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John Andersen has provided an array of product consulting services to video game developers including: Mitchell Corporation, G-Mode, and Coolnet Entertainment.  Before consulting Andersen resided in Japan for two years teaching english on JET (The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program).  Along with Gamasutra, Andersen has contributed to TeamXbox, GameSpot, Retro Gamer Magazine and Serious Game Source.  As a video game industry historian he moderated a panel and spoke about video game preservation at PAX EAST 2012, and returned as a panelist the following year for a PAX EAST 2013 American Classic Arcade Museum panel.  Andersen graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management & Technology.


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Posted by John Andersen on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:14:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC
It has been over a decade since the untimely passing of game designer Shinya Nishigaki. I recall meeting Nishigaki, learning about his life, his game design philosophy and the frustration of attempting to bring his work to a new platform after his death.

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Comment In: [News - 11/19/2014 - 03:32]

In the current fandom realm ...

In the current fandom realm of demands that include Where is my insert sequel here or Why is he/she working on I for one am glad that Okamoto is experiencing success with this title after experiencing such hardship. I am happy for him and wish him the best, great feature ...

Comment In: [Feature - 09/12/2014 - 04:00]

Really enjoyed reading this feature, ...

Really enjoyed reading this feature, great interviews with all the key people that tried to help the TurboGrafx succeed.

Comment In: [News - 01/27/2014 - 05:58]

Now wait a minute, isn ...

Now wait a minute, isn 't it supposed to be BANDAI NAMCO in all caps Someone start playing the thinking music from Who Wants To Be A Millionaire here.

Comment In: [News - 12/16/2013 - 05:13]

SSI published one of my ...

SSI published one of my favorites for the Apple II, Gemstone Warrior - so many great memories from that game.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/20/2013 - 03:43]

Think before you speak, think ...

Think before you speak, think before you drink, and if you don 't have anything nice to say then don 't say it at all. I don 't care if you 're at a party or off-site bar, but if you mention the name of your employer or have your ...

Comment In: [News - 06/10/2013 - 06:00]

I don 't know the ...

I don 't know the extent of how the ESA showcases the ESRB game ratings in store, but retailers are doing their part in promoting the system as well. Then there are the retailers like Target that ask for my ID at when I buy an M rated game - ...