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Podcast: The Year According To Evolution's Paul Rustchynsky

Oh, what a rush!

You may remember our Year According To podcasts from the end of last year. We decided to bring them back this year, but bigger and better than before. This time around we’ve reached out to a collection of developers and figures from the gaming community outside of TSA, as well as interviewing some of the staff here at TSA Towers.

These are a little more freeform than our usual interviews, and instead of asking a someone solely about their latest project the aim is to get them to share their experiences from 2015, from personal accomplishments to releasing games to the titles they’ve loved this year.

As part of this everyone who takes part will pick up to three games they’ve really enjoyed this year, explaining the reasoning behind their decisions. These aren’t necessarily what they thought were the best games of the year, but might be games they thought were particularly interesting or different.

So with the introduction out of the way, allow me to introduce our first guest. In this episode I talked to Paul Rustchynsky, AKA Rushy, a mainstay at Evolution and the game director on Driveclub. We talked about the work that’s gone into rehabilitating Driveclub in the public’s eyes this year, the launch of Driveclub Bikes, his infant son’s love of tractors and his pick of the year’s games.

So pop your headphones on, sit back and enjoy this little chat before the next episode comes your way very soon.

This podcast features strong language, jokes in poor taste and adult themes, if you’re offended by that then we recommend that you don’t listen to it at all.

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  1. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    Fantastic. I love this game, the support has been second to none, downloading now!

    Comment posted on 01/12/2015 at 16:13.
  2. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Sounds cool, i’ll be sure to check this out later.

    Comment posted on 01/12/2015 at 16:18.
    • TSBonyman
      Since: Dec 2009

      Great interview Kris, and nice to hear a developer speaking passionately about other games too.
      Evolution did more enough to make up for their launch woes – although the game was fantastic for me from the beginning as i wasn’t bothered about online then.
      The continuing support has kept it fresh – a year later and i’m still dipping into it regularly and that’s even without the bikes expansion…although Rushy sounded fairly convincing about the bikes so i’m getting closer to that decision..
      I don’t need VR though, i already get that sense of “being there” from Driveclub thanks to the beautifully detailed locations, and i can’t wait to see the new tracks!

      Comment posted on 01/12/2015 at 20:33.
      • Kris Lipscombe
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Mar 2009

        Glad you enjoyed it. We’ve got plenty more of that passion coming your way over the rest of the month.

        Comment posted on 01/12/2015 at 22:02.
  3. double-o-dave
    Since: Nov 2008

    I’ll give this a listen later.

    Comment posted on 01/12/2015 at 16:24.
  4. Avenger
    Since: Oct 2012

    Got to agree about the VR. It looked awesome in Project Cars and very useful in DiRT Rally, and I think all racing games could get on well with it. Interesting with the nausea stuff, never really thought of the speed factor and crashes causing some issues, although a Wipeout VR game could possibly mash your brain to no return.

    Comment posted on 01/12/2015 at 16:36.
    • Kris Lipscombe
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Mar 2009

      There’s one already. It’s called Radial G and it’s brilliant

      Comment posted on 01/12/2015 at 21:08.
  5. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Excellent interview

    Comment posted on 01/12/2015 at 21:14.
  6. freezebug2
    Since: Dec 2008

    Cracking interview, he’s a really sound dude ;)

    Comment posted on 02/12/2015 at 07:26.
  7. Germanos
    Since: May 2011

    Well done Kris. Enjoyed it very much. I guess having Paul as the first guest raises the bar for the rest of the series? :D Keep it up.

    Comment posted on 02/12/2015 at 08:54.
  8. Jag
    Since: Feb 2009

    Great interview. It’s good to hear that the atmosphere is positive at Evolution despite the redundancies earlier in the year.
    DriveClub really turned things around all while showing how to do season passes right.

    Comment posted on 02/12/2015 at 09:23.
  9. Dazbobaby
    Since: Aug 2010

    Any word of a MotorStorm remake?

    Comment posted on 02/12/2015 at 16:14.

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