Video games - favorite media of Milennials and generations after them. Audio Forum has been indeed working hard to keep up with this particular topic, but the year 2018. was the breakpoint, with as much as three game audio-related lectures in three days.
The key game audio talk in 2018. was the one by Ben Minto, Studio Audio Director at EA DICE. Besides being a wonderful person, who offers remote talks himself (he doesn't like flying), Ben has an enviable portfolio. Since 1999, Ben has been involved in series such as Burnout, Need for Speed, Battlefield, Mirror’s Edge, Medal of Honor, Star Wars. Almost everything that EA DICE offered in the last 20 years contains work by Ben Minto.
Ben was lucky to share his workplace with his wife, Mari Saastamoinen Minto, Lead Sound Designer at this almost three decades-old game development studio. They both share success of each and every game released!
Ben Minto is a person we'll likely be seeing around a lot. Perhaps once we talk him into visiting us in person!