I know this video was posted a number of months ago, but I just bumped into it today and just had to share. So this is a video done by the guys at DICE who are responsible for the Battlefield series of games. They have a new engine and wanted to share their excitement.
People are sometimes heard talking about making more developers into celebs to help push the industry forward, but I think a push forward comes from videos like this! We can see the developers as they really are...wacky, nutzo, screwballs who might be locked up if it weren't for games. There is this life that happens at a dev studio, this energy that comes about. Some call it corporate culture, but I like to think of it more as creative culture. I have worked at companies that have the former, and it's downright sad. I have worked at companies that have fostered creative culture, and it makes for better games. BTW...I have only worked at 3 companies, so it might not be all that hard to figure out which one was which culture.
Anywho...check the video out and see how much fun some devs have when they are not crunching to make a milestone. Its nice to see devs in the limelight...and not just because they are cute producers from Ubisoft working on Assassin's Creed. No offense, Jade Raymond...you are a dev as well, but I can't discount that you alone have taken visible dev credit for Ass Cred (not by your own choosing). We all know it was a team effort...every game is.