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Jon and Ted's Excellent GameCast or JTEG for short is a podcast about video games discussed from the unique perspectives of a blind programmer/developer (Jon) and an ex-NFL coach (Ted).

Jon and Ted's Excellent GameCast or JTEG for short is a podcast about video games discussed from the unique perspectives of a blind programmer/developer (Jon) and an ex-NFL coach (Ted).
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Los Angeles, CA

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Jon and Ted's Excellent GameCast or JTEG for short is a podcast about video games discussed from the unique perspectives of a blind programmer/developer (Jon) and an ex-NFL coach (Ted).

Language:

English

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info@raptorcow.com


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(Reboot) Ep. 44 – Video Game Fitness – Scott Herman

12/9/2016
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Hey! It’s a reboot of THE SEASON 2 PREMIER of the Boss Battle Gamecast is here! Yes the long wait is over and we’re excited to bring you a new line up of guests, awesome boss battles and great stories. We kick things off in Episode 44, my lucky number, with friend and fellow fitness expert, Scott Herman, founder and CEO of muscularstrength.com. We get the party started with things like completionism in games, the famous question “how much do you bench bro”, fun fitness banter, online...

Duration: 01:02:42


Ep. 51 - A Unique Route to a Degree in Game Design - Vanessa Briceño

12/2/2016
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How many lawyers do you know that are also game designers? After this episode the answer will be 1! My guest Vanessa Briceño spent time as a corporate lawyer who moved into the gaming space achieving her Master’s in Game design from NYU! She is also a philanthropist who started an amazing full tuition scholarship through her family foundation, the Barlavento Foundation, for women in the gaming industry! We get down to business and talk about things like story games, board games, mega man...

Duration: 01:11:08


Ep. 50 - Retro Game Customization and Craftsmanship - Ryan Spence

11/25/2016
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Nostalgia for retro gaming is more prevalent than ever today. This week’s guest Ryan Spence, founder of Ultimate Customs, sits down with me to talk just that! What does he do? Ryan takes old-school gaming consoles, mainly the NES and turns them in to amazing works of art, customized with lights sounds, colors and designs! Ever wondered how your old Nintendo would look if it were decked out like your favorite movie, band, tv show, wrestler or super hero? Join us as we discuss the amazing...

Duration: 01:18:03


Ep. 49 - Getting Excited about Indie Games! - Mark Soderwall

11/18/2016
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Are you ready for some high octane, energetic, excited, pump up, full of juice and excellent indie game advice! Well it’s here because that’s exactly what guest Mark Soderwall, CEO/Founder of Indie Game U brings to the episode! Mark’s infectious energy stems from a long and successful career in AAA video games and recently turned Indie to help smaller developers with creating, launching and marketing their games. We have a loud and boisterous talk about old school arcades, JUST STARTING,...

Duration: 00:59:16


Ep. 48 - From Wolfenstein to Game Design - Scott Fine

11/11/2016
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What’s the first game you give your 3-year old to play? I’ll give you a hint, it’s really bloody, you kill a lot of Nazis and ultimately defeat Mecha-Hitler! That’s right, this week’s guest, Scott Fine, Creative Director of Diamond Raven Games started his gaming journey with Wolfenstein 3D at age 3. Scott is a successful game designer and talks about his path into the industry. We also chat about things like Destiny, band, the Tuba, grandmas gaming, how to design a game, and The Ace of...

Duration: 01:06:25


Ep. 47 - Women are Gamers Too - Pamela Horton

11/4/2016
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If you like to laugh and have a good time with video games, look no further! This week’s guest is Pamela Horton – Gamer, YouTuber, host, personality, fellow nerd, streamer and media extraordinaire from Pamela Horton Gaming! Her fun and playful style shine through as we talk about the awesome projects she’s working on these days including her new series, Drawesome Gaming! Join in as we discuss, world of Warcraft, Nintendo, Woman gamers, overcoming stereotypes, creating quality content, RPGs...

Duration: 01:06:21


Ep. 46 - Supporting the Military through Video Games - Steve Machuga

10/28/2016
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The military has always held a special place in my heart. We’re honored to have Steve Machuga, CEO/Founder of Stack-up.org a charity supporting active duty military members and veterans through video games! Amazing stuff! As a veteran himself Steve talks about what it’s like being deployed and the evolution of how Stack-up.org came to be. We also dig into topics such as losing yourself in World of Warcraft, video games as therapy for PTSD, xbox achievement addiction and…..using romance...

Duration: 01:07:10


Ep. 45 - The Scottish Gaming Scene - David Ferguson

10/21/2016
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It’s time for another edition of The Boss Battle Gamecast and this week’s guest is David Ferguson of Fool Boy Media. He hails from Scotland and adds a little flavor to the show! David is also joining the RaptorCow Team as our sound designer and composer so you know we have to give him the right of passage on the show! Join us as we talk about the Nintendo Switch, growing up gaming over the pond, how to find inspiration for music design, Shrek (of course), and the origin of the...

Duration: 01:26:55


Ep. 44 - SEASON 2 PREMIERE - Video Games and Fitness - Scott Herman

10/14/2016
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THE SEASON 2 PREMIER of the Boss Battle Gamecast is here! Yes the long wait is over and we’re excited to bring you a new line up of guests, awesome boss battles and great stories. We kick things off in Episode 44, my lucky number, with friend and fellow fitness expert, Scott Herman, founder and CEO of muscularstrength.com. We get the party started with things like completionism in games, the famous question “how much do you bench bro”, fun fitness banter, online gaming, and who would win...

