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I work at MobilityWare as a Director of Product making games for iOS & Android.

Please note that anything and everything I say is my personal opinion and not that of my employeer

With that out of the way...I like games. I think that is the core of why I say anything to begin with. I play games, I enjoy them, and I care about our industry. I'm also getting older all the time and have kids (some who are getting old themselves). That changes how I feel about and interact with games. I keep looking for games that add meaning to life and am excited whenever the industry or even just a single developer steps outside of the norm.

My industry heroes include Jenova Chen, Saturou Iwata, and Shigeru Miyamoto. (all of whom have not allowed criticism stop them from doing things differently AND who have released some of the greatest content in the last decade)


Expert Blogs

Posted by Russ Carroll on Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:48:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
What has Nintendo learned from their 3DS game library about the Switch? Do they recognize the value of Switch as a mobile device, or are they thinking of it as a home console?

Posted by Russ Carroll on Thu, 29 Oct 2009 01:13:00 EDT in Design
Older people don't play games. Why not? What needs to change so that they do (we'll assume it's not the people who need to change).

Posted by Russ Carroll on Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:50:00 EDT in Design
Sometimes we lose what's good along the way.

Posted by Russ Carroll on Tue, 03 Mar 2009 09:33:00 EST in Design, Production
When people care, they see the good. That is true in every aspect of life from your relationship with your significant other to the Wii.

Russ Carroll's Comments

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

LOVED my TG-16, and I ...

LOVED my TG-16, and I think it is why I tend to have more Japanese tastes when it comes to games. r n r nI bought my TG-16 just a couple of months after they came to stores after first planning to get a Genesis, but then being disappointed by ...

Comment In: [News - 07/04/2014 - 03:52]

I always wonder why killing ...

I always wonder why killing and violence is considered 'adult. ' Many of the people I admire most decry violence in general. Abe Lincoln hated war and violence and felt ill-suited for his position at the front of it. Martin Luther King Jr showed how love can change society. r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/20/2013 - 06:30]

Good year for Nintendo in ...

Good year for Nintendo in 2013, SM3DW is a pure joy. Inventive and amazing, I liked the 3DS game, but I 'm in love this WiiU title : . r nGreat list of fun stuff. Very similar to my own, except I 'd add Fire Emblem and Rune Factory 4. ...

Comment In: [Feature - 12/23/2013 - 01:00]

I liked Gates of Thunder, ...

I liked Gates of Thunder, but really preferred Lords of Thunder myself, I was curious as to what you think makes Gates the superior I loved the TurboGrafx CD games, such a fun period of my childhood .

Comment In: [Blog - 09/12/2013 - 08:38]

I tend to agree, but ...

I tend to agree, but it depends on how you frame the question. r nIn terms of AAA titles, I do feel we are much less diverse in content. AAA is narrowing down to a small group that is rarely added to and rarely divergent. r n r nIn terms ...

Comment In: [News - 07/10/2013 - 02:30]

Great article r nI wonder ...

Great article r nI wonder about this though: r n According to my estimates, the Wii U has sold 130- 140 million in software at retail in the U.S. since it launched last November. That would mean that each Wii U owner in America has purchased an average of fewer ...