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Benjamin has dabbled in just about everything that has to do with gaming, from programmer to entrepreneur to writer and educator.  His love of all things pretty has taken him down a path of graphics programming and technology design.

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Expert Blogs

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Thu, 30 Jan 2014 02:00:00 EST in Programming, Console/PC
How can Nintendo make money and spark innovation with a floundering platform? Embrace PC.

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Mon, 27 Jan 2014 04:15:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie
money. the great motivator, the great equalizer, the band-aid to what ails you.

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Sun, 24 Nov 2013 01:08:00 EST in
An iconic figure passes.

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Mon, 11 Nov 2013 02:59:00 EST in
What do you do when playing video games feels like hugging a teddy bear made of cacti? When it seems like what you are supposed to do doesn't feel as good as it should, but you can't stop.

Posted by Benjamin Quintero on Wed, 20 Mar 2013 02:52:00 EDT in
idTech5 may be a glaring example for the cost of trying something different in the AAA space.

Benjamin Quintero's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/03/2014 - 01:52]

Laura, it 's not so ...

Laura, it 's not so easy. People in the games industry are struggling between doing what they are passionate about and trying to manage their life outside of work. On top of this, you have the pressures to appear relevant inside of increasing team sizes while small business practices crumble ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/03/2014 - 04:26]

a couple thoughts. r n ...

a couple thoughts. r n r n 1 - the issue with leadership is that it is often seen as the default progression for everyone not just business, but the employees as well. The famous, where do you see yourself in 5 years questions is always some round-about PC way ...

Comment In: [News - 03/31/2014 - 04:42]

@Jay r n r nI ...

@Jay r n r nI think one of the biggest concerns with most data mining is that information is being extracted and stored beyond your control. People make mistakes in life and they do what they can to fix it and be a better person. Digital mining is a scarlet ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/28/2014 - 09:09]

A master carpenter who works ...

A master carpenter who works with hand tools to craft a classic dovetailed jointery table can sell it for 10k because there is a market that sees value in his craft. video games are pandering to a mob of people, most of whom can 't fully understand the breathe and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/26/2014 - 04:32]

John, you can have a ...

John, you can have a rebuttal to someone 's article. You can say that you don 't agree. You can even express you opinion on the point 's he makes. But calling someone a douchebag is a personal attack that says nothing for or against the article itself. That makes ...

Comment In: [News - 03/26/2014 - 06:46]

I love how the Duke ...

I love how the Duke name was mud not too long ago. No one would touch it. Gearbox comes in and buys it up from an empty shell of a company that is in tears over it 's 11 year failure. Suddenly none of that actually happened and law suits ...