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Gamasutra's main editor in charge of the blogs section. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have about blogging on Gamasutra -- either technical or related to content. 

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I've been writing professionally about video games since 1999, first on the consumer and, since 2007, the industry side. I've also written and edited dialogue for the downloadable fighting game Skullgirls.

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Posted by Christian Nutt on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:59:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
Another of my Metroidvania source interviews -- this time with Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid, developers of Xeodrifter.

Posted by Christian Nutt on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:56:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Indie
An interview with Tom Happ, creator of Axiom Verge, about the Metroidvania genre.

Posted by Christian Nutt on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:22:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
What possessed Nintendo of America to not release the regular-sized New Nintendo 3DS in North America? Some quick thoughts on the topic.

Posted by Christian Nutt on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:29:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
What makes Captain Toad special -- what sets it apart? And how does it fit into Nintendo's body of design work?

Posted by Christian Nutt on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:04:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
How are the Amiibo figurines? How is the Smash Bros. gameplay using them? And more importantly -- where does Nintendo go from here?

Posted by Christian Nutt on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:57:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
I wrote that giant history, but here's my personal take.

Christian Nutt's Comments

Comment In: [News - 11/06/2012 - 06:56]

Hi Jess -- this post ...

Hi Jess -- this post is from 2012. Perhaps the archive no longer exists.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/25/2015 - 04:33]

Sadly Kyubey had to die. ...

Sadly Kyubey had to die.

Comment In: [News - 02/23/2015 - 05:00]

Regarding the VCS/2600, took that ...

Regarding the VCS/2600, took that from a post on Forbes supposedly written by Bushnell linked .

Comment In: [News - 02/20/2015 - 12:43]

Minutes later... r n r ...

Minutes later... r n r nThere 's something else at work here, though. Tri-Ace had HD engine tech, pipelines, and had even recruited staff specifically aimed at programming for HD games. r n r nThe issue has to do simply with market changes. Square Enix is not going to fund ...

Comment In: [News - 02/20/2015 - 06:42]

The thing that weirds me ...

The thing that weirds me out is the distinction between putting something on my head that I EXPECT will fully block out reality a VR headset is quite a bit different than something that wouldn 't physically but effectively could, if that makes sense.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/18/2015 - 10:53]

Yeah, Dark Souls often teaches ...

Yeah, Dark Souls often teaches you by killing you, since warping back to the fire is not that big of a deal once you come to terms with that being how the game works. Monster Hunter has incredibly demonstrative/informative animations OTOH that give you insight into the effectiveness of what ...