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Hi there, this podcast was made under the idea that a young adult from the Philippines can test his ability to communicate his thoughts from the pen and paper to speech through podcasts. Topics range as far as anime to culture to philosophy to science and technology and even to some extent a bit of politics. Hope you'll enjoy my random theories crafted about the why's, how's and what for's that I encounter everyday.
 
A collection of personal narratives derived from my experiences as a father diagnosed with CPTSD from narcissistic abuse. This podcast series focuses on trauma, abuse, codependency and addiction, recovery, and rants. *Trigger warning: Content contains ideas and information discussing trauma, addiction, abuse, suicide, and other mental health disorders. Please note: I am not a Psychologist or have a Degree in any of the sciences. I am just a regular individual who wants to share and hopefully ...
 
Dev Dive is a show where we talk to developers about their fields of expertise. Developers can mean anyone who "develops" something that people consume! We focus mostly on game developers such as Riot Games, but we are looking to branch out into all forms of media development.
 
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Today on Dev Dive, Chris joins me for a discussion about his path into game dev as a communications/community leader. We discuss some of the pitfalls you may encounter when entering the scene as well as the personal motivations that Chris used to get into the roles he wanted. https://twitter.com/PWYFF https://twitter.com/theorycraft_inc https://www…
 
Today on Dev Dive, Adam joins me for a discussion about the Gameplay Analysis Team (GAT) of League of Legends. We discuss the philopshy of GAT, how they approach balancing the game for such a large group of people, common misconceptions, and pre-season League changes. https://www.twitch.tv/ActuallyAfic https://twitter.com/RiotAfic https://www.Youtu…
 
Today on Dev Dive, Nick joins me for a discussion about Wild Rift, his journey from a math major in college to a Game Designer at Riot. We talk a bit about the differences between PC League of Legends and Wild Rift, the philopshy behind those differences, and what analysis and design at Riot look like. https://www.twitch.tv/endstep https://twitter.…
 
I explore social media and follow a page titled "Occult Knowledge and Esoteric Science." Here, I explore posts, honor a few voices of the group and read off their commentary while also offering my own personal reflections. The idea to write again was inspired by various people, but notably my girlfriend. (Thank you!) This is the first episodic seri…
 
On this episode of Mental Theorycrafting, we talk about the hot topic that has been blowing up on my social media - Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. In this episode, I offer the reader insights and perspective sharing some of my own stories and opinions regarding what appears to be publicized domestic abuse between Ye, Kim, and Pete. The toxic love t…
 
Hi this is Shaun with Mental Theorycrafting. I'm back! I decided to briefly discuss my hiatus and lead into dedicating this particular episode to a meme I saw on an Anxiety forum that read, "hope my story gets a happy ending because I've been through shit I didn't deserve." It got me reflecting on my own experiences of what I felt I did and didn't …
 
Join my discord :D www.Discord.gg/Nighthawk Today on Dev Dive, Nicholas joins me for a discussion about his path to being a Gameplay Engineer at Larian studios, the developers of Divinity and Baldur's gate. There are also plenty of tangents about free content, intellectual property laws about code, and our favorite Australian comedy group Aunty Don…
 
This is the second episode of a creative narrative series that follows an astronaut named Thoughts, who is on a mission in space. In his moments of solitude, he creates personal logs that reflect on a lot of life back at home. In this episode, Thoughts goes into detail about his role and expectations as a Commander, and reflects on how burdening ti…
 
This is the first episode of a series I've decided to write. It follows the narrative of "Thoughts," an astronaut commander of a ship SW949, aka "Shaun." This particular episode was inspired of a close friend and girlfriend at the time - when we were navigating some relationship problems and needed to take "space." And, almost always when in any re…
 
Join my discord :D www.Discord.gg/Nighthawk Today on Dev Dive, Riot Aeneia joins me for a discussion about her fascinating career as a Strategic Advisor and Researcher for the Valorant team! We had a great time talking about what this role does for the game, how her education and previous roles prepared her for this role, and where improvements can…
 
Join my discord :D www.Discord.gg/Nighthawk Today on Dev Dive Jared Sartin joins me to talk about his career as a Front End Engineer for Cryptic studios working on Magic: Legends! We go in-depth on his education history, varied career path, and his creative outlets outside of gaming. Jared is also the Dungeon Master for a DnD show called Here Be Dr…
 
Today on Dev Dive @Risteband joins me for a talk about live streaming, the pervasiveness of negativity and toxicity in Twitch and League culture, what people can do to get inspired and motivated to be better, and how to focus on positivity and personal growth when working on yourself. Discord.gg/Nighthawk Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFg…
 
Today on Dev Dive @RedNekra from Team Liquid joins me to talk about community management in esports, how being apart of Team Liquid has changed his life, and how the esports industry will handle the transition back into "normalcy" once the pandemic recedes. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFgNnwI5nLzuL0ddZAbgS Apple Podcasts: https://itunes…
 
