July 31st, 2009
Episode 30 of 181 episodes
The quiet summer erupts as Sam, David, John, and Garnett find themselves in a first segment Whatcha Been Playin? packed with Scribblenauts, Borderlands, PixelJunk Shooter, Shadow Complex, Shatter, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and still there's more. After the break the second half of the show begins with a look at what it takes to establish and sustain a franchise before getting into what's upcoming in the Halo world, Sega's struggles with Sonic and mishandling of Yakuza in America, and more.
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.