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Old 22 November 2010, 22:53   #1
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Matt Chat 82: Interview with Rebecca "Burger" Heineman

Matt interviewed another game programmer that I've never heard of, who worked on epic classics. (But hey, it's a nice surprise!) Just to mention a few Bard's Tale, Wasteland, Dragon Wars, Battle Chess, Neuromancer and lots and lots of Interplay titles. Yay. Enjoy!

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Could someone point me to The Demon's Forge please?
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Old 23 November 2010, 03:21   #2
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Awesome interview!

Seems like a cool person.
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yes...maybe is a cool person but I don't know if is a woman or a man?
seems is a transvestite?
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Old 23 November 2010, 04:07   #4
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yes...maybe is a cool person but I don't know if is a woman or a man?
seems is a transvestite?
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She won the National Space Invaders Championship, sponsored by Atari, in November, 1980, making her the first person to ever win a national video game contest.
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Old 23 November 2010, 23:16   #5
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Girl. Maybe Matt ist bold enough to broach that matter later?

Btw. Gray Matter is out. Maybe it's about time to contact Jane Jensen again? It seems like there is a revival of point&click lately.
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Hehe. She mentioned it a few times in context, but I could tell she wasn't comfortable with the topic so I didn't pursue it. I'm just glad she actually agreed to be on the show, unlike so many others who apparently have better things to do (ahem JJ).

thanks for posting!
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Old 24 November 2010, 12:35   #7
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I'm just glad she actually agreed to be on the show
Tried to slip that one by huh. Matt Chat is now officially a show! When will it air on television?
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Old 27 November 2010, 03:29   #8
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Ha! It's definitely not going to be on the air anytime soon, though I thank you for the compliment. Considering how few people watch these videos, it's nothing short of miraculous that I'm able to interview the people I do.
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[ Show youtube player ] is out!

I especially liked the parts about hardware hacking and the atmospheric Deathspank intermezzo. :

Well, to be honest, I liked this part much better than the first.
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And part 3:
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I'm looking forward to the Bard's Tale story.
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Old 09 December 2010, 02:51   #11
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unlike so many others who apparently have better things to do (ahem JJ).
WHAT! Shame on them, Mattchat is cooler than Oprah or Rikki Lake (ok you are tons better than Ms Lake, well anyone is!)

Time CBS/Fox gave you your own retro show

P.S. If you do indeed get a 'show' then please can I be in the audience?
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I'd like to make a suggestion Matt for future vids... Would it be possible to have a quick text list at the beginning of each video just listing a few titles the person being interviewed has actually worked on? I know a lot of people might already know this but with me I didn't have a clue until I'd watched a big chunk of the interviews.
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I'll see what I can do, Lorfarius, though people like Becky have worked on so many games it'd be a very large and confusing list. Plus, there is always Mobygames.

Paul, sure you can be in the audience if I'm ever on network TV.
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Great as always Matt - your work on these interviews is truely brilliant. A great set of Youtube vids covering the birth and early steps of gaming.
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Post a link to there moby games page, in the video description maybe?

Nice set of interviews!
I wasted so much time on Bard's Tale, and it's construction kit.
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[ Show youtube player ] has arrived.

Bard's Tale, Dragon Wars, drama behind the scenes and everything. Burger and Matt get down to business in this one.
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A very nice series of Matt Chats. Thanks.
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great interview ! I'ld love to hear how she parted with interplay (but maybe thats not a good story), what she thinks about the goldbox series, or maybe any project interplay worked with SSI ?

speaking of which, Matt you have any pHlans to interview people from original SSI ?
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I'd be interested in the story behind Interplay's Star Trek adventures. They were really very good. But Becky supposedly wasn't involved.
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Thanks, Gilgamesh, Demoniac, Coze, and everyone else who commented on this thread!

@coze, I didn't talk to her about SSI stuff. I would love to talk to those guys, though. I did interview Keith Brors of SSI a few years ago, but haven't been able to get back in touch with him. We chatted on the phone for an hour or so about the gold box engine.

As you might know, I've been having some problems with YouTube recently and may not be able to continue the series in its present form. I'm not sure what the future holds, though.
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