As part of Warren Spector’s course at the University of Texas, Harvey Smith (then Creative Director, Midway Austin) gives a wonderfully earnest presentation about his experiences breaking into and working within the game industry.
I’ve stumbled across this course that Warren Spector is teaching at the University of Texas. He is very articulate and I respect his perspective a lot, although don’t frequently share his view of game development. Well worth watching, and more can be found here.
Thanks for posting, Warren!