Warren Spector's Half-Life Work...Plus Other Gaming Mysteries, Secrets

In an interview published in the 2012 book Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play, gaming luminary Warren Spector mentioned something of a bombshell that seems to have gone unnoticed, saying that he "did some work for Valve on Half-Life stuff" in the early, pre-Disney days of Junction Point Studios. » 6/20/13 12:00pm 6/20/13 12:00pm

Warren Spector Doesn't Think Lollipop Chainsaw Should Have Been Made

Warren Spector, one of the most respected game designers out there and the lead creator of the revered Deus Ex, did something unusual for a game designer today. At a talk at the DICE convention in Las Vegas, he named a name... or at least he let one of his slides name the name of a game that, he says, "should just not… » 2/07/13 4:00pm 2/07/13 4:00pm

Two Quotes That Help Warren Spector Assess Where He's At Right Now

Legendary game designer Warren Spector was talking at the DICE convention in Las Vegas today, but didn't want to talk about his departure from Disney and the shuttering of his studio. He wanted to talk about the "graying of gaming" or at least about his journey though gaming. But the elephant is in the room, he said. » 2/07/13 2:51pm 2/07/13 2:51pm

All That Ultraviolence Bothers The People Who Make Video Games, Too

Did all the neck-stabbing, animal-killing, city-destroying carnage at E3 stand out to you this year? Whether you were there in person or not, it was hard not to notice the uptick in egregious on-screen violence at the 2012 edition of the expo and that rising trend dominated much of the talk coming out in the aftermath … » 6/15/12 2:00pm 6/15/12 2:00pm

Epic Mickey 2 Needs the Power of Two... Development Studios

Junction Point—the development studio founded by legendary game designer Warren Spector and later acquired by Disney—made 2010's Epic Mickey all by themselves. That technologically ambitious and mostly pretty game came out exclusively on the Wii. But, now that Mickey and Oswald's next outing will be a multiplatform… » 3/26/12 8:30am 3/26/12 8:30am

Deus Ex Designer Warren Spector Isn't a Real Spectre? I Feel Cheated.

Earlier this month at the Game Developers Choice Awards, Deus Ex » 3/20/12 12:00pm 3/20/12 12:00pm and designer for his contributions to the gaming. This Mega64 tribute to Spector featuring Epic's Cliff Bleszinski aired during the program. I'm surprised they didn't take the award back on the spot.

The New Spider-Man, the next Warren Spector comic, Mark Twain vs. a…

I'm back from a vacation in Istanbul where the wonders of an iPad and a Wi-Fi connection allowed me to download and read all of last week's 13 big new DC Comics series. » 9/14/11 5:00pm 9/14/11 5:00pm