Duration: 01:02:42


Ep. 42 - How to talk about video games - Efosa Okundaye

7/21/2016
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And we’re back this week with a rockin episode! I bring on friend and “rival” podcaster Efosa Okundaye the host of The Chronicles of Gamers podcast. In this episode we break down how to podcast and talk about video games. Why? Because it’s what we do! We also have a fun segment along the lines of Efosa’s show called “The top things to complain about in video games” and we definitely voice our opinions. Come sit back relax and enjoy the old school video game talk with some new school tips...

Duration: 01:25:09


(Rebroadcast) Ep. 31 - Hyper Light LIFTER - Akash Thakkar

7/14/2016
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Rebroadcast of Episode 31. Enjoy! We love music and sound in video games. We’re joined this week by Akash Takkar, someone who knows a thing or two about the subject having recently done the sound for HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER! Akash is an accomplished video game composer/sound designer, public speaker, teacher and entrepreneur. Turns out he also likes the gym a lot too! We talk about xbox indie promotions, HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER, Madden, Lifting, getting swoll, the influence of music in games,...

Duration: 02:24:25


Ep. 40 - How to get a Job in the Gaming Industry - Marc Mencher

7/7/2016
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First things first…HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM (JULY 7th) Ok back to it….Getting a job in any capacity is a skill in itself and the gaming industry can be even more difficult. Thankfully we have Marc Mencher, the Game Recruiter and founder of GamerRecruiter.com on the show to give you tips on how to make your next job hunt a success! Also returning in this edition is my friend Loren Segal to serve as co-pilot as we interview Marc and talk about wacky things like Mario 3 Speed Running, World of...

Duration: 01:37:40


Ep. 38 - Designing Narrative and Story-Based Games - Jean Leggett

6/23/2016
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What’s an important element of a video game? If you ask anybody you’ll get a variety of answers but story will always rank high on the list. This week I’m joined by Jean Leggett, CEO of One More Story Games, the studio that is revolutionizing the way authors and creators make story driven games with their new engine StoryStylus. We discuss how to create great stories in games, dumplings – ohhh do we discuss dumplings, Will Wheaton, Diversity in the gaming industry, Cookie Monster, and...

Duration: 01:21:17


Ep. 37 - In the Tavern of Professional Hearthstone - Terrence Miller

6/16/2016
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We’re in the middle of E3 right now, but more to come on that later because Terrence Miller, professional Hearthstone player joins the show! Terrence was most recently in the news for the racially charged comments on the Twitch stream directed toward him during his time at Dreamhack. He easily overcame the adversity and did not let it put a damper on his amazing 2nd place finish, prize money and now top 20 status in the WORLD! Listen in as we discuss a variety of topics in this Hearthstone...

Duration: 01:15:50


Ep. 36 - How to Win at Games and Beat People - Tom Whipple

6/9/2016
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If you are into game design, game theory, science or anything interesting really, this week’s challenger/featured guest is the man for you! Tom is the science editor for the London Times and the author of a new book titled, “How to Win at Games and Beat People” – he’s kind of a big deal. This episode is packed with more science than Barry Bond’s cool-aid. Join us as we discuss everything from video games being evidence of us living in a simulation, the mathematical difficulty of Mario, AI...

Duration: 01:25:56


Ep. 35 - How to make money in the gaming industry - Rick Davidson

6/2/2016
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The Boss Battle Gamecastis in full effect with our challenger/guest this week, Rick Davidson, the Game Career Coach! He drops knowledge on how to make money in the gaming industry and being a professional! Does he have the sage-like wisdom to overcome the Boss of the week, Kane from Command and conquer?

Duration: 01:01:10


Episode 34 - High On Video Games

5/26/2016
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VIDEO GAMES ARE LIKE DRUUUUUGS…..yeah we said it….ok not really, we don’t want to start another early nineties “video games and violence” movement but there’s no question they’re addicting! Our guests this week are Daniel Doan (CEO) and Raquel Hayner (Director of Marketing Systems) from Black Shell Media, a marketing company dedicated to helping indie developers get their games out to you! We’ve roped them into a hard hitting episode where we tackle two serious issues: Racism on the internet...

Duration: 01:45:07


Episode 33 - Fogo de Concept Art

5/19/2016
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A slightly shorter show this week but it’s still a good one! We’re joined by Brazilian Concept Artist for games and media Michele Cavaloti. She shares her struggles to success coming from a poor family, moving to Portugal to study, trying to find a job in a male dominated industry and now kicking butt for projects like The Angry Birds Movie! We talk about women in games, concept art, ice cream, gorillas, and much more! Can Michele avoid getting crushed by barrels against our boss of the...

Duration: 01:01:55


Episode 32 - Shxx Happens!

5/12/2016
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Shxx happens is putting it lightly….Ummm yeah…we lost a recording….WOW, that sucks! Oh well, the show must go on, so we’re going to do it again! As Jon so eloquently put it, “We can’t go down like that!” Back to it: 35 Years of Donkey Kong! Nintendo NX going to cartridges?! Uncharted 4 is finally here too, but we’re not talking about it! No spoilers! Join us as we discuss many things such as the EA/Madden Curse, the all of fame of video games, the end of Disney Infinity and Donkey Kong’s 35...

Duration: 02:19:26


Episode 31 - Hyper Light LIFTER

5/5/2016
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We love music and sound in video games. We’re joined this week by Akash Takkar, someone who knows a thing or two about the subject having recently done the sound for HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER! Akash is an accomplished video game composer/sound designer, public speaker, teacher and entrepreneur. Turns out he also likes the gym a lot too! We talk about xbox indie promotions, HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER, Madden, Lifting, getting swoll, the influence of music in games, square-enix and their new creative...

Duration: 02:24:25

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