Category Archives: Interviews

Author Rusty Young talks about the new documentary Wildlands; the companion piece to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

You may already know that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is hitting stores this week. But did you know that some of the stories and missions in the game revolve around true stories and some scary and amazing characters from Bolivia?  To tell us more about these real-life stories, the release of the game is accompanied by a brand new documentary, Wildlands, narrated by Australian born author Rusty Young.... Continue Reading

Video Games Interview: Heroes of the Storm Lead PvP Battleground Designer John DeShazer talks Brawl Mode, custom games and Reddit pitches

At Blizzcon 2015, Blizzard announced Heroes of the Storm‘s Arena mode, which has now been revamped under the new title Heroes Brawl

Heroes Brawl will launch on the week of October 17. We sat down with lead battleground designer John DeShazer to talk about  it.

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Video Games Interview: Liam McIntyre talks voicing J.D. Fenix on Gears of War 4 and keeping his role a secret

The Iris got a chance to chat with Australian television personality Liam McIntyre (Spartacus, The Flash, The Killing Fieldabout his upcoming role as J.D. Fenix in the highly anticipated release of Gears of War 4. The game, which launches next week, begins a new chapter in the Gears saga, set some 25 years after the conclusion of Gears of War 3. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Liam McIntyre talks voicing J.D. Fenix on Gears of War 4 and keeping his role a secret

Video Games Interview: Playground Games’ Mike Brown talks Forza Horizon 3

One of many developers in Australia for Xbox FanFest and EB Expo over the weekend, Mike Brown is the senior game designer at Playground Games, developer of the recently released Forza Horizon 3. We were able to chat to Mike about the game’s Gold Coast setting, its new features and what’s in store for fans post-launch. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Playground Games’ Mike Brown talks Forza Horizon 3

Video Games Interview: Joe Nickolls talks Dead Rising 4

With Xbox FanFest and EB Expo both kicking off over the weekend, we had a chance to chat with Joe Nickolls, studio director of Capcom Vancouver, currently developing Dead Rising 4. We pelted him with questions about the upcoming invent-your-own-mayhem zombie adventure title. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Joe Nickolls talks Dead Rising 4

Interview: Playground Games’ Ralph Fulton talks Forza Horizon 3‘s amazing soundtrack

With Forza Horizon 3 only a matter of weeks away, and the soundtrack announcement fresh in our minds, we had a chance to chat to Playground Games’ Creative Director Ralph Fulton via email about what goes into curating a soundtrack of this size and scope. Continue reading Interview: Playground Games’ Ralph Fulton talks Forza Horizon 3‘s amazing soundtrack

Video Games Interview: Blizzard’s Kent-Erik Hagman on the past, present and future of Heroes of the Storm

It’s been just over twelve months since Blizzard released Heroes of the Storm, an accessible take on the MOBA genre that features characters from the developer’s legendary back catalogue. In that time, the game has seen multiple updates, new heroes, in-game events and huge e-sporting competitions come and go. How has that been for someone who shipped the game? We spoke to Kent-Erik Hagman, lead hero designer on Heroes of the Storm, to find out. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Blizzard’s Kent-Erik Hagman on the past, present and future of Heroes of the Storm

Video Games Interview: CD Projekt Red’s Jamie Bury talks The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

Boasting over 30 hours of quests, 14000 lines of dialogue, more than 30 new weapons, more than 20 new monsters, game-changing “mutations” and a fresh user interface, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s next campaign DLC Blood and Wine, looks to be a fitting send-off for Geralt of Rivia. Continue reading Video Games Interview: CD Projekt Red’s Jamie Bury talks The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine