Ryan A. Allen, GiN Staff

Ryan is GiN's MMORPG specialist. Video and PC games have been a part of his life. Ryan's first video game console was an Atari 2600. First totally sucky game he remembers was Pac-Man for the Atari 2600. Ryan has always had an intrinsic critical eye towards games. His day job is web design and development (another passion of his) And when he's not playing games or doing web work Ryan loves to snowboard, watch movies, and drink beer! :) Ryan am honored to be GiN MMORPG specialist. He's been playing these games in one form or another since the BBS days with Usurper, Elite, and The Pit. Then when Windows 95 made Internet easy to the masses he moved onto games like Ultima Online and Meridian 59.

Recent Posts

Frank Herbert’s Dune Misses Big Time

Every now and then I come across a game and wonder "what the hell were they thinking?" Frank Herbert’s Dune is one of those games. Every aspect of the game was either rushed or just not given the TLC it needed. Whatever the reasons, this is one of the most lackluster games I’ve ever played. Not since Take 2’s 1994 abysmal "Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller" and the 1996 bomb "Battlecruiser 3000AD" have I felt this strongly. The first obvious sign this product was rushed is the fact that the box, manual and Dreamcatcher’s website clearly state the game requirements must … Continue reading Frank Herbert’s Dune Misses Big Time

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