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Fred Brizzi

Fred Brizzi

Fred is our loyal but certainly most undeserving Founder, President, & CEO (he’s just a big jerk). He started gaming with Alex Kidd on the Sega Master System and was brought by ID Software to the PC back in 1993, that glorious day DOOM hit the shelves. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and handsome boys, playing international relations by day but games by night. His aspirations, you ask? To leave the elephants and the donkeys at their zoo, strap himself down for the magic carpet ride, and ride the bustling escapade that is PC gaming 100% of the time. In fact, when he's not working for OpNoobs, he's apologizing to his wife for OpNoobs. Fred also coined the expression “Consoles? Glorified Netflix players.” He really wanted us to put that in too. He’s like very proud of that.

Three For Firmament: OPN Dev Talk with Cyan

What made Myst... Well... Myst? What happened to VR? What is Firmament? Three questions for Rand Miller at Cyan Studios, VR enthusiast and creator of Myst.

Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon Review

An auto-moving strategy game, Swords and Soldiers 2: Shawarmageddon is a comic adventure with surprising strategic depth.

DRAGON BALL FighterZ

DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its all-powerful fighters.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Join the young king Evan as he sets out on an epic quest to found a new kingdom and, with the help of some new friends, unite his world, saving its people from a terrible evil.

Amazon Retro Zone Invites You to Compete Nov.14-15

Amazon Appstore’s Retro Zone, which claims to be "the ultimate online destination for all things retro gaming," is partnering with Twitch influencers this Nov. 14-15 to stream retro games available on the Amazon Appstore and compete in speed runs against viewers.

BadLand Games Announces Do Not Feed The Monkeys to Release Q1 2018

A story-driven title in which you invade the privacy of dozens of strangers while you witness their most intimate moments, trying to keep up with the rent payment and have enough money to buy some food from time to time... 

It’s-a-me, Mario!

He captured our hearts and minds since he was 8-bits of pixel jumping across abstract floating platforms, smashing similarly-floating bricks with his gloved hands. Mario (Mario Mario, to be precise) is one of the most iconic figures of anything in the world – not just gaming.

DRAGON BALL FighterZ Set for NA Release January 26

BANDAI NAMCO informed to mark your calendars, set your phone alarms, and tell a friend to remind you that DRAGON BALL FighterZ will be launching in the Americas on January 26, 2018. All the action, drama, and over-the-top battles contained within DRAGON BALL FighterZ will be unleashed upon the gaming masses.

OPNOOBS site guilty of Review Manipulation and betray their writers

I woke up this morning with some hundreds of text messages, emails, and tweets about OPNOOBS, the biased website that changes review scores to please industry professionals. At the source of the attack, is YouTuber SidAlpha and his video OPNOOBS site guilty of Review Manipulation and betray their writers.

We Need To Go Deeper Early Access Interview

The OPN interview with Deli Interactive. We Need to Go Deeper is a 2-4-player cooperative submarine roguelike set in a Verne-inspired undersea universe. In the game, you and your crew must embark on many voyages into a mysterious undersea trench known as The Living Infinite.

Utomik Interview

The OPN interview with Frank Meijer. Utomik is the no-nonsense unlimited play gaming subscription that offers a growing library of games from over 20 leading publishers. Gamers can effortlessly discover and play games in a single click, thanks to Utomik’s innovative ‘download while you play technology’. You get the real game instantly, not a streamed surrogate.

Children of the Zodiarcs Interview

The OPN interview with Jason Kim, Cardboard Utopia. Children of Zodiarcs is a story-driven, tactical RPG set in the fantasy realm of Lumus; a world divided by affluence and poverty. Take control of Nahmi and her fellow outcasts, utilising a brand new deck and dice based combat system to strike a blow to the noble Lords’ and Ladies’ unquenchable thirst for profit.

Professional Offroad Transport Simulator Releases December 6

Fat Dog Games, a Polish independent game publisher, has announced the premiere of a popular transporter-type game, Professional Offroad Transport Simulator, produced by Dev4play. The game will be out on Steam, December 6.

Crumple Interview

The OPN Dev Talk with Gabriel Gutierrez from Nascent Games, on their title newly release title "Crumple." A great conversation about what it takes to get a studio on the run, and on indie game development as a whole.

Football Manager 2018 Release Date Announced

The first details of new features and updates in Football Manager 2018 will be revealed in late September through the Football Manager website and through the official FM social media channels (including Twitter and Facebook).

Upside-Down Dimensions Enters Early Access

KISS Ltd and Hydra Interactive Entertainment announced that as of today, PC gamers can play their paper platformer via Steam Early Access, highlighting that Upside-Down Dimensions is an enchanting and unique game that combines action, hack n slash, RPG, stealth, platform and co-op puzzles for a truly remarkable gameplay experience.

Ni no Kuni II Season Pass Announced

Developed by world-renowned video game studio LEVEL-5 Inc., with participation from former Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose and music composed by Joe Hisaishi, Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGOM is “ready to enchant gamers across the world in an epic role-playing game.”

The Search Interview

Embark on a journey of discovery and inspiration in The Search - a story-driven puzzle-adventure set in a mysterious world where art comes to life! In an unknown world, you'll search for clues about the nature of this place, as well as your own past. Guided only by the letters of a mysterious stranger, you'll find that this universe works differently from our own.

Starpoint Gemini Warlords Interview

A unique blend of space sim, RPG and 4X games. Conduct research and construction in your own gigantic space station, command your war fleets and heroic companions to invade enemy territory, build up your stronghold, trade, mine, salvage and remind your enemies why they fear you.

OPN DevLounge Monthly - June 2017

Episode Six, Season One! OPN's DevLounge Monthly is a lively conversation between game developers on Twitch, on the hottest PC games to be released this upcoming month. Watch it on twitch.tv/opnoobsonline every month, and win tons of great games!

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