Konami is going through some crazy things right now. The organization seems to have lost touch with its identity.
Maybe you have felt the same – I know I have.
This episode of the ClassicallyTrained Podcast explores a very practical exercise that you can do to find yourself again.
I also reflect on some of my favorite Konami games.
If you enjoy this episode, let me know, I would love to hear from you.
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Mentioned in the Show:
Interview with David Hayter
Interview with Rika Muranaka
I’m excited and honored to be speaking at this year’s Podcast Movement THE event for podcasters!
Rika Muranaka is an accomplished and established composer. She’s a producer for AAA video games like Metal Gear Solid 1,2,3,4.,Silent Hill and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Join us as we discuss:
- Which project has been her favorite
- The story behind the unique sound from Metal Gear Solid that Rika composed for Hideo Kojima
- The importance of collaboration
- The exciting new projects Rika is working on (including work with Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a TV show, and a mobile app!)
- Who inspires Rika
- Her best advice to individuals starting out in their career
- And more!
Follow Rika on Twitter: @unjazzmusic
Buy Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life
Background music for Mastering The Game spot: “La Calahorra” by Rolemusic, used under Creative Commons License.
Intro/Outtro: Playing With Power by Fantomenk, used with permission.
The Chinese say: “It is the strong swimmer who most often drowns.” It is because the strong swimmer overestimates his abilities and underestimates the strength of the river.
– Mei Ling, Metal Gear Solid
Inspirational and motivational quotes from video games on ClassicallyTrained.net
A special shout out to Matt McKee- thanks for suggesting a lesson from Contra. Matt is an entrepreneur and has a passion for making a difference, marketing, technology, and sports – check out his blog and find out more at http://www.mattmckee.me/
The legendary Konami code – it is probably most famous for its use in the original Contra for the NES, when inputting Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, …