the training regiments that would be instilled within him and would become the foundation for the company he created called RPW. (Ricco Phinisee Workouts)

    RPW helps players build their strength, boost confidence, and create a healthy competitive mentality to maximize performance on and off the big stage.

    Ricco is striving to change the narrative and help gamers reach their full potential across the country and around the world.

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    Website: www.rpworkouts.com
    Twitter CLTX GAMING: @CLTXGaming
    Twitter: @RiccoPhinisee
    Instagram : @riccophinisee
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/riccophinisee
    TikTok: @riccojphinisee
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    Music for our Podcast is By:
    Voxel Revolution by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: Voxel Revolution
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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    • 29 min
    The Grandfather of Video Games - Studio Manager and Sr. Creative Director Mark Turmell

    The Grandfather of Video Games - Studio Manager and Sr. Creative Director Mark Turmell

    Mark Turmell is the “grandfather of video games” with a Creative Directing, Game Designing, Lead Programing, and Coding career that spans from the APPLE II era to present day. Each game brought across the finish line cemented his name in history as a video game trend-setter, prophet, and pioneer.

    Mark takes us through some fascinating accounts of video game projects he built from the ground up that became the cornerstone of major shifts in the industry. 

    He shares personal stories of struggle, time crunched triumphs, and advice for all the young game developers out there to guide them to the levels of success he has reached.
    Through his strokes of genius and of luck he was there for decades bringing us thirsty gamers revolutionary arcade game experiences like SMASH T.V., NFL BLITZ, WWF WrestleMania, and  NBA JAM.  Each arcade broke records with NBA JAM making over a billion dollars in quarters within the first year of its release.

    Mark is a man of professionalism, focus, and talent who continues to bring us great games from inside the company Zynga as the Studio Manager and Sr. Creative Director.
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     Company Website: www.zynga.com
    IMDB: Mark Turmell
    Documentary: Insert Coin Documentary
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    Music for our Podcast is By:
     
    Voxel Revolution by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7017-voxel-revolution
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    No School like the Olde Sküül - Rebecca Ann Heineman - Part 2 of 2

    No School like the Olde Sküül - Rebecca Ann Heineman - Part 2 of 2

    Rebecca Ann Heineman continues her incredible stories of the founding and rise of Interplay Productions.  Her developing the first female character and pronoun system in RPG games showcased first in Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate.  Developing, creating, porting, and debugging hundreds of games throughout the course of leaving Interplay Productions to form Logicware and eventually Contraband Entertainment.

    She shares with us industry secrets, heroic victories, and battle stories about misogynistic leadership, collapsing companies, and her willpower to work on quality content against the powers that push back against her.

    Doom, Medal of Honor,  Heroes of Might and Magic, are some of the many titles revisited following the deep dive insight into her NEW PROJECTS and SNEAK PEAK at her new releases of her current company Olde Sküül.   

    Rebecca Ann graciously opens her vault of expertise giving young game makers EXCLUSIVE TIPS and the DO's and DON'Ts of launching your first game or first video game company.

    Her "insatiable thirst for knowledge" is what has served her so well in her quest of growth. The games she continues to make break convention to give the audiences memorable  quality retro experiences thought long lost.

    She is a fighter, a survivor, and a triumphant leader. The world has been made better by her influence and historical impact. 

    We can't wait to see what she'll do next!  ( www.lawlesslegends.com )

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    Company Website: www.oldeskuul.com
    Twitter: @burgerbecky
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/burgerbecky
    Youtube: Channel Link
    NEWEST GAME Release SITE: www.lawlesslegends.com
    GLAAD Board of Directors: www.glaad.org
    Netflix Documentary EP. 1: High Score Documentary
    Award Winning Fan Fiction: fanfiction.net
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    Music for our Podcast is By:

    Voxel Revolution by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/7017-voxel-revolution
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
    Gamestop Official Holiday Sales Shop our Holiday Store now. Give the gift gamers love. Valid 11/14-11/20.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heroesofgamingpodcast)

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
646 Ratings

646 Ratings

Rodas Getway ,

Very Insightful!

He does an amazing job...... interviewing experts. Very informative and uplifting! Looking forward to listening to more episodes!

J. Tipler ,

❤ Beau Jimenez.

Beau Jimenez leads the way in groundbreaking technological innovation that has become the new standard in the evolution of player immersion in the video game entertainment industry. Also, in this episode, Host and guest Beau are discussing in great detail about the difficulties behind science, psychology, and iconic sound design.
Really, Importent episode!

@Yan_Hope ,

🦇🦇🦇

I absolutely love the content he's putting out. Continue to be great and do great things! Would recommend this to game lover. Great in the mornings or just before bed, Heroes of Gaming Podcast is exactly what you are looking for👀👀!

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