Randy PitchfordPresident and CEO, Gearbox Software@duvalmagic
Current project: Aliens: Colonial Marines, Borderlands 2
- Valkyria Chronicles - UNCHARTED and LittleBigPlanet are going to get plenty of play, so I want to call out great games that haven’t gotten as much love as they deserve. Valkyria Chronicles is one of those games: great art direction and appealing characters wrapped around an awesome turn-based tactical RPG! Such a rarely represented genre is so beautifully realized. Anyone who has ever enjoyed a turn-based tactical game owes it to themselves to check this game out.
- Demon’s Souls - Difficulty aside, these guys really did a great job in bringing some new experiences to the world. I hope their successor game Dark Souls gets even more traction and recognition because there are some good ideas in the “souls” games that we all can learn from. I think it’s important for gamers and game makers to spend time with this game and understand why it’s so rare and special.
- Resistance 3 - I’m a big fan of anything Insomniac, but Resistance 3 motivated me to get the PlayStation Move set up with the sharp shooter controller, and it’s a great way to play this great game. It’s always difficult to be able to rationalize custom development effort for sub-sets of customers on a platform, but the experience I had with Resistance 3 and the sharp shooter makes me want to see something special done with that interface in our games.