Jason Rubin

#gamemakersnotebook ep.18

Jason Rubin (Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter) stops by to chat with Ted about founding Naughty Dog, leaving and returning to the industry, and the current state of VR.

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Ashraf Ismail 

#gamemakersnotebook ep.17

Ashraf Ismail (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin's Creed Origins) sits down with Ted to talk about building large scale game systems, respecting cultures and history, the challenges of quest creation, and why it's important that games are worth their price.

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Tim Schafer

#gamemakersnotebook ep.16

Industry veteren Tim Schafer stops by to chat with Ted about creating new IP, humor in games, celebrity culture, crowdfunding games, and Double Fine's publishing efforts.

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21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins Game of the Year

This year’s Game of the Year was awarded to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Nintendo, which takes players on a world of adventure as they travel across vast fields, through forests and over mountain peaks as they discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule.

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Genyo Takeda

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

The AIAS pleased to announce that Genyo Takeda, Special Corporate Advisor at Nintendo, will be the seventh Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Takeda has been at the forefront in shaping the video games hardware industry in his career-long tenure at Nintendo.

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A Conversation With...

Gareth Coker, Composer

After graduating in composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, English-born composer Gareth Coker traveled the world extensively to study music from different countries, including Japan, before completing the film scoring program at the University of Southern California.

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Jade Raymond

Joins the AIAS Board of Directors

Jade Raymond joined the game industry as a programmer and has since been focused on bringing innovation, new mechanics and gameplay to action-adventure and online multiplayer games. She is best known for helping create the Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs franchises, and for founding Ubisoft’s Toronto studio.

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AIAS Foundation Scholarships

5 scholarships awards to video game students

"This year's AIAS Scholarship applicants are pursuing careers in every part of the games industry," said Don Daglow, President of the AIAS Foundation. "The winners of these highly competitive awards each displayed natural talent, personal passion and deep commitment to their work."

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AIAS Museum Exhibit Now Open

Visit us at the Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play, together with the AIAS, is pleased to announce the debut of an exhibit where guests can learn about game-changing individuals and award-winning video games recognized for outstanding achievement within the interactive entertainment industry.

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