There is a new Black & White 2 dev diary up on the official Black & White 2 website (thanks Loadedinc). This diary is by programmer Adam Clixby and describes how he got into the games industry. The dev diary also describes his typical day at Black & White Studios. Heres a snip:
"My first demo was a simple one. It took an image, and created a height-map from it. The camera panned around to show what seemed to be a mountain range, but when it looked down on the area, it showed that it was a picture of my girlfriend. I sent it to a couple of development studios, one of which had the decency to chat to me about what I wanted to do. They politely told me that there was no chance I would get a job there without experience. The other company never even acknowledged my existence."