Today on Dev Dive we had Riot Ranger on to talk about... everything. Philosophy, space, TFT, League, Esports, etc. Join us for an unscripted conversation about life. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFgNnwI5nLzuL0ddZAbgS Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dev-dive/id1451324371?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 https://www.Youtube.com/Nigh…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om This week on Dev Dive, Riot Afic joins us for a talk about his job on the Game Analysis Team, how he got into game dev in the first place, and more about the League of Legends pre-season https://twitter.com/RiotAfic Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFgNnwI5nLzuL0ddZAbgS Apple Podcasts: https://itun…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om This week on Dev Dive, I got the chance to talk to Dr. Amine Issa, Founder and "Warchief of Science" of Mobalytics! We had a great conversation about Amine's background in biomedical engineering and how he used his drive to measure and improve human performance to start Mobalytics. There are also some gre…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om This week on Dev Dive, we talk to Luke Zelon, the founder of Nxt Up Esports. Nxt Up Esports is a organization dedicated to becoming the little league of esports, a safe, accessible entry point to young gamers into the esports world. We talk about Luke's company as well as the Twitch saving supposedly dele…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om This week on Dev Dive, Riot Gene joins us to discuss his career as Senior Developer Relations at Riot Games! We talk about the 3rd party dev ecosystem at Riot, copyright and fair use surrounding Twitch and Youtube DMCA, and more! Gene's twitter: https://twitter.com/gchorba Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/Ni…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om This week on Dev Dive, Riot Xenogenic joins us to discuss his career in game design, closing thoughts to the Spirit Blossom even in League, a deep dive into the reasoning behind the infamous "Eternals" system, and more! https://twitter.com/Xenogenic Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFgNnwI5nLzuL0dd…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om On this episode of Dev Dive, we talk to Shannon Mcsheehan aka Riot Phoenix about her career in VFX and how VFX integrates into League of Legends. https://twitter.com/ShannonBerke Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFgNnwI5nLzuL0ddZAbgS Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dev-dive/id14…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om Spooked and Larry join us today for a serious discussion on mental health for self employed content creators, the streamer/viewer relationship, and the unhealthy results of donating to smaller streamers Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFgNnwI5nLzuL0ddZAbgS Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om This week on Dev Dive, Vivi and Chris join the show to discuss what User Experience actually is, how it hides in our every day lives, how to properly eat a taco, and why Disney experiences are so heavily curated. twitter.com/vocasiod Phx_Nebuluna Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFgNnwI5nLzuL0ddZAb…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om This week on Dev Dive, Travis joins us for an awesome talk about his career in esports content creation, a small dip into where COVID is taking gaming events, and how Reddit isn't the end all be all of driving content anymore. Twitter.com/TravisGafford Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFgNnwI5nLzuL…
 
My streaming setup: https://amzn.to/2AzS3Om This week on Dev Dive, Spooks and Nighthawk talk about the struggles new editors face these days, what tools and tricks you should know when starting out, how to get your worth when negotiating with a client, and how to improve your mental health. Twitter.com/SpookedJK Youtube.com/Nighthawk20000 Discord.g…
 
This week on Dev Dive, Larry and Nighthawk discuss Mixer shutting down, Twitch's contreversial moderation, why Youtube and Facebook can't compete with Twitch as a live-streaming service. We also get deep on internal biases and psychological reasons why we do things. Youtube.com/Nighthawk20000 Discord.gg/Nighthawk Twitter.com/BenDiPiero Twitter.com/…
 
This week on Dev Dive we talk with Riot Blaustoise about his tik toks, content creation career, and what the different departments at Riot do. https://twitter.com/Blaustoise https://www.twitch.tv/blaustoise https://www.tiktok.com/@blaustoise Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pFgNnwI5nLzuL0ddZAbgS Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/po…
 
On this episode of Dev Dive we talk to Mortdog, principle game designer at Riot Games and Lead designer of TFT. We discuss his career in game design, his years at Nintendo, some outstanding moments of his life, and what goes into balancing TFT. Thanks again to Mort for taking the time to come on the show, he was a fantastic guest :) https://twitter…
 
On this episode of Dev Dive we talk to Riot Cactopus AKA Ryan Rigney about what it takes to be a communications lead at Riot Games. We also get into the difficulties of communicating over text, why people react to things that people say, and what people should learn from their jobs. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5sj4mAyqxKZw2LqxOygSAj Appl…
 
This week on Dev Dive; we talk to ESL_CJ and Travystyy about amateur shout-casting, how to turn your hobby into a job, toxicity in League (again), and nostalgia for old games. Twitter.com/ESL_CJ Twitter.com/Travystyy Discord.gg/Nighthawk Twitter.com/DevDivePodcast Twitter.com/BenDiPiero Twitter.com/RiotLegendLarry Twitch.tv/Nighthawk20000…
 
This week on Dev Dive; we talk to ESL_CJ about amateur league tournaments, coaching LoL teams, the importance of having qualified people working in your small company, and more! Twitter.com/ESL_CJ Twitter.com/DCCSesports Twitch.tv/dccsofficial DCCS Discord: https://discord.gg/29H4H4B Discord.gg/Nighthawk Twitter.com/DevDivePodcast Twitter.com/BenDi…
 
This week on Dev Dive Katey Anthony (AKA KateyKhaos) from Riot Games. We talk about how Katey got her start in the video game industry and at Riot as well as how the skins team works with the rest of the company. We also talk about Riot communication with the community and the positives and negatives of that -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/n…
 
Have you heard about the anti-vaxxers, the flat-earthers, and the conspiracy-lovers lately on the news? Today's topic will flesh out further about the problems with these people and how to bridge that gap. Maybe they just need validation from friends to listen to them instead of making fake news just to be heard.…
 
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