PlayStation Engineering with Tony Godar

The PlayStation is a line of game consoles created by Sony. PlayStation devices include the PS2, PS3, PS4, and the PSP mobile system. Tony Godar worked as an engineer in the PlayStation ecosystem for 15 years, and he joins the show to give a retrospective on his time in the console industry.

Developing hardware and software for game consoles differs significantly from the world of web development. Tony describes the culture of the game development world, and the challenges involved in the domains of software tooling, custom operating systems, and streaming media. In 2010, the PS3 was hacked by notorious tinkerer George Hotz, a previous guest on the show, an event which Tony also discusses.

We also discuss the world of modern gaming and VR technology. Tony currently works as an engineer at MelodyVR, a company that makes virtual reality live music experiences.

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