What Were The Five Greatest Video Games of All Time? (Part 3)

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We asked them when it was that they first realized they wanted a career in gaming, and how that career eventually came about.  Also, you’ll see our staff picks for “The Five Greatest Video Games of All Time”.

Travis.Chen
Travis Chen
Creative Director

From the minute I realized video games were things people “made”. Probably was 8 or so and had a discussion with my uncle on how Mario 64 was made. At the time, he was working with Nintendo. I started testing in the industry at the age of 16 at a company called Angle Studios which eventually became Rockstar San Diego. Had an internship at a different game studio every year of college (Bungie, Blizzard, Microsoft, Neversoft). It’s all I’ve cared about my entire life for better or for worse.

  • Ico
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Portal
  • Braid
  • Uncharted 2

Joseph.Leybovich
Joseph Leybovich
Publishing Unity Developer

Age 8. In high school I took Java and 3D Modeling. I went to BMCC for Programming for a semester or 2 then I went to Full Sail to get a degree in Game Development. I got my first game job 1 month after college at Super Boise Studios. I got my job by never losing sight of my dreams even when people would tell me to study for a “real job”.

  • Chrono Trigger Series
  • Assassin’s Creed 2-4
  • Psychonauts
  • Jet Set Radio Future
  • Give Up, Robot
  • With honorable mentions to De Blob & Final Fantasy Tactics

Cristian.Hernandez
Cristian Castiblanco
Senior Android Engineer

I’m at Scopely because there are interesting challenges and a bunch of nerds with more experience than I have. It’s not about gaming, but programming in general.

  • Road Rash (PS1) – It’s A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
  • Legacy of Kain: Defiance
  • Tony Hawk (1-4 on PS1)
  • Hero Academy
  • Samurai Shodown and all KOFs

Johnny.Chen
Johnny Chen
User Acquisition Analyst

I’ve always loved gaming growing up but never thought I would have a career in THE gaming. I’m sure a good amount of people at Scopely can say the same.  This is my first gaming industry job, and it was through Kyle Anderson.

  • Starcraft – I mean, c’mon. IMO, there’s no better game in the world.
  • Diablo 2
  • Gunbound!!!
  • Super Smash Classic on N64
  • Perfect Dark!

Richard.Davis
Richard Davis
Director of Publishing

When mobile games gained momentum on iOS.

  • Legend of Zelda
  • Halo
  • Final Fantasy 7
  • Clash of Clans
  • Kingdom Conquest
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