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Gaming History: Bill Merrill and His Journey Through the Games Industry

At the campus of the University of California Riverside, Bill Merrill the Principal Engineer at Amazon, gave a talk on the gaming industry to undergrad students. Seeing as how some people reading this site may want to join the game…

Games Industry Advice by Bill Merrill of Double Helix, Turtle Rock, and Amazon Game Studios

At the campus of the University of California Riverside, Bill Merrill the Principal Engineer at Amazon, gave a talk on the gaming industry to undergraduate students. Seeing as how some people reading this site may want to join the game…

Drew Karpyshyn on Mass Effect: “We Spent Six to Nine Months on Pre-Production”

Recently, Lenwood and I got the chance to interview a longtime veteran of the industry, Drew Karpyshyn. A talented writer, he worked with BioWare for 12 years on games such as Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire and Mass…

“Answer the Question” is a game created by a 7-year-old developer – and it’s getting great reviews

It really is quite amazing how easy it can be these days to make a video game and make it available to people all over the world who want to play it. You might say that the tools for game…

State of Decay 2 Impressions – Five Big Takeaways

It’s finally here. I’ve played State of Decay 2 for well over 25 hours, making my way through Undead Lab’s latest title. Ahead of my review, I wanted to share my general impressions of the game and what you can…

IGN Shows Off 22 Awesome Minutes of State of Decay 2’s Gameplay (in 4K)

The more I see of State of Decay 2, the more excited I get for its eventual release. State of Decay was already an almost perfect balance of role playing, community management, base building, action, open world gameplay, and both…

The Souls Retrospective – Part IV – The Old Blood

It has been quite a while since Easy Allies’ last installment in this series, but the timing does make sense presently since Bloodborne was included with the PS Plus March freebies. There is no game in the Soulsborne genre that…

Bloodborne: Return to Yharnam Begins Again Saturday, March 10

According to the Bloodborne Reddit, which boasts a little more than 100k members, and who effectively organizes this event, Return to Yharnam will begin again March 10 (Saturday), which will give everybody who is taking advantage of Bloodborne being a…

Preview: Deep Sky Derelicts (Steam)

Deep Sky Derelicts is a roguelike dungeon crawler in the same vein as Darkest Dungeon. In fact, I would say it is clear the devs of Deep Sky Derelicts truly loved Darkest Dungeon.  So, how does this sci-fi variant on…

Little Dragons Café Announced for PS4 and Switch

Aksys Games have revealed that they have been working with Yasuhiro Wada to create Little Dragons Café. You might know Yasuhiro Wada as the creator of the Bokujō Monogatari series (formerly Harvest Moon, now Story of Seasons). If you missed it,…