DISC SLOT: WILLIAM BARR
They make the games we love, but what do they play for fun? We ask developers to pick their faves from Xbox history. This month:
Having played the N64 original at an inappropriately young age, Conker Live And Reloaded  was one of my favourite games on the OG Xbox. Like a young Kate Moss, Conker was both vulgar and beautiful, with some amazingly rendered full body fur. Another game from my ‘yoof’ tarted up for a new generation, Jet Set
Radio HD  is a game I still play to this day. The HD version is stunning, improving the framerate, controls and of course resolution (see HD in the title). Like Lisa Simpson, Cher and the Queen this game simply does not age. It also has the greatest soundtrack ever. Sticking with the 360 era I don’t think a game delivered as gripping a story as
Mass Effect 2 , you really felt your actions had consequences. Bioware did a great job making you feel like the fate of the universe rested on your shoulders, all the while allowing players to fulfil their weird, kinky, interspecies fantasies (such as being able to romance an Australian). And if we’re talking about shoulders we have to mention
Resident Evil 5 . Besides being a perfectly enjoyable, camp entry in the Resi franchise, this was a game I felt asked some really profound questions. Questions like do you even lift, bruh? On the topic of tone, a game flawless in that regard is of course Doom 2016 . Because after a long day’s work nothing cleanses the soul quite like ripping a Mancubus’ eye out, shoving it down its throat and watching it explode. Bliss.
William Barr Game designer and animator, Billy Goat Entertainment The team previously worked on HerMajesty’sSpiffing –a Brexit inspired action game before moving onto their latest project – a game about screaming to steer a shopping trolley.