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Eugene Schmidt

Freelance journalist and part-time gamer. I specialize in indie games as I think they don't get the attention they deserve. I'm just your typical consumer who has some opinions to share. I've been reviewing games since I was 12. I started out reviewing them with friends on old forums that now no longer exist. Then I went to online VoDs, which I've lost interest in. And now I'm here to deliver my thoughts in written format!

Eugene Schmidt
Sunless Skies gets a new update that encourages you to explore.

Sunless Skies’ Exploration update adds some much-appreciated features

Sunless Skies got a new update on January 31, 2018 called “Exploration.” If you’ve never heard of this game, it’s pretty much the sequel to Sunless Sea. You’re the captain of a spacefaring locomotive and you need to travel between distant ports. You talk with NPCs, hear stories and news, and even trade cargoes. It’s …

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Playfab has been bought out by Microsoft.

Microsoft acquires Playfab; focusing on better game development with Azure

Playfab, a platform for game developers to support their online games, has been bought out by Microsoft. According to a blog post, they’ve acquired the rights to backend Playfab. This isn’t a platform that’s touted in the face of gamers, but rather developers who need something to compute tasks that we take for granted. Things like …

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