Nate Berent-SpillsonContributor, TechHive

Nate Berent-Spillson has been a Delivery Director with Nexient since 2014. Specialties include architecture for enterprise application, regulatory compliance, and compliant software design. His experience includes development within the .NET, JavaScript and Microsoft ecosystems. Previously, he led teams at Thomson Reuters, Ford and Pfizer, among others.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Nate Berent-Spillson and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Small World 2 invades iOS with new multiplayer opportunities

After a successful Kickstarter drive earlier this year, Small World 2 has arrived.

Dragon Fantasy Book II Review: Channeling classic JRPGs, for better and for worse

Dragon Fantasy Book II is a game at odds with itself, improving on a timeworn genre but often fumbling the fundamentals.

Razer Ouroboros Review: An expensive love letter to lefty mice lovers

The Razer Ouroboros is kind of hard to say and costs $150, but is readily customizable, lefty-friendly, and performs well. And also it’s gorgeous.

Call of Duty goes mobile with Strike Team

Call of Duty: Strike Team sneaks a bit of tactical strategy into a first-person shooter for iOS.

Rhythm is a roguelike in Crypt of the NecroDancer

Crypt of the NecroDancer is a fantastic and unlikely collusion between roguelikes and rhythm games.

Diggers on the move: Indie darling Terraria goes mobile

The indie hit Terraria makes the move to mobile.

Gimme Shelter: Herd cubs in this premier badger simulator

Might and Delight’s Shelter is a sublime badger-herding experience.

Goose Chase: Playing chicken in Sir, You Are Being Hunted

Sir, You Are Being Hunted is an unapologetically British survival horror romp. Also, very fun.

Review: Razer's Kraken 7.1 headset delivers great virtual surround sound at a reasonable price

Razer’s latest headset serves up (virtual) 7.1 surround sound in a gorgeous shell.


Shooters on a budget: 7DFPS game jam serves up new ways to frag

The 7DFPS game jam challenges developers to make a first-person shooter in seven days.

Et tu, PopCap: Plants Vs Zombies vs in-app purchases

Plants versus Zombies 2 is great. It’s in-app purchases threaten all of that.

Starcrafting: StarMade takes Minecraft to the stars

StarMade takes the crafting-centric Minecraft experience out to the final frontier.

What I'm Playing: Beats, bass, and bullets

The sounds of music. And also violence.


Shooting for the MMOon: The many promises of Everquest Next

Sony Online Entertainment has announced Everquest Next, promising to change the way we play MMOs.

TetrisCraft: Puzzles and real-time strategy collide in rymdkapsel

The nigh-unpronounceable rymdkapsel tasks you with building and defending a space station out of randomly selected tetrominoes.