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U.S. Army combat veteran. OIF 06-08. Forward Observer. Purple Heart recipient. Husband. Father. Gamer. Writer. YouTuber.

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Jason West retires from Respawn Entertainment, confirms studio co-founder Vince Zampella

Jason West has retired from Respawn Entertainment according to this post on Respawn’s website by Vince Zampella. The pair co-founded the studio after their highly publicized departure from publisher Activision and developer Infinity Ward in 2010. They co-founded Infinity Ward with Grant Collier in 2002 and rose to prominence when they blessed us with Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Infinity Ward co-developed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with Sledgehammer Games, but this was after West and Zampella were out of the picture.

“Big boy indies” support Ouya only because they’re paid to, claims Tiswaz Entertainment CEO Kevin Dent

According to his LinkedIn profile, Kevin Dent is the CEO of Tiswaz Entertainment, COO of P4RC, Inc. and Chairperson for IGDA Mobile SIG. His page lists him as a “Video Game Executive” and “a 14 year veteran from the digital video games space”. He is also the Business Development Partner and Strategist for Rekoil, a run-of-the-mill, bare-bones military FPS currently in beta. Kevin was interviewed by Polygon on August 29th, 2012, in regards to getting Rekoil on Steam Greenlight (which still hasn’t happened).