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.

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PSA: Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide edition now available on Steam

17Bits’ phenomenal Skulls of the Shogun is now available on non-Windows 8 PCs

Review: Razer's Naga 2014 gaming mouse makes 17 buttons look good

Does anyone need a 17-button mouse? Razer thinks so, and I’m inclined to agree.

Shoot all of the things in Mercenary Kings

Tribute Games’ Mercenary Kings is a loveletter to classic run-and-gun games.

Sturm und drag: Firefall is a free-to-play shooter you should play—with friends

You’ll likely want to play free-to-play shooter Firefall with friends.

Review: Beauty and brains are the hallmarks of Ravenmark: Mercenaries

Ravenmark: Mercenaries couples gorgeous artwork with complex strategy into a package that’s just right for competitive multiplayer.

Modwatch: Falskarr adds new lands, pro voice actors, and bards to Skyrim

This labor of love adds new quests, features professional voice acting, and breathes new life into a classic game.

Convert trophies into swag with PlayStation’s Bid For Greatness

Sony’s Bid for Greatness promotion offers real-world prizes for digital trophies.

What I’m Playing: Crime and punishment

Doling out justice from the skies and the shadows.


PSA: Great iOS games are now free, grab them while you can

Now’s your chance to grab great free iOS games.

Build your own prison-industrial complex with Prison Architect

Introversion Software's new management game challenges you to build and maintain your very own prison.

What I’m Playing: Murder, mystery, and motorsport

Limbo, Layton, and Dirt take a turn on iOS devices.

Review: Jak and Daxter Collection

The Jak and Daxter Collection is a wonderful way to revisit an excellent series, but a lamentable control decision makes what should be a fun experience a bit bothersome.

Family matters: avenge your ancestors in Rogue Legacy

In Cellar Door Games’ Rogue Legacy, dying isn’t necessarily the end

Gamemakers rejoice: Havok releases free Project Anarchy game development engine

Havok—famous for its physics engine—has released a free toolset for budding game developers.