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I've been writing professionally about video games since 1999, first on the consumer and, since 2007, the industry side. I've also written and edited dialogue for the downloadable fighting game Skullgirls.

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Posted by Christian Nutt on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 01:10:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Programming, Production, Console/PC
What always made Iwata stand out to me above other game company execs is that he started as a game developer.

Posted by Christian Nutt on Fri, 29 May 2015 01:50:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet
So Konami has attempted to clarify things with a statement -- but really just muddied the waters. What's going on?

Posted by Christian Nutt on Fri, 08 May 2015 06:07:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Indie
I've interviewed Koji "IGA" Igarashi a number of times over the years. Here's a look back at some of those conversations, as rumors circulate about his next game.

Posted by Christian Nutt on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:48:00 EDT in Design, Art, Console/PC
On Towerfall Ascension's diverse but mechanically indistinguishable roster, and why player choice matters.

Posted by Christian Nutt on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:59:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
Another of my Metroidvania source interviews -- this time with Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid, developers of Xeodrifter.

Posted by Christian Nutt on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:56:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Indie
An interview with Tom Happ, creator of Axiom Verge, about the Metroidvania genre.

Christian Nutt's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 08/31/2015 - 01:07]

Any thoughts on the dynamics ...

Any thoughts on the dynamics leading to this I can think of a host of reasons, of course. A general digital transition, the Wii U tanking vs. the Wii, mobile in general, and the fact that there seem to be fewer current-gen game releases as compared to prior-gen game releases. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/27/2015 - 01:00]

The water margin Suikoden one ...

The water margin Suikoden one the best RPG series ever, so yeah, I 'd say that Chinese classics make for great games. r n r nHowever, Westerners don 't tend to know much about them, so adaptations could be dicey. Even I only know about them via Japanese adaptations like ...

Comment In: [News - 04/30/2015 - 04:01]

It 's not really part ...

It 's not really part of the Gradius franchise, is it r n r nKurt wrote about Manbow for HG101, so I doubt he forgot its existence, at any rate. Guessing it 's a deliberate omission: r n

Comment In: [Blog - 08/26/2015 - 01:09]

I think you 're overlooking ...

I think you 're overlooking something major, though -- it depends on the subject. r n r nIn other words, we wouldn 't use Valiant Hearts in a history class because it 's fiction. r n r nBut what about a literature class Plenty of literature that taught is concerned ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/21/2015 - 01:47]

Welp, they 're redoing the ...

Welp, they 're redoing the art for the remake for Xbox One, so you 're in luck r n r n Gears of War to teach a new team what the series means.php

Comment In: [News - 08/18/2015 - 06:29]

Sure, it 's a marketing ...

Sure, it 's a marketing effort. I think that 's clear from the original release and the angle we took with the story too. But it also is of at least SOME interest to game developers -- and it also explains why we see so much in the way of ...