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.

Solstice Arena brings competitive MOBA gaming to mobile devices

Zynga’s Solstice Arena proves competitive MOBA game can shine on mobile devices.

Take it easy: Nintendo’s futile fight against the future

Nintendo has been crafting Fun for over a hundred years, but their tradition stands in the way of our modern sensibilities.

The 10 best racing games

Fancy a race? We’ve got you covered with Forza, Grid, and more of the best racing games of the last few years.

Free-to-play World of Tanks rumbles into your living room

World of Tanks will bring free-to-play gaming to Xbox Live on an unprecedented scale; can the freemium model succeed on consoles?

Mario who? Why nobody loves the console mascots anymore

While seeing a demo of Sonic Lost World for Nintendo Wii, Nate Ralph wonders whatever happened to the close connections between mascots like Sonic and Mario and gaming consoles.

Nintendo's Super Mario 3D World: fun but what's new?

Super Mario 3D World encourages cooperation, but that’s no way to win.

Drifting down memory lane with Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 for Wii U adds a brand new mechanic to a traditional series, in a move that surprises no one.

Sony drops the mic: PS4 to cost $400, no used game restrictions

Sony gives gamers exactly what they want in the PlayStation 4: offline play, used games, and a cheaper console.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare brings a bit of green to the battlefield

PopCap Games has grown some seriously furious foliage

Project Spark for Xbox One

Project Spark for Xbox One lets you create the game

Microsoft’s Project Spark gives players the tools they need to create worlds and games, then share them online.

Swan song at E3: Microsoft's Xbox 360 gets a new look and free games

The upcoming Xbox One may get all the glory, but the aging Xbox 360 isn't done quite yet.

What I'm Playing: Pirates, dungeons and clones galore

Whether you're matching pieces to buff a pirate, slowly making your way through a dungeon or sending your clone off to die there is something here to sink your teeth into. Here's what I've been spending my free time with lately.

Review: Ticket to Ride brings train-centric chicanery to Android

Days of Wonders' Ticket to Ride has finally arrived on Android, and it's just as fun as ever.


Gunpoint is 2D espionage gameplay at its finest

Infiltration and defenestration, together at last.