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Lance Roth has over 10 years experience in the video game industry. He has worked in a number of capacities within the industry and currently provides development and strategy consulting. He participated in all of the major console launches since the Dreamcast. This videogame resume goes all of the way back to when they were written in DOS. You can contact Lance at or

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Mad Max’

Mad Max, video game, PlayStation 4, PS4

'Mad Max' is a post-apocalyptic, open world game that in many ways tries to bite off more than it can chew. The genre-bending effort is most successful in realizing vehicular combat, but the light narrative provides little motivation for grinding through to upgrade Max and his wheels. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Risen 3: Titan Lords Enhanced Edition’ from Piranha Bytes

Risen 3, Titan Lords, Enhanced Edition,

'Risen 3: Titan Lords' is a flawed, but deep pirate-themed, action roleplaying game. While the new Enhanced Edition's release lacked much fanfare, it is a significant upgrade. Unfortunately, the game still lacks the polish required for wider appeal. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 4 – Escape Plan Bravo’

Tales From the Borderlands, Episode Four, Escape Plan Bravo

'Escape Plan Bravo' is a love it or hate it, short and mostly whimsical set-up for TellTale’s upcoming 'Tales From the Borderlands' conclusion. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Life is Strange: Episode 4 – Dark Room’

Life is Strange, Episode 4, Dark Room

'Episode 4: Dark Room,' like its title implies takes 'Life is Strange' down a very dark path. From star to finish, there's no letting up, and even with another chapter to go, 'Life is Strange' has already cemented its place as an iconic adventure game. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series – Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers’

Game of Thrones, Episode Five, A Nest of Vipers, TellTale Games

Short even for TellTale's recent efforts, 'Game of Thrones: Episode 5 – A Nest of Vipers' does get the plot back on track. While it does again feel authentic, the episode also reminds players of the limits the game imposes. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition’

Devil May Cry 4, Special Edition, PlayStation 4

Despite the original games flaws, the Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is a worthwhile purchase, but charging for more DLC feels like double dipping. Read More »

Software Review: ‘Poser Pro Game Dev’ Character Creation Software

Poser, Pro, Game Dev, software

Poser Pro is the most robust character creation and animation product on the market, and despite a sizable learning curve, the new Game Dev edition is finally a viable solution for video game development. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 – Catch a Ride’

Tales From the Borderlands, Episode Three, Catch a Ride, TellTale Games

Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch a Ride might be one of the best episodic segments TellTale Games has ever put together, but its short length and technical limitations make its relative gaming value a tough sell. Read More »

Software Review: ‘Anime Studio Pro 11′


Anime Studio Pro 11 is a robust suite of animation tools that is surprisingly easy to use, and is now nearly a standalone solution for a variety of animation projects. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series – Episode 4: Sons of Winter’

Game of Thrones, Episode Four, Sons of Winter, TellTale Games

Even though 'Sons of Winter' runs you through some new activities, it's a fairly weak offering. Luckily, TellTale Games has another two episodes to finish the series strong. Read More »