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My name is Eric, and I work for inXile Entertainment doing production, game design, support, QA, and community management.  I'm a life-long gamer with a huge interest in RPGs, shooters, and more. Most recently I've been working on Wasteland 2 Director's Cut, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and The Bard's Tale IV.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Eric Schwarz on Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:00:00 EDT in
Deadlight is a throwback to 25-year-old platformers. In this article I examine why it doesn't quite stack up to the genre's classics.

Posted by Eric Schwarz on Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:00:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
BioShock Infinite has produced volumes of discussion, but how does it actually stand up as a real story?

Posted by Eric Schwarz on Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:00:00 EDT in
Although BioShock Infinite is a visual masterwork, mechanically speaking it represents a major step back from previous games. In this piece I discuss how the game's biggest component - combat - has been made far less entertaining than past games.

Posted by Eric Schwarz on Sun, 31 Mar 2013 05:00:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
A long-winded, pointlessly analytic rant about the "plot" and "writing" of a game I hate. Enjoy!

Posted by Eric Schwarz on Mon, 11 Mar 2013 04:00:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
Hitman: Absolution is a departure from past games in the series, but the changes to its scoring system had the biggest impact on how I played, and how much I enjoyed it.

Posted by Eric Schwarz on Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:17:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production
My thoughts on the brand-new PlayStation 4 announcement.

Eric Schwarz's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 05/03/2016 - 02:06]

IANAL: r n r nA ...

IANAL: r n r nA trademark does not require some feat of creativity to secure. It is literally a mark logo, name, etc. under which a product or service is conducted with. r n r nThe idea that you can 't trademark a common word is total bunk, otherwise Apple ...

Comment In: [News - 03/31/2016 - 06:52]

They need to get whoever ...

They need to get whoever is running the Twitter account and put them in charge.

Comment In: [News - 03/29/2016 - 05:15]

The total mobile market cap ...

The total mobile market cap of mobile is a pretty misleading statistic because the vast majority of that money is tied up in the top 10 games which increasingly are the same games year over year . That list is near impenetrable short of being struck by lightning and hitting ...

Comment In: [News - 03/07/2016 - 10:32]

I 'm surprised to hear ...

I 'm surprised to hear this given the talent at the studio. Sorry to hear about everyone who is losing their job or has to move .

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It 's not sexism - ...

It 's not sexism - it 's experience. r n r nSexism is prejudice. It doesn 't matter where that prejudice comes from.

Comment In: [News - 01/26/2016 - 06:18]

I haven 't met a ...

I haven 't met a single person who felt put off by Dragon Age II 's story because it wasn 't a save the world hero 's journey thought it still kind of was . r n r nMost of the complaints I have heard pertain to the game being ...