GamesBeat is proud to announce the hiring of longtime role-playing and strategy game critic Rowan Kaiser as our new guest post editor for our PC Gaming Channel. In this role, Rowan will focus on accepting and soliciting op-eds from people involved with every step of the industry: coming up to the initial ideas of making a game, how to execute those ideas, what techniques and tools you need, how to market it, post-ship support, monetization, and more.
Kaiser’s PC gaming focus will also include augmented and virtual reality — as the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and Microsoft’s HoloLens are AR and VR solutions that work on home computers — and esports.
As a freelancer, Rowan has built a reputation as one of the top critics of Western role-playing games like Mass Effect and Ultima and strategy games like Crusader Kings and Total War. He’s also a television and speculative fiction critic who’s written a book on Game of Thrones coming this summer and writes for the A.V. Club as well as many, many other sites, some of which are even still in business.