BlurryPhoenix Talks: Opinions on Steam Refunds

Ok, right off the bat, here are my initial qualifications to give you an upfront idea of my way of thinking.  I’ll expand on it later in the article.  “Have I ever refunded a game on Steam before?”  Yes.  “Have you ever worked with a game developer?”  Yes.   Now, that being said, here are … Read more BlurryPhoenix Talks: Opinions on Steam Refunds

BlurryPhoenix Talks: Opinions on Alpha/Beta/Early Access games

There has been a rising trend in the game industry in the last couple years or so. That trend is releasing games that are in “alpha”, “beta”, or “early access” states. For those of you who aren’t familiar with these terms, “alpha” is the term for a game that’s really early in development. Usually the … Read more BlurryPhoenix Talks: Opinions on Alpha/Beta/Early Access games

BlurryPhoenix Talks: Former SEGA Producer’s Issues With Sonic Boom

Once again, it’s not a secret that I’m a Sonic fan (see my icon), and I have been for 20 years now. My first console was a Sega Genesis that came with Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Even to this day, I’ll pop that in (granted, into my PS3 from the Ultimate Genesis Collection) and play … Read more BlurryPhoenix Talks: Former SEGA Producer’s Issues With Sonic Boom

Blurryphoenix Talks: Epic Announces NEW Unreal Tournament

Ok, so this is going to be a bit off the cuff as I’m writing this as I’m listening to the livestream (below) featuring David Spalinski (Lead Level Designer), Steve Polge (Sr. Programmer / Project Lead), Stacey “Flak” Conley (Community Manager), and Joe “Dr. Sin” Wilcox (Sr. Programmer). Epic has announced that there is going … Read more Blurryphoenix Talks: Epic Announces NEW Unreal Tournament

BlurryPhoenix Talks: The Future of Console Gaming (Part Two)

Read part 1 first… Let me first start off the next generation discussion with the cluster****s that were the console reveals and E3 press conferences. The Sony Playstation 4 reveal consisted of showing a lot of games, the controller, and some of the features that were going to be added to the console itself. However, they … Read more BlurryPhoenix Talks: The Future of Console Gaming (Part Two)

BlurryPhoenix Talks: The Future of Console Gaming (Part One)

With E3 a month behind us, I wanted to share my opinions on where the next generation of consoles is headed. Everyone talks about “who won the console war?” In the heat of all the recent announcements, I’m right there with everyone else. However, after everything has finally calmed down, I take a step back … Read more BlurryPhoenix Talks: The Future of Console Gaming (Part One)