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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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What always made Iwata stand out to me above other game company execs is that he started as a game developer.
So Konami has attempted to clarify things with a statement -- but really just muddied the waters. What's going on?
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.
On Towerfall Ascension's diverse but mechanically indistinguishable roster, and why player choice matters.
Another of my Metroidvania source interviews -- this time with Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid, developers of Xeodrifter.
An interview with Tom Happ, creator of Axiom Verge, about the Metroidvania genre.
Christian Nutt's Comments
[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. ...
[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 ...
[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 nhttp://www.hardcoregaming101.net/konamishooters/konamishooters5.htm
[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 ...
[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 nhttp://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/251965/Rebuilding Gears of War to teach a new team what the series means.php
[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 ...